Douglas R. Bond, executive vice president, is the portfolio manager for Cohen & Steers' Closed-End Opportunity Fund (FOF). In addition, he also leads the firm's closed-end portfolio consulting effort with Van Kampen Investments for their closed-end unit investment trust products.. Before joining Cohen & Steers in 2004, Mr. Bond worked at Merrill Lynch for 23 years. Between 1992 and 2004, he ran their closed-end fund new origination effort and was involved in all closed-end funds underwritten by Merrill Lynch.
He also headed Merrill's Private Client Syndicate Group. Mr. Bond has a BA degree from Hamilton College and an MBA from New York University.