Katie Klingensmith is senior vice president, investment specialist with Brandywine Global Investment Management. She provides research and communication to clients, consultants, and prospects in support of the company’s investment strategies and global macroeconomic views. Klingensmith joined the firm in 2021 from Franklin Templeton, where she worked as an investment director for Templeton Global Macro (2016-2021). She previously served as a senior currency and macro analyst and client-facing resource at UBS (2006-2015), an international economist for the U.S. Treasury focused on Latin America (2004-2006), and an analyst at the Federal Reserve Board on emergency liquidity (2001-2004). Klingensmith also held roles at BankBoston in Argentina, ACCION International, and the World Bank. She holds a B.A. with High Honors from Swarthmore College, an M.P.P. from Harvard’s Kennedy School, and received a Fulbright Fellowship (University of Coimbra) and a Paul Harris Rotary Graduate Fellowship (University of Buenos Aires). She has lived and studied in Spain, El Salvador, Portugal, Argentina, Brazil and Switzerland. Klingensmith holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63.