Thursday, January 17, 2013

Industry Spotlight: Ken Fisher and Fisher Investments

In the finance industry, it can be hard to know who to trust - especially in today’s uncertain economic climate. In writing this article, I have scoured the web to search for the men and women that you should follow if you want to stay on top of the industry. This first post highlights Ken Fisher and Fisher Investments. 

A Little About Ken Fisher

Kenneth L. Fisher, is very well-known in the financial world. He is currently considered one of the leading financial advisors in the world. He has visionary ideas and outlooks on the world of finance and continues to be a power force in the financial world.

Mr. Fisher graduated from California’s Humboldt State University in 1972 with a degree in economics. After working several years for his father, Ken Fisher had attained enough knowledge and expertise on the science of financial advising and investments to begin a business of his own. He founded Fisher Investments less than 10 years after graduating from college. This company now manages billions of dollars worth of investments.

In addition to his financial career, Ken Fisher is also an author and writer. His books of financial advisory offer many strategies and assistance to those looking to master the financial world just as Ken Fisher has done. He pens “Portfolio Strategy”, a column that has appeared in Forbes magazine since 1984. He is considered to be the fourth longest running columnist in the magazine's 90-plus year publishing run.

He has also written eight finance books, with five of those being best sellers:
  • The Only Three Questions that Count 
  • Markets Never Forget—But People Do 
  • How to Smell a Rat 
  • Ten Roads to Riches 
  • Debunkery 

His financial success placed him on the Forbes 400 Richest Americans list.

Not all of his time is devoted to investing; he is also a well-regarded expert on 19th century logging. Through this interest in forests, he has documented approximately 35 old logging camps located throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains This passion for the forest led him create an endowment at Humboldt State—the Kenneth L. Fisher Chair in Redwood Forest Ecology.

On a more personal note, Mr. Fisher and his wife Sherrilyn have three sons. 

About Fisher Investments

With its headquarters residing in Woodside, California, Fisher Investments is a privately owned independent money management firm that has approximately 25,000 clients, more than 100 institutions, and manages billions of dollars.

According to its website, Fisher Investment manages investments for the wealthiest of Americans; however it also caters to what the company calls “millionaires next door”—those who want valuable investing advice and expertise. The company states that its approach to investments is flexible and dynamic, as well as global. Portfolios are adjusted through a forward-thinking approach as the market changes.

The company creates personalized portfolios for each of its clients that can include such investments as cash, traded funds, stocks, and bonds. The company has an outstanding track record with its client base with nine out of 10 private clients staying with the company for the last 15 years.

1 comment:

  1. I wish I have a chance to talk to him to help me with novated leasing. He is really famous and I know that he works very hard to help his clients.


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