Asset Management Awards for Excellence 2014/15: Best Fund Provider – Investment Grade Bond


Nelson Chow, head of Hong Kong retail sales, AllianceBernstein

Nelson Chow, head of Hong Kong retail sales, AllianceBernstein

The nature of the fixed-income asset class and central banks’ frequent participation in market-moving announcements requires timely trades and timely communication.AllianceBernstein asset managers focus on supporting private banks at the global, regional and local levels. “Through our unique combination of expertise, innovative offerings and global reach, we anticipate and advance what’s next [by] applying collective insights to help keep our private banking clients ahead of tomorrow,” says Nelson Chow, head of Hong Kong retail sales.

AllianceBernstein delivers its message to clients not only through commentary, economic research and investment insights, but also its AB Blog, featuring views on alternative investments, asset allocation, FX, emerging markets, equities, financial law and regulation, fixed income and wealth management.

Challenges await investment-grade bonds as investors closely monitor the imminent Federal Reserve rate hike, which will create divergent monetary policies and uncertain economic growth. AllianceBerstein recognises what awaits high net worth investors who will need to manage the permanent but increasingly volatile allocation. It does this though frequent visits by portfolio managers to discuss investment strategies or collaborations with its product development teams.

“As fixed income markets shift and evolve, we keep clients at the forefront of change,” Chow says, highlighting the asset class’ role as a “stabiliser” in portfolios. “Our united global team collaborates and connects in real time, anticipating risks and exploiting opportunities through a truly integrated platform.”

Asia’s fund selectors are confident in AllianceBerstein’s ability to manage their private banking clients’ needs in the asset class, voting it in as this year’s Best Fund Provider – Investment Grade Bond.