AllianceBernstein names new chief responsibility officer

Erin Bigley has been with the company for more than 20 years

AllianceBernstein has promoted a new chief responsibility officer to replace Michelle Dunstan, who has left the firm.

Erin Bigley (pictured), who has overseen the company’s responsible investing, was named to the post, AllianceBernstein announced on Wednesday. Dunstan “departed the firm to pursue an external opportunity,” the firm stated.

“Erin has served as an integral and incredibly effective leader of our fixed income and responsible investing efforts at AllianceBernstein,” president and CEO Seth Bernstein said in the announcement. Berstein cited Bigley’s “extensive industry knowledge and passion for responsibility, combined with her more than 20 years of leadership and investment experience at the firm.”

In the role, Bigley oversees AllianceBernstein’s responsible investment strategy, research, engagement, stewardship, corporate responsibility and further integration of responsible investing, the firm stated.

AllianceBernstein is headquartered in Nashville, although Bigley’s position is based in New York City.

Dunstan had been in the role for more than a year and prior to that was the firm’s global head of responsible investing. She had been at the company since 2004.