Recent Posts

Christine Phillpotts

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

North America

Christine Phillpotts joined the SEAF board in early 2021. She is a Senior Vice President and Senior Equity Research Analyst covering Africa and Eastern Europe for AllianceBernstein’s Emerging and Frontier Markets portfolios. She identifies and manages listed equity investments, has contributed to the launch of the Next 50 Emerging Markets Fund and evaluates the Emerging Markets Value strategy’s portfolio risks and opportunities across geographies. Prior to joining the firm, she was the Global Portfolio Manager for the Grassroots Business Fund (GBF), a fund that was established by the International Finance Corporation and invests in privately held companies in emerging and frontier markets. While at GBF, Phillpotts sourced, structured and supervised investments across several countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana, Rwanda, and Mozambique. As a member of the fund’s internal investment committee, she also assessed and approved transactions in Latin America and Asia. Before that, Phillpotts was an equity research associate at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Phillpotts is a member of AllianceBernstein’s Women’s Leadership Council and served as the co‐chair of AllianceBernstein’s Black Employee Resource Group. She previously served on the board of directors of the CFA Society of New York and the Harvard Business School Association of Boston. She is a Robert Toigo Foundation Fellow and a CFA charterholder. Phillpotts holds a BA in economics from Columbia University, where she graduated summa cum laude, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she received first-year honors.