Kenneth Winans, President, Founder & Chief Investment Officer of Winans Investments, a capital management & research firm was just recently selected as Top Money Manager of the Decade for 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the industry.
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only 1 Male and 1 Female professional in the finance industry are selected for this distinction. Mr. Winans is being recognized for this honor for dedicating over 30 years to the Investment & Finance Industry. He was just honored at IAOTP’s 2018 Annual Awards Gala at the Plaza Hotel in NYC, for his selection as Top Financial Analyst of the Year. IAOTP is incredibly honored to be able to recognize Mr. Winans for his success and dedication. He will receive recognition for his Top Money Manager of the Decade for 2019 at the Annual Awards Gala being held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas at the end of this year. www.iaotp.com/award-gala
With over 3 decades of professional experience in the financial industry, Mr. Winans has certainly proven himself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field. As a dynamic results-driven leader and an investment management pioneer, Mr. Winans has demonstrated success not only as an Investment Manager, but he is also an award-winning author, and an active philanthropist. Mr. Winans impressive repertoire of prior roles included working for E.F. Hutton and Merrill Lynch before founding Winans Investments.
Mr. Winans has conducted landmark investment research and designed creative investment strategies, while serving as a portfolio manager, investment analyst and financial writer. As one of today’s top investment strategists, 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. Unique in the money management industry, Mr. Winans has documented “track records” as a market strategist and a portfolio manager. Aside from his many responsibilities as Chief Investment Officer and President of his company, Mr. Winans also writes a column for Forbes.com and has authored four investment history books. Winans Investments manages nearly a quarter of $1 billion in assets (Since 1999, its client base has increased 176% and revenues are up by 381%). In 2019, Winans Investments received Morningstar’s highest performance ranking. Out of 15,874 separate managed accounts evaluated by Morningstar, only 90 California-based money managers received Morningstar’s highest 5-stars overall rating with none receiving any rating below 4-stars over 3, 5, and 10 year periods. Winans Investments is the North Bay’s only registered investment advisor to make the list for two of its balanced investment strategies.
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).
The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami stated, “Choosing Mr. Winans for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. Ken is humble, gracious and brilliant not only in the finance and investment industry but in every single role Ken is put in. He is in a class of his own and we are so honored to have him as a representative of IAOTP in the Finance and Investment Industry. We cannot wait to celebrate him and all of his success at this year’s gala.”
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. For 2019, aside from his selection as Top Money Manager of the Year, Mr. Winans is also gracing 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.
As one of today’s most astute financial historians, his four investment books ("Preferreds", "Preferred Stocks", "Investment Atlas" and "Investment Atlas II") have won 34 top honors in international competitions and has been recognized as the most decorated finance/business author with a World Record from the World Record Academy™ in 2018. This accomplishment has also received a Certificate of Commendation from the United States Senate. “As a United States Senator from the State of California, I am proud to commend you on all of the awards your published works have received.” states Honorable Dianne Feinstein
Aside from Mr. Winans successful career, he is also a space buff. Mr. Winans always had a fascination with the space program, having grown up not far from the Apollo spacecraft 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 his private collection grew to one of the world’s largest. He would loan pieces of his extensive collection of US, Russian and Chinese space artifacts to museums for exhibits but he also wanted to ensure that his memorabilia and artifacts would be protected and used for educational purposes in the future. So Mr. Winans and his wife Debbie Wreyford created the non-profit The W Foundation, which continued to lend out his broad collections, which includes items from Project Apollo, the International Space Station, and the Space Shuttle program. Mr. Winans started to think about opening a museum, and one day in 2009 that dream became a reality. Mr. Winans found a vacant storefront and he offered a one-time free pop-up exhibit of pieces of his collection which drew in more than 600 people over a weekend. The shopping center management offered Mr. Winans the space for a permanent exhibit and The Space Station Museum in Novato was established. The privately funded Space Station Museum is one of Mr. Winans proudest accomplishments. The museum is staffed with volunteers and has welcomed more than 160,000 visitors including 17 astronauts since opening its doors in 2011. Mr. Winans serves as President and his wife Debbie serves as an ambassador, doing community outreach and help organizes the annual Novato Space Festival. Mr. Winans also works alongside the other volunteers on the weekends and admission is always free.
Looking back, Ken attributes his success to his perseverance, mentors he has had along the way, his love for research, and staying passionate in all of his business endeavors. Mr. Winans says he has been blessed, he loves doing what he is doing, and feels this is just the beginning. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, 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, he will continue to thrive as an Entrepreneur, continue to manage investments and would like to grow Winans Investments to 500 client portfolios worth $1 billion in value, up from the current 268, either through a merger with another firm or organic growth.
For more information on Mr. Winans please visit www.KenWinans.com
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