Michelle A. Knight
President & Chief Economist
Michelle Knight serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Economist for Ropes Wealth. As CEO, Michelle is responsible for day-to-day management of the firm and executing its long-term strategic plan. As Chief Economist for Ropes Wealth, she is responsible for apprising clients of the firm of global economic and market activity. Michelle 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
Previously, Michelle served as Chief Investment Officer for Ropes Wealth and Chief Economist for Ropes & Gray LLP. Michelle was Chief Economist and Managing Director of Fixed Income for Silver Bridge Advisors (now Boston Private Wealth), and was Head of the Fixed Income at Atlantic Trust (now CIBC Wealth). 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’s1 “40 under 40” in 2009, in recognition of her accomplishments as a corporate and civic leader.
Michelle is a Boston College Trustee & Investment Committee Member, Boston Latin School Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees & Investment Committee Member, Dedham Country Day School Trustee & Investment Committee Chair, Rosie’s Place Trustee & Investment Committee Member, Trustee and Treasurer of the Leventhal Map & Education Center of the Boston Public Library, and Investment Committee member for the endowment of the Archdiocese of Boston. She is a volunteer and member of the Boston Economic Club, the Boston College Alumni Association and Council for Women, the Boston Children’s Hospital League, and the Catholic Schools Foundation Inner-City Scholarship Fund. Michelle also teaches religious education at Holy Name Church in West Roxbury, serves as the Treasurer of Holy Name Cub Scout Pack 3, and is a parent volunteer with the Guild of St. Irene at St. Sebastian’s School in Needham and the Parent Association of Dedham Country Day School.
Michelle resides in West Roxbury with her family including three sons who are the joy of her life.
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 cannot win the “40 Under 40” recognition again. No fees were paid by any individual or third party in order for an individual to be nominated or selected for this recognition. The results of the list should not be interpreted as reflecting the approval or disapproval of the adviser’s services by clients, and is not intended to be indicative of or a promise of future performance.
- Quoted, “Boston's wealth management industry balances past and future,” The Boston Business Journal (July 11, 2019)