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Taking Muni Bonds to the Next Level: Where Cutting-Edge Tech and Fundamental Research Meet

August 4 2021

There’s considerable uncertainty in today’s municipal market. Questions persist about the likelihood of rising interest rates, inflation that may not be transitory and the impact on municipalities once the benefits of fiscal stimulus fade. Active bond managers have many decisions to make and need to be nimble in a changing landscape. Watch AllianceBernstein’s Taking Muni Bonds to the Next Level webcast.

About the Presenter

Daryl Clements

Daryl Clements, Portfolio Manager, Daryl Clements is one of the portfolio managers responsible for overseeing the firm’s various municipal bond accounts. He joined AB in 2002 as a municipal credit research analyst, responsible for evaluating municipal issuers nationwide, with a particular focus on the transportation, public power and tobacco-backed bonds sectors. In 2006, Clements joined the portfolio-management team and became a member of the Tax-Exempt Fixed Income Investment Policy Group. Prior to joining the firm, he was an associate director for Financial Guaranty Insurance Company (FGIC) for six years, covering various issuers and sectors nationwide. For the five years prior to that, Clements was a research associate for Moody’s Investors Service, assigning ratings for the southwest region of the country and New York. He holds a BS in business, management and finance from Brooklyn College and an MBA in finance from Pace University. In 2008, he co-authored the “How to Analyze Airport Revenue Bonds” chapter in The Handbook of Municipal Bonds. Location: New York

Jason Mertz, Product Manager—Municipals, Jason Mertz is the Product Manager for AB’s Municipal Bond Platform, covering all 40 Act mutual funds and separately managed account solutions. He works extensively with the firm’s portfolio management, credit research and trading team to monitor and communicate portfolio positioning and analysis to clients around the US. Prior to joining AB in 2016, Mertz worked at Blackrock as a separately managed account analyst. He holds a BA in finance and international business from Muhlenberg College. Location: Nashville

Jeff Reiss

Jeff Reiss, Director of Sales—US Retail, Jeff Reiss joined AB in 2019 as a Senior Vice President and the Director of Sales for US Retail. Prior to that, he spent 23 years with Hartford Funds in various sales and leadership positions, including 10 years as the national sales manager. Reiss holds a BS in business administration from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He also holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses. Location: Nashville

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