Kenneth Winans, President, Founder & Chief Investment Officer of Winans Investments, a top ranked capital management & research firm was recently chosen as the Top Global Expert in Investment Management for 2022 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an honor, choosing the Top Global Expert in Investment Management comes with great purpose, admiration, and respect. This member inspire others, shows gratitude, brings people together and helps people feel connected to one another. With his service he has displayed innovative leadership practices, pushed others towards success, and made sure peoples voices leave an impact. Mr. Winans has superior performance in his field, he is passionate about his work and holds high morals and integrity in all he does. IAOTP will honor him for this distinction at their Annual Awards Gala West being held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas this December.
Mr. Winans has over three decades of professional experience in investment analysis and portfolio management. He is also an award-winning author and an active philanthropist. Mr. Winans has an impressive repertoire of prior roles including working for E.F. Hutton, Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Merrill Lynch before founding Winans Investments.
Mr. Winans holds a Masters in Finance from the University of San Francisco, a BA in Business Economics from the University of San Diego and is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT).
Mr. Winans has pioneered investment research in stock, bonds, commodities and real estate and designed creative investment strategies, while serving as a portfolio manager, investment analyst and financial writer. Unique in the money management industry, Mr. Winans has documented “track records” as a market strategist and a portfolio manager. Winans Investments independently manages a quarter of $1 billion in assets and has received 5-star performance rankings from the global research firm Morningstar® in both its equity and fixed income portfolio over 3, 5, and 10 years.
As one of today’s top investment historians, he is a regular guest on TV and radio shows nationwide and has had much of his investment research published in headline articles by leading websites, magazines and newspapers. Along with his many responsibilities as President of his company, Mr. Winans also writes a column for Forbes and has authored four financial history books.
Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Winans has been recognized worldwide for his accomplishments and has received awards, accolades and has been featured in many publications. In 2018, Mr. Winans was honored by the Academy of World Records for “Most Awards Won in Major Book Competitions for a Finance/Business Author in the English Language.”
Mr. Winans accepted the Man of the Year Award for 2021 at IAOTP’s Gala at the Plaza Hotel in NYC. For 2020 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame by IAOTP and was broadcast on the Reuters Building in Times Square, NYC. In addition to his selection as Top Money Manager of the Decade for 2019, Mr. Winans graced the front cover of TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and was invited to be the Keynote Speaker for IAOTP’s Networking Weekend trip to Napa/Sonoma Wine Country. For 2018, he was named Top Financial Analyst of the Year by IAOTP and outstanding Professional of the Year with Marquis Who’s Who.
He is a long-time resident of the San Francisco Bay Area and serves on the board of several non-profit organizations.
Furthermore, Mr. Winans is a space buff. He always had a fascination with the space program, having grown up not far from the Apollo rocket building site and having two uncles who worked for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. Mr. Winans had been collecting space memorabilia since childhood and for years, his private collection grew to one of the world’s largest. Mr. Winans created the non-profit The W Foundation to ensure that his memorabilia and artifacts would be protected and used for educational purposes by loaning pieces of his extensive collection of US, Russian and Chinese space artifacts to museums at no charge for exhibits. From 2011 to 2019, his Space Station Museum in Marin County welcomed more than 197,000 visitors including 18 astronauts.
Looking back, Ken attributes his success to his perseverance, mentors he has had along the way, his love for historical research, and staying passionate in all his business endeavors. When he is not working, he enjoys traveling, snow skiing and riding motorcycles. Incidentally, Winans is a direct descendant from one of America’s oldest families, and he is active in several heritage organizations. For the future, Mr. Winans has no plans to retire, and would like to grow Winans Investments to $2 billion held in 500 client portfolios worldwide.
For more information on Mr. Winans please visit: www.winansinvestments.com
Watch his video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUx7DT6XW9I
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