About Authors

Aaron Anderson

Aaron Anderson has been with Fisher Investments since 2005 and is a member of the IPC. Aaron is the Senior Vice President of Research, and oversees 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 and The Making of a Market Guru: Forbes Presents 25 Years of Ken Fisher. 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. Aaron and his wife Kim, and two children reside in Danville, California.

Michael Hanson, PhD

Michael J. Hanson is an experienced research analyst, author, and lecturer. He is currently the Capital Markets Team Leader 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 in the field of Mythological Studies and Psychology.

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Brad W. Pyles

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. Originally from Honolulu, he now resides in San Francisco with his wife Tina.

Aaron M. Azelton

Aaron M. Azelton was a Research Analyst at Fisher Investments until 2010.

Brendan Erne

Brendan Erne was a Research Analyst at Fisher Investments until 2010.

Michael Cannivet

Michael Cannivet was a Research Analyst at Fisher Investments until 2009.

Austin B. Fraser

Austin B. Fraser is currently a Capital Markets Research Analyst at Fisher Investments. 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

Matt C. Schrader is a Program Manager at Fisher Investments and was previously an Industrials analyst. Matt is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego.

Erik Renaud

Erik Renaud is a Group Vice President – Investment Counselors at Fisher Investments. Erik graduated from Santa Clara University with a bachelor's degree in Finance.

Dan Sinton

Dan Sinton was a Research Analyst at Fisher Investments until 2011.

Theodore Gilliland

Theodore Gilliland is Executive Vice President of Private Client Acquisition at Fisher Investments. He graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a bachelor's degree in International Affairs.

Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly is currently Vice President of Institutional Client Services at Fisher Investments. He was previously a capital markets research analyst, focusing on the Health Care sector at the firm. 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 Kriz

Jarred Kriz has been in the financial services industry since 1997, with experience in the banking, investment banking, brokerage and asset management fields. He currently is a Vice President in Private Client Services group at Fisher Investments. Previously, Jarred was a Senior Capital Markets Research analyst with a focus on the Financials Sector and macroeconomic strategy.

Andrew S. Teufel

Andrew Teufel was a Vice Chairman at Fisher Investments until 2013.