Our top-down process begins with a focus on macro decisions at the country and sector/industry level, which can have a disproportionate impact on returns. We believe our process is uniquely suited for managing portfolios, in contrast with more "bottom-up" approaches of many competitors who may leave key sector or country decisions as passive residuals. By actively managing these crucial higher-level decisions, we feel our top-down process allows us to actively exploit a greater opportunity set for generating outperformance than other approaches.
Our security selection is specifically designed to leverage our top-down process, directly applying high-level themes from our macro analysis in our security analysis and selection.
Founded in 1979, Fisher Investments is an independent, fee-only investment adviser with $93 billion under management.* Fisher Investments maintains four principal business units, Fisher Investments Institutional Group, Fisher Investments Private Client Group, Fisher Investments 401(k) Solutions Group and Fisher Investments International Group, which serve a global client base of diverse investors. The clients of Fisher Investments and its affiliates include over 175 large institutions and over 50,000 high net worth individuals. Founder and Executive Chairman Ken Fisher’s “Portfolio Strategy” column for Forbes ran from 1984 through 2016, making him the longest continually running columnist in the magazine’s 90+ year history. He has also authored several New York Times bestsellers on finance and investing. (*As of 12/31/2018. Includes Fisher Investments and its subsidiaries.)