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Resources Strategy

  • Asset Class Equities


The GMO Resources Strategy seeks to generate total return greater than that of the MSCI All Country World Commodities Index by investing in equities in the natural resources sector.

GMO’s Focused Equity team believes that the increasing demand for natural resources, driven primarily by population growth in and industrialization of emerging markets, coupled with the limited supply of these resources, favors an upward trend in resource prices over time. The Strategy seeks to invest in the securities of companies that we believe will benefit from this expected long-term rise in natural resource prices.





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.


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

Commentary - Monthly
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Commentary - Annual
Annual Letter
Attribution - Monthly
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Risks associated with investing in the Strategy may include Focused Investment Risk, Commodities Risk, Market Risk - Equities, Management and Operational Risk, and Non-U.S. Investment Risk.