Matthias F. Knab

Matthias F. Knab

Founder, Managing Director & Managing Editor at Opalesque Ltd

Introduction Opalesque is led by Matthias Knab, an internationally recognized expert on hedge funds and alternatives.

Mr. Knab has frequently served as chairman of hedge fund conferences in in New York, Greenwich, London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Miami, Bahamas, Stockholm and Dubai.

In addition, he has presented or moderated at hedge fund events in Geneva, Zurich, Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town, Madrid, Moscow, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Toronto, Cayman Islands, Auckland and Bombay, and lectured at numerous universities on the subjects of hedge funds and the state of the global alternative asset management industry.

He studied computer science and psychology in Freiburg i.Br. (Germany), graduated in economy in Munich and subsequently passed exams as a FSA (Financial Services Authority, UK) Securities Representative, FSA Futures and Options Representative and XETRA trader (Frankfurt).

Mr. Knab is a member of the German Association of Technical Analysts (VTAD).

Since 1989 he has been working as a consultant for major German institutions, most notably Allianz and Vereinte Versicherungen. 1998 he created and served as CEO Boersenakademie AG - the first German institution directed at offering educational services on investing themes.

Matthias Knab also served as Managing Director at TradeStream Global AG, a technology firm developing trading solutions for institutions and hedge funds.

In 2000 Matthias Knab started to publish a pioneering newsletter "Industry Report" which was focusing on the ascent of Electronic Trading within the online brokerage industry. It was at that time when he started to establish his first links into the hedge fund industry and became aware about the need of a daily, independent and encompassing news service on this thriving sector.

Mr. Knab speaks English, German, Spanish, French, some Italian and is currently learning Mandarin (Chinese).
Company Overview

Opalesque was formed in 2001 to provide professional news services to participants in the alternative investment sector. Since inception, Opalesque has been providing premium online information services related to the hedge fund and investment industries. The Opalesque publication Alternative Market Briefing is the only daily hedge fund news service read by the elite hedge fund managers themselves (see our Testimonial page for more)

Opalesque is led by Matthias Knab, an internationally recognized expert on hedge funds and alternatives. Mr. Knab has frequently served as chairman of hedge fund conferences in New York, Greenwich, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Miami, Bahamas, Stockholm, Dubai etc. In addition, he has presented or moderated at hedge fund events in London, Geneva, Zurich, Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town, Madrid, Moscow, Sao Paolo, San Francisco, Toronto, Cayman Islands, Auckland and Bombay, and lectured at numerous universities on the subjects of hedge funds and the state of the global alternative asset management industry.

After having been in the IT and consultancy business since 1988, in the year 2000 Matthias Knab started to publish a pioneering newsletter "Industry Report" which was focusing on the ascent of Electronic Trading within the online brokerage industry. It was at that time when he started to establish his first links into the hedge fund industry and became aware about the need of a daily, independent and encompassing news service on this thriving industry.

Role

Founder

Senior Management

Organisation Type

Consulting Firm

Media/News Service

Email knab@opalesque.com
Website http://www.opalesque.com
Phone +49-89-2351-3055
Fax
Mailing Address 156 West 56th Street
City New York
State NY
Country United States
Zip/ Postal Code 10019