Ken Fisher – Founder, Fisher Investments worldwide

Ken Fisher is the Founder, Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Fisher Investments


Ken founded Fisher Investments in 1979. The global Fisher organisation now serves large institutions and high net worth individuals in many parts of the developed world. In 2000, Fisher Investments established Fisher Investments Europe as a wholly-owned subsidiary in the United Kingdom. Fisher Investments UK is a trading name used by Fisher Investments Europe.

In the Media

Ken Fisher’s “Portfolio Strategy” column for Forbes magazine ran from 1984 through 2016, making him the longest continually running columnist in the magazine’s history. He regularly contributes to other European publications, including Financial Times in the UK, Børsen in Denmark, De Telegraaf in The Netherlands, Focus Money in Germany and USA Today in America.

Ken has written 11 books on investing, including the bestseller Super Stocks (1984) and the New York Times bestsellers: The Only Three Questions That Count (2006), The Ten Roads to Riches (2008), How to Smell a Rat (2009) and Debunkery (2010).

Pioneering Research

Ken Fisher’s theoretical work in the 1970s pioneered the use of the Price-to-Sales Ratio, a core element of modern financial curriculum. His more recent research has focused on the field of behavioural finance and includes a paper on cognitive biases in market forecasts which Ken Fisher co-authored in 2000 and for which he received the Journal of Portfolio Management’s Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Award.

Industry Influence

In 2010, ThinkAdvisor recognised Ken on its prestigious “Thirty for Thirty” list as one of the industry’s 30 most influential individuals of the last three decades. Tiburon Strategic Advisors also recognised Ken, awarding him with their 2009 CEO Summit Award for Challenging Conventional Wisdom.

He and his wife Sherrilyn have three adult sons and four grandchildren. Ken’s principal hobbies are lumbering history and western conifer science.

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This article reflects the opinions, viewpoints and commentary of Fisher Investments MarketMinder editorial staff, which is subject to change at any time without notice. Market Information is provided for illustrative and informational purposes only. Nothing in this article constitutes investment advice or any recommendation to buy or sell any particular security or that a particular transaction or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person.

Fisher Investments Europe Limited, trading as Fisher Investments UK, is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA Number 191609) and is registered in England (Company Number 3850593). Fisher Investments Europe Limited Headquarters: 2nd Floor, 6-10 Whitfield Street, London, W1T 2RE, United Kingdom. Fisher Investments Europe Limited’s parent company, Fisher Asset Management, LLC, trading under the name Fisher Investments, is established in the USA and regulated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Investment management services are provided by Fisher Investments.