People - Asset Allocation
 


North America

Jeremy Grantham
Mr. Grantham co-founded GMO in 1977 and is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team, serving as the firm’s chief investment strategist. Prior to GMO’s founding, Mr. Grantham was co-founder of Batterymarch Financial Management in 1969 where he recommended commercial indexing in 1971, one of several claims to being first. He began his investment career as an economist with Royal Dutch Shell. He is a member of the GMO Board of Directors and has also served on the investment boards of several non-profit organizations. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Sheffield (U.K.) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.



Ben Inker
Mr. Inker is co-head of GMO’s Asset Allocation team and a member of the GMO Board of Directors. He joined GMO in 1992 following the completion of his B.A. in Economics from Yale University. In his years at GMO, Mr. Inker has served as an analyst for the Quantitative Equity and Asset Allocation teams, as a portfolio manager of several equity and asset allocation portfolios, as co-head of International Quantitative Equities, and as CIO of Quantitative Developed Equities. He is a CFA charterholder.



Sam Wilderman
Mr. Wilderman is co-head of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Previously, he was co-head of the GMO Global Equity team and lead manager for U.S. quantitative portfolios. Prior to 2005, he was involved in research and portfolio management for the Emerging Markets Equity team. He joined GMO in 1996 following the completion of his B.A. in Economics from Yale University. Mr. Wilderman is a CFA charterholder.



Tariq Ali
Mr. Ali is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Prior to joining GMO full-time in 2011, he was an intern with the Asset Allocation team. Mr. Ali earned his B.A. in Government from the University of Texas, Austin.



Edmund Bellord
Mr. Bellord is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Prior to joining GMO in 2008, he was a senior portfolio manager at State Street Global Advisors Capital Management. Previously, he worked at Mellon Capital Management as a strategist. Mr. Bellord earned his M.A. in Economics from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and his MBA at the University of California in Berkeley.



Edward Chancellor
Mr. Chancellor is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team focusing on capital market research. He has worked as a financial commentator and consultant and has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, and Institutional Investor, among others. He is the recipient of the 2007 George Polk Award for financial journalism. Mr. Chancellor is the author of several books including “Crunch Time for Credit” (2005) and “Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation” (1999), a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Prior to joining GMO in 2008, he worked as deputy U.S. editor for Breakingviews.com in New York and for Lazard Brothers. Mr. Chancellor earned his B.A. in History from Cambridge University, and his Master of Philosophy in Modern History from Oxford University.



Anna Chetoukhina
Ms. Chetoukhina is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Prior to joining GMO in 2011, Ms. Chetoukhina was a fixed income quantitative analyst for Wellington Management. Previously, she was a research associate for State Street Associates, LLC. Ms. Chetoukhina earned her B.S. in Economics from Voronezh State University in Russia, her B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Huntingdon College and her M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Northeastern University. She is a CFA charterholder.



Peter Chiappinelli
Mr. Chiappinelli is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Prior to joining GMO in 2010, he was an institutional portfolio manager in the asset allocation group at Pyramis Global Advisors. Previously, he was the director of institutional investment strategy and research at Putnam Investments. Mr. Chiappinelli earned his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his B.A. from Carleton College. He is a CAIA charterholder, and is the founder of the CAIA Boston chapter. He is a CFA charterholder.



Matt Kadnar
Mr. Kadnar is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team focusing on research and portfolio management. Prior to joining GMO in 2004, he was an investment specialist and consultant relations manager at Putnam Investments. Previously, he served as in-house counsel for LPL Financial Services and as a senior associate at Melick & Porter, LLP. Mr. Kadnar has a B.S. from Boston College majoring in Finance and Philosophy and a J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law. He is a CFA charterholder.



Jamie Lee
Mr. Lee is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Previously, Mr. Lee worked at pi Economics as an economist. He earned his B.A. in Mathematics and English from Dartmouth College.



Catherine LeGraw
Ms. LeGraw is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Prior to joining GMO in 2013, she worked as a director at BlackRock. Previously, Ms. LeGraw was an analyst at Bear, Stearns & Co. She received her B.S. and her B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a CFA charterholder.



Diane Lopez
Ms. Lopez is the head of operations for GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Previously, Ms. Lopez led GMO’s quantitative equity trading group. Prior to joining GMO in 1995, she worked as a fund accountant at Investors Bank & Trust. Ms. Lopez earned her undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.



Nick Nanda
Mr. Nanda is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team focusing on research and portfolio management. He joined GMO in 2003 following the completion of his B.A. in Economics from Oberlin College. He is a CFA charterholder.



Europe

James Montier
Mr. Montier is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Prior to joining GMO in 2009, he was co-head of Global Strategy at Société Générale. Mr. Montier is the author of several books including “Behavioural Investing: A Practitioner’s Guide to Applying Behavioural Finance; Value Investing: Tools and Techniques for Intelligent Investment”; and “The Little Book of Behavioural Investing”. Mr. Montier is a visiting fellow at the University of Durham and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Portsmouth University and an M.Sc. in Economics from Warwick University.