Quality Equity


Tom Hancock

Anthony Hene

James Mendelson


GMO’s Quality team generally seeks to win by investing in great companies under temporary clouds and in companies where the quality is improving in a way the market has not fully appreciated. Today, various reopening stocks with a Covid-19 overhang are examples of the former, and the transformed semiconductor industry provides examples of the latter. In addition, Quality investing with a valuation component wins over the long run by protecting on the downside, and we believe the strategy is well positioned for some of the potential headwinds for equities that exist today.

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QUAL and USMV are the two largest Quality Factor and Low Volatility equity ETFs. Data is from inception of QUAL ETF in July 2013.

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Tom Hancock presented this session at our U.S. Conference on November 3rd. Anthony Hene and James Mendelson presented at our Europe Conference on November 15th.
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