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Keys to Maximizing Yield in a Low Interest Rate World

October 4, 2021

The US high-yield market has staged a strong comeback since its downturn at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and—despite historically tight spreads—fundamentals for credit continue to improve. Along with a strong global economic recovery, credit spreads are getting positive tailwinds from declining default expectations, falling levels of distressed debt, and improving access to capital. Watch AllianceBernstein’s Keys to Maximizing Yield in a Low Interest Rate World webcast.

About the Presenter

Brian Resnick, CFA

Brian Resnick, CFA, Director and Senior Investment Strategist—Alternatives and Multi-Asset, Brian Resnick is Director and Senior Investment Strategist for the Alternatives and Multi-Asset team. Prior to joining AB, he was a vice president and account manager at PIMCO, where he worked closely with financial intermediaries serving the private wealth marketplace. Previously, Resnick was a director of institutional services at Lord Abbett, working with institutional investment consultants, foundations and subadvised funds-of-funds. He has been an investment professional since 2004. Resnick holds a BS in economics from Carnegie Mellon University and an MS in financial engineering from Baruch College, and is a CFA charterholder. Location: New York

Will Smith, CFA

Will Smith, CFA, Director—US High Yield , Will Smith is a Senior Vice President and Director of US High Yield Credit. He is also a member of the High Income, Global High Yield, Limited Duration High Income, Short Duration High Yield and European High Yield portfolio-management teams. Smith designed and is one of the lead portfolio managers for AB’s Multi-Sector Credit Strategy, which invests across investment-grade and high-yield credit sectors globally. He leads the monthly High Yield portfolio-construction meeting, and is a member of the Credit Research Review Committee, which determines investment policy for the firm’s credit-related portfolios. Smith has authored several papers and blogs on high-yield investing, including one on the importance of using a probability-based framework to build better portfolios. He joined AB in 2012, and spent 2014 in London as part of the European High Yield portfolio-management team. Smith started his career with UBS Investment Bank, working as an analyst with the Credit Risk team and then later on the Fixed Income sales and trading desk. He holds a BA in economics from Boston College and is a CFA charterholder. Location: New York

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