"I can't help thinking that we are lucky to live in the 20th and 21st centuries."
Having spent more than 25 years in the world of finance and management, Jim exhibits a level of passion and motivation that we can only describe as "Jim Atkinson-like". His level of expertise is rivalled only by his drive to expand his understanding of the global community.
As co-founder of Guinness Atkinson Funds, Jim has been instrumental in developing the company's philosophy and in identifying the core fund themes of global transformation and profound change. For Jim, there's never been a better time to be a human being, and this attitude shines through in everything he does.
Jim Atkinson is a director of Guinness Asset management. He also serves as the CEO and Chief Compliance Officer of Guinness Atkinson Asset Management, Inc., and the president of Guinness Atkinson Funds.
From 1993 to 2000, Jim was the managing director of the US subsidiary of Guinness Flight Global Asset Management, Ltd. (which merged with Investec in 1998). Prior to that, he was a senior vice president of Huntington Advisers, a mutual fund manager specializing in foreign currency money funds. In addition, Jim has served as the president of Max Funds and as the principal at a mutual fund marketing research and consultancy firm.
Jim graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in History and emphasis in History of Science & Technology. When not immersing himself in study, he served as President of the UCLA Debate Team