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Ken Fisher Loses $67 Million as Chicago Police Fund Pulls


Added 11-18-19 06:04:03pm EST - “(Bloomberg) -- Chicago's police pension fund, responding to lewd comments made by money manager Ken Fisher, has decided to pull about $67 million it has invested with his firm.The Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago decided…” - Finance.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Finance.yahoo.com: “Ken Fisher Loses $67 Million as Chicago Police Fund Pulls”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

(Bloomberg) -- Chicago’s police pension fund, responding to lewd comments made by money manager Ken Fisher, has decided to pull about $67 million it has invested with his firm.

The Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago decided Monday to terminate its business with Fisher Investments, according to an email.

An array of institutional investors and firms --- from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to the Boston Pension Board -- have divested about $3.9 billion from Fisher after his Oct. 8 remarks. Since then, Fisher, who has apologized for his comments, has embarked on an advertising campaign to counter negative coverage of the company. The ads feature women who work at the firm.

The controversy has also shed light on the tactics Fisher has used to build his firm into a global money manager with $115 billion in assets. These include aggressive sales efforts, steep fees and a torrent of direct mail, Bloomberg has reported.

The decision by the Chicago Policemen’s fund follows a move last month to place the firm on its fund watch list. In an Oct. 31 statement, the organization said Fisher’s remarks were “inconsistent with the core values and benefits of the fund and its board of trustees.”

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