New York-based Vincent DuPont joined Alliance Bernstein in 1999 and has been a senior vice president and portfolio manager since 2009. Prior to his current role, DuPont spent 10 years as a fundamental research analyst covering semiconductors and semiconductor capital equipment. He previously researched the Russian economy at the Council on Foreign Relations for a year and worked at the US State Department as an arms control official for six years. DuPont holds a BA in political science from Northwestern University and a PhD in international affairs/Russian studies from Columbia University. He is a CFA charterholder.