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Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$18.01

$208 M

0.00%

$0.00

1.34%

Vitals

YTD Return

-1.4%

1 yr return

-0.2%

3 Yr Avg Return

-2.0%

5 Yr Avg Return

N/A

Net Assets

$208 M

Holdings in Top 10

39.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$18.1
$17.33
$18.57

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 1.34%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover N/A

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$750,000,000

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund


Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$18.01

$208 M

0.00%

$0.00

1.34%

GAAVX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -1.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -2.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio 0.29%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    GMO Alternative Allocation Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    GMO
  • Inception Date
    May 02, 2019
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Other
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    B.J. Brannan

Fund Description

The Fund seeks annualized returns of 4% (net of fees) above cash (FTSE 3-Month Treasury Bill Index) over a complete market cycle while having a low correlation to traditional equity market indices. The Fund invests directly or indirectly (through other GMO funds) in a combination of GMO investment strategies. The Fund typically has exposure to many underlying strategies, and at any given time the Fund may have significant exposure to a single or a few strategies. Below are some of the strategies in which GMO expects the Fund to invest:
Fixed Income Absolute Return:   strategy of exploiting opportunities in global debt and currency markets by investing in fixed income instruments of varying maturities, durations and credit qualities (including bonds, forward contracts, swap contracts or other derivatives)
Event-Driven:   strategy of investing primarily in equity securities of companies that GMO expects to experience a material corporate event or catalyst in the relative short-term. These events are typically agreed-to merger and acquisition transactions but also may include corporate buy-ins, hostile mergers, pre-bid acquisitions, corporate spin-offs, likely transactions, restructurings, and corporate litigation and regulatory events.
Systematic Put Writing:   put option writing strategy on U.S. and non-U.S. stock indices based on GMO’s evaluation of the income the Fund can receive for writing put options on a given index relative to the income for writing put options on other indices, taking into consideration the historical risk premium for writing put options on those indices.
Global Macro:   long/short strategy across a range of global equity, bond, currency, and commodity markets using exchange-traded futures, forward currency contracts, and swaps, as well as other investments, using GMO’s proprietary investment models for systematic global tactical asset allocation and equity, bond, currency and commodity market selection.
Long/Short Equities:   global, regional and/or industry-specific long-short equity exposures
Long/Short Asset Allocation:   strategy of taking long positions in asset and sub-asset classes that GMO expects will outperform relative to the asset and sub-asset classes to which the Fund has short investment exposure.
High Yield:   systematic, factor-based strategy of investing in high yield bonds and other instruments providing high yield bond exposure, including fallen angel bonds (bonds originally issued as investment grade that have since been downgraded to below investment grade), short-dated bonds, exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”), total return swaps on high yield indices, and options on ETFs and high yield indices.
GMO may discontinue or add new strategies at any time, and the factors GMO considers can change over time. The Fund may have long and/or short exposure to any asset class (e.g., U.S. equity, international equity, emerging market equity, developed and emerging market fixed income) and may hold or “use” exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives of any kind. The Fund is not limited in its use of derivatives or in the total notional value of its derivative positions. Because of its derivative positions, the Fund typically has gross investment exposure in excess of its net assets (i.e. the Fund typically is leveraged) and, therefore, is subject to higher risk of loss than it would be in the absence
of such leverage. The Fund may invest in securities of any credit quality (including below investment grade securities commonly referred to as “high yield” or “junk bonds”) or maturity. The Fund may invest in securities of companies of any market capitalization. The Fund may lend its portfolio securities.
The Fund gains exposure to commodities and some other asset classes by investing through a wholly-owned subsidiary advised by GMO, which does not receive any management or other fees for its services. The subsidiary invests primarily in commodity-related derivatives (such as over-the-counter swaps on commodity indices) and fixed income investments but also may invest in any other investment in which the Fund is permitted to invest directly. References in this Prospectus to actions taken by the Fund refer to actions taken by the subsidiary as well as the Fund. The Fund does not invest directly in commodities and commodity-related derivatives (such as swaps on commodity indices).
The Fund also may invest in U.S. Treasury Fund, in money market funds unaffiliated with GMO, and directly in the types of investments typically held by money market funds.
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GAAVX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period GAAVX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -1.4% -73.0% 19.4% 88.53%
1 Yr -0.2% -9.1% 86.9% 81.09%
3 Yr -2.0%* -9.5% 16.2% N/A
5 Yr N/A* -4.9% 14.4% N/A
10 Yr N/A* -0.9% 7.5% N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period GAAVX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2022 2.6% -22.7% 305.1% 71.85%
2021 -4.5% -9.8% 27.3% N/A
2020 -0.9% -20.8% 10.9% N/A
2019 N/A -12.4% 29.4% N/A
2018 N/A -10.5% 15.8% N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period GAAVX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -1.4% -73.0% 19.4% 88.53%
1 Yr -0.2% -13.4% 86.9% 73.09%
3 Yr -2.0%* -9.5% 16.2% N/A
5 Yr N/A* -5.3% 14.4% N/A
10 Yr N/A* -0.9% 7.5% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period GAAVX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2022 2.6% -22.7% 305.1% 71.85%
2021 -4.5% -9.8% 27.3% N/A
2020 -0.9% -20.8% 10.9% N/A
2019 N/A -8.4% 29.4% N/A
2018 N/A -10.2% 18.0% N/A

