Cohen & Steers has promoted senior director of Emea wholesale distribution Sean Cooney (pictured) to the newly-created role of head of UK wealth.
Cooney joined the firm from Gam Investments in May 2021, where he was a client director for UK wholesale distribution.
With 20 years in industry, he has also held roles at Neptune and Aviva Investors.
Cohen & Steers said the appointment reflects the continued growth of its UK client base amid increased demand from investors for inflation protection.
David Conway, head of international wholesale distribution, said: “Cohen & Steers has invested considerable resources in the UK wholesale channel, significantly increasing accessibility of our strategies in a market that has seen a surge in demand for listed real assets and alternative income.
“We look forward to engaging with potential clients as they continue to increase allocations to liquid alternative strategies that provide strong inflation protection and diversification to portfolios.”