Stuart Rae has been Chief Investment Officer of Asia-Pacific ex Japan Value equities at Alliance Bernstein since 2006. He served as co-CIO of Australian Value until 2012, and was CIO of Australian Value Equities from 2003 to 2006. Stuart joined the firm in 1999 as a research analyst covering European consumer-cyclicals stocks. Previously, he was a management consultant with McKinsey for six years in Australia and the UK. Stuart earned a BS (with honors) from Monash University in Australia in 1987 and a PhD in physics from the University of Oxford in 1991, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.