Fisher Investments Australia® outsources portfolio management to our US-based parent company, Fisher Investments. Fisher Investments’ Investment Policy Committee (IPC)—with support from Fisher Investments’ in-house Research Department—collaboratively makes all strategic investment decisions affecting client portfolios.
Though the IPC functions as a team, each member focuses on particular segments of Fisher Investments’ investment strategy. Whilst all five committee members conduct macroeconomic, political and sentiment analysis in support of the firm’s strategies, Ken Fisher (Founder & Co-Chief Investment Officer) leads these efforts. Jeff Silk (Vice Chairman & Co-Chief Investment Officer), Bill Glaser (Executive Vice President of Portfolio Management & Co-Chief Investment Officer), Aaron Anderson (Senior Vice President of Research) and Michael Hanson (Senior Vice President of Research) are primarily responsible for the selection of securities within the firm’s strategies, overseeing Fisher Investments’ in-house research efforts, portfolio engineering and implementation, and the firm’s technological research resources.
Founder, Executive Chairman & Co-Chief Investment Officer
Ken founded Fisher Investments in 1979, and now serves as Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer. His prestigious Forbes “Portfolio Strategy” column ran from 1984 through 2016, making Ken the longest continuously running columnist in Forbes’ history. He writes monthly, native language columns in major media organs around the world, including the New York Post in the United States; the Daily Telegraph in the United Kingdom; Australia’s most read newspaper, The Australian; Denmark’s leading business newspaper, Børsen; Singapore’s The Business Times; Taiwan’s Business Weekly; Caixin—often called the “Bloomberg of China”; South Korea’s largest business paper, Chosun Weekly Biz; the Netherlands’ largest newspaper, De Telegraaf; Japan’s Diamond Weekly; Spain’s largest business website and newspaper, elEconomista; Germany’s Focus Money; Canada’s most read newspaper, The Globe and Mail; Switzerland’s leading business paper, Handelszeitung; the Hong Kong Economic Journal; Italy’s third largest newspaper and number one business paper, Il Sole 24 Ore; France’s L’Opinion; Belgium’s La Libre; the United Arab Emirates’ The National; and Austria’s Trend. In total, his 20 unique columns span more countries in more total volume than any other columnist of any type ever. He also appears regularly on financial and news media segments globally—including on Fox News, Fox Business, Sky News (UK and Australia), Bloomberg (Canada and Asia) and CNN International—and is active on social media. Ken has authored 11 books, including 4 New York Times bestsellers.
Vice Chairman & Co-Chief Investment Officer
Jeff Silk joined Fisher Investments in 1983. As one of the firm’s first employees, he was instrumental in developing Fisher Investments’ portfolio management, research and trading technologies. He is currently responsible for portfolio construction and implementation across a wide range of investment strategies at the firm.
Executive Vice President, Portfolio Management & Co-Chief Investment Officer
Bill Glaser is the Executive Vice President of Portfolio Management, Co-Chief Investment Officer and a member of the Investment Policy Committee. In those roles, he oversees the firm’s Portfolio Management Department, which includes the Research, Investment Operations, Investment Solutions and Portfolio Evaluation Groups.
Senior Vice President, Research
Aaron Anderson joined Fisher Investments in 2005 and currently oversees the firm’s global macroeconomic and capital markets research. Aaron is regularly featured in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and other global publications for his thoughts on markets and the economy.
Senior Vice President, Research
Michael Hanson joined Fisher Investments in 2002. He currently oversees Fisher Investments’ Research Group and is responsible for the development of capital markets and securities research. Michael appears regularly on Reuters TV and other major media programmes to discuss markets and the economy.
Fisher Investments’ in-house Research Department is composed of investment professionals dedicated to aiding the IPC with Fisher Investments’ portfolio management. The department is organised into teams with unique responsibilities, including analysing macroeconomic trends, monitoring every investment sector and major country around the world, evaluating individual securities, calculating performance attribution, and implementing the IPC's portfolio decisions. Members of the Research Department have also written columns, articles and books on investing.