Ken Fisher founded Fisher Investments in 1979, which is now a $135 billion+ investment adviser and money management firm serving large institutions and high net worth individuals globally. By most standards, it is the world’s largest pure ‘40 Act Investment Adviser firm. He was CEO for 37 years and currently serves as Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer.
Ken’s prestigious Forbes “Portfolio Strategy” column ran monthly for 32 1/2 years until 12/31/2016, making Ken the longest continuously running columnist in the magazine’s history.
He writes monthly, native language columns in major media organs spanning Western Europe and Asia, 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, elEconomista 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.
Ken has written 11 books, including 4 New York Times bestsellers. His 1970’s theoretical work pioneered an investment analysis tool called the Price-to-Sales Ratio, now a core part of financial curriculum. His credits span a multitude of professional and scholarly journals. He is a recipient of the Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Award for outstanding research in the Journal of Portfolio Management.
In 2010, Investment Advisor recognized Ken on its prestigious Thirty for Thirty list as among the industry’s 30 most influential individuals over the prior three decades. He is ranked #170 on the 2020 Forbes 400 list of Richest Americans and #468 on the 2020 list of Global Billionaires.
Ken and his wife, Sherrilyn, have three adult sons and live in Camas, WA.