| AllianceBernstein Holding provides research, investment management and related services to a range of clients. Co.'s principal services include: institutional, which services institutional clients, including private and public pension plans, foundations and endowments, insurance companies, and central banks and governments; retail, which services retail clients, primarily by means of retail mutual funds; private wealth management, which services private clients, including high-net-worth individuals and families, trusts and estates, and partnerships; and Bernstein research services, which services institutional investors, such as pension fund, and hedge fund and mutual fund managers. The AB YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the AB YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether AB YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the AB YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.