Jeremy Grantham is a co-founder of Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo, a $70 billion global asset manager. He serves the firm’s chief strategist and. Jeremy Grantham, the longtime investor famous for calling the last two major bubbles in the market, is urging capitalists and “mainstream. GMO is a global investment management firm committed to providing sophisticated clients with superior asset management Grantham, Mayo, & van Otterloo.

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Retrieved 16 April Retrieved 30 October All the data errors that frighten us all at the individual stock level are washed away at these great aggregations. But they don’t have those skills. You can perhaps only have that degree of confidence if you have been to the history books as much as we have and looked at every bubble and every bust. Substantial commitments have been made to Imperial College Londonthe London School of Economics and the University of Sheffieldto establish the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and Environmentthe Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futuresrespectively, which will enable the institutions to build on their extensive expertise in climate change research.

It’s simply more reliable, higher-quality data.

Jeremy Grantham – Wikipedia

Grantham has built much of his investing reputation over his long career by correctly identifying speculative market “bubbles” as they were happening and steering clients’ grqntham clear of impending crashes. It was built to do just one under favorable conditions.

So it’s more or less guaranteed that every time we get an outlying, obscure event that has never happened before in history, they are always going to miss it. Well, it wasn’t over-engineered!

Now with hurricanes blowing, the Corps of Engineers, as it were, are working around the clock to prop up granthma suspiciously jerry-built edifice. In his Fall GMO letter, Grantham commented on his evaluation of the underlying causes of the then-ongoing world credit crisis. His firm seeks to understand historical changes in markets and predict results for seven years into the future.


Grantham avoided investing in Japanese equities and real estate in the late eighties, as well as technology stocks during the Internet bubble in the late nineties. Grantham focused on the issue of personal traits and leadership in trying to explain how we reached the current economic crisis. Grantham has repeatedly stated his opinion that the rising cost of energy — the most fundamental commodity — between and has falsely inflated economic growth and GDP figures vrantham and that we have been in a “carbon bubble” for approximately the last years in which energy was very cheap.

I have a theory that people who find themselves running major-league companies are real organization-management types who focus on what they are doing this quarter or this annual budget.

Views Read Edit View history. He believes that this bubble is coming to an end. To avoid the development of crises, you need a plentiful supply of foresight, imagination, and competence. Grantham was born in Ware, Hertfordshire [6] and grew up in Doncaster.

Jeremy Grantham

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Grantham’s investment philosophy can be summarised by his commonly used phrase “reversion to the mean. He has stated his opposition to the Keystone Pipeline on the basis of the ruinous environmental consequences that its construction will bring to Alberta and to the entire planet due to the contribution that burning the extracted oil would make to climate change.

Retrieved 13 April Seeing these things requires granthxm people with a historical perspective who are more thoughtful and more right-brained — but we end up with an army of left-brained immediate doers.

The bitterest disappointment of this crisis has been how completely the build-up of the bubbles in asset prices and risk-taking was rationalized and ignored by the authorities, especially the formerly esteemed Chairman of the Fed. I ask myself, ‘Why is it that several dozen people saw this crisis coming brantham years? Webarchive template wayback links CS1 errors: This list is incomplete ; you can help by expanding it.


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A few quarters ago I likened our financial system to an elaborate suspension bridge, hopefully built with some good, old-fashioned Victorian over-engineering. Retrieved 23 October Retrieved 17 April We have found that there are tmo exceptions. Every single one of them has broken all the way back to the trend that existed prior to the bubble forming, which is a very tough standard.

It seemed so inevitable and so merciless, and yet the bosses of Merrill Lynch and Citi and even U. Grantbam are up to 34 completed bubbles.

They are somewhat impatient, and focused on the present. And the three or four-dozen-odd characters screaming about it are always going to be ignored. For the record, I wrote an article for Fortune published in September that referred to three “near certainties”: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Grantham, together with his wife Hannelore, established the Grantham Foundation For the Protection of the Environment in When there is deviation from historical means averagesthe firm may take an investment position based on a return to the mean.

So it’s simply illogical to give up the really high probabilities involved at the asset class level. Farrell 1 December The firm allocates assets based on internal predictions of market direction.

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