Michelle joined Global X in 2018 and has been instrumental in establishing the operations and processes for the ETF model portfolio business. She works closely with Jon Maier on the construction and management of the ETF model portfolios while overseeing the broader team that is involved in the management of the model portfolios. Previously, Michelle worked at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in its ETF model portfolio business. Prior to Merrill, Michelle worked for a boutique asset management firm, with a focus on both South African and developed market equities. Michelle has authored papers on portfolio management with a focus on thematic and income focused investing. She also writes about a broad range of economic topics. Michelle holds a Master’s in International Finance from the Amsterdam Business School and is a CFA Charterholder.