London-based investment manager, GMO Woolley, is making its investment solutions available to a wider number of clients by launching six new funds for institutional investors. The new funds are sub-funds of the Dublin-based UCITS umbrella fund, GMO Funds.
Until now the value-oriented managers had only offered segregated fund management for larger institutions. The firm has €18bn in assets.
“These funds make it possible for us to offer our services to a wider range of investors,” says Paul Bostock, managing director at GMO Woolley. “We had a very positive response from clients, as a result of which funding has started right away.”
GMO’s emphasis is on global, quantitative driven research, an extensive proprietary databases and the use of a sophisticated computerised valuation methodology that allows keeping stock-picking away from dependence on individuals.
The six funds – UK Equity Value, UK Equity Core, UK Equity Small Cap, World ex-UK Equity, US Equity Core and Emerging Markets Equity – will be made available for institutions throughout Europe willing to make a minimum investment of £500,000.