Eileen Cohen
Eileen Cohen

Eileen Cohen, managing director of JP Morgan's asset management unit and chair of its North America governance committee has joined Abernathy MacGregor as senior counselor.

During a nearly 20-year run at JP Morgan, Cohen also served as a senior client portfolio manager, handling investment consulting and financial communications.

She joined JP Morgan from Chancellor Capital (now Invesco), where she worked as portfolio manager, head of asset allocation and chief of client services.

“Eileen has earned wide respect for her expertise in shareholder engagement and corporate governance through her work at some of the world’s leading investment managers,” Tom Johnson, CEO of AbMac, said in a statement.

He added that as institutional investors put a greater emphasis on sound governance and reputational risk is viewed as a core driver for corporate valuation, Cohen will play a key role in advising clients on enterprise risk management, succession planning, sustainability, diversity and compensation.

France's Havas owns AbMac.