Michael Knecht is a partner at SIGLO since 2010. He began his career in 2001 with PPCmetrics AG, a Swiss pension fund consultant. In that role Michael advised institutional clients on the selection of asset managers and on the implementation of investment strategies. Additionally, he managed the centre of competence for Hedge Funds & Absolute Return Strategies. From March 2007 to April 2010 Michael was a Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Harcourt Investment Consulting AG. He managed fund of hedge funds portfolios of institutional clients. Michael holds a degree in economics from the University of Zurich specializing in macroeconomics and capital markets theory. Michael is fluent in German and English and wrote several articles about the role of hedge funds in institutional portfolios.