Ken Fisher is the founder, Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Fisher Investments, an independent, fee-only investment adviser with $123 billion1 under management. Fisher Investments maintains four principal business units, Fisher Investments Institutional Group, Fisher Investments Private Client Group, Fisher Investments 401(k) Solutions Group and Fisher Investments International Group, which serve a global client base of diverse investors.
His prestigious Forbes “Portfolio Strategy” column ran from 1984 through 2016, making Ken the longest continuously running columnist in the magazine’s history.
Ken Fisher has written 11 books, including 4 New York Times bestsellers; 2006's The Only Three Questions That Count, 2008's The Ten Roads to Riches, 2009's How to Smell a Rat, and 2010's Debunkery. His latest book, Beat the Crowd, was published in 2015. In 1984, his Super Stocks was that year's best-selling stock market book. Others include 1987's The Wall Street Waltz and 1993's 100 Minds That Make the Market, both re-released by John Wiley & Sons in 2007.
Ken is a regular contributor to several publications, including Germany’s Focus Money, Denmark’s leading business newspaper, Børsen, the Netherland’s largest newspaper, De Telegraaf, Switzerland’s leading business paper, Handelszeitung, Spain’s largest business website and newspaper, El Economista, Italy’s third largest newspaper and number one business paper, Il Sole 24 Ore, France’s L’Opinion, Belgium’s La Libre, Austria’s Trend, Caixin—often referred to as the Bloomberg of China, the Hong Kong Economic Journal, Taiwan’s Business Weekly, and South Korea’s largest business paper, Chosun Ilbo.
His early 1970s theoretical work pioneered a tool known as 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 as well as his firm's output--in both traditional and behavioral finance.
Ken Fisher's hobbies include the history of Kings Mountain, California and 19th century redwood lumbering history. He has also established the Kenneth L. Fisher Chair in Redwood Forest Ecology at his alma mater, Humboldt State University. He and his wife, Sherrilyn, have three adult sons.
1 As of 6/30/2020. Includes Fisher Investments and its subsidiaries..