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hello missash,
i've had CNS on my watch list for several months now. and have never really gotten around to researching. do they track REITs or do they follow other asset managers, as far as day to day stock price gyrations?

i looked at CNS relative to a few other asset managers (AUM & mcap in $billions):

CNS AC BEN BLK
AUM 20 550 442 428
mcap 0.62 4.38 24.03 6.68
AUM/ 32.3 125.6 18.4 64.1
mcap
yld 2.50% 5.20% 0.40% 1.20%

AC is a company i've owned for years and may not be the best comparison, especially because of their MLP status.

BEN has a lot of fixed income type AUMs and BLK has a lot of closed end and ETF funds. i don't have growth of AUMs for any of the comparisons.

the AUM/mcap ratio shows AC the "cheapest" of the four, with CNS between BEN & BLK.

how much of CNS's AUM growth is from appreciation and how much is from inflow of funds? do they break this out when (or if) they release AUM info? do they even release monthly AUMs? i didn't see any press release from them.

thanks,
--tytthus
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