Ira P. Cohen

Member of the Board of Trustees

Career Summary

Mr. Cohen is a successful mutual fund executive with over 34 years of retail, offshore and institutional experience. He is Executive Vice President of Asset Management Services for Recognos Financial, a provider of semantic data analysis for the financial services industry. He currently serves as an Independent Trustee for the Valued Advisors Trust. He also serves as an Independent Trustee and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Angel Oak Funds Trust. Over the past ten years Mr. Cohen has served as managing principal 24 of a boutique consulting company providing advisory and compliance related services. Mr. Cohen’s client list includes Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), Goldman Sachs, Fidelity, Waddell & Reed, Commonwealth Funds, DST Systems and FINRA. Previously, Mr. Cohen spent 13 years as a Senior Vice President of INVESCO Fund Services, formerly known as AIM Investments. Mr. Cohen was responsible for all Transfer Agent Operations and Services for retail, retirement, institutional and offshore funds. Before joining INVESCO he held senior management positions at Bank of New York and Prudential Mutual Fund Services.

As a highly sought after industry thought leader, Mr. Cohen is a frequent keynote speaker at top industry conferences and holds key positions across numerous industry organizations. Mr. Cohen has held FINRA Registered Series 6, Series 26 and Series 63 licenses.