Yigal D. Jhirad is senior vice president and a portfolio manager and director of Quantitative and Derivatives Strategies at Cohen & Steers, where he also heads the Investment Risk Committee. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Yigal was an executive director in the institutional equities division of Morgan Stanley, where he headed the company's portfolio and derivatives strategies effort. He was responsible for developing, implementing, and marketing quantitative and derivatives risk-managed products to a broad array of institutional clients, including hedge funds, active and passive funds, pension funds, and endowments. Yigal holds a B.S. from the Wharton School. He is a financial risk manager, as certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals.