Marc H. Gamsin

Marc H. Gamsin

Head and Co-Chief Investment Officer—Alternative Investment Management

8 Years at AB
39 Years of experience

Marc H. Gamsin is the Head and Co-Chief Investment Officer of AB’s Alternative Investment Management Group, which manages portfolios of hedge funds and private equity funds. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, he was president of SunAmerica Alternative Investments, which managed a large portfolio of alternative investments for SunAmerica Inc., the domestic life and retirement-savings arm of American International Group, now known as AIG Life and Retirement. Gamsin also served as an EVP of SunAmerica and as a member of its board of directors. In addition to his investment responsibilities there, he was in charge of corporate development activities and legal affairs. Prior to joining SunAmerica in 1996, Gamsin was a partner at the Los Angeles–based law firm of O’Melveny & Myers, where he represented investment-fund sponsors and other financial-services companies. He holds a BA in political science from Queens College and a JD from New York University. Gamsin serves on the investment committees of the J. Paul Getty Trust and The Broad Foundations; the board of directors of Bet Tzedek (The House of Justice), one of the largest legal-services organizations in the country; the board of trustees of the Skirball Cultural Center; and the investment advisory committees of several private investment funds. Location: Los Angeles

The Investing Landscape in 2017: Fertile Ground for Alternatives?
Why the Pundits Are Wrong About Hedge Funds—Again

Why the Pundits Are Wrong About Hedge Funds—Again

by Marc Gamsin
Whenever a particular asset class suffers through a period of difficult performance, the financial pundits set off their warning sirens and announce that the end has come. These headline-grabbing predictions make for good press, but they’re almost always wrong. Hedge funds are the current target of the pundits, as they have been from time to time over the years. But the pundits have been wrong before, and we think they’re wrong again.

Emerging Markets, Equities

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