UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Fisher Investments

Course Instructors

Instructors are professionals from Fisher Investments, a multi-billion dollar investment management firm headquartered in the Bay Area. Select other individuals from Fisher Investments will be supplemental guest lecturers.

Michael Hanson Michael Hanson

The lead instructor, Michael J. Hanson is an experienced research analyst and is currently a research group manager at Fisher Investments, where he's worked since 2002. He writes the Investing IQ blog and is also a recurring columnist at Fisher Investments MarketMinder. 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: See the Markets Clearly and Invest Better Than the Pros 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.


Aaron Anderson Aaron Anderson

Aaron Anderson has been with Fisher Investments since 2005 and is a member of the firm’s Investment Policy Committee. Aaron is responsible for conducting global macroeconomic and capital markets research at the firm and 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. He has also served as a Capital Markets Research Analyst, Innovation Manager, and contributing editor of MarketMinder. 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 reside in San Francisco, California. They enjoy traveling (and investing) all over the world.