Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., also known as Bernstein, is an American financial research firm. It is a unit of the investment management firm AllianceBernstein. Analysts from Sanford Bernstein are commonly cited in the printed media, especially in financial news articles.
Sanford Bernstein was founded by Zalman C. Bernstein (previously known as Sanford Charles Bernstein) in 1967. It was privately held till 2000, when it was acquired by Alliance Capital Management. The firm was noted as one of the major financial institutions donating more than $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation .