"Chief Investment Officer—Blend Strategies and Defined Contribution Seth Masters is Chief Investment Officer of Blend Strategies and Defined Contribution (DC) and a Partner at AllianceBernstein. He became CIO of Blend Strategies in 2002 and launched a range of style-blended and asset-allocation services that have since become a significant portion of the firm’s assets. In June 2008, Masters was appointed to head AllianceBernstein’s newly formed DC business unit. He is also responsible for overseeing research on dynamic asset allocation, inflation protection and risk-mitigation strategies. From 1994 to 2002, Masters was CIO of Emerging Markets Value Equities. He joined Bernstein in 1991 as a research analyst covering global financial firms. Over the years, Masters has published numerous articles, including “Is There a Better Way to Rebalance?”; “After the Fall: The Case for Emerging Markets Revisited”; and “The Future of Defined Contribution Pension Plans.” Prior to Bernstein, he worked as a senior associate at Booz, Allen & Hamilton from 1986 to 1990 and taught economics in China from 1983 to 1985. Masters earned a BA from Princeton University and an MPhil in economics from Oxford University. Location: New York. "