James MacGregor, CFA

James MacGregor, CFA

Chief Investment Officer—US Small and Mid Cap Value Equities; Head—US Value Equities

22 Years at AB
27 Years of experience

James MacGregor was appointed Chief Investment Officer of US Small and Mid Cap Value Equities in 2009. In this role, he acts as the lead portfolio manager for AB’s US Small and Mid Cap Value strategies. MacGregor was appointed Head of US Value Equities in 2019, responsible for all US Value portfolios in the areas of business management and talent development. From 2009 to 2012, he also served as CIO of Canadian Value Equities. From 2004 to 2009, MacGregor was director of research for Small and Mid Cap Value Equities, overseeing coverage of companies for the Small Cap and Small/Mid Cap Value services. He started as a research analyst covering a wide number of sectors for those same services. Prior to joining the firm in 1998, MacGregor was a sell-side research analyst at Morgan Stanley, where he covered US packaging and Canadian paper stocks. He also serves as a board member and volunteer for Xavier Mission, a charitable organization that provides basic services and opportunities for empowerment and self-sufficiency to New Yorkers in need. MacGregor holds a BA in economics from McGill University, an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a CFA charterholder. Location: New York

Rediscovering the Potential of Downtrodden Value Stocks
Finding Valuable Opportunities in US Value Equities

Finding Valuable Opportunities in US Value Equities

by James MacGregor
The opportunity in value stocks is significant, with the spread between value and growth stocks as wide as it has been in almost 20 years. Companies that have quality metrics and an underlying investment catalyst will have the strength to deal with an uncertain economic climate, regardless of what any investor’s market expectations are for 2020 and 2021.

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In US Small-Caps, Quality Is on Sale

In US Small-Caps, Quality Is on Sale

by James MacGregor

Investors who wanted safety and certainty last year mostly shunned smaller-cap US stocks. As a result, many high-quality names are now on sale. With US growth likely to accelerate in 2015, we think these domestically oriented smaller-cap companies may turn out to be a real bargain.

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