Frank Holmes is CEO and Chief Investment Officer of U.S. Global Investors, Inc., which manages a diversified family of mutual funds and hedge funds specializing in gold, natural resources and emerging markets.
The company’s funds have earned many awards and honors during Mr. Holmes’ tenure, including more than two dozen Lipper Fund Awards and certificates.
The Global Resources Fund (PSPFX) was Lipper’s top-performing global natural resources fund in 2010 and was the top-performing fund in the category for the 10-year period as of December 31, 2011. In 2009, the World Precious Minerals Fund (UNWPX) was Lipper’s top-performing gold fund, the second time in four years for that achievement. In addition, both funds received 2007 and 2008 Lipper Fund Awards as the best overall fund in their respective categories.
Mr. Holmes was 2006 mining fund manager of the year for Mining Journal, a leading publication for the global resources industry, and he is co-author of “The Goldwatcher: Demystifying Gold Investing.”
He is also an advisor to the International Crisis Group, which works to resolve global conflict, and the William J. Clinton Foundation on sustainable development in nations with resource-based economies.
Mr. Holmes was previously a research analyst, portfolio manager and managing director of corporate finance inCanada. He is a former president and chairman of the Toronto Society of the Investment Dealers Association, and he served on the Toronto Stock Exchange’s Listing Committee.
Mr. Holmes is a much-sought-after keynote speaker at national and international investment conferences. He is also a regular commentator on the financial television networks, and has been profiled by Fortune, Barron’s, The Financial Times and other publications.