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Core Plus Bond Strategy

  • Asset Class Fixed Income


The GMO Core Plus Bond Strategy seeks to generate total return in excess of that of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index. The Strategy invests across global fixed income and currency markets rather than just within the U.S.-dollar fixed income market segments contained in the benchmark.

GMO constructs the portfolio by combining a benchmark replication process with active overlay strategies. To replicate the benchmark, we use quantitative methods for trading strategies as well as security and sector selection. Our overlay strategies are model-based and actively managed in global rate and currency markets, using market-based, macroeconomic, and fundamental inputs in conjunction with proprietary research to evaluate and identify investment opportunities.





Jason Hotra

Co-Head of Developed Rates & FX

Mr. Hotra is engaged in portfolio management for GMO’s Developed Rates & FX team. Prior to joining GMO in 2015, he was a Portfolio Manager at Convexity Capital Management. Previously, he was a Director at Sowood Capital Management. Mr. Hotra earned his B.S. in Management Science with an option in Finance from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Greg Jones

Co-Head of Developed Rates & FX

Dr. Jones is engaged in portfolio management and leads the quantitative research effort for GMO’s Developed Rates & FX team. He joined GMO in 2007 following the completion of his Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University. Dr. Jones earned his B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Missouri, Columbia.



Fact Sheet
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Commentary & Attribution

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Risks associated with investing in the Strategy may include Market Risk - Fixed Income Investments, Credit Risk, Illiquidity Risk, Derivatives and Short Sales Risk, and Market Risk-Asset-Backed Securities Risk.

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