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Climate Change Fund

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  • Asset Class Equities

Overview

The GMO Climate Change Fund seeks to generate high total return greater than that of the MSCI All Country World Index.

GMO’s Focused Equity team believes that climate change is having a dramatic impact on the world and significant investments are (and will be) needed to head off its effects. Using a disciplined, value-oriented approach, the Fund seeks to invest in companies focused on mitigating the impacts of and adapting to the outcomes of climate change.

Facts

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Fund Inception Date April 5, 2017
Fund Total Assets as of 2/28/2019 $113mm USD
Benchmark MSCI ACWI

Share Class III

Inception Date April 5, 2017
Ticker Symbol GCCHX
CUSIP 362014615
NAV as of 3/22/2019 21.46
Net Expense Ratio 1 0.77
Gross Expense Ratio 2 1.51

1 Net Expense Ratio reflects the reduction of expenses from fee reimbursements. The fee reimbursements will continue until at least June 30, 2019. Elimination of this reimbursement will result in higher fees and lower performance.

2 Gross Expense Ratio is equal to the Funds Total Annual Operating Expenses set forth in the Funds most recent prospectus dated June 30, 2018.

Performance

Quarter-End as of December 31, 2018(USD, %)

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1-Year ITD
Climate Change Fund -15.80 2.83
MSCI ACWI -9.42 3.01
  • Climate Change Fund
  • MSCI ACWI

Inception Date: April 05, 2017

Returns shown for periods greater than one year are on an annualized basis.

If certain expenses were not reimbursed, performance would be lower. Transaction costs, if any, are paid to the fund to offset the cost of portfolio transactions to invest or raise cash.

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is not indicative of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance data may be lower or higher than the performance data provided herein.

Quarter-End as of December 31, 2018(USD, %)

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QTD YTD 1-Year ITD
Climate Change Fund -11.23 -15.80 -15.80 2.83
MSCI ACWI -12.75 -9.42 -9.42 3.01
  • Climate Change Fund
  • MSCI ACWI

Inception Date: April 05, 2017

Returns shown for periods greater than one year are on an annualized basis.

Net of all fees and expenses after reimbursement by the Manager, but not transaction costs, if any. If certain expenses were not reimbursed, performance would be lower.

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is not indicative of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance data may be lower or higher than the performance data provided herein.

Quarter-End as of December 31, 2018(USD, %)

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QTD YTD 1-Year ITD
Climate Change Fund -11.05 -15.16 -15.16 3.61
MSCI ACWI -12.75 -9.42 -9.42 3.01
  • Climate Change Fund
  • MSCI ACWI

Inception Date: April 05, 2017

Returns shown for periods greater than one year are on an annualized basis.

Gross of fees, expenses and transaction costs, if any. If these fees, expenses and costs were included, performance would be lower.

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is not indicative of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance data may be lower or higher than the performance data provided herein.

Month-End as of February 28, 2019(USD, %)

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MTD QTD YTD 1-Year ITD
Climate Change Fund 1.33 11.31 11.31 -5.22 8.54
MSCI ACWI 2.67 10.78 10.78 -0.84 8.44
  • Climate Change Fund
  • MSCI ACWI

Inception Date: April 05, 2017

Returns shown for periods greater than one year are on an annualized basis.

Net of all fees and expenses after reimbursement by the Manager, but not transaction costs, if any. If certain expenses were not reimbursed, performance would be lower.

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is not indicative of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance data may be lower or higher than the performance data provided herein.

Month-End as of February 28, 2019(USD, %)

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MTD QTD YTD 1-Year ITD
Climate Change Fund 1.39 11.44 11.44 -4.50 9.36
MSCI ACWI 2.67 10.78 10.78 -0.84 8.44
  • Climate Change Fund
  • MSCI ACWI

Inception Date: April 05, 2017

Returns shown for periods greater than one year are on an annualized basis.

Gross of fees, expenses and transaction costs, if any. If these fees, expenses and costs were included, performance would be lower.

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is not indicative of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance data may be lower or higher than the performance data provided herein.

Year Ending December 31 (USD, %)

Calendar
Climate Change Fund MSCI ACWI
2018 -15.80 -9.42
2017 24.68 16.23
  • Climate Change Fund
  • MSCI ACWI

Inception Date: April 05, 2017

Returns shown for periods greater than one year are on an annualized basis.

Net of all fees and expenses after reimbursement by the Manager, but not transaction costs, if any. If certain expenses were not reimbursed, performance would be lower.

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is not indicative of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance data may be lower or higher than the performance data provided herein.

Year Ending December 31 (USD, %)

Calendar
Climate Change Fund MSCI ACWI
2018 -15.16 -9.42
2017 25.38 16.23
  • Climate Change Fund
  • MSCI ACWI

Inception Date: April 05, 2017

Returns shown for periods greater than one year are on an annualized basis.

Gross of fees, expenses and transaction costs, if any. If these fees, expenses and costs were included, performance would be lower.

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is not indicative of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance data may be lower or higher than the performance data provided herein.

Management

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Tom Hancock

Head of Focused Equity

Dr. Hancock is the head of GMO’s Focused Equity team. Previously at GMO, he was co-head of the Global Equity team. 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.

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Lucas White

Portfolio Manager, Focused Equity

Mr. White is a member of GMO’s Focused Equity team. Previously at GMO, he served in other capacities, including portfolio management for the Global Equity team and leadership of strategic firm-wide initiatives. Prior to joining GMO in 2006, he worked as a programmer and analyst for Standish Mellon Asset Management. Mr. White earned his B.A. in Economics and Psychology from Duke University. He is a CFA charterholder.

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Commentary & Attribution

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Investor Information

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Risks

Risks associated with investing in the Fund are as follows: (1) Focused Investment Risk: Because the Fund focuses its investments in securities of companies involved in climate change-related industries, the Fund will be more susceptible to events or factors affecting these companies, and the market prices of its portfolio securities may be more volatile than those of mutual funds that are more diversified. (2) Market Risk - Equities: The market price of an equity may decline due to factors affecting the issuer, 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. (3) Management and Operational Risk: The Fund runs the risk that GMO's investment techniques will fail to produce desired results. For a more complete discussion of these risks and others, please consult the Fund's prospectus.

Disclosures

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.