Fixed Income

AB Fixed Income provides comprehensive global, regional, multisector and single-sector services that aim to deliver the highest returns for a targeted level of risk, as well as tailored investment solutions to help our clients meet their specific objectives.

  • Investment Strategies Meeting varying risk & return objectives
  • Research Expertise Unique integration of fundamental and quantitative analysis
  • Global Capabilities A research-driven approach that's both disciplined and nimble
  • Experienced Investment Team

An information advantage. We systematically integrate fundamental and quantitative research so we can do a better job navigating complex and often volatile markets.

Quantitative Research

  • Forecast returns for countries, sectors and currencies
  • Develop risk models
  • Build optimization tools
9 Global Quantitive Analysis

Fundamental Research

  • Cover roughly 1,500 companies in more than 70 industries across 50 countries
34 Global Credit Analysts
  • Scrutinize trends and analyze structures
  • Conduct due diligence
  • Analyze prepayment, default and extension risks
  • Conduct loan surveillance
12 Securitized-Asset Analysts
8 Global Economists
  • Cover more than 50 countries and regions
  • Analyze economic backdrop and trends
  • Forecasts yield curves and currencies

A truly global platform. Global systems and processes allow for real-time interaction among portfolio managers, analysts and traders; on the ground, around the world 24/7.

54 Porfolio Managers

64 Research Analysis

19 Traders

Our disciplined but dynamic investment process aims to exploit the best opportunities identified by our analysts as they arise.

  • Translates our highest-conviction research into positions in client portfolios
  • Uses multiple risk controls, addressing risk at the security and portfolio levels
  • Within client constraints, varies the overall risk target according to the market environment
  • Allows us to solve our clients’ most complex and unique investment challenges

Doug Peebles
CIO and Head—Fixed Income

Michael Canter
Director—Securitized Assets

Joseph Carson
Director—Global Economic Research

Guy Davidson
Director—Municipal Bonds

Paul DeNoon
Director—Emerging Markets and Global High Income

Alison Martier
Director—Fixed Income
Senior Portfolio Managers

Ashish Shah
Director—Global Credit

Scott DiMaggio
Director—Global Fixed Income

Jeff Skoglund
Director—Global Credit Research

Ramu Thiagarajan
Director—Quantitative Research

$262B Total AUM
$65BGlobal Multi-Sector*
$53B Emerging Markets/High Income
$107B Credit
$36B US Tax-Exempt

*Includes global and regional single and multi-sector mandates

As of September 30, 2016

Emerging-Market Debt Emerging-Market Debt is an actively managed fixed-income strategy that invests broadly in sovereign and quasi-sovereign bonds (in both hard and local currencies), corporate emerging-market debt, and emerging-market currencies. The strategy’s objective is to outperform the J.P. Morgan EMBI Global (or other broad, diversified emerging-market–debt index) by 200 to 300 basis points annually, before fees, over full market cycles, with a tracking error to benchmark of between 300 and 500 basis points annually. This strategy is available via separate accounts or through the ACMBernstein Emerging Markets Debt Portfolio, a Luxembourg-domiciled UCITS fund designed for non-US investors.
Global Credit Global Credit is an actively managed global bond strategy with a research-driven investment approach. This service invests primarily in investment-grade credits and takes opportunistic positions in convertible securities, the sovereign debt of developed nations, agency bonds, asset-backed securities, and high-yield and emerging-market debt, where permitted by client guidelines. The strategy’s goal is to outperform the Barclays Global Aggregate–Credit Index by 100 to 150 basis points annually, before fees, over full market cycles.
Global High Income Global High Income is a dynamic, actively managed fixed-income strategy that seeks to maximize total return while producing high current income. It invests across the higher-yielding sectors of the global fixed-income markets: high-yield corporate bonds of issuers in developed markets globally, emerging-market sovereign and quasi-sovereign debt (both US dollar–denominated and local currency), and emerging-market corporate debt. The strategy implements its global, multi-sector approach to maximize its opportunity set and income potential, hedge against interest-rate risk, and exploit the diversification benefits of investing in sectors not highly correlated with one another. The strategy is managed against either a global high-yield benchmark or a custom benchmark reflecting both the high-yield and emerging-market–debt sectors, or the approach may be benchmark agnostic.
Global Plus Global-Plus Fixed Income is an actively managed global bond strategy that invests broadly in the sovereign debt of developed nations, investment-grade credits, agencies, mortgages, commercial mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities. Additionally, the strategy takes opportunistic positions in high-yield and emerging-market debt.
Global Short Duration Global Short Duration is a low-duration, high-quality, core fixed-income strategy. The strategy seeks to achieve high total investment return by investing in a global portfolio of investment-grade fixed-income securities denominated in various currencies, while maintaining an average duration of five years or less. At least 70% of non–US dollar positions will be hedged into US dollars in an effort to minimize the risks of currency fluctuations. This strategy is available via separate accounts or as a Luxembourg-domiciled, UCITS-compliant fund designed for non-US investors.