At a time when even hedge fund managers are settling in for a prolonged period of sporadic, unpredictable growth, Kristin Ceva, senior vice president and director of emerging markets fixed income strategies at Payden & Rygel remains a maverick.

Ceva maintains that emerging markets will continue to deliver steady growth, primarily through government debt. The Los Angeles investment manager, which oversees a total of $54 billion in assets with about $800 million in emerging markets, has also seen its flagship Payden Emerging Markets Bond Fund deliver strong annualized returns of 14.5% since its launch in 1998.

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