NAV & Total Return History


GAAVX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

GAAVX Category Low Category High GAAVX % Rank
Net Assets 208 M 1.5 M 5.01 B 25.09%
Number of Holdings 1050 4 4478 28.27%
Net Assets in Top 10 86.3 M -398 M 2.55 B 24.38%
Weighting of Top 10 39.84% 13.1% 100.0% 37.61%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. United States Treasury Notes 1.5% 19.40%
  2. S+p500 Emini Fut Jun20 Xcme 20200619 12.48%
  3. S+p500 Emini Fut Jun20 Xcme 20200619 12.48%
  4. S+p500 Emini Fut Jun20 Xcme 20200619 12.48%
  5. S+p500 Emini Fut Jun20 Xcme 20200619 12.48%
  6. S+p500 Emini Fut Jun20 Xcme 20200619 12.48%
  7. S+p500 Emini Fut Jun20 Xcme 20200619 12.48%
  8. S+p500 Emini Fut Jun20 Xcme 20200619 12.48%
  9. S+p500 Emini Fut Jun20 Xcme 20200619 12.48%
  10. S+p500 Emini Fut Jun20 Xcme 20200619 12.48%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High GAAVX % Rank
Cash
52.61% -6278.21% 410.43% 73.14%
Stocks
30.03% -3.75% 97.95% 67.14%
Bonds
17.40% -326.45% 6347.80% 11.31%
Preferred Stocks
0.08% -0.12% 46.97% 35.34%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 87.92% 67.84%
Other
-0.13% -21.53% 148.54% 62.90%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High GAAVX % Rank
Technology
23.05% 0.00% 39.58% 51.18%
Healthcare
17.20% 0.00% 45.63% 72.44%
Industrials
15.49% 0.00% 21.45% 91.34%
Financial Services
13.56% 0.00% 59.28% 39.37%
Communication Services
10.94% 0.00% 21.78% 1.18%
Consumer Cyclical
5.04% 0.00% 29.09% 96.46%
Real Estate
4.55% 0.00% 51.26% 76.77%
Utilities
3.89% 0.00% 9.23% 51.57%
Energy
2.95% 0.00% 100.00% 4.72%
Basic Materials
1.94% 0.00% 27.46% 41.73%
Consumer Defense
1.38% 0.00% 13.62% 76.38%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High GAAVX % Rank
US
21.31% -8.85% 91.88% 78.45%
Non US
8.72% -19.62% 42.11% 26.86%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High GAAVX % Rank
Cash & Equivalents
71.98% 0.27% 100.00% 86.93%
Securitized
13.32% 0.00% 56.83% 15.19%
Government
11.00% 0.00% 84.29% 5.30%
Derivative
3.57% 0.00% 88.81% 44.52%
Corporate
0.12% 0.00% 87.73% 70.32%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 27.33% 39.58%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High GAAVX % Rank
US
9.63% -126.19% 6311.18% 15.55%
Non US
7.77% -382.37% 121.02% 15.90%

GAAVX - Expenses

Operational Fees

GAAVX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.34% 0.29% 31.15% 74.10%
Management Fee 0.79% 0.00% 2.50% 27.92%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.30% N/A

Sales Fees

GAAVX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

GAAVX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

GAAVX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover N/A 0.00% 491.00% 84.27%

GAAVX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

GAAVX Category Low Category High GAAVX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 4.56% 24.73%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

GAAVX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

GAAVX Category Low Category High GAAVX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.29% -2.51% 6.83% 39.21%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

GAAVX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually

Distributions History

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GAAVX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

B.J. Brannan


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 17, 2019

3.12

3.1%

Mr. Brannan has been responsible for overseeing the portfolio management of Alternative Allocation Fund since 2019.

Ben Inker


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 17, 2019

3.12

3.1%

Mr. Inker, Co-Heads of the Division, is the director of asset allocation. Mr. Inker has been responsible for overseeing the portfolio management of GMO's asset allocation portfolios since 1996. Mr. Inker joined Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC in 1992 following the completion of his B.A. in Economics from Yale University. He is a CFA charterholder.

Matt Kadnar


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 17, 2019

3.12

3.1%

Mr. Kadnar has been a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation Team since 2005.

John Thorndike


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 01, 2021

0.66

0.7%

John Thorndike joined TAS in 2004. Prior to joining TAS, Mr. Thorndike was an analyst in the investment office of Bowdoin College.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.02 17.37 4.48 1.67