Form N-CEN Bernstein Fund Inc For: Sep 30

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      Bernstein Fund Inc
      811-23100
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      ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN LP
      1345 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
      NEW YORK
      10105
      US-NY
      US
      212-969-1000
      
        
      
      
        
          State Street Bank and Trust Company
          1 Lincoln Street
          Boston
          
          02111
          617-786-3000
          Custody and Accounting Records
        
      
      N
      N
      
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      Y
      
        
          Michelle McCloskey
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          N
          
            
            
          
        
        
          R. Jay Gerken
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          N
          
            
            
          
        
        
          William Kristol
          N/A
          N
          
            
            
          
        
        
          Donald K. Peterson
          N/A
          N
          
            
            
          
        
        
          Jeffrey R. Holland
          002861766
          N
          
            
            
          
        
        
          Debra Perry
          004170379
          N
          
            
            
          
        
        
          Beata D. Kirr
          002783119
          Y
          
            
            
          
        
      
      
        
          Vincent S. Noto
          N/A
          1345 Avenue of the Americas
          New York
          
          10105
          XXXXXX
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      N
      N
      N
      N
      
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          AllianceBernstein Investments, Inc.
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      N
      
        
          PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
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      N
      N
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      N
      N
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        International Strategic Equities Portfolio
        S000051865
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        N/A
        N
        N
        Y
        N
        
          
            State Street Bank and Trust Company
            571474TGEMMWANRLN572
            N
            
              
                
              
              N
            
          
        
        
          
        
        N/A
        N/A
        N/A
        
          Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4)
          Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1)
          Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1)
        
        Y
        Y
        N
        N
        
          
            AllianceBernstein L.P.
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            000108477
            0JK55UGWSWNF3X7KLQ85
            
            N
          
        
        
          
            AllianceBernstein Investor Services, Inc.
            084-01187
            00000000000000000000
            
            Y
            N
          
        
        N
        
          
            ICE Data Services, Inc.
            13-3668779
            Tax ID
            
            N
          
          
            PricingDirect Inc.
            549300WIC0TOJ7N7GD54
            
            N
          
          
            Bloomberg L.P.
            549300B56MD0ZC402L06
            
            N
          
          
            Refinitiv US Holdings Inc.
            549300NF240HXJO7N016
            
            N
          
          
            IHS Markit Ltd.
            549300HLPTRASHS0E726
            GB
            N
          
          
            Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC
            549300U4VWNITEKO2881
            
            N
          
          
            Vertical Management Systems, Inc.
            27-3275288
            Tax ID
            
            N
          
        
        N
        
          
            Citibank, National Association (Singapore, SG, Branch)
            E57ODZWZ7FF32TWEFA76
            SG
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Standard Chartered Bank (Makati City, Metro Manila, PH, Branch)
            RILFO74KP1CM8P6PCT96
            PH
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (Jung-gu, Seoul, KR, Branch)
            2HI3YI5320L3RW6NJ957
            KR
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (Sydney, NSW, AU, Branch)
            2HI3YI5320L3RW6NJ957
            AU
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Royal Bank of Canada
            ES7IP3U3RHIGC71XBU11
            CA
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            State Street Bank International GmbH
            ZMHGNT7ZPKZ3UFZ8EO46
            DE
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
            2HI3YI5320L3RW6NJ957
            HK
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Banco de Chile
            8B4EZFY8IHJC44TT2K84
            CL
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
            X5AV1MBDXGRPX5UGMX13
            HK
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Citibank, National Association (Mumbai, Maharashtra, IN, Branch)
            E57ODZWZ7FF32TWEFA76
            IN
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Banco Nacional de Mexico, S.A., Integrante del Grupo Financiero Banamex
            2SFFM4FUIE05S37WFU55
            MX
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited
            2CZOJRADNJXBLT55G526
            CN
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Bank Hapoalim B.M.
            B6ARUI4946ST4S7WOU88
            IL
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka, a. s.
            Q5BP2UEQ48R75BOTCB92
            CZ
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            State Street Trust Company Canada
            549300L71XG2CTQ2V827
            CA
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            UniCredit Bank Austria AG
            D1HEB8VEU6D9M8ZUXG17
            AT
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad
            549300JTJBG2QBI8KD48
            MY
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.
            2W8N8UU78PMDQKZENC08
            IT
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (Helsinki, Uusimaa, FI, Branch)
            F3JS33DEI6XQ4ZBPTN86
            FI
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            State Street Bank and Trust Company
            571474TGEMMWANRLN572
            
