GMO’s Emerging Markets Select Equity Fund seeks to outperform the MSCI Emerging Markets index by identifying secular growth trends in emerging markets and investing in quality businesses with pricing power that will benefit from those trends. We believe that the best way to capture opportunities and manage risk in emerging markets today is by balancing quality and sustainable growth across both companies and countries, using a fundamental approach that combines top-down country and sector allocation with bottom-up security selection.
Environmental, Social, and Governance issues have become increasingly relevant within emerging markets over the past several years. Most importantly, in our view, climate change threatens to severely impact the trajectory of emerging countries. We view sustainability as an essential element of quality and integrate it at all levels of our analysis – country, sector, and company – with specific focus on climate change considerations.
Commentary & Attribution
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Risks associated with investing in the Fund may include those as follows. (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) 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. (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.
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.