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UCITS & AIFMD for US Managers
Returning 22 - 23 October 2024

Sharanya Mitchell
Senior Vice President and Head of Regulatory and International Legal at Cohen & Steers


Sharanya Mitchell is Senior Vice President and Head of Regulatory and International Legal at Cohen & Steers, a publicly-listed asset manager with global funds, as well as offices in the US, UK, Ireland, HK, Japan, and Singapore. Based in New York, she covers domestic and international corporate governance, fund governance, offshore funds and distribution, ESG/sustainability, and privacy, among other items. She also manages legal affairs for international affiliates/funds and boards, and serves on the board of directors of UCITS funds.

Prior to joining Cohen & Steers, Sharanya advised on financial regulation for a wide variety of financial entities while at the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, LLP, and acted as counsel at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Prior to her time in New York, she spent time in London advising on financial regulation in-house at Banque AIG, the investment bank, during the financial crisis. Earlier in her career, she also advised on policy at Her Majesty’s Courts Service in the Ministry of Justice in London.

Sharanya holds a Master of Laws from Columbia Law School with honors, a Bachelor of Laws (Honors) from University of London, an Executive Education Diploma in Capital Markets, Regulation and Compliance from Henley Business School and FINRA International, and a Bachelor of Psychology (Honors) from University of New South Wales.

Sharanya is also an active member of the Institutional Investors Legal Forum, the Investment Company Institute (domestic and global), and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (serving as a member of the Compliance Committee).

Agenda Sessions

  • Update on ESG market practice in Europe