Robert Schwartz is a Senior Vice President and Corporate Credit Research Analyst, covering specialty finance, automotive, aerospace/defense and industrial companies. Prior to joining AB in 2012, he analyzed the same industries as a senior credit analyst at Citadel Investment Group and Bell Point Capital Management. Before beginning his investing career in 2005, Schwartz was a project leader with Boston Consulting Group, where he advised industrial and financial companies on corporate strategy. He started his career as an automotive engineer working in Detroit, where he was awarded two patents. Schwartz holds a BS in mechanical engineering (summa cum laude) from the University of Michigan and an MBA (with high distinction) from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Location: New York
Will Smith is a Senior Vice President and Director of US High Yield Credit, one of the lead portfolio managers for multi-sector credit strategy. He is also a member of the High Income Portfolio Management Team. Mr. Smith joined AB in 2012 and spent 2014 in London as part of the European High Yield Portfolio Management Team. He started his career with UBS Investment Bank in 2009, working first as an analyst with the Credit Risk team and then later on the Fixed Income sales and trading desk. Mr. Smith holds a BA in economics from Boston College and is a CFA charterholder.