AllianceBernstein and Societe Generale announced the official launch of Bernstein, a joint venture creating a leading global cash equities and equity research business. Robert van Brugge has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bernstein on April 1, 2024. He has served as the CEO of AB Bernstein Research Services since 2011.

Prior to becoming CEO, van Brugge oversaw all fundamental research in his role as the Global Director of Research. He joined Bernstein Research Services in 2002 from McKinsey & Company where he was an associate principal. Before joining McKinsey, van Brugge served as a commercial lender with First Colonial Bankshares Corp.

He earned a BA (with honors) in political science and economics from Roosevelt University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was recognized as a Palmer Scholar. Stephane Loiseau has been appointed Deputy CEO of Bernstein on April 1, 2024. He was previously Head of Societe Generale's cash equities business since 2021.

Prior to that he held various positions supervising Cash Equities, Prime sales and Listed derivatives trading, based out of Hong Kong since 2012. He also served in London since 2008 as deputy global head of execution services, and head of cash equity execution. Stephane Loiseau joined Societe Generale in 1996 as an international equities trader in New York, before becoming co-head of global program trading and electronic services in 2006.

Stephane Loiseau is a graduate of EM Lyon Business School in France.