Gershon Distenfeld was born in 1975 in New York. He holds BA in finance from the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University in New York and is a CFA Charterholder. He started his career in July 1997 at Lehman Brothers as an emerging markets operations analyst, and in May 1998 joined Alliance Bernstein as a high yield trader. He then started managing high yield portfolios and is currently director of high yield. Outside of work, Gershon enjoys golf, backgammon and American football.
Jørgen Kjærsgaard is head of European credit at Alliance Bernstein. He serves as portfolio manager for European Credit and heads the UK & Euro, High-Yield and Investment-Grade Credit portfolio-management teams. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Jørgen was executive director for structured credit solutions at Rabobank. He holds a BSc in Business Administration and an MBSc in Finance from the Aarhus School of Business at Aarhus University.
The investment objective of the Portfolio is to produce high total return through a combination of income and capital appreciation. The Investment Manager expects that, at any time, no less than 50% of the Portfolio's net assets will be invested in corporate high yield debt obligations rated below Investment Grade debt (at time of purchase), and, at least two-thirds of the Portfolio's net assets will be invested in a combination of these below Investment Grade debt securities and those Investment Grade debt securities the Investment Manager deems to possess desirable high yielding characteristics and/or potential for high overall total return (at time of purchase).
- Hong Kong
- United Kingdom