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Spencer McGowan Interviews Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income Doug Peebles and World Class Bond Manager Paul DeNoon, both from AllianceBernstein, To Bring Us Valuable Insights!


Douglas J. Peebles
Chief Investment Officer—Fixed Income
Douglas J. Peebles is the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of AB’s Fixed Income, focused on managing the firm’s strategic client relationships. As CIO, he is also Co-Chairman of the Interest Rates and Currencies Research Review team, which is responsible for setting interest-rate and currency policy for all fixed-income portfolios.
In 1997, Peebles pioneered the firm’s highly successful and innovative approach to global multi-sector high-income investing, which is now being adapted by other firms.
Since joining AB in 1987, he has held several leadership positions, including head of Fixed Income from 2008 to 2016, co-head of Fixed Income from 2004 to 2008 and director of Global Fixed Income from 1997 to 2004. Peebles holds a BA in accounting and political science from Muhlenberg College and an MBA from Rutgers University. Location: New York

Paul DeNoon
Portfolio Manager—Income Strategies
Paul DeNoon is a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager of Income Strategies. He co-leads the management of AB’s large global high-income franchise, co-managing the firm’s flagship Global High Yield Portfolio, an over $20 billion Luxembourg-domiciled fund, as well as its award-winning High Income Fund, a US mutual fund that was named “Best Fund over 10 Years” by Lipper from 2012 through 2015.
DeNoon is also a member of AB’s Emerging Market Debt portfolio-management team, Emerging Market Multi-Asset Strategy Committee, Dynamic Asset Allocation Committee and Municipal Impact Investment Policy Group. He also has oversight for AB’s Corporate Responsibility initiatives, which include Responsible Investment (environmental, social and corporate governance) and Diversity & Inclusion.
DeNoon joined AB in 1992, and was instrumental in developing some of the firm’s now flagship emerging-market debt and global high-yield funds. Previously, he was a vice president in the Investment Portfolio Group at Manufacturers Hanover Trust and an economist in the bank’s Financial Markets Research Group, where he was primarily responsible for analysis of monetary and fiscal policy.
DeNoon began his career as a research analyst at Lehman Brothers. He holds a BA in economics from Union College and an MBA in finance from New York University. Location: New York