Shamaila Khan

Shamaila Khan

Director—Emerging Market Debt

8 Years at AB
23 Years of experience

Shamaila Khan is Director of AB’s Emerging Market Debt strategies, responsible for the management and strategy implementation of all portfolios within the Emerging Market Debt platform. She had shared responsibility for the management and oversight of the firm’s hard- and local-currency emerging-market sovereign-debt strategies with Paul DeNoon until 2018, when she was named sole Director, reporting directly to AB’s Co-Heads of Fixed Income, Gershon Distenfeld and Scott DiMaggio. Khan also serves as a member of the Emerging Markets Multi-Asset Portfolio team. Given her involvement managing global credit and equities, she brings an established view of fundamental success factors on both sides of the spectrum. Khan joined AB in 2011 as a senior vice president and portfolio manager, focusing on emerging-market corporate and quasi-sovereign issuers across all the firm’s Emerging Market Debt and Credit strategies. She has been actively managing and evaluating corporate and sovereign emerging-market debt issuance since 1997 and has participated in a number of emerging-market panels at investment conferences worldwide. Prior to joining AB, Khan served as managing director of emerging-market debt for TIAA-CREF. She is the author of several published papers and blogs, and has appeared in a wide range of global financial publications, including Barron’s, Citywire, Financial Times and Seeking Alpha, among others. Khan is also a trusted guest commentator on financial television programs and has appeared on Bloomberg TV to discuss headlines affecting emerging markets, from Turkey’s political crisis and Russian sanctions to Venezuela’s economy and geopolitics in developing nations. In 2019, she received a Top Women in Asset Management Award from Money Management Executive. Khan holds a BBA from Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan, and an MBA (with honors) from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. Location: New York

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