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A World of Choice: Fixed Income Investing at AllianceBernstein

A World of Choice: Fixed-Income Investing at AllianceBernstein

For more than 40 years, AllianceBernstein has applied innovative research and award-winning portfolio management1 to help our clients weather the ups and downs of the bond markets.

We offer access to every major segment of the fixed-income universe—from portfolios that seek the largest possible opportunity set to services that seek to exploit specific countries, market segments or risk profiles.

The global bond market is broad, complex and deep—the major bond indices include from 8,000 to over 46,000 securities—so we believe that a broad and deep research platform is crucial.

We take an integrated approach to fixed-income research, combining fundamental and quantitative analysis. Fundamental research gets us up close to bond issuers, while quantitative insights give us an objective and systematic way to evaluate them.

Our disciplined investment process combines these insights to help us identify our highest-conviction opportunities. Markets are not always rational or efficient, and our portfolio managers seek to capitalize on these inefficiencies, seeking the best balance between risk and return so that we can help our clients meet their objectives over time.

As of 31 December 2013
1 For example in 2012, AllianceBernstein was named best large bond manager in seven markets by Lipper, the mutual fund rating agency, including Best Large Bond Group 2012 in Europe.

Our Track Record of Innovation

We’ve been managing bond portfolios since 1971,* when the market was a small fraction of its current size. In 1986, we were among the first investment managers to introduce a dedicated global fixed-income service. We were also among the first to enter the emerging markets. Since then, we’ve steadily expanded our research approach across a range of products.

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* Alliance Capital was founded in 1971.

Our People Are Our Strength

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As of 31 December 2013

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