Fisher Investments, one of the world's largest independent, fee-only investment advisers, opened a new, full-service operations complex in Tampa, Florida.
Located in the Westshore business district, it is Fisher's first major East Coast facility and adds to existing major US locations in Texas, Washington, and California. According to company officials, it will eventually accommodate 600 employees.
"Over 10 years ago, we opened our first Washington office. In 2017 we opened our first Texas office to give employees a 'menu of choices' to live and work from," said Fisher Investments CEO Damian Ornani. "Today, our Washington office is our largest by headcount. Texas and California are roughly same sized with over 500 employees each. We're delighted to add Tampa to our office options. This new office allows us to better retain and attract talent from throughout the Eastern Seaboard."
"This announcement is a huge win for our city and proves that Tampa's momentum for attracting major global operations hasn't slowed down. I couldn't be happier to welcome Fisher Investments to Tampa and I'm confident they will find the high-quality talent they need to thrive here,” Mayor Jane Castor said.
"The addition of Fisher Investments to Tampa is another boost to our fast-growing financial services sector. The Tampa region has earned a reputation as a top business destination with an extremely competitive talent pool that continues to attract top global companies. We look forward to a long, successful relationship with Fisher Investments that benefits our community, their clients, and employees alike,” noted Craig J. Richard, President and CEO of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council.
"We're thrilled Fisher Investments has chosen to open a regional headquarters in Hillsborough County. We're grateful for their investment and the addition of hundreds of new high-wage jobs for our residents,” said Les Miller, Chairman of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.