Equities

High-conviction, active equity strategies leverage differentiated research, spanning geographies, capitalisation ranges and sectors.

Our Approach

Diverse Range

Our strategies provide equity return potential while addressing a diverse range of client priorities, whether it's reducing downside risk, generating stable and consistent alpha, delivering income, providing diversification or access to a style premium or uncorrelated performance

The strategies are also all underpinned by clearly defined investment disciplines and risk controls.

High Conviction

Our investment teams are given the freedom to invest with conviction, their decision-making supported by a global platform of research comprising of over 82* analysts worldwide. Our analysts have deep industry knowledge, cover thousands of companies worldwide and engage frequently with senior management.

We currently manage over $282.3 BN* in active equity assets for a broad spectrum of clients worldwide.

*As of 31 December 2020

Philosophy

All our portfolios are unified by a single belief: that differentiated research, applied with conviction and discipline, will advance our clients' success.


Integrating ESG Analysis into Active Equities

Our Equity analysts evaluate companies on many dimensions including specific E (Environmental), S (Social) and G (Governance) criteria. Our proprietary research and collaboration platform, ESIGHT, consolidates ESG company assessments, company engagements and third-party research from MSCI and Sustainalytics into a single comprehensive resource.

Through ESIGHT, investment teams can access and contribute information about corporate ESG practices and incorporate these insights into their investment decision-making processes.

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”.

 

Investment Range

Global

We offer a range of long-only global equity strategies primarily investing in large cap stocks in concentrated and diversified portfolios based on style, core, thematic and sector-specific approaches.

Emerging Markets

Our range includes strategies covering emerging markets as well as individual regional exposure to opportunities in Asia ex Japan, China and India. Portfolios cater to diverse risk appetites, including higher-risk style investing and lower-risk approaches designed to capture equity return potential while reducing volatility.

Developed Markets

Our range of long-term strategies are focused on identifying the best opportunities through regional exposure to the US, Europe and Japan in concentrated and diversified portfolios. US strategies are available across the capitalisation spectrum, including thematic approaches.

Experience

The investment teams that guide our equity strategies average 28* years in the industry—giving them the skills and judgment to navigate shifting market environments with confidence.

43
Portfolio Managers
23 Average Years Experience
82
Research Analysts
18 Average Years Experience
16
Traders
Average Years Experience: Industry 20, AB 10
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Global Locations
Montreal | New York | London | Seoul | Tokyo | Hong Kong Singapore | Melbourne

As of 31 December 2020.

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