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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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I ask myself, ‘Why is it that several dozen people saw this crisis coming for years?

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. 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.

Retrieved 23 October Retrieved 13 April To avoid the development of crises, you need a plentiful supply of foresight, imagination, and competence. And the three or four-dozen-odd characters screaming about it are always going to be grantbam.

Jeremy Grantham

We have found that there are no exceptions. 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. Seeing these things requires more people rgantham a historical perspective who are more thoughtful and more right-brained — but we end up with an army of left-brained immediate doers.


Grantham, together with his wife Hannelore, established the Grantham Foundation For the Protection of the Environment in It was built to do grrantham one under favorable conditions.

Retrieved from ” https: This list is incomplete ; you can help by expanding it. They are somewhat impatient, and focused on the present.

This page was last edited on 13 Octoberat Retrieved 17 April So we kept putting organization people — people who can influence vmo persuade and cajole — into top jobs that once-in-a-blue-moon take great creativity and historical insight. Retrieved 16 April It seemed so inevitable and so merciless, and yet the bosses of Merrill Lynch and Citi and even U. It’s simply more reliable, higher-quality data.

Now with hurricanes blowing, the Corps of Engineers, as it were, are working gmi the clock to prop up a suspiciously jerry-built edifice. 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.

So it’s simply illogical to give up the really rgantham probabilities involved at the asset class level. 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 worldwide and that we have been in a “carbon bubble” for approximately the last grantam in which energy was grantnam cheap. When a crisis occurs, you need competence and courage to deal with it.

Webarchive template wayback links CS1 errors: The London Gazette Supplement. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We are up to 34 completed bubbles.


Jeremy Grantham – Wikipedia

Farrell 1 December By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.

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.

A few quarters ago I likened our financial system to an elaborate suspension bridge, hopefully built with some good, old-fashioned Victorian over-engineering. He believes that this bubble is coming to an end. 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’ assets clear of impending crashes.

When there is deviation from historical means averagesthe firm may take an investment position based on a return to the mean. Grantham focused on the issue of personal traits and leadership in trying to explain how we reached the current economic crisis.