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Michelle Knight serves as President and Chief Economist for Ropes Wealth Advisors and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team of RWA Wealth Partners. As President, Michelle is responsible for day-to-day management of the firm and executing its long-term strategic plan. As Chief Economist for RWA, she is responsible for apprising clients of the firm of global economic and market activity. Michelle is a frequent contributor to Financial Advisor magazine and Private Asset Management magazine, and has been quoted in BloombergThomson Reuters, the Boston Business JournalForbes, and The Boston Globe

Previously, Michelle served as Chief Investment Officer for RWA 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 an MBA, an 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 Chair for the Endowment; Boston Latin School Investment Committee Chair for the Endowment; Dedham Country Day School Trustee, Chair of the Investment Committee for the Endowment & Member of the Finance Council; Rosie’s Place Trustee, Treasurer & Investment Committee Member; Trustee & Treasurer/Chair of the Finance Council 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 teaches religious education at Holy Name Church in West Roxbury 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.