AB Institutional Perspectives Webinar

Broader Horizons:

The Evolving High-Yield Landscape

July 17, 2014 Replay

Welcome to the future of credit investing.

Major changes and tremendous growth in high-yielding sectors have expanded the universe of public and private assets, creating diverse opportunities and laying the foundation for Next Generation fixed-income solutions.

A replay is now available of our July 17 webinar, in which Alison Martier, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Gershon Distenfeld, Director of High Yield, discuss how investors can capitalize on the potential of Next Generation fixed-income strategies.

Who should watch the replay?

This webinar is for investors looking to review the implementation of high-yield allocations to better meet their investment goals.

Featured Speakers

Alison M. Martier

Alison M. Martier, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager


Alison M. Martier is a Senior Portfolio Manager and a member of the Rates & Currencies Research Review team. She is also a Senior Vice President and serves as Director of the Fixed Income Senior Portfolio Manager team. Prior to assuming her current role, Martier served as director of the firm’s US Core Fixed Income service from 2002 to 2007. She joined the firm in 1993 from Equitable Capital, where she began as a trader in 1979 and was named portfolio manager in 1983. Martier is the co-author of “LDI: Reducing Downside Risk with Global Bonds,” published in The Journal of Investing. She holds a BA in economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Martier is a CFA charterholder. Location: New York

Gershon M. Distenfeld

Gershon M. Distenfeld, CFA

Director—High Yield


Gershon M. Distenfeld directs all of AllianceBernstein’s investment activities regarding high-yield debt securities across dedicated and multisector fixed-income portfolios. He is also a member of the Absolute Return, Global High Income and Global Credit portfolio management teams. Prior to joining the firm’s Fixed Income department in 1998, Distenfeld was an operations analyst supporting the emerging-market desk at Lehman Brothers. He holds a BS in finance from the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University and is a CFA charterholder. Location: New York

Webinar Replay Archive

April 11, 2014

Quality over Quantity: A Look at Concentrated Growth

Jim Tierney

Head—Concentrated US Growth

In an era when it’s harder to find true “active” managers, concentrated-equity strategies can make a big difference. They make high-conviction investments in high-quality growth companies in pursuit of long-term returns, but their volatility profile might surprise you—especially in down markets.

Jim Tierney, Head of Concentrated US Growth, discusses how concentrated-growth strategies may deliver long-term, consistent earnings growth while helping investors avoid the hidden risks of hugging a benchmark.

January 31, 2014

Is It Time to Abandon the Benchmark?

Alison Martier & Rick Brink

Senior Portfolio Managers
Fixed Income

With interest rates near all-time lows and on the heels of one of the best rallies in high-yield bonds, what options do investors have in fixed-income markets and are there any unintended consequences of sticking with the status quo?

Alison Martier and Rick Brink, Senior Portfolio Managers of Fixed Income at AllianceBernstein, discuss the challenges and opportunities fixed-income investors face today.