David Edlin has joined Cohen & Steers as a senior vice president and national sales manager. He will set sales strategy for the broker/dealer channel and oversee the external sales force.
Edlin was previously the national sales director at AllianceBernstein Investments. He began his career with Putnam Investments before becoming national sales director for Scudder Investments/Deutsche Asset Management.
“We believe that bringing in someone with David’s experience to head up our national sales team demonstrates our strong commitment to the broker/dealer channel in this challenging market environment,” says Robert Steers, co-chairman and co-chief executive officer, Cohen & Steers.
“This is an important distribution channel for us, and David has a long and successful track record managing and developing sales professionals.”
“David’s 20-plus years of experience and his existing relationships with many of our key distribution partners will help us better meet their needs while further developing our open-end fund franchise,” says John McCombe, executive vice president and director of retail sales and marketing.