Ken Fisher of Fisher Investments is facing almost $2 billion of withdrawals from his firm as a result of some sexist comments he made at an industry conference.
I don’t need to mention these comments, as they are all over the Internet. I’ve been in this business so long that locker room talk like this probably wouldn’t have batted an eye. However, in light of the MeToo movement and social media that disseminates such comments quickly, it’s a lesson for all of us on how we conduct business online and through conference appearances. We need to be sensitive to the audience that what we might be amusing to us, maybe discriminatory to others.