About the Chair Founder, Kenneth L. Fisher

Kenneth L. Fisher in a Redwood Grove.
Chair founder, Ken Fisher.

Ken Fisher is one of the world's leading financial advisors. Fisher Investments—the global money management firm he founded less than a decade after graduating from HSU—manages tens of billions of dollars for Fortune 500 companies, prominent institutions and affluent individuals.

His success has landed him on the Forbes 400 Richest Americans list. Ken's Portfolio Strategy column has run in Forbes magazine since 1984, making Fisher the fourth longest-running columnist in the magazine's 90 plus-year history. He has written 8 finance books, including 5 national bestsellers: The Only Three Questions that Count (originally published in 2006 and re-released in 2012), Ten Roads to Riches (2008), How to Smell a Rat (2009), Debunkery (2010) and Markets Never Forget—But People Do (2011).

Fisher is also regarded as one of the world's foremost experts on 19th century logging and has documented more than 35 abandoned mill sites in the northern Santa Cruz Mountains. Fisher's interest in redwoods, however, isn't constrained to the species' role in history. He's also deeply committed to advancing the world's understanding of redwood forest ecology. In 2006, Ken Fisher established the Kenneth L. Fisher Chair in Redwood Forest Ecology. Fisher, himself, is an alumnus of Humboldt State University (Economics '72). In 2007, the university recognized Fisher's many accomplishments in the world of finance with its Distinguished Alumni Award.

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