R. B. (Guy) Davidson III

R. B. (Guy) Davidson III

Chief Investment Officer—Municipal Business; Chairman—Tax-Exempt Fixed Income Investment Policy

27 Years at AB
36 Years of experience

R. B. (Guy) Davidson III is Chief Investment Officer of Municipal Business. He joined the firm as director of Municipal Bonds in 1992, and under his leadership, the assets under management of the municipal business have grown from less than $1 billion to more than $44 billion today. Davidson is Chairman of the Tax-Exempt Fixed Income Investment Policy Group, which determines portfolio strategy and investment policies for all municipal products. Before joining the firm, he was vice president and head of municipal strategies at J.P. Morgan Securities and an associate economist at Lehman Brothers. Davidson is the author of “The Value of Tax Management for Bond Portfolios,” published in The Journal of Private Portfolio Management, Spring 1999; “Maximizing Expected After-Tax Returns,” published by Probus in 1994 in the Handbook of Municipal Bonds; and “Analyzing Quality Spreads,” published in The Municipal Finance Journal in 1991. He was named to the Institutional Investor’s All-America Research Team in 1992. Davidson holds a BA with honors from the College of Social Studies within Wesleyan University and an MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. Location: New York