Our History

The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, founded in May 2003, is the umbrella for activities on leadership and ethics at Columbia Business School.

The Center was made possible by a generous gift from the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Foundation. The foundation's parent, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., was established in 1967 by the late Sanford Bernstein, a paragon of the highest standards in his profession.

An investment manager, Bernstein opened the first securities firm dedicated to providing families and individuals with professional money-management services. As the mission grew to include investment research and institutional asset management, the firm flourished while emphasizing the highest ethical and professional standards.

This exemplary standard of quality and ethics has endured, and today Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. is part of AllianceBernstein L.P., one of the most respected firms on Wall Street. Both names symbolize excellence, trustworthiness, discipline, independence and objectivity.

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