Our Team

Michael Knox, CFA, President

Michael founded Gold Ridge Asset Management in 2005 after spending nearly 20 years as an analyst and portfolio manager with several Wall Street firms. Michael co-founded Xtract Research LLC in 2005 as the first portfolio company for Gold Ridge and oversaw all research and consulting activities. Prior to founding Gold Ridge/Xtract Research, he was a founding partner and portfolio manager with Hamilton Investment Management LLC, a multi-strategy hedge fund, where he oversaw the Convertible Arbitrage, Credit and Special Situations strategies. He held the same roles at Hamilton's predecessor, Hamilton Partners Limited and was with the combined firms for 7 years. Prior to joining Hamilton, he was a Portfolio Manager with Morgan Stanley Advisors (previously Dean Witter InterCapital) where he managed one of the largest Convertible mutual funds in the country as well as co-managed the firm's Equity Income fund. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he was a high yield and convertible Portfolio Manager for Eagle Asset Management and a trader/analyst for Eagle's sister company, Heritage Asset Management. Michael has a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University, a MBA from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Manish Aggarwal, Managing Partner

Manish joined Gold Ridge Asset Management in 2005. Manish co-founded Xtract Research LLC in 2005, where he was responsible for overseeing general business development. Prior to founding Xtract Research, he was actively involved in a start-up financial support company to develop outsourcing solutions for hedge fund operations. Prior to joining this venture, Manish was a trader in the risk arbitrage group at a multi-strategy hedge fund, Hamilton Investment Management LLC. He had joined Hamilton's predecessor (Hamilton Partners Limited) in June of 1997 as a trading assistant, and was instrumental in developing the in house back office processes and systems. Manish has a BS in accounting from the City University of New York (Hunter College).