            N
            N
            Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
          
          
            Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (Minato ku, Tokyo, JP, Branch)
            RB0PEZSDGCO3JS6CEU02
            JP
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Clearstream Banking S.A.
            549300OL514RA0SXJJ44
            LU
            N
            Y
            Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
          
          
            State Street Bank and Trust Company (Edinburgh, GB, Branch)
            571474TGEMMWANRLN572
            GB
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (Auckland, Auckland, NZ, Branch)
            2HI3YI5320L3RW6NJ957
            NZ
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Citibank Europe Public Limited Company
            N1FBEDJ5J41VKZLO2475
            IE
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            BNP Paribas Securities Services (Athens, Attica, GR, Branch)
            549300WCGB70D06XZS54
            GR
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
            F3JS33DEI6XQ4ZBPTN86
            SE
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt.
            Y28RT6GGYJ696PMW8T44
            HU
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            UBS Switzerland AG
            549300WOIFUSNYH0FL22
            CH
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Euroclear Bank
            549300OZ46BRLZ8Y6F65
            BE
            N
            Y
            Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
          
          
            Citibank, National Association (Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, BR, Branch)
            E57ODZWZ7FF32TWEFA76
            BR
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (Oslo, Oslo, NO, Branch)
            F3JS33DEI6XQ4ZBPTN86
            NO
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken A/S
            F3JS33DEI6XQ4ZBPTN86
            DK
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Bank Handlowy w Warszawie Spolka Akcyjna
            XLEZHWWOI4HFQDGL4793
            PL
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            BNP Paribas Securities Services
            549300WCGB70D06XZS54
            FR
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Standard Chartered Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited
            549300O1LQYCQ7G1IM57
            TH
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Citibank, Anonim Sirketi
            CWZ8NZDH5SKY12Q4US31
            TR
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Standard Chartered Bank (Taiwan) Limited
            549300QJEO1B92LSHZ06
            TW
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Standard Chartered Bank (Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA, Branch)
            RILFO74KP1CM8P6PCT96
            ZA
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
        
        Y
        
          
            Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC
            549300I7JYZHT7D5CO04
            
            Y
            N
          
        
        N
        
          
            AllianceBernstein L.P.
            0JK55UGWSWNF3X7KLQ85
            
            Y
            N
          
        
        N
        
          
            Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC
            8-52942
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            0.00000000
          
          
            Sanford C. Bernstein Limited
            N/A
            N/A
            54930049G8WQ5OOUSD19
            GB
            0.00000000
          
        
        
          
            Barclays Capital Inc.
            8-41342
            000019714
            AC28XWWI3WIBK2824319
            
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            Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
            8-422
            000000816
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            BofA Securities, Inc.
            8-69787
            000283942
            549300HN4UKV1E2R3U73
            
            1355382.82000000
          
          
            Virtu Americas LLC
            8-68193
            000149823
            549300RA02N3BNSWBV74
            
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            J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
            8-35008
            000000079
            ZBUT11V806EZRVTWT807
            
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            Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
            8-129
            000000361
            FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30
            
            2113786.38000000
          
          
            UBS Securities LLC
            8-22651
            000007654
            T6FIZBDPKLYJKFCRVK44
            
            1445202.91000000
          
          
            Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
            8-8177
            000007059
            MBNUM2BPBDO7JBLYG310
            
            145751.28000000
          
          
            Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
            8-15869
            000008209
            9R7GPTSO7KV3UQJZQ078
            
            984820.95000000
          
          
            Liquidnet, Inc.
            8-52461
            000103987
            213800HSKBBO1GCVRG79
            
            128015.67000000
          
        
        8294191.32000000
        
          
            Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
            8-129
            000000361
            FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30
            
            1658408.30000000
          
          
            State Street Bank and Trust Company
            N/A
            N/A
            571474TGEMMWANRLN572
            
            4884324777.25000000
          
          
            UBS Securities LLC
            8-22651
            000007654
            T6FIZBDPKLYJKFCRVK44
            
