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Resources Series Fund

  • Vehicle Mutual Fund
  • Asset Class Equities

Overview

The GMO Resources Series Fund seeks to generate total return by investing in equities in the natural resources sector. The Fund’s benchmark is the MSCI All Country World Commodities Index.

GMO’s Focused Equity team believes that the increasing demand for natural resources, driven primarily by population growth in and industrialization of emerging markets, coupled with the limited supply of these resources, favors an upward trend in resource prices over time. The Fund seeks to invest in the securities of companies that we believe will benefit from this expected long-term rise in natural resource prices.

Facts

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Fund Inception Date February 1, 2018
Fund Total Assets as of 8/31/2019 $125mm USD
Benchmark MSCI ACWI Commodity Producers

Share Class R6

Inception Date December 31, 2018
Ticker Symbol GREDX
CUSIP 380132308
NAV as of 9/20/2019 9.09
Net Expense Ratio 1 0.79
Gross Expense Ratio 2 0.85

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, %) | GMO Resources Series Fund Class R6

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1-Year 3-Year 5-Year ITD
Resources Series Fund 3.38 17.07 2.24 5.01
MSCI ACWI Commodity Producers -4.60 7.87 -2.70 0.25
  • Resources Series Fund 1
  • MSCI ACWI Commodity Producers

Inception Date: December 28, 2011

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.

1 The inception date above refers to the inception date of the GMO Resources Fund. Class R6 shares were first offered on December 6, 2017. GMO Resources Series Fund is a feeder fund investing substantially all of its assets in shares of a corresponding master fund (i.e., a corresponding GMO Trust fund). Performance data quoted for GMO Resources Series Fund reflects the performance data of the corresponding GMO Trust master fund re-stated to reflect the fees and expenses associated with GMO Resources Series Fund.

Quarter-End as of June 30, 2019(USD, %) | GMO Resources Series Fund Class R6

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QTD YTD 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year ITD
Resources Series Fund 1.49 13.35 3.38 17.07 2.24 5.01
MSCI ACWI Commodity Producers 0.20 13.48 -4.60 7.87 -2.70 0.25
  • Resources Series Fund 1
  • MSCI ACWI Commodity Producers

Inception Date: December 28, 2011

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.

1 The inception date above refers to the inception date of the GMO Resources Fund. Class R6 shares were first offered on December 6, 2017. GMO Resources Series Fund is a feeder fund investing substantially all of its assets in shares of a corresponding master fund (i.e., a corresponding GMO Trust fund). Performance data quoted for GMO Resources Series Fund reflects the performance data of the corresponding GMO Trust master fund re-stated to reflect the fees and expenses associated with GMO Resources Series Fund.

Month-End as of August 31, 2019(USD, %) | GMO Resources Series Fund Class R6

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MTD QTD YTD 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year ITD
Resources Series Fund -7.96 -11.17 0.69 -7.14 11.71 0.25 3.29
MSCI ACWI Commodity Producers -7.25 -10.33 1.76 -11.68 4.01 -4.56 -1.17
  • Resources Series Fund 1
  • MSCI ACWI Commodity Producers

Inception Date: December 28, 2011

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.

1 The inception date above refers to the inception date of the GMO Resources Fund. Class R6 shares were first offered on December 6, 2017. GMO Resources Series Fund is a feeder fund investing substantially all of its assets in shares of a corresponding master fund (i.e., a corresponding GMO Trust fund). Performance data quoted for GMO Resources Series Fund reflects the performance data of the corresponding GMO Trust master fund re-stated to reflect the fees and expenses associated with GMO Resources Series Fund.

Year Ending December 31 (USD, %) | GMO Resources Series Fund Class R6

Calendar
Resources Series Fund MSCI ACWI Commodity Producers
2018 -7.57 -11.75
2017 28.29 13.70
2016 44.18 32.44
2015 -22.07 -25.83
2014 -17.39 -14.69
2013 3.51 3.31
2012 10.23 1.96
2011 1.35 1.35
  • Resources Series Fund 1
  • MSCI ACWI Commodity Producers

Inception Date: December 28, 2011

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.

1 The inception date above refers to the inception date of the GMO Resources Fund. Class R6 shares were first offered on December 6, 2017. GMO Resources Series Fund is a feeder fund investing substantially all of its assets in shares of a corresponding master fund (i.e., a corresponding GMO Trust fund). Performance data quoted for GMO Resources Series Fund reflects the performance data of the corresponding GMO Trust master fund re-stated to reflect the fees and expenses associated with GMO Resources Series Fund.

Management

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Lucas White

Portfolio Manager, Focused Equity

Mr. White is the portfolio manager for the Resources and Climate Change Strategies. He is a member of GMO’s Focused Equity team and a partner of the firm. Previously at GMO, he was engaged in portfolio management for the Global Equity team, including responsibilities for the Quality, Tactical Opportunities, and U.S. Growth Strategies. Prior to joining GMO in 2006, he worked at Standish Mellon Asset Management and MFS. Mr. White earned his B.A. in Economics and Psychology from Duke University. He is a CFA charterholder.

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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.

Documents

Literature

Fact Sheet - Class PS
Fact Sheet - Class R6
Prospectus
Summary Prospectus
Statement of Additional Information
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Performance
Portfolio Composition
Segment Weights
Holdings
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Commentary & Attribution

Commentary - Quarterly
Attribution - Monthly
Attribution - Quarterly
Attribution - YTD
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Investor Information

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

Risks associated with investing in the Fund are as follows: (1) Focused Investment Risk: Because the Fund concentrates its investments in the natural resources sector, it is particularly exposed to adverse developments, including adverse price movements, affecting issuers in the natural resources sector and is subject to greater risks than a fund that invests in a wider range of industries. In addition, the market prices of securities of companies in the natural resources sector are often more volatile (particularly in the short term) than those of securities of companies in other industries. (2) Commodities Risk: Commodity prices can be extremely volatile, and exposure to commodities can cause the net asset value of the Fund's shares to decline or fluctuate more than if the Fund had a broader range of investments. (3) 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. 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. 

Each GMO Series Trust Fund is a feeder fund investing substantially all of its assets in shares of a corresponding GMO Trust Fund (i.e., a master fund). Under the master-feeder structure, each GMO Series Trust Fund's sole portfolio holding, other than cash, is shares of the corresponding GMO Trust Fund.

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

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