Frank E. Holmes is chief executive and chief investment officer at U.S. Global Investors, which specializes in natural resources and emerging markets investing. U.S. Global, based in San Antonio, Texas, is the adviser to nine U.S. mutual funds and two exchange-traded funds (ETFs), the U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS) and U.S. Global GO GOLD and Precious Metal Miners ETF (GOAU).
Holmes is co-author of the book The Goldwatcher: Demystifying Gold Investing (2008: John Wiley & Sons). He has written investment articles for investment-focused publications, and is a regular contributor to a number of investor-education websites and he maintains an investment blog, “Frank Talk”.
He is a regular commentator on the business television channels CNBC, Bloomberg Television, Fox Business Channel and CNN’s Your Money, and he has been profiled by Barron’s, Fortune, the Financial Times and other publications.
Holmes was named 2006 Mining Fund Manager of the Year by The Mining Journal, a London-based publication for the global natural resources industry, and 2009 International Citizen of the Year by the World Affairs Councils of America chapter in San Antonio. He is also a frequent keynote speaker at U.S. and international investment conferences.
As chief investment officer at U.S. Global, Holmes oversees an investment team whose mutual funds have won more than two dozen Lipper Fund Awards and certificates since 2000.
Holmes is engaged in several philanthropies. He is a member of the President’s Circle of the International Crisis Group, which works to avoid and resolve conflict around the world, and he is an advisor to the William J. Clinton Foundation on sustainable development in countries with natural resource-based economies. He serves on the board of trustees of Rise Recovery, a San Antonio-based organization that helps teens and families overcome addiction to drugs and alcohol.
Holmes is a native of Toronto and is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He is a former president and chairman of the Toronto Society of the Investment Dealers Association.
In September 2017, he was named non-executive chairman of the board of HIVE Blockchain Technologies, a cryptocurrency mining company.