The Portfolio seeks to maximize current income while seeking preservation of capital by investing in a diversified portfolio of Euro- or European currency-denominated investment grade and non-investment grade fixed income securities. The Investment Manager will invest at any time at least two-thirds (2/3) of the Portfolio's total assets in such securities, and may invest up to one-third (1/3) of total assets in Euro- or European currency-denominated fixed income securities of non-European issuers. The Portfolio may also invest up to 50% of its total assets in securities that are rated below investment grade. In evaluating securities, the Investment Manager utilizes its internal credit analysis resources as well as financial and economic information obtained from other sources.

Portfolio Management Team

Investment Risks to Consider

These and other risks are described in the Portfolio's prospectus

  • Country Risk associated with European Countries: Investments in issuers located in Europe may have more market, political and economic risks because of particular factors affecting the region.

  • Credit Risk: The Portfolio will invest in fixed-income securities (including bonds) issued by companies and other entities and the Portfolio will be subject to the risk that a particular issuer may not fulfil its payment or other obligations in respect of such fixed-income securities. Generally, debt instruments with a lower credit rating or that are unrated are more susceptible to the credit risk of the issuers. In the event of a default or credit rating downgrading of the issuers of the fixed income securities, the Portfolio’s value will be adversely affected and investors may suffer a substantial loss as a result.

  • Derivatives Risk: The Portfolio is entitled to use derivative instruments for hedging and/or EPM purposes which may involve additional risks different from, and, in certain cases, greater than, the risks presented by more traditional investments.

  • Fixed-Income Securities Risk: As interest rates rise, bond prices fall and vice versa – long-term securities tend to rise and fall more than short-term securities. The Portfolio will invest in fixed-income securities where their value will change in response to fluctuations in interest rates and currency exchange rates, as well as changes in credit quality of the issuer.

  • Liquidity Risk: The risk that arises when adverse market conditions affect the ability to sell assets when necessary. Reduced liquidity may have a negative impact on the price of the assets.

Fund Literature

Investment in the Fund entails certain risks. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The value of an investment in the Fund can go down as well as up and investors may not get back the full amount invested. This information is directed solely at persons in jurisdictions where the funds and relevant share class are registered or who may otherwise lawfully receive it. Before investing in AllianceBernstein funds, investors should review the fund’s full prospectus, together with the fund’s Product Highlights Sheet and the most recent financial statements. Copies of these documents, including the latest annual report and, if issued thereafter, the latest semi-annual report, may be obtained free of charge from www.abfunds.com / www.alliancebernstein.com or by contacting the local distributor in the jurisdictions in which the funds are authorized for distribution.

The Portfolio is part of AB FCP I (referred to as “AB”). AB is a mutual investment fund (fonds commun de placement) organized under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

The Portfolio is entitled to use financial derivative instruments for hedging and/or EPM purposes which may involve additional risks different from, and, in certain cases, greater than, the risks presented by more traditional investments.

Dividends are not paid for all share classes and are not guaranteed.

Please note that dividend distribution is at the discretion of The management company and subject to the dividend policy referred in the Singapore Offering Document. It is dependent on prevailing market conditions and the income generated by the underlying securities of the fund. Any payments of distributions by the portfolio may result in an immediate reduction of the net asset value per share/unit. A high distribution yield does not imply a high return on the fund. Investors should not make any investment decision solely based on dividend information provided.

Currency-hedged share classes (indicated above by a currency denomination and an “H” in the Class name) use hedging techniques in an attempt to reduce—but not eliminate—fluctuations between the investor’s holdings in a particular currency-hedged share class denominated in the investor’s investing currency and the portfolio’s base currency. The goal is to deliver returns that track the portfolio’s base currency returns more closely. 

AllianceBernstein funds are offered only by the offering document with respect to each fund. The sale of shares of AB funds may be restricted in certain jurisdictions. In particular, shares may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, in the United States or to U.S. persons, as is more fully described in the Offering Document with respect to each Fund. Shares of AB funds are offered only pursuant to the Fund’s current Offering Document together with the most recent financial statements. The information on this page is for information purposes only and should not be construed as an offer to sell, or solicitation to buy, or a recommendation for the securities of any AB fund.