Overview

The GMO SGM Major Markets Fund’s investment objective is long-term total return. Over a complete market cycle, the Fund seeks annualized returns of 5% (gross of fees) above the FTSE 3-Month Treasury Bill Index with annualized volatility (standard deviation) of approximately 6-10%. The Fund takes both long and short positions in a range of global equity, bond, currency, and commodity markets using exchange-traded futures, forward non-U.S. currency contracts, swaps on commodity indices, and index options.

The Systematic Global Macro team’s investment process systematically applies value and sentiment strategies across global markets. We believe that markets are inefficient but, in the long term, that economic reality will prevail and markets will revert toward fair value; however, the timing of this is uncertain. We aim to profit from mean reversion by buying markets that we believe are depressed in price and shorting markets that we believe are trading at inflated values. To deal with the uncertainty of timing, we model investor sentiment. Using sentiment helps us avoid buying inexpensive assets too early and closing winning positions too quickly.

Facts

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Fund Inception Date April 11, 2005
Fund Total Assets as of 31/10/2020 $328mm USD
Benchmark FTSE 3-Mo. TBill+++

Share Class III

Inception Date October 3, 2011
Ticker Symbol GSMFX
CUSIP 362014656
NAV as of 25/11/2020 33.16
Net Expense Ratio 1 1.01
Gross Expense Ratio 2 1.06
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, 2021. 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, 2020.

Performance

Quarter-End as of September 30, 2020(USD, %) | SGM Major Markets Fund-III*

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1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year ITD
SGM Major Markets Fund 3.83 1.22 2.19 2.63 2.55
FTSE 3-Mo. TBill+++ 1.02 1.65 1.16 0.68 1.31
  • SGM Major Markets Fund 1
  • FTSE 3-Mo. TBill+++

Inception Date: April 11, 2005

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 *Effective October 3, 2011, the fund implemented a new investment strategy and performance from periods prior to that date represents a different investment strategy than the one that the fund is currently pursuing.

Quarter-End as of September 30, 2020(USD, %) | SGM Major Markets Fund-III*

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QTD YTD 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year ITD
SGM Major Markets Fund 1.16 3.87 3.83 1.22 2.19 2.63 2.55
FTSE 3-Mo. TBill+++ 0.03 0.56 1.02 1.65 1.16 0.68 1.31
  • SGM Major Markets Fund 1
  • FTSE 3-Mo. TBill+++

Inception Date: April 11, 2005

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 *Effective October 3, 2011, the fund implemented a new investment strategy and performance from periods prior to that date represents a different investment strategy than the one that the fund is currently pursuing.

Quarter-End as of September 30, 2020(USD, %) | SGM Major Markets Fund-III*

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QTD YTD 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year ITD
SGM Major Markets Fund 1.42 4.66 4.88 2.24 3.21 3.52 3.35
FTSE 3-Mo. TBill+++ 0.03 0.56 1.02 1.65 1.16 0.68 1.31
  • SGM Major Markets Fund 1
  • FTSE 3-Mo. TBill+++

Inception Date: April 11, 2005

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.

1 *Effective October 3, 2011, the fund implemented a new investment strategy and performance from periods prior to that date represents a different investment strategy than the one that the fund is currently pursuing.

Month-End as of October 31, 2020(USD, %) | SGM Major Markets Fund-III*

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MTD QTD YTD 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year ITD
SGM Major Markets Fund -0.34 -0.34 3.52 4.77 0.70 2.15 2.10 2.52
FTSE 3-Mo. TBill+++ 0.01 0.01 0.56 0.86 1.62 1.16 0.43 1.31
  • SGM Major Markets Fund 1
  • FTSE 3-Mo. TBill+++

Inception Date: April 11, 2005

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 *Effective October 3, 2011, the fund implemented a new investment strategy and performance from periods prior to that date represents a different investment strategy than the one that the fund is currently pursuing.

Month-End as of October 31, 2020(USD, %) | SGM Major Markets Fund-III*

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MTD QTD YTD 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year ITD
SGM Major Markets Fund -0.25 -0.25 4.39 5.83 1.72 3.17 3.00 3.32
FTSE 3-Mo. TBill+++ 0.01 0.01 0.56 0.86 1.62 1.16 0.43 1.31
  • SGM Major Markets Fund 1
  • FTSE 3-Mo. TBill+++

Inception Date: April 11, 2005

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.

1 *Effective October 3, 2011, the fund implemented a new investment strategy and performance from periods prior to that date represents a different investment strategy than the one that the fund is currently pursuing.

Year Ending December 31 (USD, %) | SGM Major Markets Fund-III*

Calendar
SGM Major Markets Fund FTSE 3-Mo. TBill+++
2019 1.93 2.25
2018 -2.13 1.86
2017 3.89 0.84
2016 4.07 0.27
2015 0.37 0.03
2014 3.66 0.03
2013 6.16 0.05
2012 -1.00 0.07
2011 -5.66 -6.50
2010 15.63 8.81
  • SGM Major Markets Fund 1
  • FTSE 3-Mo. TBill+++

Inception Date: April 11, 2005

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 *Effective October 3, 2011, the fund implemented a new investment strategy and performance from periods prior to that date represents a different investment strategy than the one that the fund is currently pursuing.

Year Ending December 31 (USD, %) | SGM Major Markets Fund-III*

Calendar
SGM Major Markets Fund FTSE 3-Mo. TBill+++
2019 2.95 2.25
2018 -1.14 1.86
2017 4.93 0.84
2016 5.11 0.27
2015 1.24 0.03
2014 4.48 0.03
2013 6.96 0.05
2012 -0.25 0.07
2011 -5.05 -6.50
2010 16.32 8.81
  • SGM Major Markets Fund 1
  • FTSE 3-Mo. TBill+++

Inception Date: April 11, 2005

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.

1 *Effective October 3, 2011, the fund implemented a new investment strategy and performance from periods prior to that date represents a different investment strategy than the one that the fund is currently pursuing.

Documents

Literature

Fact Sheet Download
Prospectus Download
Summary Prospectus Download
Statement of Additional Information Download
XBRL 485(b) Download
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Downloads

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Exposures - Detailed Download
Volatility by Asset Class Download
Holdings Download
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Commentary & Attribution

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Investor Information

Annual Report Download
Semiannual Report Download
NAVs and Distributions Download
Distribution Dates Download
Tax-Related Distribution Information Download
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Risks

Risks associated with investing in the Fund may include those as follows. (1) Management and Operational Risk: The risk that GMO's investment techniques will fail to produce desired results including annualized returns and annualized volatility. (2) 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. (3) Currency Risk: Fluctuations in exchange rates can adversely affect the market value of the Fund's foreign currency holdings and investments denominated in foreign currencies. 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.