Introducing a new Cash Equities Champion

Societe Generale and AllianceBernstein combine their strengths to create Bernstein, an undisputed leader in global Cash Equities & Research.

Built on a history of industry-leading research, Bernstein provides corporates, financial institutions and institutional investors with premier investment insights into North American, European and Asia Pacific equity markets, in addition to unparalleled liquidity access and leading global trading technology. 

A new leader is emerging in cash equities

“This joint venture illustrates Societe Generale’s capability to develop innovative pathways to further expand our client offering as we increase our value proposition for the benefit of our issuer and investor clients, and leverage synergies within our Group.”

Slawomir Krupa
Chief Executive Officer of Societe Generale

Creating a wealth of new opportunities for our Corporate and Investor clients.

For Investors
Bernstein delivers trusted research and execution that help investors generate insights, alpha, and exceptional value for their clients.

Bernstein provides the industry’s most respected equity research, with a highly differentiated research product produced by analysts with deep industry experience, focused on fundamentals and value creation.  

With over 1,000 stocks covered globally, we bring significant differentiated insights and opportunities to clients. 

Investors will also benefit from complementary trading platforms that combine program trading and algorithmic expertise with a global capability in high touch trading. Operating from New York, London, Paris, Mumbai and Hong Kong, Bernstein’s experienced trading teams partner with our clients to provide access to equity markets around the world.

Unique access to research highly valued by the market:

  • Bernstein Blackbooks: The industry’s most iconic research product, epitomizing Bernstein’s deep-dive, industrial-strength research brand.

  • Industry Primers: Extensive primers at the sector level from analysts who have spent years working in their industries prior to Bernstein.

  • Industrial Strength Research: Buyside clients’ go-to resource for understanding value drivers, competitive dynamics, and fundamental outlooks across industries, globally.

  • Unmatched Global Collaborative Research: Bernstein’s global team delivers unique insights by combining perspectives from industry experts around the world.

  • Autonomous Research: The undisputed specialist in financials research, with unmatched breadth, depth, and insight across the financials sector.

  • Bernstein University: A unique opportunity for buyside clients to have their personnel attend multi-day, onsite, deep-dive tutorials from Bernstein’s and Autonomous’ industry experts in both London and New York.

Bernstein's purpose

With over 750 employees and world-class talent in Global Research, Sales & Distribution, Trading & Quantitative Experts, Bernstein has a local presence in New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Toronto, Singapore, Tokyo, Mumbai, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Zurich, Geneva, Frankfurt, Milan, Madrid, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Dublin and Dubai.

Bernstein’s mission is to service clients with best-in-class investment research and trade execution. Our aim is to build out a cash equities and research business that sets the standard for delivering global investment expertise and an even stronger set of products and services for institutional clients.

For Issuers
Societe Generale & Bernstein, a strategic partnership to deliver best-in-class ECM solutions globally 

Our Equity Capital Markets (ECM) offering is an integral part of Societe Generale's powerful investment banking platform, providing our issuer clients (corporates, financial institutions & financial sponsors) with the full suite of equity services, including IPOs, capital raising, equity-linked products and strategic equity.

Through this partnership, our clients will have access to an extended Societe Generale equity chain, from advisory to structuring, financing and distribution, with Bernstein acting as the global ECM distribution platform. As a result, they will benefit from a global powerhouse in cash equities and equity research, connecting them to a wider network of investors and giving them broader access to the equity capital markets globally, supporting them in growing their businesses. 

Societe Generale is taking its ECM value proposition to new heights, providing C-suite executives around the world with market-leading research, distinctive sector insights and unparalleled access to equity capital markets.