James Switzer

Global Head—Fixed Income Trading

7 Years at AB

James Switzer is a Senior Vice President and the Global Head of Fixed Income Trading, overseeing both taxable and tax-exempt fixed-income trading. He also trades financials and REITs, and has been instrumental in the strategic repositioning of our trading organization and the development of our industry-leading trading tools, ALFA and Abbie. Before joining AB in 2011, Switzer was a managing director at Société Générale, where he managed the Financial Institutions Credit Trading Desk, and at BNP Paribas, where he managed the Investment Grade Trading Desk from 2000 to 2002. He also formerly served as a sector portfolio manager/trader at UBS Principal Finance (from 2002 to 2005) and at Sigma Capital (from 2005 to 2008). Earlier in his career, Switzer worked at Paine Webber and Co.; Kidder, Peabody & Co.; and Alex. Brown & Sons. He holds a BA in biology from Colgate University. Location: New York