The Portfolio seeks to produce high current income as well as overall total return by investing primarily in a portfolio of high yield, non-investment grade, debt securities of issuers located throughout the world, including the U.S. and emerging countries. The Portfolio invests in both U.S. dollar and non-U.S. dollar denominated securities.  The Portfolio will not invest more than 20% of its total assets in one country; provided, however, that such limitation will not apply to investments by the Portfolio in U.S. issuers. The Investment Manager utilizes the investment research of both its global fixed income and high yield teams.

Portfolio Management Team

Investment Risks to Consider

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

  • 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.

  • Currency Risk: Currency movements in the underlying investments of a portfolio that is denominated in a currency different from that of the portfolio itself may significantly affect the net asset value of that portfolio.

  • Derivatives Risk: The portfolio may invest in financial derivative instruments for investment purposes in addition to hedging and/or efficient portfolio management purposes and hence this may lead to a higher volatility to the net asset value of the Portfolio. 

  • Emerging Markets Risks: The Portfolio will invest in emerging markets, which are subject to higher risks (for example, liquidity risk, currency risk, political risk, regulatory risk and economic risk) and higher volatility than portfolios investing in developed markets. Fluctuations in currency exchange rates may negatively affect the value of the investment or reduce returns - these risks are magnified in emerging or developing markets.

  • Fixed-Income Securities Risk: The NAV of a portfolio invested in fixed-income securities will change in response to fluctuations in interest rates and currency exchange rates, as well as changes in credit quality of the issuer. Lower-rated securities and unrated securities of comparable quality may be subject to wider fluctuations in yield and market values than higher-rated securities.

  • Global Country Risk: Investments in issuers located in a particular country or geographic region may have more market, political and economic risks because of particular factors affecting that country or region.

  • 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 may invest in financial derivative instruments for investment purposes in addition to hedging and/or efficient portfolio management purposes and hence this may lead to a higher volatility to the net asset value of the Portfolio.

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.