Matthias Knab : Managing Director & Managing Editor, Opalesque

Matthias Knab started Opalesque in 2003 as a publishing and research firm on hedge funds and alternative investments.

Today, Opalesque publishes 12 dedicated publications, has over 50,000 clients in over 160 countries and mails out 350,000 issues of its electronic publications per week. 50% of Opalesque's clients are investors.

In 2009, Matthias created the Opalesque.TV interview series which features prominent hedge fund managers like Julian Robertson or Izzy Englander, academics and investors from all continents.

Opalesque also offers the Hedge Professionals database, a global directory of 35,638 hedge fund industry professionals, including 15,231 investors from 124 countries.