Mr. Grantham co-founded GMO in 1977 and is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team, serving as the firm’s chief investment strategist. He is a member of the GMO Board of Directors and has also served on the investment boards of several non-profit organizations. Prior to GMO’s founding, Mr. Grantham was co-founder of Batterymarch Financial Management in 1969 where he recommended commercial indexing in 1971, one of several claims to being first. He began his investment career as an economist with Royal Dutch Shell. Mr. Grantham earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Sheffield (U.K.) and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, holds a CBE from the UK and is a recipient of the Carnegie Medal for Philanthropy.
Mr. Inker is head of GMO’s Asset Allocation team and a member of the GMO Board of Directors. He joined GMO in 1992 following the completion of his B.A. in Economics from Yale University. In his years at GMO, Mr. Inker has served as an analyst for the Quantitative Equity and Asset Allocation teams, as a portfolio manager of several equity and asset allocation portfolios, as co-head of International Quantitative Equities, and as CIO of Quantitative Developed Equities. He is a CFA charterholder.
Ms. Chetoukhina is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Prior to joining GMO in 2011, Ms. Chetoukhina was a fixed income quantitative analyst for Wellington Management. Previously, she was a research associate for State Street Associates, LLC. Ms. Chetoukhina earned her B.S. in Economics from Voronezh State University in Russia, her B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Huntingdon College and her M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Northeastern University. She is a CFA charterholder.
Mr. Chiappinelli is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Prior to joining GMO in 2010, he was an institutional portfolio manager in the asset allocation group at Pyramis Global Advisors. Previously, he was the director of institutional investment strategy and research at Putnam Investments. Mr. Chiappinelli earned his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his B.A. from Carleton College. He is a CAIA charterholder, and is the founder of the CAIA Boston chapter. He is a CFA charterholder.
Mr. Friedman is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Prior to joining GMO in 2013, he was a senior vice president at AllianceBernstein. Previously, he was a partner at Arrowpath Venture Capital and a principal at Technology Crossover Ventures. Mr. Friedman earned his B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Kadnar is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Prior to joining GMO in 2004, he was an investment specialist and consultant relations manager at Putnam Investments. Previously, he served as in-house counsel for LPL Financial Services and as a senior associate at Melick & Porter, LLP. Mr. Kadnar has a B.S. from Boston College majoring in Finance and Philosophy and a J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law. He is a CFA charterholder.
Ms. LeGraw is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Prior to joining GMO in 2013, she worked as a director at BlackRock. Previously, Ms. LeGraw was an analyst at Bear, Stearns & Co. She received her B.S. and her B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a CFA charterholder.
Dr. Rudoy is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Previously at GMO, she was responsible for portfolio systems and was engaged in quantitative research for the Global Equity team. Additionally, she was previously an analyst and intern on the GMO Algorithmic Trading team. Prior to joining GMO in 2008, she worked for the Department of Defense as a network vulnerability analyst. Dr. Rudoy earned her B.S.E. in Computer and Telecommunications engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. She received her M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. Thirukkonda is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Prior to joining GMO in 2014, he was a quantitative analyst at Batterymarch Financial Management. Previously, he worked at Fidelity Investments, most recently as the Director of Architecture. Mr. Thirukkonda earned his Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, his MS in Transportation Engineering from MIT, and his MS in SDM focusing on Financial Engineering from MIT. He is a CFA charterholder.
Mr. Thorndike is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Prior to joining GMO in 2015, he was a managing director and Deputy CIO at The Investment Fund for Foundations. Previously, he was an analyst with TIFF. Mr. Thorndike earned his AB in Physics from Bowdoin College.
Mr. Montier is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Prior to joining GMO in 2009, he was co-head of Global Strategy at Société Générale. Mr. Montier is the author of several books including “Behavioural Investing: A Practitioner’s Guide to Applying Behavioural Finance"; "Value Investing: Tools and Techniques for Intelligent Investment”; and “The Little Book of Behavioural Investing”. Mr. Montier is a visiting fellow at the University of Durham and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Portsmouth University and an M.Sc. in Economics from Warwick University.
Mr. Garvey is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Previously at GMO, he was a member of the Global Client Relations team in the London office. Prior to joining GMO in 2012, he worked at Close Brothers Asset Management, London as the Chief Investment Officer of the multi-manager division. Previously, he was the co-founder and Head of Institutional Business and principal at Aon Asset Management, London. Mr. Garvey is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
Mr. Pilkington is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Prior to joining GMO in 2014, he contributed to numerous online and print media outlets as a freelance economic journalist and ran a popular economics blog. He is also the author of the book The Reformation in Economics: A Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Economic Theory. Mr. Pilkington earned his B.A. in Journalism from the Independent Colleges, as well as his M.A. in Economics from Kingston University.