Ken founded Fisher Investments in 1979, which is now a $100+ billion investment adviser and money management firm serving large institutions and high net worth individuals globally. By most standards, it is the world’s largest pure ‘40 Act Investment Advisory firm. He was CEO for 37 years and currently serves as Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer.
His prestigious Forbes “Portfolio Strategy” column ran monthly for 32 1/2 years until 12/31/2016, making Ken the longest continuously running columnist in the magazine’s history.
He writes monthly, native languages columns in major media organs spanning Western Europe and Asia, including Germany’s Focus Money, Denmark’s leading business newspaper, Børsen, the Netherland’s largest newspaper, De Telegraaf, Switzerland’s leading business paper, Handelszeitung, Spain’s largest business website and newspaper, El Economista, 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 referred to as the Bloomberg of China, the Hong Kong Economic Journal, Taiwan’s Business Weekly, and South Korea’s largest business paper, Chosun Ilbo.
Ken has written 11 books, including 4 New York Times bestsellers. His 1970s theoretical work pioneered an investment analysis tool called the Price-to-Sales Ratio, now a core part of financial curriculum. His credits span a multitude of professional and scholarly journals. He is a recipient of the Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Award for outstanding research in the Journal of Portfolio Management.
In 2010, ThinkAdvisor recognized Ken on its prestigious Thirty for Thirty list as among the industry’s 30 most influential individuals over the prior three decades. He is ranked #195 on the 2019 Forbes 400 list of Richest Americans and #617 on the 2019 list of Global Billionaires.
Ken and his wife, Sherrilyn, have three adult sons and live in Camas, WA.