James Wallin is a Senior Vice President in AB’s Fixed Income group and is a Member of the firm’s Responsible Investment Committee. Prior to joining AB, Mr Wallin was head of the Governance Group at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Senior Counsel at Evergreen Asset Management Corporation and General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of Yamaichi Capital Management Inc. Mr Wallin also worked in the legal department of The Dreyfus Corporation and with the law firm of Cole and Dietz, and he was with Alliance Capital (the predecessor of AB), from 1982 to 1986. Mr Wallin serves on the Board of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and is an active participant in securities industry forums. He is a member of the New York Bar and a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.