Bernstein Research is a global asset management firm providing investment management and research services worldwide to institutional, high-net-worth and retail investors.
AllianceBernstein's headquarters are located in Nashville, Tennessee; the firm also has locations throughout the world. It has approximately US$686 billion in assets under management as of April 25, 2021.
AllianceBernstein traces its origins back to the founding of Sanford C. Bernstein in 1967 as an investment-management firm for private clients. Sanford C. Bernstein & Company was originally co-founded by Zalman Bernstein, Paul P. Bernstein, Shepard D. Osherow, Roger Hertog and Lewis A. Sanders.
Alliance Capital was founded in 1971 when the investment-management department of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc. merged with the investment-advisory business of Moody's Investor Services, Inc.
In October 2000, Alliance Capital acquired Sanford C. Bernstein. Alliance Capital's growth equity and corporate fixed-income investing, and its family of retail mutual funds, accompanied Bernstein's value equity and tax-exempt fixed-income management and its private-client business.
It had approximately US$800 billion assets under management as of the end of 2007.
On January 20, 2015, AllianceBernstein announced a new brand name ("AB") and logo.
In February 2018, a senior research analyst of the firm, Paul Gait, defined the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)– a country rich in cobalt, which is essential to the lithium-ion batteries that drive electric vehicles –as economically "the Saudi Arabia of the electric vehicle age."
AllianceBernstein and Fidelity Investments took control of supermarket Winn-Dixie's parent company during the latter's 2018 bankruptcy.
AllianceBernstein also have announced the move of their global headquarters and csuite from New York City to Nashville, while also having an office remaining in Midtown in New York City.
In 2019, AllianceBernstein partnered with Columbia University to provide training courses on sustainability and environmental sciences to its staff of investors.
In June 2020, AllianceBernstein acquired investment management firm AnchorPath for $400 million.
In April 2021, AllianceBernstein moved to a new headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. In September 2021, AllianceBernstein gave a $100,000 gift to the Nashville-based Martha O'Bryan Center.
Columbia University partnered with AllianceBernstein in 2021 . In mid-August 2021, AllianceBernstein disclosed that it had entered a strategic partnership with LSV Advisors, LLC.