Leading research analyst joins from AllianceBernstein subsidiary Autonomous Research
Equitable Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EQH) today announced the appointment of Erik Bass as Head of Investor Relations, effective immediately. Bass will report to Robin M. Raju, Chief Financial Officer for Equitable Holdings, and serve on the company’s Operating Committee. In this role, Bass will be responsible for communicating the company’s strategy and financial performance as well as maintaining and expanding relationships with the investor and analyst communities.
Bass joins the company after his seven-year tenure with AllianceBernstein’s sell-side research subsidiary, Autonomous Research, where he served as the lead U.S. life insurance analyst. Additionally, in 2022, Bass was named U.S. Director of Research for Autonomous, overseeing research coverage across all sectors.
“Erik’s knowledge and ability to produce valuable, industry-specific insights will enhance our relationships with investors and the market,” said Raju. “As a top analyst in our sector, Erik understands Equitable Holdings’ unique, integrated business model, and his experience will help advance our growth strategy.”
Bass added, “As an analyst, I’ve been impressed with Equitable Holdings’ strategy and execution since its IPO, and I look forward to joining the company at this pivotal time in its growth trajectory.”
Bass has covered the U.S. life insurance sector since 2005 and was recognized by Institutional Investor as a top-rated analyst in the sector on multiple occasions. He also served as President of the Association of Insurance and Financial Analysts (AIFA) from 2017 to 2018. Prior to joining Autonomous, Bass was the U.S. life insurance analyst for Citigroup. He began his career at J.P. Morgan, working in both private banking and equity research. Bass has a B.A. in Business Economics from Brown University and is a CFA charterholder.
About Equitable Holdings
Equitable Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EQH) is a financial services holding company comprised of two complementary and well-established principal franchises, Equitable and AllianceBernstein (NYSE: AB). Founded in 1859, Equitable provides advice, protection and retirement strategies to individuals, families and small businesses. AllianceBernstein is a global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional investors, individuals and private wealth clients in major world markets. Equitable Holdings has approximately 12,300 employees and financial professionals, $887 billion in assets under management and administration (as of 6/30/2023) and more than five million client relationships globally.