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. In 2011, he was recognized by Investment Advisor magazines IA 25 list of the most influential people in the advisor community.1
His prestigious Forbes "Portfolio Strategy" column ran from 1984 through 2016, making Ken the longest continuously running columnist in the magazine’s history. He is also a regular contributor to multiple publications, including USA Today, the UK's Financial Times , Germany's Focus Money, Italy's Il Sole 24 Ore, Denmark's Børsen, Sweden's Dagens Industri, Switzerland's Handelszeitun and the Netherlands' Telegraaf.
Ken Fisher has written 11 books, including 4New 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.2
Ken Fisher is the founder and Executive Chairman of Fisher Investments, an independent, fee-only investment adviser with $112 billion under management.4 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 55,000 high net worth individuals.3 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)
2 Based on countries' official languages and GDP reported by the IMF, as of April 2013
3 As of 3/31/2019. Includes Fisher Investments and its subsidiaries