15 September 2022
AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE: AB) and AllianceBernstein L.P., a leading global investment management and research firm, announced today the launch of its first set of active exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE): the AB Ultra Short Income ETF (NYSE: YEAR) and the AB Tax-Aware Short Duration Municipal ETF (NYSE: TAFI). Global trading firm Jane Street will be the Lead Market Maker on both products and will bring extensive industry experience and pricing expertise to AB’s ETFs.
“For over 50 years, AB has remained committed to innovation and growth, continuously providing investment solutions and capabilities to help meet expanding client needs,” said Seth Bernstein, President and Chief Executive Officer at AB. “Launching our first of many active ETFs is a milestone in our firm’s history and a testament to not only our talented team of professionals, but the thoughtfulness of our unique investment strategy and dedication to our clients.”
Launching active ETFs is a natural extension of AB’s existing capabilities and expertise as the firm seeks to bring products to market that are both functional and practical for investors. AB has prioritized fixed income solutions for the firm’s first launch, given client preference and needs on short duration yield generating solutions in the current rising rate environment. The firm’s ETFs will make AB investment solutions even more accessible to both existing and new clients.
AB’s first active ETFs are:
“Today’s ETF launch is an exciting achievement for our firm,” said Noel Archard, Global Head of ETFs and Portfolio Solutions at AB. “ETFs have evolved into an important execution tool across asset classes, and amidst the recent market volatility, we feel it is critical to offer our clients diversity and efficiency. Our first set of actively managed Fixed Income ETFs draws on AB’s deep research and expertise across both taxable and non-taxable Fixed Income. We will build upon this momentum to deliver an ETF lineup over time, which will reflect AB’s longstanding commitment to research excellence, investment discipline, and our clients.”
Earlier this year, the firm announced Noel Archard, CFA, joined the firm as Global Head of ETFs and Portfolio Solutions. AB has continued to bolster its ETF efforts with the addition of Anita Rausch joining the firm as Global Head of ETF Capital Markets, Julie Gunts, an AB veteran leading Global Strategy & Partnerships, Brett Sheely as Head of ETF Specialists, and Jason Thalmann as ETF Operations Manager. The Global ETF team at AB has a combined average of two decades of experience in the ETF and financial services industry. While AB is starting with active fixed income ETFs in the U.S., its intent over time is to expand globally among multiple asset classes.Source: AllianceBernstein
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