Awards & Recognition for Ken Fisher, Fisher Investments and its Affiliates

We believe our flexible investment approach, global expertise, competitive fee structure, and commitment to offer unparalleled client service are some of the features that set Fisher Investments apart. But don’t just take it from us. Find out why we’ve been recognized as a top financial adviser by several industry publications.

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Financial Times
A 2018 Top Adviser
In June 2018, Fisher Investments was named one of the Financial Times’  Top 300 US-based Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs) in the publication’s annual list. This was the fifth consecutive year Fisher Investments was selected. Advisers were evaluated based on assets under management, asset growth, years in existence, industry certifications of key employees, online accessibility and compliance record.1

A Top US-Based Fee-Only Registered Investment Adviser
In 2018, Fisher Investments was named one of InvestmentNews’ Top 10 US-based, fee-only Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs). Fisher Investments ranks #2 on its RIA List, based on total assets under management.2


Institutional Investor
300 Largest U.S.-Based Asset Managers
In 2018, Fisher Investments was ranked #84 in the 2018 II 300 – Institutional Investor’s annual ranking of the 300 largest U.S.-based asset managers. This list is based on total global assets under management, as of December 31, 2017.

Pensions & Investments
One of Largest U.S. Money Managers
In May 2018, Fisher Investments was ranked #131 on the Pensions and Investments list of the World’s 500 largest money managers. The survey ranks money managers based on total worldwide institutional assets under management as of 12/31/17.3

Better Business Bureau
A+ Rating
The Better Business Bureau seeks to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. Fisher Investments is proud to note it has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. The rating is based on information including type of business, time in business, transparency of business practices and other factors.4


Dallas Morning News
A Top 100 Place to Work in Dallas-Fort Worth
Fisher Investments was named one of the 2018 Top 100 Places to Work in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by the Dallas Morning News. The prestigious ranking is determined by independent workplace survey firm, Energage, based on anonymous employee feedback from hundreds of the region’s top employers.5

The Oregonian: Top Work Places 2017

The Oregonian
Top Workplaces 2018: Best in category award
Fisher Investments was included on the list of top places to work in Oregon and Southwest Washington by The Oregonian in 2018 for the second year in a row. The award was based on employee ratings of statements regarding company benefits in the 2018 Top Workplaces survey.6

Best Places to Work for Recent Grads
Fisher Investments was named one of the top places to work for recent graduates in 2016 by Symplicity, a market leader in career services management solutions. Symplicity’s survey ranked companies based on benefits, mentorship, training, company culture, ratings, and work/life balance.7

Best Places to Launch a Career
In a 2008 survey, BusinessWeek named Fisher Investments one of the best places to launch a career. To determine winners, BusinessWeek surveyed career services directors at numerous US colleges, reviewed employer information (such as hiring, pay, benefits and training programs) and surveyed over 40,000 U.S. undergraduates on their most desirable employers.8

Fisher Investments Europe

Advanced Financial Network (ADVFN)
Wealth Manager of the Year
Fisher Investments Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fisher Investments, was recognized by ADVFN as Wealth Manager of the Year for three consecutive years—2015, 2016 and 2017. The awards aim to recognize and celebrate the best products and services in the financial industry both in the UK and internationally. A panel of judges selected the winners, which include investment advisers, brokerage firms, notable journalists and trading platforms from around the globe.9

Grüner Fisher Investments

Cash Online
Best Employer in German Financial Industry (Grüner Fisher Investments)
In November 2015, Grüner Fisher Investments, a wholly owned German subsidiary of Fisher Investments, was rated “Best employer in the [German] Financial Sector” by the German investment magazine, Cash.Online. Results were based on the evaluation of, a review site for employers in Germany. On Kununu, employees rate their employer on career and comfort factors.10

Best Work Atmosphere (Grüner Fisher Investments)
DasInvestment, one of the largest financial magazines in Germany, conducted a survey across 115 different companies in 2016 to find the best employers in the German financial sector. Survey results were based on 13 individual factors including career opportunities, work climate and atmosphere. Employees submitted survey answers through the online platform, a review site for employers in Germany.11

401(k) Solutions

Financial Times
A 2018 Top Retirement Adviser
In 2018, Fisher Investments 401(k) Solutions was recognized by Financial Times as one of its 401 Top Retirement Advisers for the second year in a row. Advisers were selected based on criteria including 401(k) assets under management, specialization in the 401(k) business, growth rate and plan participation rate.12


National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA)
A Top Defined Contribution Advisor Firm
In 2017, Fisher Investments 401(k) Solutions made the first-ever list of “Top Defined Contribution Advisor Firms” from the prestigious National Association of Plan Advisors. Advisors were selected based on criteria including information about their practices, notably advised defined contribution assets.13

Ken Fisher

Investment Advisor
Ken Fisher recognized as one of the industry’s 30 most influential people over the past 30 years
In 2010, Ken was recognized by Investment Advisor as one of the most influential people in building the independent advisor profession over the past 30 years.13 A year later, he was included on Investment Advisor’s annual list of the 25 most influential people in and around the advisor universe.14

Forbes contributor for over 30 years
Ken Fisher’s “Portfolio Strategy” column for Forbes ran from 1984 through 2016, making him the longest continually running columnist in the magazine’s 90+ year history.15

The New York Times
Ken is the author of 11 books, including 4 New York Times best sellers: The Only Three Questions That Count (2006), The Ten Roads to Riches (2008), How to Smell a Rat (2009) and Debunkery (2010).16

The Journal of Portfolio Management
Bernstein Faboozi/Jacobs Levy Award
Ken received the prestigious Bernstein Faboozi/Jacobs Levy Award for “outstanding article” in Fall 2000. His article was considered amongst all articles published in four issues of the journal from Fall 2000 to Summer 2001 and awarded based on votes by a selected panel.17


Included on AdvisorOne’s 2011 IA25 list of the most influential people in and around the advisor universe.

Humboldt State University

Received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007 for individuals recognized as leaders in their fields.

Tiburon Strategic Advisors

Received the 2009 Challenging Conventional Wisdom Award.


In 2009, Ken Fisher celebrated 25 years as a Forbes columnist, which was commemorated in the book, Making of a Market Guru.

PSR Ratio

Profiled in several books for pioneering the use of the Price-to-Sales ratio in the 1980s and other innovations in investing.