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Sanford C. Bernstein Boosts Asia Research Team with Three New Analyst Launches

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Sanford C. Bernstein Boosts Asia Research Team with Three New Analyst Launches10:46 EDT Thursday, November 01, 2012Latest Launches Bring More Depth to the RegionNEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanford C. Bernstein continues to boost its research team in Asia with the recent launch of three additional analysts. Today's launch by Kenneth Tsang, who covers the Asia Property sector, increases the total number of Bernstein analysts covering Asian equities in the region.Over the last few months, newly launched analysts Vanessa Lau, an industry expert in the Asia Metals and Mining sector, and Kevin Kwek, who covers South East Asian banks, added to the growth of our Asia investment research firm.Sanford C. Bernstein is known for hiring industry experts to bring in-depth fundamental research to its clients.  Prior to joining Bernstein, Kenneth Tsang was Head of Research and Strategy for Asia Pacific at LaSalle Investment Management. Kevin Kwek joined Bernstein from Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore where his most recent role was the Regional Head of Strategy for Singapore and Southeast Asia. Vanessa Lau previously worked at Alcoa Inc, one of the world's largest aluminum producers, as the Chief Financial Officer for the Global Rolled Products group, responsible for finance, strategy and M&A."We are delighted about the expansion of our Asia-based team," said Ghislain de Charentenay, Asia's Director of Research at Sanford C. Bernstein. "The Asia Pacific region is extremely important to us globally and to our clients. We remain committed to maintaining our high quality brand of deep-dive research and offering our clients the best research in the industry."Sanford C. Bernstein's research is highly regarded in the financial services sector. Many investors have come to depend on our high-caliber research and hard-hitting, in-depth, independent analysis. Sanford C. Bernstein's Research Analysts are acknowledged thought leaders and typically have years of experience in the industries they cover. The company will announce additional launches in the months ahead to add to our extensive global community of Research Analysts.  About Sanford C. BernsteinSanford C. Bernstein is an investment research firm and equities broker that was founded in the United States in 1967 and in the UK in 1999. The firm is widely recognized as Wall Street's premier sell-side research firm. Its research is sought out by leading investment managers around the world, and the firm is annually ranked at the top of its industry. In independent surveys of major institutional clients, Bernstein's research is ranked #1 for overall quality, industry knowledge, most trusted, best detailed financial analysis, major company studies, most useful valuation frameworks and best original research. In Institutional Investor's latest annual client survey, the leading survey by which analysts in this industry are evaluated, all of the firm's US analysts were recognized as among the best in their respective fields.  The firm began operations in Hong Kong in 2010, covering a range of sectors across Asia. About AllianceBernsteinAllianceBernstein is a leading global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional investors, individuals and private clients in major world markets.At September 30, 2012, AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE: AB) owned approximately 37.9% of the issued and outstanding AllianceBernstein Units and AXA, one of the largest global financial services organizations, owned an approximate 64.2% economic interest in AllianceBernstein.Additional information about AllianceBernstein may be found on our internet site www.alliancebernstein.com. SOURCE AllianceBernsteinFor further information: Janine Canham, Asia Media, 852 2918 5739, janine.canham@bernstein.com or Jonathan Freedman, U.S. Media, +1-212-823-2687, Jonathan.Freedman@alliancebernstein.com