Our Leadership Team
Frank E. Holmes
CEO and Chief Investment Officer
Frank Holmes is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of U.S. Global Investors. Mr. Holmes purchased a controlling interest in U.S. Global Investors in 1989 and became the firm’s chief investment officer in 1999.
Under his guidance, the company’s funds have received numerous awards and honors including more than two dozen Lipper Fund Awards and certificates. In 2006, Mr. Holmes was selected mining fund manager of the year by the Mining Journal. He is also the co-author of “The Goldwatcher: Demystifying Gold Investing.”
In 2013 Mr. Holmes was awarded the Huron Medal of Distinction from Huron University College, his alma mater for class of 1978. This award recognizes individuals whose life achievements set an example of excellence and reflect Huron’s arts and social sciences missions.
Mr. Holmes is also engaged in a number of international philanthropies. He is a member of the President’s Circle and on the investment committee of the International Crisis Group, which works to resolve conflict around the world. He is also an advisor to the William J. Clinton Foundation on sustainable development in countries with resource-based economies.
Mr. 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.
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 CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business, and has been profiled by Fortune, Barron’s, The Financial Times and other publications.
Susan B. McGee
President, General Counsel
Susan McGee joined U.S. Global Investors as Associate Counsel in 1992. In 1997, she became General Counsel and was named President of U.S. Global Investors in 1998. In collaboration with the CEO, Ms. McGee is responsible for directing the overall policy, planning, administrative, budgetary and operations functions of the organization. As General Counsel, she provides general legal services to U.S. Global Investors and its subsidiaries.
Ms. McGee received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Houston, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She earned a J.D. from St. Mary’s Law School, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Ms. McGee is a director of the San Antonio Sports Foundation, a member of the Texas Bar Association, the San Antonio Bar Association and the San Antonio Women’s Bar Association.
Chief Financial Officer
Lisa Callicotte joined U.S. Global Investors in 2009 as controller and was promoted to chief financial officer in July 2013. Ms. Callicotte is responsible for oversight of all financial statements and related disclosures for internal use and external filings with the appropriate regulatory bodies. In addition, she is responsible for monitoring pertinent GAAP, SEC and FINRA rules for relevant accounting and regulatory matters. Ms. Callicotte previously worked for Ernst & Young LLP for 12 years, leaving as a senior manager. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of business administration and a master of science in accounting. She has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1999.
Our investment team is led by U.S. Global Investors Chief Investment Officer Frank Holmes. Mr. Holmes leads a unique investment team that brings knowledge and experience in a variety of fields.
John Derrick, CFA
Director of Research
Funds Under Management
John Derrick joined U.S. Global Investors in January 1999 as an investment analyst for the U.S. Global Investors money market and tax free funds. In March 2004, he was promoted from Portfolio Manager to Director of Research and now manages the day-to-day operations of the investment team. Mr. Derrick monitors Fed policy and other macroeconomic factors affecting the U.S. economy and the broader global landscape. Mr. Derrick also analyzes securities, both stocks and bonds, as co-manager of several U.S. Global equity funds. Prior to joining U.S. Global Investors, Mr. Derrick worked at Fidelity Investments.
Mr. Derrick has developed expertise on the Federal Reserve and interest rates, as well as their impact on the U.S. economy. His specialties lie in U.S. Treasuries, government securities and municipal bonds.
Mr. Derrick also serves on the management team of several equity funds for U.S. Global Investors. Mr. Derrick uses his experience to guide management of the Emerging Europe Fund.
Mr. Derrick has appeared on CNBC and Bloomberg TV and has also been a guest on Marketwatch Radio and NPR. Mr. Derrick has been featured in stories for BusinessWeek, The New York Times, the Associated Press and USA Today.
A graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington, Mr. Derrick earned a bachelor of business administration in finance. Mr. Derrick is former president of the CFA Society of San Antonio.
Ralph P. Aldis, CFA
Ralph Aldis rejoined U.S. Global Investors as senior mining analyst in November 2001. He is responsible for analyzing gold and precious metals stocks for the World Precious Minerals Fund (UNWPX) and the Gold and Precious Metals Fund (USERX). Mr. Aldis also works with the portfolio management team of the Global Resources Fund (PSPFX) to provide tactical analyses of base metal, paper, chemical, steel and non-ferrous industries.
Previously, Mr. Aldis worked for Eisner Securities, where he was an investment analyst for its high net worth group and oversaw its mutual fund operations. Before joining Eisner Securities, Mr. Aldis worked for 10 years as director of research for U.S. Global Investors, where he applied quantitative skills towards stocks, portfolio tilting, cash optimization and performance attribution analysis.
Mr. Aldis received a Master’s in Energy and Mineral Resources from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988 and a Bachelor of Science in Geology, Cum Laude, in 1981, from Stephen F. Austin University. Mr. Aldis is a member of the CFA Society of San Antonio.
Brian K. Hicks, CFA
Brian Hicks joined U.S. Global Investors in 2004 as co-manager of the company’s Global Resources Fund (PSPFX) and also serves as co-manager to the Holmes Macro Trends Fund (MEGAX). Mr. Hicks is responsible for portfolio allocation, stock selection and research coverage for the energy and basic materials sectors.
Prior to joining U.S. Global Investors, Mr. Hicks was an associate oil and gas analyst for A.G. Edwards Inc., where he covered domestic exploration and production companies, and was responsible for maintaining earnings and cash flow valuation models.
He also worked previously as an institutional equity/options trader and liaison to the foreign equity desk at Charles Schwab & Co., and at Invesco Funds Group, Inc. as an industry research and product development analyst.
Mr. Hicks holds a Master’s of Science degree in Finance, and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado.
Xian Liang, CFA
Funds Under Management
Xian Liang joined U.S. Global Investors in June 2004 as the Asia Research Analyst and in 2014 began serving as a co-portfolio manager to the China Region Fund (USCOX). Mr. Liang is responsible for portfolio allocation, stock selection and research coverage for the countries and industries within the China region.
Mr. Liang attended Fudan University in Shanghai, China, where he is originally from, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English.
Mr. Liang holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University at Albany, State University of New York. He also earned his CFA charter in 2008.
Four out of 13 U.S. Global Investors Funds received Lipper performance awards from 2005 to 2008, six out of 13 received certificates from 2000 to 2007, and two out of 13 received top rankings from 2009 to 2010. Although Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Lipper. Users acknowledge that they have not relied upon any warranty, condition, guarantee, or representation made by Lipper. Any use of the data for analyzing, managing, or trading financial instruments is at the user's own risk. This is not an offer to buy or sell securities.