With a deep commitment to alternatives, we've assembled a platform of multidimensional solutions with independent agility, supported by our robust global infrastructure.


Alternatives are a growing area of need for institutional investors and an important focus area for AB. We've been committed to building a diverse platform for many years, growing our capabilities in-house and attracting industry talent.

When making strategic acquisitions, we’ve focused on areas that complement our traditional platform. The goal is to bring on experienced teams with institutional-caliber pedigrees, significant assets under management and/or established track records.

Private Credit
  • Complements AB's US$294 billion liquid fixed-income platform

  • Enhances yields of traditional investments in low-rate environments

Fundamental Long/Short Equity
  • Complements AB's US$219 billion public equity platform

  • Target absolute return using market neutral and low-net exposures

  • Low correlations to traditional asset classes

  • Complements AB's US$168 billion multi-asset platform 

  • Over 20 years of experience in quantitative investing 

  • A culture of risk management 

  • A variety of funded and unfunded implementations
  • Leverages existing research platform to exploit market dislocations

  • Debt, equity and total return strategies

As of March 31, 2021

Alternatives Assets Under Management
Total AUM: US$28 Billion*
Alternatives Assets Under Management Total AUM: US$28 Billion*

*Alternatives AUM includes uncalled committed capital or fund-level target leverage, if applicable. The figure is preliminary. 
As of March 31, 2021.


Related Product | Alternatives Funds

AB Alternative Risk Premia Fund

The Fund via its investment in the Luxembourg Fund seeks to provide long term capital appreciation with expected lower correlation to traditional asset classes

How AB's Alternative Platform Has Grown


Private Credit: Corporate & Real Estate
Fundamental Long/Short Equity
  • US Long/Short Equity

  • Multi-PM Global Long/Short Equity

  • TMT Long/Short Equity

  • Global Equity Market Neutral

  • Europe Equity Market Neutral
  • Liquid Multi-Strategy

  • Merger Arbitrage

  • Event Driven

  • Systematic Macro

  • Risk Overlay
  • Securitized Assets

  • Financial Services Opportunities

  • Energy Opportunities