Fisher Investments Australasia
Investment Policy Committee

Investment Policy Committee

Fisher Investments Australasia outsources portfolio management to its parent company, Fisher Investments (FI).

With over 130 years of combined industry experience, FI’s Investment Policy Committee (IPC) collaboratively makes all strategic investment decisions affecting client portfolios.

Ken Fisher
Executive Chairman & Co-Chief Investment Officer

Ken is the founder, Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Fisher Investments, a money management firm serving large institutions and high net worth individuals throughout the world. The firm has offices in Washington, California, the United Kingdom, Germany, Dubai, Australia and Japan, with further global expansion underway.

His prestigious Forbes “Portfolio Strategy” column ran from 1984 to 2017, making Ken the longest continuously running columnist in the magazine’s history. He continues to write regular columns for the UK’s Financial Times and Germany’s Focus Money. Ken has written 11 books, including four New York Times bestsellers.

Ken has also been published, interviewed and/or written about in publications globally. His 1970s theoretical work pioneered an investment analysis tool called the Price-to-Sales Ratio, now a core element of modern financial curricula. A prize-winning researcher, his credits span a multitude of professional and scholarly journals—a paper he co-authored with Meir Statman in 2000 received the Journal of Portfolio Management’s Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Award, and in 2010 Investment Advisor recognized Ken on its prestigious “Thirty for Thirty” list of the industry’s 30 most influential individuals of the last three decades. Tiburon Strategic Advisors also recognized Ken, awarding him with their 2009 CEO Summit Award for Challenging Conventional Wisdom.

Jeff Silk
Co-Chief Investment Officer

As one of the early employees of Fisher Investments, Jeff has been with the firm since 1983. Jeff is currently a Vice Chairman, Co-Chief Investment Officer and member of the firm's IPC. Prior to his current responsibilities, Jeff was Fisher Investments' President and Chief Operating Officer. He has also served as the firm's Director of Trading and Operations, where he was instrumental in developing Fisher Investments' portfolio management, research and trading technology. He has written numerous articles and lectured before institutional investors on the use of technology in the investment process.

Bill Glaser
Executive Vice President, Portfolio Management

Bill has been with Fisher Investments since 1999 and joined the IPC in 2011. He is the Executive Vice President responsible for the oversight and management of the Portfolio Management Group. 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 Anderson
Senior Vice President, Research

Aaron has been with Fisher Investments since 2005 and joined the IPC in 2011. He is responsible for overseeing 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.

Michael Hanson

Mike has been with Fisher Investments since 2002 and joined Fisher Investments’ Investment Policy Committee in 2017. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Research. He previously served as a Securities Team Leader, Institutional Client Services Manager, Capital Markets Team Leader and VP of Portfolio Management Communications. He has written six books, including 20/20 Money: See the Markets Clearly, Gain Focus and Invest Better than the Pros.

Research Department

Fisher Investments’ Research Department is comprised of investment professionals dedicated to aiding the Investment Policy Committee with every step of the investment process. The department is organised into teams with unique responsibilities including analysing 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 regularly present at seminars, teach workshops and university courses, and write columns, articles, and books on investing.

1Thirty for Thirty, Investment Advisor, 01/05/2010