            6324807.36000000
          
        
        4892307992.91000000
        Y
        7909606338.26769230
        N
        N
        N
        N
      
      
        Small Cap Core Portfolio
        S000051867
        549300P1KZB3RPQ3EX57
        N
        9
        0
        0
        
          
          
          
        
        N/A
        N
        N
        Y
        N
        
          
            State Street Bank and Trust Company
            571474TGEMMWANRLN572
            N
            
              
                
              
              N
            
          
        
        
          
        
        N/A
        N/A
        N/A
        
          Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1)
          Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1)
          Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4)
        
        Y
        Y
        N
        N
        
          
            AllianceBernstein L.P.
            801-56720
            000108477
            0JK55UGWSWNF3X7KLQ85
            
            N
          
        
        
          
            AllianceBernstein Investor Services, Inc.
            084-01187
            00000000000000000000
            
            Y
            N
          
        
        N
        
          
            ICE Data Services, Inc.
            13-3668779
            Tax ID
            
            N
          
          
            PricingDirect Inc.
            549300WIC0TOJ7N7GD54
            
            N
          
          
            Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC
            549300U4VWNITEKO2881
            
            N
          
          
            IHS Markit Ltd.
            549300HLPTRASHS0E726
            GB
            N
          
          
            Refinitiv US Holdings Inc.
            549300NF240HXJO7N016
            
            N
          
          
            Vertical Management Systems, Inc.
            27-3275288
            Tax ID
            
            N
          
          
            Bloomberg L.P.
            549300B56MD0ZC402L06
            
            N
          
        
        N
        
          
            Euroclear Bank
            549300OZ46BRLZ8Y6F65
            BE
            N
            Y
            Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
          
          
            State Street Bank and Trust Company
            571474TGEMMWANRLN572
            
            N
            N
            Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
          
        
        N
        
          
            Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC
            549300I7JYZHT7D5CO04
            
            Y
            N
          
        
        N
        
          
            AllianceBernstein L.P.
            0JK55UGWSWNF3X7KLQ85
            
            Y
            N
          
        
        N
        
          
            Sanford C. Bernstein Limited
            N/A
            N/A
            54930049G8WQ5OOUSD19
            GB
            0.00000000
          
          
            Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC
            8-52942
            000104474
            549300I7JYZHT7D5CO04
            
            0.00000000
          
        
        
          
            Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
            8-15869
            000008209
            9R7GPTSO7KV3UQJZQ078
            
            22274.90000000
          
          
            Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
            8-422
            000000816
            1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46
            
            13160.22000000
          
          
            Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
            8-8177
            000007059
            MBNUM2BPBDO7JBLYG310
            
            15517.70000000
          
          
            J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
            8-35008
            000000079
            ZBUT11V806EZRVTWT807
            
            14317.17000000
          
          
            BMO Capital Markets Corp.
            8-34344
            000016686
            RUC0QBLBRPRCU4W1NE59
            
            11532.04000000
          
          
            Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
            8-129
            000000361
            FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30
            
            42186.28000000
          
          
            Citation Group Ltd.
            8-43632
            000028305
            00000000000000000000
            
            33175.57000000
          
          
            UBS Securities LLC
            8-22651
            000007654
            T6FIZBDPKLYJKFCRVK44
            
            9091.01000000
          
          
            Cowen and Company, LLC
            8-22522
            000007616
            549300WR155U7DVMIW58
            
            35002.68000000
          
          
            Barclays Capital Inc.
            8-41342
            000019714
            AC28XWWI3WIBK2824319
            
            8049.44000000
          
        
        247733.39000000
        
          
            State Street Bank and Trust Company
            N/A
            N/A
            571474TGEMMWANRLN572
            
            211857970.75000000
          
        
        211857970.75000000
        Y
        836454363.81230769
        N
        N
        N
        N
      
      
        International Small Cap Portfolio
        S000051866
        549300G1B9DY1MOTDQ52
        N
        9
        0
        0
        
          
          
          
        
        N/A
        N
        N
        Y
        N
        
          
            State Street Bank and Trust Company
            571474TGEMMWANRLN572
            N
            
              
                
              
              N
            
          
        
        
          
        
        N/A
        N/A
        N/A
        
          Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4)
          Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1)
          Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1)
        
