Ken Fisher is the founder, CEO, and Chairman of Fisher Investments. The multi-billion dollar money management firm serves both institutional and high net worth individuals across the US, UK, and Canada.
Ken Fisher is the author of eight books, which include four New York Times bestsellers: 2010's Debunkery, 2009's How to Smell a Rat, 2008's The Ten Roads to Riches, and 2006's The Only Three Questions That Count. In 1984, his Super Stocks was that year's best-selling stock market book. Others include 1987's The Wall Street Waltz and 1993's 100 Minds That Made the Market, both re-released in 2007 by John Wiley & Sons. His most recent book is Markets Never Forget. Some of these books have been translated into German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Romanian, and Thai.
Additionally, Ken Fisher has penned a monthly investing column called "Portfolio Strategy" for Forbes magazine for over 28 years and continues to do so. Ken has also been published and/or featured in many finance and business periodicals in the US, UK, and Germany. He was recently named by Investment Advisor magazine as one of the industry's 30 most influential people over the last 30 years in its IA-30-30 list.
Andrew has been with Fisher Investments since 1995. He is currently a Vice Chairman and a member of the firm's Investment Policy Committee (IPC), which develops strategies for the firm's services based on Fisher Investments' philosophy, process, research, and current view of market conditions. Prior to his current responsibilities, Andrew was a Co-President of Fisher Investments and the Director of Research. Andrew has been a lecturer at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught topics in investment management. He co-authored a number of investing books in the Fisher Investments On series. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. as a Corporate Finance Analyst in its Global Technology Group.
Aaron Anderson has been with Fisher Investments since 2005 and is a member of the IPC. Aaron is responsible for management of the Capital Markets Research Team, as well as conducting global macroeconomic and capital markets research at the firm. He has been a guest lecturer at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He 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. He holds BS degrees in Geophysics from the University of California and Applied Economics from the University of San Francisco.
Michael J. Hanson is an experienced research analyst, author, and lecturer. He is currently an Institutional Group Manager at Fisher Investments, where he's worked since 2002. He writes the Investing IQ blog and is also a recurring columnist at Fisher Investments' e-zine, MarketMinder.com. Prior to joining Fisher Investments, he worked at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. as a Corporate Finance Analyst in its Global Technology Group. Michael is the author of five books, including 20/20 Money in 2009 from Fisher Investments Press/Wiley Publishing. He speaks regularly around the country on a variety of topics ranging from economics to psychology and has been a lecturer at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught topics in investment management over the past three years. He completed his undergraduate degree in Economics at Claremont McKenna College, holds a doctorate degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute in the field of Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Psychology.
Lara Hoffmans is the co-author with Ken Fisher of New York Times bestsellers, Debunkery, How to Smell a Rat, The Ten Roads to Riches, and The Only Three Questions That Count and 2011's Wall Street Journal bestseller, Markets Never Forget. She is Vice President of Content at Fisher Investments, a Forbes contributor, and managing editor of MarketMinder. She has also served as an Investment Counselor and a member of the Research team. She has a BA in Theatre from the University of Notre Dame. She grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in Vancouver, Washington.
Philip Fisher was born in San Francisco in 1907 and, after dropping out of the newly established Stanford Graduate investment program, began his career in 1928 as a securities analyst for the Anglo-London Bank in San Francisco. After four years, Philip Fisher founded Fisher & Co., an investment counseling firm he managed until retirement at age 91 in 1999.
Philip Fisher is considered one of the first "investment philosophers" to focus almost exclusively on qualitative and growth factors. He was first to contribute an analytical framework to evaluate a growth stock and its growth potential rather than relying on price trends and absolute value. Not surprisingly, he is regarded to this day as one of the early seminal thinkers in the evolution of growth stock investing.
Philip Fisher is the author of three books, including New York Times best-selling Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits, Conservative Investors Sleep Well, and Developing an Investment Philosophy.
Philip Fisher passed away at the age of 96 in March 2004, in San Mateo, California.
Brad W. Pyles regularly presents to audiences at investing seminars and educational workshops across the country and currently works as a capital markets analyst at Fisher Investments with a focus on Materials and macroeconomic strategy. Prior to his current role, he was an equity research analyst covering the Materials sector. He graduated from UCLA with a BA in Business Economics and a minor in Mathematics.
Aaron M. Azelton was an equity research at Fisher Investments until 2010. Aaron graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a BA in Economics.
Brendan Erne was an equity research analyst at Fisher Investments until 2010. Brendan received a BA in Finance from Washington State University.
Michael Cannivet was a research analyst at Fisher Investments until 2009. Michael graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor's degree in Government.
Austin B. Fraser is currently an equity research analyst at Fisher Investments. He was previously a capital markets research analyst at the firm, focusing on Emerging Markets and macroeconomic strategy. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Cambridge Associates in Washington, DC, as a research associate. He graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a BA in History.
Matt C. Schrader currently leads the Research Analytics & Production team at Fisher Investments and was previously an Industrials analyst. Matt is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego.
Erik Renaud is the Securities Research Team Leader at Fisher Investments. Erik graduated from Santa Clara University with a bachelor's degree in Finance.
Dan Sinton was a research analyst at Fisher Investments until 2011. Dan received a BA in International Affairs at the University of Colorado and an MBA from Georgetown University.
Theodore Gilliland is Executive Vice President, Private Client Acquisition at Fisher Investments. Gilliland graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a bachelor's degree in International Affairs.
Michael Kelly is a research analyst at Fisher Investments. Michael graduated from Illinois State University with BS degrees in Finance and Marketing. He also has a Master of Science degree in Finance from Saint Xavier University. Michael holds CFA® and CFP® certifications.
Jarred J. Kriz has been in the financial services industry since 1997, with experience in the banking, investment banking, brokerage and asset management fields. He currently works as a Senior Capital Markets Research Analyst at Fisher Investments with a focus on the Financials Sector and macroeconomic strategy.