Ksenia Koban is a Vice President and Municipal Strategist at Payden & Rygel. She is responsible for credit research and assists in developing the firm’s views and strategies with regard to the municipal bond market and portfolio structure. Recently, her focus turned to the development of municipal social impact, and ESG investment strategies and products.

Prior to joining Payden & Rygel, Koban was a credit risk analyst on a large portfolio of distressed municipal debt held by an investment bank. Her career in public finance began as a budget and policy analyst in New York City government where she focused on pension finance and inter-governmental affairs.

Ksenia Koban earned an MPA specializing in Public Finance from New York University. She received a BA in International Relations with an emphasis in Economics and Political Science from University of California, San Diego. Koban serves on the Advisory Board of the Municipal Impact Coalition and is a member of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, Women in Public Finance, and Women Investing for a Sustainable Economy.