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International Equity Fund

  • Vehicle Mutual Fund
  • Asset Class Equities

Overview

The GMO International Equity Fund seeks to generate high total return by investing primarily in non-U.S. developed market equities. The Fund’s benchmark is the MSCI EAFE Index.

The Fund’s investment approach is grounded in the Global Equity team’s belief that, in the short term, equity markets exhibit exploitable inefficiencies as a result of irrational investor actions, the imperfect flow of information, and the participation of non-economic actors, while in the long term returns are ultimately driven by economic reality. The Fund aims to take advantage of this inefficiency by utilizing a multi-factor valuation model in conjunction with other methods, such as cross-asset signals and corporate alerts, to identify mispriced equity securities.

Facts

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Fund Inception Date March 31, 1987
Fund Total Assets as of 6/30/2019 $3.6bn USD
Benchmark MSCI EAFE

Share Class III

Inception Date March 31, 1987
Ticker Symbol GMOIX
CUSIP 362007304
NAV as of 7/19/2019 20.50
Net Expense Ratio 1 0.66
Gross Expense Ratio 2 0.68
Minimum Investment Size $35mm in GMO

1 Net Expense Ratio reflects the reduction of expenses from fee reimbursements. The fee reimbursements will continue until at least June 30, 2020. Elimination of this reimbursement will result in higher fees and lower performance.

2 Gross Expense Ratio is equal to the Funds Total Annual Operating Expenses set forth in the Funds most recent prospectus dated June 30, 2019.

Performance

Quarter-End as of June 30, 2019(USD, %) | International Equity Fund-III

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1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year ITD
International Equity Fund -4.04 5.89 -1.47 4.93 7.00
MSCI EAFE 1.08 9.11 2.25 6.90 5.16
MSCI EAFE Value -2.10 8.47 0.05 5.50 6.29
  • International Equity Fund
  • MSCI EAFE
  • MSCI EAFE Value

Inception Date: March 31, 1987

Returns shown for periods greater than one year are on an annualized basis.

If certain expenses were not reimbursed, performance would be lower. Transaction costs, if any, are paid to the fund to offset the cost of portfolio transactions to invest or raise cash.

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is not indicative of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance data may be lower or higher than the performance data provided herein.

Quarter-End as of June 30, 2019(USD, %) | International Equity Fund-III

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QTD YTD 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year ITD
International Equity Fund 1.62 12.57 -4.04 5.89 -1.47 4.93 7.00
MSCI EAFE 3.68 14.03 1.08 9.11 2.25 6.90 5.16
MSCI EAFE Value 1.54 9.58 -2.10 8.47 0.05 5.50 6.29
  • International Equity Fund
  • MSCI EAFE
  • MSCI EAFE Value

Inception Date: March 31, 1987

Returns shown for periods greater than one year are on an annualized basis.

Net of all fees and expenses after reimbursement by the Manager, but not transaction costs, if any. If certain expenses were not reimbursed, performance would be lower.

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is not indicative of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance data may be lower or higher than the performance data provided herein.

Quarter-End as of June 30, 2019(USD, %) | International Equity Fund-III

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QTD YTD 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year ITD
International Equity Fund 1.79 12.93 -3.40 6.59 -0.82 5.61 7.73
MSCI EAFE 3.68 14.03 1.08 9.11 2.25 6.90 5.16
MSCI EAFE Value 1.54 9.58 -2.10 8.47 0.05 5.50 6.29
  • International Equity Fund
  • MSCI EAFE
  • MSCI EAFE Value

Inception Date: March 31, 1987

Returns shown for periods greater than one year are on an annualized basis.

Gross of fees, expenses and transaction costs, if any. If these fees, expenses and costs were included, performance would be lower.

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is not indicative of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance data may be lower or higher than the performance data provided herein.

Month-End as of June 30, 2019(USD, %) | International Equity Fund-III

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MTD QTD YTD 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year ITD
International Equity Fund 6.05 1.62 12.57 -4.04 5.89 -1.47 4.93 7.00
MSCI EAFE 5.93 3.68 14.03 1.08 9.11 2.25 6.90 5.16
MSCI EAFE Value 5.33 1.54 9.58 -2.10 8.47 0.05 5.50 6.29
  • International Equity Fund
  • MSCI EAFE
  • MSCI EAFE Value

Inception Date: March 31, 1987

Returns shown for periods greater than one year are on an annualized basis.

Net of all fees and expenses after reimbursement by the Manager, but not transaction costs, if any. If certain expenses were not reimbursed, performance would be lower.

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is not indicative of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance data may be lower or higher than the performance data provided herein.

