General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> October 1, 2012
TWST: Please give us some history of Guinness Asset Management, and tell us about your background as well.
Tim Guinness is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Guinness Asset Management Ltd. and Guinness Atkinson Asset Management, Inc., both founded in 2003. Previously, he was Chief Executive of Guinness Flight Global Asset Management Ltd., a fund management business focusing on long-only investing in equities, bonds and currencies globally. This was acquired by Investec Plc in 1998. Mr. Guinness continued for a period at Investec in a senior management position but also returned to hands-on fund management, and in 1998, started running a small energy fund called the Investec Global Energy Fund. In 2008, he launched the Guinness Global Energy Fund, which is currently a $400 million fund. He has an M.A. in engineering from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His financial career began at Baring Brothers & Co. in 1970. He moved to Guinness Mahon in 1977. Profile
Mr Guinness: I started my career in the 1970s working at Barings Investment