Director of Global Quantitative Research and Chief Investment Officer of the Absolute Return Strategy, Mr. Gordon joined Bernstein in 1983. He has served as Head of Risk Management, Director of Product Development and Director of Quantitative Research. As of 2004, Mr. Gordon is responsible for directing our fixed income, value equity and growth equity quantitative research. He also serves on the U.S. Equity, International, Global Balanced, Emerging Markets, Small-Capitalization, Canadian, European and U.K. Equity Investment Policy Groups. Previously, he worked at Citicorp Credit Services as vice president for Risk Management and Policy. From 1975 to 1978, he was technical policy director and statistical consultant at Mathematica, Inc. He earned a B.S. from Brown University, pursued graduate studies in Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Princeton University and New York University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.