AB’s Wijsman to discuss US equities in Milan

Ton Wijsman, senior portfolio manage, Concentrated US and Concentrated Global Equity Services, at AB will join InvestmentEurope‘s Fund Selector Forum Italy in Milan to discuss his approach to selecting US equities.

“Predicting the future with certainty is difficult, but in our approach we try to find companies that can grow earnings consistently and predictably over a longer period. Companies with earnings growth based on strong top line growth, with unique products o/a services with protective moats, strong management teams, solid financials and secular volume growth drivers.

“Going forward we think that longer term above average earnings growth will command a premium.

“Within AB we have several US Growth strategies, all with these distinctive characteristics, strong absolute and relative performance and top decile rankings. In the presentation we will highlight the American Growth Fund specifically,” the manager will say.

Wijsman joined AllianceBernstein in December 2013, prior to which he was managing director of WP Stewart Asset Management (Europe), which he joined in February 1997, initially to oversee operations, client service and marketing in Europe and the Middle East.

Prior to that, Wijsman held various international marketing and management positions with Royal DSM from 1984 through 1996, including president of the sales and marketing group in the US. He holds an MSc in pharmacy from the University of Utrecht.

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