Business innovations may be found in any industry and in almost any region of the globe. Innovative companies in the developed world today are often driven by the same incentives: the rapid pace of technological change and fierce competition from emerging markets. The pressure is on for companies to innovate at a faster pace than ever.

When innovation is ingrained in corporate culture, a competitive edge is created, and market leadership can be maintained.

Now you can reap potential rewards by investing in companies that are creating value through original thinking. Our Global Innovators Fund invests in companies that are positioned for advances in technology, communication, globalism and innovative management. We invest in stocks from a diverse range of industries and a wide variety of developed countries, including the U.S.

Read more in our whitepaper Global Innovators Fund: Investment Process and Fund Performance

Global Innovators, Investor Class through 09/30/2017
Avg. Annualized
Total Return
Calendar YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Since
Inception
Monthly through
09/30/2017
26.82% 29.58% 11.50% 17.88% 8.49% 8.00%
Quarterly through
09/30/2017
26.82% 29.58% 11.50% 17.88% 8.49% 8.00%

 

Global Innovators, Institutional Class through 09/30/2017
Avg. Annualized
Total Return
Calendar YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Since
Inception
Monthly through
09/30/2017
27.04% 29.88% 11.67% 17.98% 8.54% 8.03%
Quarterly through
09/30/2017
27.04% 29.88% 11.67% 17.98% 8.54% 8.03%
Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Funds may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Total returns reflect a fee waiver in effect and in the absence of this waiver, the total returns would be lower. Performance data does not reflect the 2% redemption fee for shares held less than 30 days and if deducted the fee would reduce the performance quoted.
GLOBAL INNOVATORS FUND HOLDINGS (as of 09/30/2017)
1.Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 3.92%
2.Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp - A Shares 3.74%
3.New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc 3.70%
4.Infineon Technologies AG 3.61%
5.Continental AG 3.49%
6.Applied Materials Inc 3.43%
7.Check Point Software Technologies Ltd 3.42%
8.Eaton Corp PLC 3.40%
9.The Boeing Co 3.39%
10.NVIDIA Corp 3.37%
TOP INDUSTRY SECTORS (as of 09/30/2017)
Electronic Components - Semiconductor 14.07%
Diversified Manufacturing Operations 9.65%
Computers 6.72%
Schools 3.70%
Rubber - Tires 3.49%
Semiconductor 3.43%
Applications Software 3.42%
Aerospace/Defense 3.39%
Enterprise Software/Services 3.36%
Industrial Automation 3.34%
GEOGRAPHIC WEIGHT (as of 09/30/2017)
United States 61.45%
Germany 13.44%
China 6.60%
South Korea 3.92%
Israel 3.42%
Japan 3.34%
France 3.22%
Taiwan 2.74%
Dr. Ian Mortimer, CFA
Fund Co-Manager

“The investment process can seem complex but in reality we're looking for companies that create wealth by enriching consumers.“

Massive, overwhelming quantities of data are a welcome sight to Dr. Ian Mortimer. With a background in physics and the skills he picked up while getting his doctorate—such as logical thinking, math, and data analysis—he is able to recognize patterns and meaning where others may see only chaos and noise.…

Read more of Dr. Ian Mortimer, CFA's background >

“The investment process can seem complex but in reality we're looking for companies that create wealth by enriching consumers.“
Dr. Ian Mortimer, CFA Fund Co-Manager

Massive, overwhelming quantities of data are a welcome sight to Dr. Ian Mortimer. With a background in physics and the skills he picked up while getting his doctorate—such as logical thinking, math, and data analysis—he is able to recognize patterns and meaning where others may see only chaos and noise.  Ian uses these skills on a daily basis at Guinness Atkinson.

His passion for his investment areas (Energy, Innovation, Dividends) helps keep him in tune with what’s happening throughout the world in all areas impacting global progress. He pays strict attention to stock price fluctuations and their constant movement as he analyzes the market. Yet for as much as he looks at the numbers when researching a potential investment opportunity, he also relies on personal interactions, analyzing a company’s passion, commitment, and potential success through the attitudes and actions of their corporate management.

Trend not to be overlooked: Companies’ ability to consistently innovate, with technologies, distribution chains or process efficiencies.

Ian's Funds:
Global Innovators Fund >
Dividend Builder Fund >
Quick Stats

2012  Began co-managing the Dividend Builder Fund

2011  Began co-managing the Global Innovators Fund

2010  Began co-managing the Global Energy Fund

2006  Joined Guinness Atkinson in December

2006  Graduated from Christ Church, University of Oxford, with a D.Phil in Physics.

2003  Graduated from University College London, University of London, with a First Class Honors Masters degree in Physics.

 

Matthew Page, CFA
Fund Co-Manager

“The accelerating rate of change that is a part of our daily lives can be a challenge but this change can also present opportunities.“

Matthew Page, CFA has found identifying quality companies at good market valuations to be critical elements in selecting the companies he invests in. Whether an investor is seeking growth or income, he aims to find companies that demonstrate potential for a bright future. As Co-Manager of the Global Innovators Fund and…

Read more of Matthew Page, CFA's background >

“The accelerating rate of change that is a part of our daily lives can be a challenge but this change can also present opportunities.“
Matthew Page, CFA Fund Co-Manager

Matthew Page, CFA has found identifying quality companies at good market valuations to be critical elements in selecting the companies he invests in. Whether an investor is seeking growth or income, he aims to find companies that demonstrate potential for a bright future.

As Co-Manager of the Global Innovators Fund and Dividend Builder Fund, Matthew lives with one foot in the future. He is hyper-vigilant when it comes to identifying innovations that will potentially advance the human condition.

Matthew believes that new investment opportunities present themselves to the informed, diligent and observant researcher. He has always found that insight is a product of hard work.

Trend not to be overlooked: Global demographic shifts that are driving demand for income producing assets.

Matthew's Funds:
Global Innovators Fund >
Dividend Builder Fund >
Quick Stats


2012  
Became Co-Manager of the Dividend Builder Fund

2010  Completed Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program

2010  Became Co-Manager of Global Innovators Fund

2007  Became Co-Manager of the Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund

2005  Joined Guinness Atkinson in September

2004  Joined Goldman Sachs on the graduate scheme, working in Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income

2004  Graduated from New College, University of Oxford, with a Masters degree in Physics

Dissertation: “Financial Markets as Complex Dynamical Systems” – an investigation into creating an agent-based model market and analyzing the effect on market volatility by altering constraints on trader strategies

Performance data shown for Global Innovators, Institutional Class (GINNX), prior to its launch date on 12/31/15, uses performance data from the Global Innovators, Investor Class (IWIRX).  

The Advisor has contractually agreed to reduce its fees and/or pay Fund expenses (excluding Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses, interest, taxes, dividends on short positions and extraordinary expenses) in order to limit the Fund’s Total Annual Operating Expenses to .99% or 1.24% through June 30, 2018.  To the extent that the Advisor waives its fees and/or absorbs expenses to satisfy this cap, it may seek repayment of a portion or all of such amounts at any time within three fiscal years after the fiscal year in which such amounts were waived or absorbed, subject to the .99% or 1.24% expense cap. The expense limitation agreement may be terminated by the Board of the Fund at any time without penalty upon 60 days’ notice.