WOODSIDE, Calif., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Investment Advisor, a leading publication for independent advisors and financial planners recently recapped the last 10 years of its Investment Advisor 25 (IA 25) honorees. Investment Advisor's editors select the annual list (IA 25) for the impact they have had and will continue to have on investing, practice management, technology and the advisory regulatory universe. CEO and Founder of Fisher Investments Ken Fisher, has been featured three times: 2008, 2010 and 2011.
Ken Fisher's 2010 recognition was part of Investment Advisor's 30 for 30 list—recognizing the 30 most influential people in the industry over the last 30 years. Similar to the criteria for the annual IA25 lists, "30 for 30" honorees were selected for having the most enduring impact on today's wealth management industry.
In its 2008 and 2011 IA 25 honorees, the magazine noted Ken Fisher's investment savvy and accomplishments in building Fisher Investments into one of the largest and most respected RIAs by focusing on client service. In 2011, the magazine wrote, "Fisher has built [Fisher Investments] by doing well for clients, to be sure, but there are other elements to Fisher's success that smaller independent firms may learn from," the magazine observed. In response, Ken Fisher said "What the little guy can do as he or she grows, is provide focused service, which the wirehouse broker really can't. The wirehouse broker is a salesperson—not really a service person."
Ken Fisher has been writing for Forbes for nearly 28 years and is the fourth longest-running columnist in the magazine's 90-plus year history. He has been recognized by CXO Advisory, an independent research firm, as being a top-ranked market forecaster.* A New York Times bestselling author, he has written eight books on investing and wealth creation, including Debunkery, How To Smell A Rat, The Ten Roads To Riches, The Only Three Questions That Count, Super Stocks, The Wall Street Waltz and 100 Minds That Made The Market. His latest book is Markets Never Forget (But People Do): How Your Memory is Costing You Money and Why This Time Isn't Different. In addition, he has authored or co-authored more than a dozen papers featured in academic journals and reviews.
*Ranking as of 5/29/11 and can be found at http://www.cxoadvisory.com/gurus. Fisher Investments has no affiliation with CXO Advisory Group. Market calls represent Ken Fisher's personal forecasts of the overall market as published in Forbes magazine and do not represent the performance of Fisher Investments or any of its clients.
About Fisher Investments
Founded in 1979, Fisher Investments is an independent, privately-owned money management firm with tens of billions under management. Fisher Investments maintains two principal business units, Fisher Investments Institutional Group and Fisher Investments Private Client Group, which serve a global client base of diverse investors. Fisher Investments' clients include over 100 large institutions and over 25,000 high net worth individuals.