Vera Kartseva, CFA, Vice President, joined the firm in 2013. Vera is a Strategist on the Emerging Markets Debt team. In this role, Vera focuses on tactical asset allocation within EMD. Vera joined the firm from ING Investment Management where she held a similar role, and was also managing an EMD Opportunities fund, a blended strategy of hard and local currency debt. Prior to that, Vera was a quantitative analyst on the Multi-Asset Group of ING Investment Management, where she focused on Global Tactical Asset Allocation. Prior to working at ING Management, Vera worked for Saen Options, Amsterdam, as a junior quantitative researcher. Vera received a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics (cum laude) from the Kharkov National University of Radio Electronics, a Master’s degree in Information Management and a PhD in Economics and Business Administration from the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam. Vera has been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.