Alternatives client-service duo joins AllianceBernstein

George Yepes and Jeff Saltzman have joined AllianceBernstein (AB) as managing directors and alternatives specialists, confirmed spokesman Jonathan Freedman.

Both client-service positions are new ones at the firm.

Mr. Yepes will work with AllianceBernstein's large-market advisers and consultant relations team, while Mr. Saltzman will focus on the firm's endowment and foundation business.

Mr. Yepes comes to AllianceBernstein from hedge fund-of-funds firm Financial Risk Management, where he was head of North American distribution and relationship management, according to an AllianceBernstein news release. Ed Rowley, a spokesman for FRM parent Man Group, couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

Mr. Saltzman comes from Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Cross Asset Solutions and Strategies group, where he served as a director.