Alison M. Martier, CFA

Alison M. Martier, CFA

Head of AB/AXA Equitable Life Strategic Initiatives

37 Years at AB
39 Years of experience

Alison M. Martier is a Partner of AB and Head of AB/AXA Equitable Life Strategic Initiatives. In this newly created role, she is focused on coordinating across both organizations to identify untapped opportunities to accelerate business growth, improve organizational effectiveness, and identify actions to enhance engagement and understanding between AB and AXA Equitable. From 2014 to early 2018, Martier served as senior managing director of AB’s Global Fixed Income Business Development. From 2007 to 2014, she was a senior portfolio manager and director of AB’s Fixed Income Senior Portfolio Manager team, and from 2002 to 2007, she served as director of AB’s US Core Fixed Income service. Martier joined AB in 1993 from Equitable Capital, where she began as a fixed income trader in 1979 and was named portfolio manager in 1983. She is the coauthor of “LDI: Reducing Downside Risk with Global Bonds,” published in The Journal of Investing. Martier holds a BA in economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, and is a CFA charterholder. She currently serves as a board member of the YWCA of New York City. Martier was a founder of AB’s women’s initiatives including Synergy, the employee resource group dedicated to women’s empowerment, and the Women’s Leadership Council. Location: New York

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Strengthen Your Core

Strengthen Your Core

by Scott DiMaggio, Alison Martier
Core bond investors tend to have a strong “home bias.” But our research shows that global bonds have offered comparable historical returns and considerably lower volatility than local markets over the long term. In addition, a global approach offers protection when local rates climb.

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