Valerie S. Grant, CFA

Valerie S. Grant, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager—Responsible Investing

14 Years at AB
26 Years of experience

Valerie S. Grant is a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager in the Equities Department at AllianceBernstein (AB). She is co-manager of Responsible US Equities, a large-cap US equities portfolio that invests in companies that are performing well or improving within the dimension of corporate social responsibility while generating attractive risk-adjusted returns. Grant engages with clients, the media and other stakeholders on AB’s capabilities in Responsible Investing as the firm expands its presence in this area. She is also Co-Chair of AB’s Equity Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Research Committee, and serves on the Proxy and Governance Committee, which oversees the firm’s proxy voting policies and processes. In addition, Grant is a member of the Standards Advisory Group at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), which advises SASB on issues that should be considered in the development of corporate disclosures on ESG issues. Previously, she was a senior research analyst covering the media, internet and consumer-discretionary sectors for AB’s US and Global Large Cap Value portfolios. Prior to that role, Grant covered the healthcare and consumer-discretionary sectors for the firm’s US Small and Mid Cap Value team. Before joining AB in 2006 as a short specialist for the Advanced Value and Global Opportunities funds, she managed corporate acquisitions, divestitures and licensing transactions in the Corporate Development Group at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Grant holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA (with high distinction) from Harvard Business School. She was also a Rotary Foundation Scholar in the Department of Economics at the University of Zimbabwe, and is a CFA charterholder. Location: New York

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