30 Most Influential Investors Over the Past 30 Years

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In 2010, Ken Fisher was recognised by Investment Advisor as one of the most influential people in the investment advice profession over the past 30 years.

The Thirty for Thirty list included individuals which Investment Advisor noted as having been the most influential in building the independent advisor profession. Investment Advisor recognised these 30 individuals under the following categories: Pioneers & Practitioners, Iconoclasts & Visionaries and Partners & Politicians. Ken Fisher was included in the Pioneers & Practitioners category. Other names on the list included Benjamin Graham, John Bogle and Roger Ibbotson. 

In the interview Ken gave with Investment Advisor, he discussed the roots of the advisory firm industry and the biggest changes he has seen in the advisory profession over the past 30 years. Ken also discussed some of the differences between the average Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) and Fisher Investments. In particular, Ken noted the separation of sales and service groups and the benefits that separation provides to clients. He also highlighted Fisher Investments’ “complete full global orientation,” which is something many others in the industry had not embraced. Finally, Ken mentioned Fisher Investments' focus on innovation and using Main Street, not Wall Street, as role model for innovation success.

Find the full Investment Advisor Thirty for Thirty article here.

Investment Advisor’s “Thirty for Thirty” list of the 30 most influential individuals in and around the investment management profession over the last three decades includes individuals which Investment Advisor noted as having been the most influential in building the independent advisor profession. Neither Fisher Investments nor its affiliates pay to be considered and selected for this award. For more information, please visit: http://www.thinkadvisor.com/2010/05/01/30-for-30-interviews-ken-fisher?slreturn=1509486577.