As founder and Chief Investment Officer of Guinness Asset Management, Tim Guinness is a logic-based value investor with nearly 35 years of experience. He believes in hard work and discipline. His investment strategy, a draw not only for investors but also for those joining his team, involves a combination of crunching the numbers, constantly reviewing sectors and sub-sectors for profitability and growth potential, and staying sharply focused on the themes of global transformation and profound change.
Tim Guinness has served as Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of both Guinness Asset Management and Guinness Atkinson Asset Management (US) since the firms were founded.
He founded Guinness Flight Global Asset Management Ltd in 1987 and was CEO or joint CEO from 1987 to 1999. Investec acquired Guinness Flight in 1998. From 1999 to 2003 he was Chairman of the company as it transitioned into Investec. Tim was a founding portfolio manager of the Global Equity Fund which was established in 1985 and began managing a Global Energy fund in 1998.
Tim graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in engineering. He then completed a Master's Degree in Management Science at the Sloan School M.I.T. in the United States.