People - Asset Allocation

North America

JeremyGrantham1
Jeremy Grantham
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. 
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Ben Inker
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.
AnnaChetoukhina
Anna Chetoukhina
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.
PeterChiappinelli
Peter Chiappinelli
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.
RickFriedman
Rick Friedman

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.

Matt-Kadnar
Matt Kadnar
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.
CatherineLeGraw
Catherine LeGraw
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.
Melanie-Rudoy
Melanie Rudoy
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.
Martin-Tarlie
Martin Tarlie
Dr. Tarlie is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Prior to re-joining GMO in 2018, he was a managing director at QMA. He previously worked on GMO’s Global Equity team from 2007 to 2014. Prior to that he worked at Breakwater Trading and at Marlin Capital Corp as a fundamental equity analyst and the director of research. Dr. Tarlie earned his B.S. in Physics from the University of Michigan, his Ph.D. in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his MBA from the University of Chicago. He was also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the James Franck Institute at the University of Chicago and is a CFA charterholder.
John-Thorndike
John Thorndike
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.

Europe

JamesMontier
James Montier
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.
Tommy-Garvey
Tommy Garvey
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.
Phil-Pilkington
Philip Pilkington
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.