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Gavin Romm

Senior Vice President and Head of Fixed Income, SMA Solutions


The Evolution of Investing: Trends and Technology You Need to Know 

The democratization of investment management has created a wealth of new opportunities for investors. Many pundits have emphasized the resulting commoditization of investment management, fee compression and industry consolidation. Scott Welch and Gavin Romm will shine the light on a future that highlights technological opportunities advisors can use today (and perhaps tomorrow) to deliver truly customized solutions and services, including data management, tax management and values-based investing.



Gavin Romm is a senior vice president and head of Fixed Income SMA Solutions. He is responsible for the management and strategic growth of AB’s fixed-income SMA business. This includes the construction and ongoing evolution of AB’s deeply customized, technology-driven SMA investment platform delivering bespoke solutions to investors across a variety of commercial channels. Previously, Romm was a senior leader responsible for fixed-income technology and data initiatives, driving innovation through data science, analytics and automation to enhance AB’s investment decision-making capabilities. Prior to that, he was a portfolio manager and member of the high yield and high-income portfolio-management teams. Before joining AB in 2013, Romm was a fixed-income specialist at Bloomberg, where he developed and supported fixed-income cash bond and derivative analysis tools. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics with a minor in entrepreneurship from Trinity College and is a CFA charter holder.