The Investment Policy Committee is a five-member portfolio management team, responsible for making strategic investment decisions affecting the client’s portfolios. This centralized decision-making approach is different from the rest of the industry.Watch the Videos
The Portfolio Management Team is headed by an Investment Policy Committee with support from research analysts and other financial professionals.
The Investment Policy Committee collaboratively makes all strategic investment decisions affecting clients’ portfolios. Though the IPC functions as a team, each member focuses on particular segments of investment strategy. While 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.
Ken founded Fisher Investments in 1979, now serving 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 around the world including Germany’s Focus Money; Denmark’s leading business newspaper, Børsen; the Netherlands’ largest newspaper, De Telegraaf; Switzerland’s leading business paper, Handelszeitung; Spain’s largest business website and newspaper, elEconomista; Italy’s third largest newspaper and number one business paper, Il Sole 24 Ore; France’s L’Opinion; Belgium’s La Libre; Austria’s Trend; Caixin—often called the “Bloomberg of China”; the Hong Kong Economic Journal; Taiwan’s Business Weekly; South Korea’s largest business paper, Chosun Mint; Japan’s Diamond Weekly; Singapore’s The Business Times; the United Arab Emirates’ The National; and Australia’s most read newspaper, The Australian. In America, he writes in Real Clear Markets.com and is active on social media. Ken has authored 11 books, including 4 New York Times bestsellers.
Jeff Silk is a Vice Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer. Jeff oversees all portfolio management functions across a wide range of investment strategies at the firm.
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.
Aaron Anderson is a Senior Vice President of Research and a member of the Investment Policy Committee. In those roles, Aaron oversees the firm’s global macroeconomic and capital markets research.
Michael Hanson is a Senior Vice President of Research and a member of the Investment Policy Committee. In his current role, Michael oversees the Research Group and is responsible for the development of capital markets and securities research.
Our internal research department is composed of investment professionals dedicated to aiding the Investment Policy Committee (IPC) with Fisher Investments’ portfolio management. The department is organized into teams with unique responsibilities, including analyzing 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 our research department present at seminars nationwide, teach workshops and university courses, and write columns, articles, and books on investing.