Founder, Executive Chairman, and Co-Chief Investment Officer
Ken is the founder, Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Fisher Investments, an independent, fee-only investment adviser, with over $71 billion1 in assets under management, and serving large institutions and high net worth individuals throughout most of the developed world.
Perhaps best known for his prestigious Forbes “Portfolio Strategy” column, Ken’s 30 years of high-profile market calls make him the longest continuously running columnist in Forbes history. His Forbes market forecasts are among America’s most accurate as measured by independent third-party CXO Advisory Group.2
Ken has also been published, interviewed and/or written about in numerous publications globally. He writes a weekly column for Germany’s Focus Money magazine and monthly columns in the UK’s Financial Times.
From 1984 through 2015 Ken wrote 11 books, including 4 New York Times bestsellers.
His 1970s theoretical work pioneered an investment analysis tool called the Price-to-Sales Ratio, now a core part of financial curriculum. A prize-winning researcher, his credits span a multitude of professional and scholarly journals—a paper he co-authored with Meir Statman in 2000 received the Journal of Portfolio Management’s Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Award.
In 2010, ThinkAdvisor recognized Ken on its prestigious Thirty for Thirty list as among the industry’s 30 most influential individuals of the last three decades. Tiburon Strategic Advisors also recognized Ken, awarding him with their 2009 CEO Summit Award for Challenging Conventional Wisdom.
He is ranked #184 on the 2016 Forbes 400 list of Richest Americans and #549 on the 2016 list of Global Billionaires.
Ken and his wife, Sherrilyn, have three adult sons.
1 As of 9/30/2016, Fisher Investments and its subsidiaries manage over $71 billion in assets—over $35 billion for North American private investors, over $32 billion for institutional investors and over $3 billion for European private investors.
2 Based on a report completed in 2013 by CXO Advisory Group. The final report, titled “Guru Grades,” contains accuracy ratings for 68 forecasters collected over a period from 2005 to 2012 including market forecasts by Ken Fisher as published in Forbes. Ken Fisher’s market forecasts in Forbes represent his personal forecasts of the overall market and are not an indication of the performance of Fisher Investments or its clients. Not all forecasts may be as accurate as those in the past.
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