Guinness Asset Management History

Guinness Asset Management Ltd was founded in 2003. The company’s founder, Tim Guinness, had previously co-founded Guinness Flight Global Asset Management, which was eventually sold to Investec Bank in 1998.

2003
Guinness Asset Management founded
2003
Investec appointed Guinness Asset Management as the outsourced investment manager of the Investec Global Energy Fund
2007
Guinness Alternative Energy Fund launched
2008
Guinness Asset Management handed back the investment management of the Investec Global Energy Fund to Investec (February 2008). In March 2008, Guinness Asset Management launched the Guinness Global Energy Fund with the same fund management team and investment strategy previously used to manage the Investec Global Energy Fund
2010
New equity funds launched, including:

  • Guinness Global Equity Income Fund
  • Guinness Global Money Managers Fund
2010
Guinness Sustainable Energy Enterprise Investment Scheme launched
2013
Guinness AIM Enterprise Investment Scheme launched
2013
New equity funds launched, including:

  • Guinness Asian Equity Income Fund
  • Guinness European Equity Income Fund
2014
Guinness Global Innovators Fund launched
2015
Guinness expands Asian Fund range launching Guinness Best of China Fund
2016
Guinness Emerging Markets Equity Income Fund launched
2017
Guinness Best of Asia Fund launched

Guinness Asset Management has a sister company in the US, Guinness Atkinson Asset Management, which was created following Tim Guinness and Jim Atkinson’s acquisition of Investec’s US funds business (formerly Guinness Flight US). Guinness Atkinson offers a similar range of SEC registered mutual funds for US investors.