Mike Hanson 

Michael Hanson


Senior Vice President of 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.

Michael started at Fisher Investments in 2002. Prior to his current role, he held a variety of positions, including Vice President of Portfolio Management Communications, Capital Markets Team Leader and Institutional Client Services Manager. Before joining Fisher Investments, he worked at Bear Stearns as a Corporate Finance Analyst in the Global Technology Group.

Michael regularly meets with private and institutional clients globally, sharing the firm’s market outlook, presenting current portfolio positioning and answering questions. Michael appears regularly on various financial media programs, including those on Yahoo Finance and the Cheddar TV Network. He is the author of six books, including 20/20 Money: See the Markets Clearly, Gain Focus and Invest Better than the Pros. He speaks regularly around the country on a variety of topics ranging from economics to psychology. He was also a lecturer at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught Investment Management Topics.

Michael received his undergraduate degree from Claremont McKenna College and his doctorate in Depth Field Psychology from Pacifica Institute. He lives in Camas, Washington with his family.

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