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Kristin Ceva

Principal and Senior Portfolio Strategist

Payden & Rygel


Kristin Ceva, PhD, CFA, is a principal and directs the global fixed-income group at Payden & Rygel. Ms. Ceva oversees global sovereign debt strategies, including macroeconomic and political risk assessment to determine country allocation. She is a member of the firm's Investment Policy Committee. Ms. Ceva also is a frequent speaker at industry forums, focusing on topics related to international investing and emerging markets. Prior to joining Payden & Rygel, she worked with a number of international policy institutes, including the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Center for US- Mexican Studies, and the North America Forum at Stanford University. Ms. Ceva holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. She earned a PhD from Stanford University in political science with an emphasis on international political economy. Ms. Ceva was a Fulbright Scholar, and her dissertation was entitled "Economic Restructuring and Business-Government Relations: Trade and Financial Liberalization in Mexico." She has completed extensive economic and political research on emerging markets and is fluent in Spanish. She received a BBA in finance from Texas A&M University.