Guinness AM appoints energy specialist

Guinness Asset Management has announced the hire of Jonathan Waghorn as co-portfolio manager of the Guinness Global Energy fund.

Jonathan’s appointment marks the next step in Guinness Asset Management’s expansion. He will join Guinness’ established energy team at the start of September 2013 to work alongside existing portfolio managers Tim Guinness and Will Riley.

Jonathan Waghorn brings 17 years of energy investment and industry experience. He was co-portfolio manager of the Investec Global Energy Fund from 2008 to 2012, succeeding Tim Guinness who managed the fund from 1998 to 2008. Prior to Investec, he acted as co-head of Goldman Sachs’
energy equity research team.

Tim Guinness, CEO of Guinness Asset Management said: “We are delighted to welcome Jonathan to the firm. He is a proven energy fund manager with firstrate investment experience and is a natural fit to join the firm. Jonathan is well known by energy investors for his rigorous and disciplined investment process which we believe is highly complementary to the approach Will Riley and I apply to managing portfolios.

Jonathan Waghorn said: “I am honoured to join Tim and Will as co-portfolio manager of the highly regarded Guinness Global Energy Fund. I have had great respect for the business that Tim has built and the fund performance
that the team has achieved. This is a very exciting opportunity for me to drive the future growth of the business, helping to ensure that Guinness remains the leading investment manager for long only global energy equities.”

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