On January 20, 2015, AllianceBernstein rebranded itself as AB.
Alliance Capital's purchase of Sanford Bernstein in the October 2000 brought the two storied asset managers into the retail fund firm.
Sanford C. Bernstein founded his self-named firm in 1967. The firm focused on value equity investing and the institutonal market.
Meanwhile, Alliance Capital was founded in 1971 when the investment management department of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc. merged with the investment advisory business of Moody’s Investor Services, Inc.
AllianceBernstein is a publicly traded partnership. Its parent company is backed by French insurer Axa Group.
As of May 2017, AB has 3,436 employees across 47 locations in 21 countries, with corporate offices in New York and London.
Seth Bernstein President, CEO, AB
Bob Zoellick Chairman, AB
Bob Keith President, AllianceBernstein Funds
Karl Sprules Chief Operating Officer, AllianceBernstein
Seth Masters Investor and Advisor / Board Member, New York Angels
Lori Massad Head—Human Capital and Chief Talent Officer, AllianceBernstein
Robert Hostetter Global Head of Solutions, Russell Investments
Edward Farrell Corporate Controller, AllianceBernstein
Laurence Cranch General Counsel, AllianceBernstein