Matthias Knab

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Matthias Knab
Occupation Owner, Managing Director & Managing Editor
Employer Opalesque
Location Munich, Germany
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Matthias Knab is the owner of Opalesque, an online publication focusing on the alternative investment and hedge fund industry. He also serves as managing director and managing editor of the company.[1]


Since 1989, Knab has worked as a consultant for major German institutions, most notably Allianz and Vereinte Versicherungen. In 1998, he created and served as ceo Börsenakademie AG - the first German institution directed at offering educational services on investing themes. He also served as managing director at TradeStream Global AG, a technology firm that developed trading solutions for institutions and hedge funds.[2]


Knab 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). He is a member of the German Association of Technical Analysts (VTAD). He speaks English, German, Spanish, French, some Italian and and is currently learning Mandarin (Chinese).


  1. Matthias Knab. Opalesque.
  2. Speaker List. Hedge Funds World.