At Fisher Investments, the Portfolio Management Team is headed by an Investment Policy Committee with support from research analysts and other financial professionals.
The Investment Policy Committee (IPC) collaboratively makes all strategic investment decisions affecting clients’ portfolios. Though the IPC functions as a team, each member focuses his efforts 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) plays the primary role in this process. Jeff Silk (Vice Chairman & Co-Chief Investment Officer), Bill Glaser (Executive Vice President of Portfolio Management) and 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 and currently serves as Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer. His prestigious Forbes “Portfolio Strategy” column ran from 1984 to 2017, making Ken the longest continuously running columnist in the magazine’s history. He is a regular contributor to several publications, including USA Today, Financial Times in the UK, Focus Money in Germany, Børsen in Denmark and De Telegraaf in the Netherlands. Ken has authored 11 books, including 4 New York Times bestsellers.
As one of Fisher Investments’ first employees, Jeff has been with the firm since 1983 and currently serves on the firm’s Investment Policy Committee.
Bill has been with Fisher Investments since 1999 and joined the IPC in 2011. He is the Executive Vice President responsible for Portfolio Management, overseeing the firm’s Investments Operations and Research groups. He previously managed the firm's Securities Research, Portfolio Implementation and Capital Markets Research teams and served as a Securities Research Analyst and Capital Markets Research Analyst.
Aaron has been with Fisher Investments since 2005 and joined the IPC in 2011. He oversees the firm’s global macroeconomic and capital markets research. Aaron has been a guest lecturer at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and has written two books, including Own the World: How Smart Investors Create Global Portfolios. He has also served as a Capital Markets Research Analyst, Innovation Manager and contributing editor of MarketMinder.com. Prior to joining Fisher Investments, Aaron worked at Deutsche Bank Alex Brown as an Assistant Vice President.
Mike has been with Fisher Investments since 2002 and joined the IPC in 2017. He is currently a Senior Vice President of Research. Mike is the author of six books and contributes frequently to the firm’s online magazine, MarketMinder.com. He speaks regularly around the country on a variety of topics ranging from economics to psychology and was a lecturer at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught Topics in Investment Management. Mike has also served as a Securities Team Leader, Institutional Client Service Manager, Capital Markets Team Leader and VP of Portfolio Management Communications. Prior to joining Fisher Investments, he worked at Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. as a Corporate Finance Analyst in its Global Technology Group.
Our internal research department is comprised of investment professionals dedicated to aiding the Investment Policy Committee 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.