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Hersh Cohen

Co-Chief Investment Officer, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
50 Years experience
50 Years at ClearBridge

"Despite the short-term risks, I believe the stock market remains one of the best ways to invest for the future."

Hersh is Co-Chief Investment Officer and a Portfolio Manager, managing numerous private portfolios and retirement funds.

Hersh began his career with a predecessor organization in 1969 as a portfolio manager and has 50 years of industry experience. He was appointed CIO of ClearBridge's predecessor firm in 2004. He is a member of the ClearBridge Investments Management and Risk Management Committees.

Hersh received his BA from Western Reserve University in 1962 (now Case Western Reserve University), and earned a PhD in Psychology from Tufts University in 1966. Hersh spends his spare time cooking and collecting American prints from the Depression era. He stays in shape by jogging, playing softball and hiking. Raised in Cleveland, he is an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians, the Cleveland Browns and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


  • 50 years of investment industry experience
  • Joined a predecessor organization in 1969
  • Member of the ClearBridge Management and Risk Management Committees
  • PhD in Psychology from Tufts University
  • BA from Western Reserve University


  • Dividend Strategy
    4Q17 Commentary: The tax bill, low interest rates and strong corporate earnings helped the quarter cap 2017's upward march.
  • Dividend Strategy
    3Q17 Commentary: While stocks feel expensive, it is difficult to envision a bear market.
  • Hersh Cohen on WealthTrack
    Co-CIO Hersh Cohen joins WealthTrack with Consuelo Mack to discuss the key role dividends play in his investment strategy.
  • Dividend Strategy
    2Q17 Commentary: Markets moved higher amidst conflicting signals from different parts of the economy.