Month-End as of June 30, 2019(USD, %) | International Equity Fund-III

Table Caption
MTD QTD YTD 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year ITD
International Equity Fund 6.10 1.79 12.93 -3.40 6.59 -0.82 5.61 7.73
MSCI EAFE 5.93 3.68 14.03 1.08 9.11 2.25 6.90 5.16
MSCI EAFE Value 5.33 1.54 9.58 -2.10 8.47 0.05 5.50 6.29
  • International Equity Fund
  • MSCI EAFE
  • MSCI EAFE Value

Inception Date: March 31, 1987

Returns shown for periods greater than one year are on an annualized basis.

Gross of fees, expenses and transaction costs, if any. If these fees, expenses and costs were included, performance would be lower.

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is not indicative of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance data may be lower or higher than the performance data provided herein.

Year Ending December 31 (USD, %) | International Equity Fund-III

Calendar
International Equity Fund MSCI EAFE MSCI EAFE Value
2018 -20.55 -13.79 -14.78
2017 25.73 25.03 21.44
2016 1.71 1.00 5.02
2015 -5.61 -0.81 -5.68
2014 -6.49 -4.90 -5.39
2013 24.62 22.78 22.95
2012 14.43 17.32 17.69
2011 -10.33 -12.14 -12.17
2010 7.59 7.75 3.25
2009 18.65 31.78 34.23
  • International Equity Fund
  • MSCI EAFE
  • MSCI EAFE Value

Inception Date: March 31, 1987

Returns shown for periods greater than one year are on an annualized basis.

Net of all fees and expenses after reimbursement by the Manager, but not transaction costs, if any. If certain expenses were not reimbursed, performance would be lower.

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is not indicative of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance data may be lower or higher than the performance data provided herein.

Year Ending December 31 (USD, %) | International Equity Fund-III

Calendar
International Equity Fund MSCI EAFE MSCI EAFE Value
2018 -20.02 -13.79 -14.78
2017 26.54 25.03 21.44
2016 2.38 1.00 5.02
2015 -4.99 -0.81 -5.68
2014 -5.87 -4.90 -5.39
2013 25.42 22.78 22.95
2012 15.17 17.32 17.69
2011 -9.74 -12.14 -12.17
2010 8.29 7.75 3.25
2009 19.42 31.78 34.23
  • International Equity Fund
  • MSCI EAFE
  • MSCI EAFE Value

Inception Date: March 31, 1987

Returns shown for periods greater than one year are on an annualized basis.

Gross of fees, expenses and transaction costs, if any. If these fees, expenses and costs were included, performance would be lower.

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is not indicative of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance data may be lower or higher than the performance data provided herein.

Management

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Simon Harris

Head of Global Equity (interim)

Mr. Harris is the interim head of GMO’s Global Equity team. In his decades at GMO, Simon has had extensive portfolio management, quantitative research, and team leadership experience including as the head of the UK Equity team prior to its merger with Global Equity. Previously, he also served as co-CEO of GMO UK Ltd. Prior to joining GMO in 1989, he earned his BSc in Mathematics from The City University (London). Mr. Harris is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

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Josh White

Portfolio Manager

Dr. White is a quantitative analyst for GMO’s Global Equity team. Prior to joining GMO in 2015, he worked at Acadian Asset Management as a senior vice president working on quantitative research and portfolio management across much of their product line. Previously, he worked at the SEC where, in addition to other responsibilities, he was involved with disclosure and governance issues. Dr. White earned his A.B. in Economics from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University.

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Commentary & Attribution

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Investor Information

Annual Report
Semiannual Report
NAVs and Distributions
Distribution Dates
Summary Distribution (Prior Year) GMO Trust
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Risks

Risks associated with investing in the Fund may include: (1) Market Risk -Equities: The market price of an equity may decline due to factors affecting the issuer or its industry or the economy and equity markets generally. Declines in stock market prices generally are likely to reduce the net asset value of the Fund's shares. (2) Management and Operational Risk: The risk that GMO's investment techniques will fail to produce desired results. (3) Non-U.S. Investment Risk: The market prices of many non-U.S. securities (particularly of companies tied economically to emerging countries) fluctuate more than those of U.S. securities. Many non-U.S. markets (particularly emerging markets) are less stable, smaller, less liquid, and less regulated than U.S. markets, and the cost of trading in those markets often is higher than it is in U.S. markets. For a more complete discussion of these risks and others, please consult the Fund's prospectus.

Disclosures

An investor should consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing. This and other important information can be found in the fund’s prospectus. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. Please see prospectus above.

The GMO Trust funds are distributed in the United States by Funds Distributor LLC. GMO and Funds Distributor LLC are not affiliated.