Kenneth Fisher: Best-selling Author, Forbes Columnist, Fisher Investments Executive Chairman

Ken Fisher

Kenneth Fisher is an investment manager, author, and financial thinker of this generation. In 2010, he was recognized as one of the top 30 most influential individuals in the investment industry over the last 30 years.1 In 2011, he was recognized by Investment Advisor magazines IA 25 list of the most influential people in the advisor community.2

He is perhaps best known for his Forbes "Portfolio Strategy" column, which he has written since 1984, making him the longest continuously running columnist in the magazine’s 90+ year history. From 2005 - 2012, his Forbes market forecasts were among the most accurate as measured by third-party CXO Advisory Group3, the research firm whose "Guru Grades" rated the accuracy of publicly available expert forecasts on the stock market. In addition, Ken Fisher has been published, interviewed and/or been written about in numerous major American, British, and German finance and business periodicals. He writes a weekly column for Focus Money, a leading German magazine.

Ken Fisher has written eleven books, including four New York Times bestsellers, 2006's The Only Three Questions That Count (revised in 2012), 2008's The Ten Roads to Riches, 2009's How to Smell a Rat, 2010's Debunkery. His latest book is Beat The Crowd 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 Made the Market, both re-released by John Wiley & Sons in 2007. In addition to English, Ken Fisher's books have been translated into Chinese, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Romanian, and Thai, reaching of 3/4 of global GDP.4
 
Ken Fisher is the founder and Executive Chairman of Fisher Investments, an independent, fee-only investment adviser with $83 billion under management.5 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. The clients of Fisher Investments and its affiliates include over 175 large institutions and over 35,000 high net worth individuals.5 As a leading independent investment management firm, Fisher Investments participates in global equity and fixed income markets.
 
Ken Fisher's hobbies include the history of Kings Mountain, California and 19th century redwood lumbering history.
 
Praise for books by Kenneth Fisher as well as praise for Mr. Fisher himself:
 
"Much of Fisher's success is due to his career-long practice of challenging the conventional wisdom of investing."
- Mary Scott, Research Magazine
(from "Befriending Your Brain," Research Magazine, February 2007)
 
"The reason for Ken's longevity is not only his excellent record of individual stock recommendations but also his insightful general observations and his creation of principles for investors to follow."
- Steve Forbes, Forbes Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Inc. President & CEO
(from "King Fisher," Forbes, August 3, 2009, commemorating Ken Fisher's 25th year with Forbes)

 

1 Thirty for Thirty, Investment Advisor, http://www.thinkadvisor.com/2010/05/01/thirty-for-thirty

2 Ken Fisher, Fisher Investments: The Extended 2011 IA25 Profile

3 www.cxoadvisory.com/gurus. 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. Not all forecasts may be as accurate as those in the past. Investing in securities involves the risk of loss. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

4 Based on countries' official languages and GDP reported by the IMF, as of April 2013

5 As of 6/30/2017, Fisher Investments and its subsidiaries manage over $83 billion in assets—over $42 billion for North American private investors, over $36 billion for institutional investors and over $4 billion for European private investors.