Sara J. Zervos, Global Debt Team Leader and Portfolio Manager

Sara J. Zervos Ph.D.

Global Debt Team Leader and Portfolio Manager

Sara Zervos serves as the head of the Global Debt team and is a portfolio manager of Oppenheimer International Bond Fund, Oppenheimer Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund, Oppenheimer Global High Yield Fund, and Oppenheimer Global Strategic Income Fund.

Prior to joining OppenheimerFunds in 2008, Sara was a portfolio manager with Sailfish Capital Management where she co-managed an emerging market strategy. Before Sailfish, she was a portfolio manager for emerging market local debt strategies at Dillon Read Capital Management and OTA Asset Management.

Earlier in her career, Sara worked as a senior financial economist for financial policy and operations at the World Bank, working on development issues in emerging capital markets. Before working at the World Bank, she served as head of emerging market fixed income strategy at both West LB Global Financial Markets and Barclays Capital in London.

Sara served as a finance professor at Brunel University in England and has published her work in academic and development journals.

Sara received a Ph.D. and an M.A. in economics from the University of Rochester, specializing in international economics and finance, and a B.A. in economics from Arizona State University. She serves on the board of the Emerging Market Trading Association (EMTA) and is a member of the Federal Reserve’s Foreign Exchange Subcommittee.


February 2014

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