Webcast Replays

Current Perspectives from AB’s Strategic Research Balanced Team

March 23 2022

Amid heightened market volatility that has encompassed a severe style rotation to cyclical stocks and rising interest-rate concerns, higher growth names have come under significant pressure. Watch the webcast to hear how the equity and fixed-income teams are navigating the current markets.

About the Presenter

Ben Ruegsegger, CFA

Ben Ruegsegger, CFA, Portfolio Manager—Sustainable US Thematic; Senior Research Analyst—Sustainable Thematic Equities, Benjamin Ruegsegger is a Portfolio Manager on the Sustainable US Thematic Strategy and a Senior Research Analyst on the Sustainable Thematic Equities Portfolios. He joined the firm in 2001 in an operations role and in 2006 moved to equity research as an analyst covering the financials and consumer-discretionary sectors for the US Mid Cap Growth team. Since 2008, Ruegsegger has supported the Sustainable Thematic Equities Portfolios, covering various sectors in the market, most recently technology. In 2017, he was named Portfolio Manager of the Sustainable US Thematic Strategy. Ruegsegger holds a BA in economics and finance from Eastern University and is a CFA charterholder. Location: Philadelphia

Tiffanie Wong, CFA

Tiffanie Wong, CFA, Director—Fixed Income Responsible Investing Portfolio Management; Director—US Investment-Grade Credit, Tiffanie Wong is a Senior Vice President and Director of Fixed Income Responsible Investing Portfolio Management. In this role, she is part of the leadership team that develops responsible investment strategy across AB’s Fixed Income business, particularly related to integrating environmental, social and governance considerations throughout the team’s portfolio construction processes and overseeing management of several of the team’s sustainable strategies. Wong also serves as Director of US Investment-Grade Credit, responsible for the management and strategy implementation of the firm’s US Investment-Grade Credit portfolios, including total-return and income-oriented credit strategies for institutional and retail clients. She has worked closely with AB’s Quantitative Research team to leverage the firm’s technology innovations within fixed-income trading and research to apply a more systematic approach to AB’s credit investing. Prior to joining AB’s Fixed Income portfolio-management team, Wong served as an associate portfolio manager on the Credit team, focusing on various strategies for the Global and US Credit portfolios—including total return, buy and hold, and liability matching. Before joining AB in 2012, she was a fixed-income portfolio analyst and trader at Segall Bryant & Hamill and a fixed-income portfolio associate at Wells Capital Management. Wong holds a BA in economics with a minor in business institutions from Northwestern University and is a CFA charterholder. Location: New York

Walt Czaicki, CFA

Walt Czaicki, CFA, , Walt Czaicki serves as a Senior Vice President and Senior Investment Strategist for Equities at AB. He rejoined the firm in 2015 and has been in the investment-management industry since 1986. Czaicki’s roles have ranged from a fundamental equity research analyst and portfolio manager to chief investment officer. Prior to rejoining AB, he worked on the buy side for a Regions Financial predecessor organization, as well as at Commerce Trust Company and Bank of America. Czaicki holds a BSBA in finance and an MBA, both from Saint Louis University. He is a CFA charterholder. Location: Dallas

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