Chairman, CEO & Co-Chief Investment Officer - Fisher Investments
Ken Fisher started his investment management career working with his father, legendary investor Philip Fisher. In the early 1970s, Ken went out on his own, founding Fisher Investments and building it into the successful organisation it is today.
In 1984, Ken began writing his prestigious Portfolio Strategy column for Forbes magazine, and from 2000-2006, wrote a monthly column in Bloomberg Money in Britain. Ken has written eight books, including four 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: Learn It, Do It and Profit From It. In 1984, his Super Stocks was that year's bestselling stock market book. Others include 1987's The Wall Street Waltz and 1993's 100 Minds That Made the Market, both re-released by John Wiley & Sons in 2007. In addition to English, Ken's books have been translated into Chinese, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Romanian, and Thai, reaching of 3/4 of global GDP.1
His 1970s theoretical work on the Price-to-Sales ratio popularised what is now a part of the core financial curriculum. In the 1980s Fisher Investments research team helped create a school of equity style management called "domestic small cap value", a major category for institutional and retail investors.
Fisher Investments has since expanded its management and research specialisation into myriad style-based strategies. Ken Fisher's most recent focus has been on behaviouralism and finance where his scholarly work has been widely published in prestigious journals such as the Financial Analysts Journal and Journal of Portfolio Management, where a piece co-authored with Meir Statman of Santa Clara University won the JPM award for "Outstanding Article" for 2000-2001. In 2010, Ken was named one of the industry's 30 most influential people over the previous 30 years on Investment Advisor magazine's prestigious IA-30-30 list2. In 2011, he was named to Investment Advisor's IA253 list (Ken Fisher, Fisher Investments: The Extended 2011 IA25 Profile)