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AB High Yield Portfolio;Z

Ranked 179 out of 281 in - US Dollar High Yield over 12 months
All calculations are in USD unless stated

Managed by

Gershon Distenfeld

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.

Ivan Rudolph-Shabinsky

Ivan Rudolph-Shabinsky is a Senior Vice President and Credit Portfolio Manager at Alliance Bernstein, focusing primarily on the Low Volatility High Yield Strategy and the Short Duration High Yield Fund on the Luxembourg-domiciled fund platform, designed for non-US investors. He is a member of the Credit and High Yield fixed-income portfolio-management teams, and a member of the internal Credit Research Review Committee. Rudolph-Shabinsky joined the firm in 1992 as a portfolio manager, and managed the Stable Value and Inflation-Linked Bond strategies. He has held other leadership posts at the firm, including head of Product Development and head of Product Management. He holds a BA in economics and Soviet/East European studies from Cornell University and an MBA from Columbia University, and is a CFA charterholder

Ashish Shah

Ashish Shah is currently located in New York. He joined Alliance Bernstein in 2010 and oversees the firm’s Global Credit strategies. Previously, he was a managing director and head of Global Credit Strategy at Barclays Capital, where he was responsible for the High Grade, High Yield, Structured Credit and Municipal Strategy Groups, and the Special Situations Research team. Prior to that, Shah served as the head of Credit Strategy at Lehman Brothers, heading the Structured Credit/CDO and Credit Strategy Groups and covering the cash bond, credit derivatives and CDO product areas for global credit investors. Before that, he served as North American CFO at Level 3 Communications from 1999 to 2000 and gained trading experience at Soros submanager Blue Border Partners and Bankers Trust, where he ran US equity arbitrage from 1994 to 1999. Shah holds a BS in economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


The Fund seeks to maximize total return consistent with prudent investment management. At least 80% of the Funds net assets will be invested in fixed-income securities rated Ba1 or lower by Moodys or BB+ or lower by S&P or Fitch, unrated securities considered to be of comparable quality, and related derivatives.

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US Dollar High Yield over : 28/02/2017 - 28/02/2018
  • Rank 179/281 Total Return
  • Rank 176/281 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 219/281 Max Drawdown

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 6.2% 2.5% 1.4% 1.6% 0.6%
2016 14.9% 3.0% 5.0% 4.0% 2.2%
2015 -5.1% 2.3% 0.1% -5.2% -2.3%
2014 4.0% 3.4% 2.5% -1.1% -0.9%
2013 9.1% 3.0% -0.4% 2.4% 3.9%
2012 18.3% 6.0% 2.2% 5.2% 3.9%
2011 3.1% 4.0% 1.4% -7.1% 5.3%
2010 16.5% 6.3% -0.6% 6.9% 3.2%
2009 60.2% 2.5% 22.4% 19.4% 6.9%
2008 -25.4% -3.5% 0.8% -10.0% -14.9%
2007 2.1% 2.6% -0.1% 1.0% -1.4%
2006 9.9% 1.9% -0.1% 3.9% 3.9%
2005 0.8% 0.8%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. United States

Fund Info

  • Launch date20/05/2005
  • Share Class size01Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN US01881M6571

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment0
  • Min. regular additional investment0


Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).