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  • Understanding Your Bond Portfolio’s Carbon Footprint

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    Understanding Your Bond Portfolio’s Carbon Footprint

    2021-04-28T10:58:00Z

    Transitioning to a net-zero carbon economy* is vitally important, and to support that journey sustainable investors should monitor the carbon impact of the corporate bonds in their portfolios. But there’s a lot more to understanding a bond portfolio’s carbon footprint than conventional metrics can show.

  • AB 2020 Global Stewardship Report

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    AB 2020 Global Stewardship Report

    2021-04-22T11:57:00Z

    We’re committed to responsibility and stewardship, both as a firm and as investors. 2020 was a very challenging year: COVID-19 caused vast suffering, disrupted the global economy and financial markets, and was particularly devastating for people from underserved or marginalized communities.

  • AB 2020 ESG Engagement Campaign

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    AB 2020 ESG Engagement Campaign

    2021-04-21T11:09:00Z

    Our latest engagement campaign focused on two critical ESG topics:

  • Will the Sweet Spot for Smaller Value Stocks Persist?

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    Will the Sweet Spot for Smaller Value Stocks Persist?

    2021-04-18T11:04:00Z

    US small-cap value stocks have enjoyed considerable success since value stocks began to outperform growth in October 2020.

  • Resilient Recovery Stocks Transcend the Growth-Value Divide

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    Resilient Recovery Stocks Transcend the Growth-Value Divide

    2021-04-13T08:57:00Z

    Investors are reassessing which types of companies will thrive in the next stage of the recovery amid the recent rebound of value stocks. But we think the distinguishing performance factor will be a company’s ability to generate sustainable earnings, regardless of its style classification.

  • Global Macro Outlook - Second Quarter 2021

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    Global Macro Outlook - Second Quarter 2021

    2021-04-09T09:10:00Z

    Vaccination progress and fiscal stimulus have advantaged the US economy, which we expect to grow about 6.5% in 2021. China, too, is rebounding, with output already topping pre-crisis levels. We’re still cautious, however, about Europe, where rising COVID-19 cases may further delay reopenings.

  • Three Strategies for Navigating Turbulent Bond Markets

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    Three Strategies for Navigating Turbulent Bond Markets

    2021-04-05T09:16:00Z

    Today’s market environment taps into bond investors’ primal fears. Extremely low yields make it tough to find sufficient income and potential return. Economic growth is rebounding from its 2020 collapse, but the world’s grip on recovery is uncertain.

  • Responsible Returns - Better Stocks for a Better World

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    Responsible Returns: Better Stocks for a Better World

    2021-03-25T09:23:00Z

    Many equity investors want to help create social benefits while generating strong returns. Achieving these twin goals requires a coherent investment approach.

  • ESG in Action - Improving Climate Change Models for Investments

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    ESG in Action: Improving Climate Change Models for Investments

    2021-03-19T09:41:00Z

    Gauging the potential impacts of climate change on a company’s valuation or portfolio performance is extremely difficult. At AB, we’ve partnered with Columbia University’s Earth Institute to conduct an extensive review of existing climate change scenario-analysis providers and their various approaches.

  • Will the Energy Sector Evolve or Devolve?

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    Will the Energy Sector Evolve or Devolve?

    2021-03-05T11:22:00Z

    Change in the White House has brought swift transformation to US environmental policies, especially those affecting the oil and gas sector. We don’t believe the beginning of the end is here for the oil and gas industry, but the energy sector faces substantial change—and companies need to adapt over time.

  • Five Things Investors Should Know About Hydrogen

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    Five Things Investors Should Know About Hydrogen

    2021-03-05T11:03:00Z

    Hydrogen’s potential as an energy source is attracting renewed attention. It may take 20 years or so for the potential to be realized. But the effects are likely to be felt within the planning horizons of most long-term investors—a good reason to start thinking now about the investment implications.

  • How Much Further Will US Rates Rise?

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    How Much Further Will US Rates Rise?

    2021-03-05T10:57:00Z

    US Treasury yields have surged recently, buoyed by rising optimism about economic growth and rising inflation expectations. Based on our growth forecast, longer-term rates will likely rise for the next few quarters—but more slowly. And we think the Fed is prepared to push in the other direction if rates rise too far, too fast.