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 the firm 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 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 Advisors, which was acquired by Banyan Partners 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’s1 “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 serves on the Investment Committees for Boston Latin High School, Rosie’s Place and the Archdiocese of Boston. She is a member of the Parent Association of Dedham Country Day School and leads their Community Outreach effort, and is a Trustee of Boston Latin School. Michelle also teaches second-grade religious education at Holy Name Church in West Roxbury and is the Treasurer of Holy Name’s Cub Scout Pack 3.
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.