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Quality Fund

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  • Asset Class Equities

Overview

The GMO Quality Fund seeks to generate total return by investing primarily in equities the Focused Equity team believes to be of high quality.

The team believes that companies with established track records of historical profitability and strong fundamentals – high quality companies – are able to outgrow the average company over time and are therefore worth a premium price. The Fund’s disciplined approach uses both quantitative and fundamental techniques to assess the relative quality and valuation of global companies and aims to exploit a long-term investment horizon while withstanding short-term volatility.

Facts

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Fund Inception Date February 6, 2004
Fund Total Assets as of 6/30/2019 $6.6bn USD

Share Class III

Inception Date February 6, 2004
Ticker Symbol GQETX
CUSIP 362008260
NAV as of 7/19/2019 24.03
Net Expense Ratio 1 0.48
Gross Expense Ratio 2 0.50
Minimum Investment Size $5mm 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, %) | Quality Fund-III

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1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year ITD
Quality Fund 14.09 16.05 12.50 14.17 8.49
S&P 500 10.42 14.20 10.71 14.70 8.55
MSCI World 6.33 11.77 6.60 10.72 6.90
  • Quality Fund
  • S&P 500
  • MSCI World

Inception Date: February 06, 2004

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, %) | Quality Fund-III

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QTD YTD 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year ITD
Quality Fund 3.64 17.38 14.09 16.05 12.50 14.17 8.49
S&P 500 4.30 18.54 10.42 14.20 10.71 14.70 8.55
MSCI World 4.00 16.98 6.33 11.77 6.60 10.72 6.90
  • Quality Fund
  • S&P 500
  • MSCI World

Inception Date: February 06, 2004

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, %) | Quality Fund-III

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QTD YTD 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year ITD
Quality Fund 3.76 17.65 14.64 16.60 13.04 14.71 9.01
S&P 500 4.30 18.54 10.42 14.20 10.71 14.70 8.55
MSCI World 4.00 16.98 6.33 11.77 6.60 10.72 6.90
  • Quality Fund
  • S&P 500
  • MSCI World

Inception Date: February 06, 2004

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, %) | Quality Fund-III

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MTD QTD YTD 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year ITD
Quality Fund 6.03 3.64 17.38 14.09 16.05 12.50 14.17 8.49
S&P 500 7.05 4.30 18.54 10.42 14.20 10.71 14.70 8.55
MSCI World 6.59 4.00 16.98 6.33 11.77 6.60 10.72 6.90
  • Quality Fund
  • S&P 500
  • MSCI World

Inception Date: February 06, 2004

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, %) | Quality Fund-III

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MTD QTD YTD 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year ITD
Quality Fund 6.07 3.76 17.65 14.64 16.60 13.04 14.71 9.01
S&P 500 7.05 4.30 18.54 10.42 14.20 10.71 14.70 8.55
MSCI World 6.59 4.00 16.98 6.33 11.77 6.60 10.72 6.90
  • Quality Fund
  • S&P 500
  • MSCI World

Inception Date: February 06, 2004

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, %) | Quality Fund-III

Calendar
Quality Fund S&P 500 MSCI World
2018 0.46 -4.38 -8.71
2017 29.06 21.83 22.40
2016 9.72 11.96 7.51
2015 1.50 1.38 -0.87
2014 12.50 13.69 4.94
2013 25.36 32.39 26.68
2012 12.00 16.00 15.83
2011 11.75 2.11 -5.54
2010 5.47 15.06 11.76
2009 19.85 26.46 29.99
  • Quality Fund
  • S&P 500
  • MSCI World

Inception Date: February 06, 2004

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, %) | Quality Fund-III

Calendar
Quality Fund S&P 500 MSCI World
2018 0.95 -4.38 -8.71
2017 29.68 21.83 22.40
2016 10.25 11.96 7.51
2015 1.99 1.38 -0.87
2014 13.04 13.69 4.94
2013 25.96 32.39 26.68
2012 12.54 16.00 15.83
2011 12.29 2.11 -5.54
2010 5.98 15.06 11.76
2009 20.42 26.46 29.99
  • Quality Fund
  • S&P 500
  • MSCI World

Inception Date: February 06, 2004

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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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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Ty Cobb

Portfolio Manager

Mr. Cobb is engaged in portfolio management and research within GMO’s Focused Equity team and is a partner of the firm. Previously at GMO, he led the fundamental research group for the Global Equity team. Prior to joining GMO in 1997, he worked at Brown Brothers Harriman. Mr. Cobb received a B.A. in Economics/Russian Language from Bucknell University and an M.S. in Finance from Suffolk University. He is a CFA charterholder.

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Anthony Hene

Portfolio Manager, Focused Equity

Mr. Hene is co-portfolio manager for the Quality Strategy. He is a member of the Focused Equity team and a partner of the firm. Previously at GMO, he was engaged in portfolio management within the Global Equity team. Mr. Hene joined GMO full-time in 1995. He has an MSc in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford and is a CFA charterholder.

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Investor Information

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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) Focused Investment Risk: The Fund invests its assets in the securities of a limited number of issuers, and a decline in the market price of a particular security held by the Fund may affect the Fund's performance more than if the Fund invested in the securities of a larger number of issuers. 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.