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AB Announces Erin Bigley as Chief Responsibility Officer

AB Announces Erin Bigley as Chief Responsibility Officer

Published 10-13-22

Submitted by AllianceBernstein

NASHVILLE, Tenn., October 13, 2022 /CSRwire/ - AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE: AB) and AllianceBernstein L.P, a leading global investment management and research firm, announced today Erin Bigley has been named as the firm's Chief Responsibility Officer.

"Erin has served as an integral and incredibly effective leader of our fixed income and responsible investing efforts at AllianceBernstein," said Seth Bernstein, President and Chief Executive Officer at AB. "Erin's extensive industry knowledge and passion for responsibility, combined with her more than 20 years of leadership and investment experience at the firm, will only enhance AB's commitment to responsibility on behalf of our clients, colleagues, and communities."

As Chief Responsibility Officer, Ms. Bigley will oversee the firm's responsible investing strategy, extensive research, engagement, stewardship activities, corporate responsibility, and continued integration of responsible investing into key strategic decisions.

Ms. Bigley brings distinct insight and substantial experience to the role, having spent more than 20 years at AB, most recently as the Head of Fixed Income Responsible Investing and having served as a founding member of the firm's Responsible Investment Steering Committee. Ms. Bigley's portfolio-management experience, industry expertise, and passion for responsibility positions her for success as Chief Responsibility Officer, as she continues to advance responsibility in all aspects of AB's business.

In addition to her role as Chief Responsibility Officer, Ms. Bigley has joined the firm's Operating Committee. Ms. Bigley is also the co-chair of the firm's Women's Leadership Council, a council committed to convening senior leaders to cultivate an inclusive and diverse environment for women to build and broaden leadership roles at AB.

Ms. Bigley replaces Michelle Dunstan, who has departed the firm to pursue an external opportunity. Ms. Bigley is based in New York City.

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AllianceBernstein is a leading global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional investors, individuals, and private wealth clients in major world markets. As of September 30, 2022, AllianceBernstein had $613B in assets under management. Additional information about AB may be found on our website,

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Learn more about AB’s approach to responsibility here.

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AllianceBernstein (AB) is a leading global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional investors, individuals, and private wealth clients in major world markets. We believe corporate responsibility, responsible investing and stewardship are intertwined. To be effective stewards of our clients’ assets, we strive to invest responsibly—assessing, engaging on and integrating material issues, including environmental, social and governance (ESG), and climate change considerations in most of our actively managed strategies. We also believe that strive to hold ourselves as a firm to similar practices that we ask of issues. Our stewardship practices, investment strategy and decision-making are guided by our purpose, mission and values.

Our purpose—pursue insight that unlocks opportunity—inspires our firm to act responsibly. While opportunity means something different to each of our stakeholders; it always means considering the unique goals of each stakeholder. AB’s mission is to help our clients define and achieve their investment goals, explicitly stating what we do to unlock opportunity for our clients. We became a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2011. This began our journey to formalize our commitment to identify responsible ways to unlock opportunities for our clients through integrating material ESG factors throughout most of our actively managed equity and fixed-income client accounts, funds and strategies. AB also engages issuers where it believes the engagement is in the best financial interest of its clients.

Because we are an active manager, our differentiated insights drive our ability to deliver alpha and design innovative investment solutions. ESG and climate issues are important elements in forming insights and in presenting potential risks and opportunities that can have an effect on the performance of the companies and issuers that we invest in and the portfolios that we build.

Our values provide a framework for the behaviors and actions that deliver on our purpose and mission. Values align our actions. Each value emerges from the firm’s collective character—yet is also aspirational.

  • Invest in One Another means that we have a strong organizational culture where diversity is celebrated and mentorship is critical to our success. When we invest in one another, we empower our employees to reach their potential, so that they can help our clients realize theirs. This enables us to partner with clients to design and deliver improved investment outcomes.
  • Strive for Distinctive Knowledge means that we collaboratively identify creative solutions to clients’ economic, ESG and climate- related investment challenges through our expertise in a wide range of investment disciplines, close collaboration among our investment experts and creative solutions.
  • Speak with Courage and Conviction informs how we engage our AB colleagues and issuers. We seek to learn from other parts of our business to strengthen our own views. And we engage issuers for insight and action by sharing ideas and best practices.
  • Act with Integrity—Always is the bedrock of our relationships and has specific meaning for our business. Unlike many other asset managers, we’re singularly focused on providing asset management and research to our clients. We don’t engage in activities that could be distracting, or create conflicts—such as investment banking, insurance writing, commercial banking or proprietary trading for our own account. We are unconflicted and fully accountable.

As of September 30, 2023, AB had $669B in assets under management, $458B of which were ESG-integrated. Additional information about AB may be found on our website,

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