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Tactical Opportunities Strategy

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The GMO Tactical Opportunities Strategy seeks to provide downside protection by implementing a long/short investment strategy. It is intended to complement other investment strategies rather than serve as a standalone investment.

GMO’s Focused Equity team believes that high quality companies have a sustainable competitive advantage and will generate high, stable profits in the future, while low quality companies have uncertain profitability based on  risky business models, questionable capital allocation, low barriers to entry, excessive leverage and/or other considerations. The Strategy seeks to invest in high quality securities and short low quality securities, taking advantage of the innate risk characteristics of high quality and junk.





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.



Fact Sheet
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Commentary & Attribution

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Risks associated with investing in the Strategy may include: Short Investment Exposure Risks, Equities Risk, Focused Investment Risk, Currency Risks, and Futures Risks.

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