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Joining Forces to Transform Target-Date Design

  • One of the largest US custom target-date solution provider* with $40 billion in assets under management
  • Over a decade of experience in target-date design and innovation
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  • Global leader in independent investment research, with more than $204 billion in assets under management and advisement1 globally with approximately 100 investment analysts
  • Over three decades of experience in asset allocation, manager selection and portfolio construction
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The AB Multi-Manager Retirement Trusts is a compelling suite of 12 target-date solutions that address the challenges of traditional target-date design with the goal of building retirement income potential while limiting short-term risk.
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Advanced Glide Path Design

Seek to maximize returns while managing risks with a well-diversified portfolio and dynamic risk management
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A Glide Path for All Seasons

Diversifies Beyond Traditional Asset Classes with:

  • Defensive equities
  • Equity/fixed-income diversifiers
  • Inflation-sensitive assets

Flexibly Responds to Changing Market Conditions

  • Focuses on risk reduction
  • Seeks to deliver more consistent returns

High-Level Glide Path

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Source: AB
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Independent Manager Selection

Aim to select unbiased best-in-breed strategies through an open-architecture approach
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Morningstar Investment Management's Fund Selection Added Value87% of the active underlying funds have outperformed their benchmarks, with an average excess return of 0.68%*

Outperformance by Active Underlying Funds
Relative to Benchmarks

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Average Excess Return Produced by Active Underlying Funds
Relative to Benchmarks

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* From January 2015 to December 2017

The performance shown represents past performance of underlying funds selected for use in AB packaged target-date products and does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance information shown and investments utilized as component funds may change over time.

Source: AB and Morningstar Direct
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Active/Passive Blend Portfolio

Strive to enhance risk-adjusted returns and manage costs with a mix of active and passive strategies
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Utilizes Active Strategies in Less-Efficient Markets for a Higher Chance of Outperformance

Active/Passive Mix of AB Multi-Manager Retirement Trusts

As of June 30, 2018
Chart depicts active/passive exposure of AB packaged target-date products and is shown for illustrative purposes only.
Diversification does not eliminate the risk of loss.
There can be no assurance that any investment objectives will be achieved.
Source: Morningstar Research Services and AB
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The Trust is not a mutual fund and its units are not deposits of AllianceBernstein Trust Company, LLC or AllianceBernstein Investments and are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other agency. The Units are securities which have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 and are exempted from investment company registration under the Investment Act of 1940. Therefore, Participating Plans and their Participants will not be entitled to the protections under these Acts. Management of the Trust, however, is generally subject to the fiduciary duty and prohibited transaction rules under the Employee Retirement Income Securities Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). AllianceBernstein L.P. is the Trust’s Advisor and provides investment management services. AllianceBernstein Trust Company, LLC is the Trust’s Trustee and provides customized securities processing services.

Each fund is named for a “target date”—the approximate year when you expect to retire and start withdrawing from your account. Funds furthest from their target dates emphasize growth potential by investing almost entirely in equities. As investors move closer to—and into—retirement, the funds automatically adjust to a more conservative asset mix. Investments in target date funds are not guaranteed against loss of principal: at any time, your account value can be more or less than the original amount contributed—including at the time of the fund’s target date. Also, investing in target date funds does not guarantee sufficient income in retirement.

The information contained herein reflects the views of AllianceBernstein L.P. or its affiliates and sources it believes are reliable as of the date of this publication. AllianceBernstein L.P. makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy of any data. There is no guarantee that any projection, forecast or opinion in this material will be realized. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The views expressed herein may change at any time after the date of this publication. This document is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. AllianceBernstein L.P. does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. It does not take an investor’s personal investment objectives or financial situation into account; investors should discuss their individual circumstances with appropriate professionals before making any decisions. This information should not be construed as sales or marketing material or an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument, product or service sponsored by AllianceBernstein or its affiliates.

Morningstar Investment Management LLC is a registered investment adviser and subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. AllianceBernstein Trust Company LLC has appointed Morningstar Investment Management as a sub-adviser to the AB Multi-Manager Retirement Trusts of the AB Collective Investment Trust Series. Morningstar Investment Management is not acting in the capacity of adviser to individual investors. Morningstar Investment Management is not affiliated with the AllianceBernstein Trust Company or its affiliates. The Morningstar name and logo are the property of Morningstar, Inc.

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