Michelle A. Knight

Chief Investment Officer & Chief Economist

Michelle A. Knight

Chief Investment Officer & Chief Economist

Michelle Knight serves as Chief Investment Officer and Chief Economist for Ropes Wealth, where she is responsible for apprising clients of global economic and market activity and its implications for investment strategy. In this role, she leads the Investment Team in making asset allocation decisions and directs investment and manager selection on behalf of all clients. Ms. Knight is a key advisor to the Management Committee and the Chair of the Investment Policy Committee. Ms. Knight is a frequent contributor to Financial Advisors magazine and Private Asset Management magazine, and has been quoted in Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, the Boston Business Journal, Forbes, and The Boston Globe.

As Chief Economist for Ropes & Gray LLP, Michelle provided economic and market insights to the trustees of the Private Client Group to aid in their management and oversight of trusts and trust-related assets totaling close to $5 billion.

Michelle was Chief Economist and Managing Director of Fixed Income for Silver Bridge Capital Management LLC, which was acquired by Banyan Partners LP in 2013. Prior to joining Silver Bridge, Michelle was Head of the Fixed Income Department at Atlantic Trust, where she was responsible for managing $5 billion in fixed income assets. Before joining Atlantic Trust, she was an Analyst and Assistant Portfolio Manager at J.P. Morgan Investment Management in New York.

Michelle earned a MBA, a MSF, and a BA from Boston College, where she graduated summa cum laude and held the distinction of Presidential Scholar. She was named one of Boston Business Journal’s “40 under 40” in 2009, in recognition of her accomplishments as a corporate and civic leader. She is a member of the Boston Economic Club, the Boston College Alumni Association and Council for Women, the Children’s Hospital League, and the Inner-City Scholarship Fund Professional’s Team. Michelle serves as a member of the Investment Committee of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston and the Boston Latin School. In addition to serving on the Investment Committee of the Dedham Country Day School, she leads their Community Outreach effort. She also teaches second-grade religious education at Holy Name Church in West Roxbury.

1 The 40 Under 40 list is complied by the Boston Business Journal.  Annually, the Boston Business Journal seeks nominations to recognize 40 of Boston's best and brightest young professionals. Nominees are evaluated by their achievements, innovations and leadership skills in their fields as well as their civic involvement and accomplishments.  It is not known how many nominees were considered in 2009. Winners in any particular year can not win the ““40 under 40” in 2009, in recognition of her accomplishments as a corporate and civic leader. She is a member of the Boston Economic Club, the Boston College Alumni Association and Council for Women, the Children’s Hospital League, and the Inner-City Scholarship Fund Professional’s Team. Michelle chairs the Investment Committee of Dedham Country Day School, and leads their Community Outreach effort. She is actively involved in the Alumni Association of Boston Latin School and serves on their Investment Committee. Michelle teaches second-grade religious education at Holy Name Church in West Roxbury and serves on the Investment Committee for the Archdiocese of Boston.

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