Alison M. Martier, CFA

Alison M. Martier, CFA

Senior Managing Director—Global Fixed Income Business Development

37 Years at AB
39 Years of experience

Alison M. Martier is a Partner of AB and Senior Managing Director of Global Fixed Income Business Development. From 2007 to 2014 she was a senior portfolio manager and director of the Fixed Income Senior Portfolio Manager team. Prior to that, she served as director of the firm’s US Core Fixed Income service from 2002 to 2007. Martier joined the firm 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 co-author of “LDI: Reducing Downside Risk with Global Bonds,” published in The Journal of Investing. Martier is 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. She currently serves as a board member of the YWCA of New York. 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. 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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