Cohen & Steers Chooses Archer for SMA Launch

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Berwyn, PA (February 12, 2019) – Archer®, a leading provider of technology-enabled middle and back office services for the global investment management industry, today announced that it has been selected by Cohen & Steers to provide the technology and investment operations services of Cohen & Steers’ separately managed account (SMA) business.

“Our ability to help investment firms scale profitably has attracted a good deal of industry attention,” said Bryan Dori, Archer CEO. “Our technology platform enables an operational infrastructure that is flexible, scalable, and robust in its ability to handle any investment strategy. We’re thrilled to welcome Cohen & Steers to our platform, and look forward to empowering their success.”

Cohen & Steers has a history of delivering strong relative performance in its specialty real asset and alternative income classes. For the 12 months ended December 31, 2018, nine out of the company’s 10 core investment strategies outperformed their benchmarks. By assets under management, 97% of Cohen & Steers portfolios outperformed their benchmark on a three-year time frame and 93% outperformed on a one-year basis.

David Edlin, Cohen & Steers Executive Vice President and Director of Wealth Management Consulting said, “Expanding our presence in the SMA market with Archer provides an opportunity to bring our best-in-class solutions in REITs, midstream energy & MLPs and preferred securities to new clients in a cost-efficient vehicle, with investment minimums substantially below those of traditional institutional separate accounts.”

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. There is no guarantee that any historical trend illustrated herein will be repeated in the future, and there is no way to predict precisely when such a trend will begin. Please consult with your investment, tax or legal adviser regarding your individual circumstances before investing.
Cohen & Steers is a global investment manager specializing in liquid real assets, including real estate securities, listed infrastructure, commodities and natural resource equities, as well as preferred securities and other income solutions. Founded in 1986, the firm is headquartered in New York City, with offices in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seattle.
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Archer is a technology and services innovator for the investment management industry including institutional, private wealth and retail managers. Archer provides a fully integrated, secure cloud-based platform that simplifies the investment management process across channels allowing management firms to scale rapidly. Growth is supported with always up-to-date and accessible technology – nothing to install, maintain on servers, or to slow down a manager’s core business. Archer also uniquely offers selective operations outsourcing, providing managers the ability to control costs, gain flexibility and speed time to market. Selective outsourcing allows firms to choose services that fit their needs, so they can focus on delivering results.

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