Alternatives

With a deep commitment to alternatives, our expert teams have the ability and agility to see beyond the traditional and evolve solutions to meet clients’ needs.

Our Approach

Diversification

Alternatives are becoming ever more mainstream as investors seek to diversify their portfolios in a low-yield market environment. Whether seeking sources of income, capital growth, or enhanced portfolio resilience to volatility, alternatives offer a diverse range of opportunities for experienced investors.

Industry Talent

We’ve been committed to this asset class since 1996, building a platform of top investment talent from within our firm and through strategic acquisitions.

With industry-leading expertise, we connect market insights and perspectives to design unique, multidimensional strategies that align and evolve with our clients' changing needs.

Agility

Our teams have the independent agility to adapt to an evolving investment landscape. Their independent processes and proprietary insight provide the clarity to see beyond the mainstream markets. This is complemented by their full access to the institutional strength and robust global infrastructure of our broader firm


Responsible Investing

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations are deeply ingrained in AB’s investment and research processes—and in the way we engage company management teams and stakeholders.

ESG factors are fully integrated in the overall risk/return assessment for every security we analyze. We believe that this rigor drives better research and better outcomes for investors.

Columbia Earth Institute Collaboration

We are pleased to announce AB and Columbia University’s Earth Institute, home of the world-renowned Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, have collaborated to create a first-of-its-kind climate change and impact investment curriculum, “Climate Science and Portfolio Risk”.

AB as of 31 December 2020

The value of investments can fall as well as rise and investors may get back less than originally invested.