AllianceBernstein Holding LP (NYSE: AB) is a global wealth management company providing investment management products and research services to individual and institutional investors worldwide. AllianceBernstein has $463 billion of assets under management (AUM) and offers numerous mutual funds with high marks from fund rating agencies.

AB Large Cap Growth Fund Class C (APGCX)

AUM: $3.6 billion

2010-2015 average annual net asset value (NAV) return: 14.09%

Net expense ratio: 1.95%

The AB Large Cap Growth Fund Class C seeks long-term growth of capital by investing in a limited number of large-cap, high-quality U.S. companies with high growth potential within various market sectors. Information technology stocks and consumer discretionary equities have the largest allocations of 26 and 25%, respectively. Health care stocks occupy the third-largest place in the fund's portfolio with about 20% allocation. Apple is the largest equity holding of the fund with about 6% allocation. The fund's top 10 holdings account for about 40% of the fund's portfolio.

The fund is led by a disciplined team with an average of 23 years of industry experience. The fund has received a five-star overall rating from Morningstar in its large-growth category. The fund charges a load fee of 1% and comes with a minimum investment requirement of $2,500.

AB Global Bond Fund Class A (ANAGX)

AUM: $5.8 billion

2010-2015 average annual NAV return: 3.28%

Net expense ratio: 0.90%

The AB Global Bond Fund Class A seeks to demonstrate current income by investing in fixed income securities of foreign issuers located in developed and emerging markets. The fund invests in both sovereign and corporate bonds. U.S. fixed income securities account for the majority of the fund's assets with a 49% allocation, while Japan has the second-largest allocation of about 11%. Over 85% of the fund's bonds are of investment grade and have an average duration of 5.35 years. Corporate bonds have an overweight position in the fund's portfolio with 41% allocation, while sovereign bonds account for 34% of the fund's assets. As of Nov. 30, 2015, the AB Global Bond Fund Class A has a 30-day SEC yield of 1.52%.

Morningstar has assigned the fund a four-star overall rating in the world bond category and a silver analyst rating for its strong risk-adjusted returns under the reins of Paul DeNoon, the fund's manager. The fund comes with a load fee of 4.25% and requires investors to contribute at least $2,500.

AB High Income Municipal Portfolio Class A (ABTHX)

AUM: $2.8 billion

2010-2015 average annual NAV return: 8.39%

Net expense ratio: 0.86%

The AB High Income Municipal Portfolio Class A invests in municipal bonds that are exempt from federal taxation. The fund predominantly invests in bonds with junk ratings, high risks of default and high returns to compensate for the assumed risk. No single state accounts for more than 11% of the fund's portfolio, with municipal bonds of issuers located in California, Texas and Illinois having about a 30% allocation as a group. The fund has a very low turnover ratio of 9%, as it typically uses a buy-and-hold strategy until its holdings mature. As of Nov. 30, 2015, the fund's portfolio has an average duration of 6.25 years and a 30-day SEC of 3.49%.

The AB High Income Municipal Portfolio Class A is managed by a skilled team with over 32 years of industry experience. The fund has received a four-star overall rating from Morningstar in the high-yield muni category. The fund has a minimum investment requirement of $2,500 and charges a load fee of 3%.

AB High Income Fund Class A (AGDAX)

AUM: $7.6 billion

2010-2015 average annual NAV return: 5.04%

Net expense ratio: 0.88%

The AB High Income Fund Class A invests in government, corporate, emerging market and high-yield bonds. The United States accounts for the largest share of the fund's portfolio with a 70% allocation. Other countries represented in the fund's portfolio have less than 4% allocation and include the United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada, France, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. About 80% of the fund's assets are concentrated in non-investment grade bonds. Corporate bonds have the largest allocation at 70%, while securitized assets account for about 13% of the fund's assets. As of Nov. 30, 2015, the fund's portfolio has an average duration of 4.4 years and a 30-day SEC yield of 6.73%.

The fund has been awarded a four-star overall rating in the multisector bond category and a bronze analyst rating from Morningstar. The AB High Income Fund Class A comes with a load fee of 4.25% and a minimum contribution of $2,500.

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