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Quality Spectrum Strategy

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GMO’s Focused Equity team believes that high quality companies have a sustainable competitive advantage that allows them to be excessively profitable for many years into the future, while low quality “junk” companies lack sustainable competitive advantages and generally have risky business models. The GMO Quality Spectrum Strategy contains a concentrated long book of high quality companies and levers the long portfolio by shorting a diverse portfolio of “junk” companies, with an emphasis on valuation. The Strategy expects to generate equity-like returns over time, with the long quality/short junk element designed to provide a bulwark against market drawdowns.





Tom Hancock

Head of Focused Equity

Dr. Hancock is the head of GMO’s Focused Equity team and the portfolio manager for the Quality Strategy. Previously at GMO, he was co-head of the Global Equity team. He is a partner of the firm. Prior to joining GMO in 1995, he was a research scientist at Siemens and a software engineer at IBM. Dr. Hancock holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University and B.S. and M.S. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.



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Risks associated with investing in the Strategy may include: Equities Risk, Short Investment Exposure Risks, Focused Investment Risk, Currency Risks, and Smaller Company Risks.

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