Katrina Valerie Lamb is an investment analyst and strategist based in Washington, DC, where she researches and writes on investment strategies covering a broad range of asset classes including domestic and international equities, fixed income and alternative assets such as real estate, commodities, hedge funds, private equities and derivative securities.

Lamb, a graduate of Dartmouth College, got her start in the financial industry on Wall Street, working three years for Morgan Stanley's New York and Tokyo offices. After earning an Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, she joined Merrill Lynch where she worked as an investment banking specialist covering financial institutions, telecommunications and technology companies from the firm's New York, Tokyo and Singapore offices. She later returned to Washington, DC, and worked as an international development consultant with a focus on capital market development in emerging and transitional economies.

Lamb moved back overseas in 1998 to work for a private, Vienna-based investment company active in the markets of Central and Eastern Europe. She managed portfolios of early-stage regional private equity investments and also directed the firm's business in Russia. She returned to the U.S. in 2005.

Lamb's years of working in international settings have provided her with a first-hand understanding of the nuances and intricacies of global capital markets. She focuses a great deal of her research and analysis on the opportunities provided by a changing world. She has a genuine passion for the cultures, languages and histories of countries in which she has lived and believes that to understand a country's economic potential requires going below the surface and learning about the lives, work and motivations of the people who reside there.

Lamb is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.