Sector Expert: Edward Guinness
Edward Guinness joined Guinness Asset Management in 2006. He is co-manager of the Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund. Previously, he worked for HSBC in corporate finance beginning in 1998; in 2002, he joined Tiedemann Investment Group in merger arbitrage. He graduated from Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, with a Master's degree in engineering and management studies.
Alternative energy is a long-term investment, but returns are already rolling in, says Edward Guinness, co-manager of the Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund, which is up a whopping 67% year to date. Before you know it, rooftop solar could be as ubiquitous as mobile phones, and developments in wind energy are already creating a compelling value proposition for energy consumers—especially in Europe, where energy prices are high. Learn about the holdings driving growth for Guinness' fund in this interview with The Energy Report.
What will it take for alternative energy to deliver the returns investors have dreamed of? Continued global economic recovery, unsubsidized demand and prices that give customers a green incentive without added costs. Some stocks—notably in Europe and Asia—are already benefiting from favorable conditions, but the stars have yet to align on a broader scale. Portfolio Managers Edward Guinness and Ian Mortimer of London-based Guinness Atkinson Funds tell The Energy Report why they're maintaining holdings in quality solar, wind and lithium stocks and when they expect a bounce.
Edward Guinness, co-manager of the Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund, says the best opportunities in the alternative energy space involve solar power. "We are unusually positive on the solar sector," Edward says, noting that power produced from solar sources will double in 2010. Edward divulges some solar-powered "9- or 10-baggers" in this exclusive interview with The Energy Report.
"Companies like RDS are trading at a discount to their proven reserves."
The Energy Report Interview with Edward Guinness