        Y
        Y
        N
        N
        
          
            AllianceBernstein L.P.
            801-56720
            000108477
            0JK55UGWSWNF3X7KLQ85
            
            N
          
        
        
          
            AllianceBernstein Investor Services, Inc.
            084-01187
            00000000000000000000
            
            Y
            N
          
        
        N
        
          
            IHS Markit Ltd.
            549300HLPTRASHS0E726
            GB
            N
          
          
            Refinitiv US Holdings Inc.
            549300NF240HXJO7N016
            
            N
          
          
            Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC
            549300U4VWNITEKO2881
            
            N
          
          
            ICE Data Services, Inc.
            13-3668779
            Tax ID
            
            N
          
          
            PricingDirect Inc.
            549300WIC0TOJ7N7GD54
            
            N
          
          
            Vertical Management Systems, Inc.
            27-3275288
            Tax ID
            
            N
          
          
            Bloomberg L.P.
            549300B56MD0ZC402L06
            
            N
          
        
        N
        
          
            Euroclear Bank
            549300OZ46BRLZ8Y6F65
            BE
            N
            Y
            Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
          
          
            Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (Minato ku, Tokyo, JP, Branch)
            RB0PEZSDGCO3JS6CEU02
            JP
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka, a. s.
            Q5BP2UEQ48R75BOTCB92
            CZ
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.
            2W8N8UU78PMDQKZENC08
            IT
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            State Street Trust Company Canada
            549300L71XG2CTQ2V827
            CA
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            HSBC Bank Middle East Limited
            549300F99IL9YJDWH369
            AE
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Banco de Chile
            8B4EZFY8IHJC44TT2K84
            CL
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Bank Handlowy w Warszawie Spolka Akcyjna
            XLEZHWWOI4HFQDGL4793
            PL
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Cititrust Colombia S A Sociedad Fiduciaria
            549300242J3IJCOSGI49
            CO
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited
            2CZOJRADNJXBLT55G526
            CN
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Standard Chartered Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited
            549300O1LQYCQ7G1IM57
            TH
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            BNP Paribas Securities Services
            549300WCGB70D06XZS54
            FR
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (Auckland, Auckland, NZ, Branch)
            2HI3YI5320L3RW6NJ957
            NZ
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            State Street Bank International GmbH
            ZMHGNT7ZPKZ3UFZ8EO46
            DE
            N
            Y
            Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
          
          
            Standard Chartered Bank (Taiwan) Limited
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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

To the Board of Directors and Shareholders Bernstein Fund, Inc.

 

In planning and performing our audits of the financial statements of the portfolios listed in Appendix A (constituting Bernstein Fund, Inc., hereafter collectively referred to as the “Fund”) as of and for the year ended September 30, 2021, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (“PCAOB”), we considered the Fund’s internal control over financial reporting, including controls over safeguarding securities, as a basis for designing our auditing procedures for the purpose of expressing our opinion on the financial statements and to comply with the requirements of Form N-CEN, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Fund’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we do not express an opinion on the effectiveness of the Fund’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

The management of the Fund is responsible for establishing and maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting. In fulfilling this responsibility, estimates and judgments by management are required to assess the expected benefits and related costs of controls. A company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company’s internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of a company’s

assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

 

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

 

A deficiency in internal control over financial reporting exists when the design or operation of a control does not allow management or employees, in the normal course of performing their assigned functions, to prevent or detect misstatements on a timely basis. A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of the Fund’s annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Our consideration of the Fund’s internal control over financial reporting was for the limited purpose described in the first paragraph and would not necessarily disclose all deficiencies in internal control over financial reporting that might be material weaknesses under standards established by the PCAOB. However, we noted no deficiencies in the Fund’s internal control over financial reporting and its operation, including controls over safeguarding securities, that we consider to be material weaknesses as defined above as of September 30, 2021.

 

This report is intended solely for the information and use of management and the Board of Directors of Bernstein Fund, Inc. and the Securities and Exchange Commission and is not intended to be and should not be used by anyone other than these specified parties.

 

 

/s/ PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

New York, New York

November 23, 2021


 

APPENDIX A

 

 

Bernstein Fund, Inc.

 

International Small Cap Portfolio International Strategic Equities Portfolio Small Cap Core Portfolio

 

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