Mr David Steyn
Mr Steyn, latterly Chief Operating Officer of AllianceBernstein, one of the world's largest asset management firms.
He joined the firm in 1999 as the founding co-Chief Executive Officer of Bernstein's London office. As COO, the heads of Distribution Services (Private Clients, Retail & Sub-Advisory, and Institutions) and the heads of Fiduciary Services (IT, Operations, Finance, Risk Management, and Legal & Compliance) reported to him. Prior to his appointment as COO he served as the Head of Distribution.
He served on the firm's Executive Committee, the group of senior professionals responsible for managing the firm, enacting key strategic initiatives and allocating resources. During the 20 years before joining AllianceBernstein he ran both fixed income and equity investment teams in the UK and USA.
Mr. Steyn is the author of "Market Neutral: Engineering Return and Risk" which was published in 1998 by the CFA Institute and has been part of the CFA syllabus.
While he was based in the US, David Steyn served on the board of the University of Aberdeen USA Development Trust.