Jeremy Grantham co-founded GMO in 1977 and is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team, serving as the firm’s Chief Investment Strategist. He is also a member of the GMO Board of Directors. Prior to GMO’s founding, Mr Grantham was co-founder of Batterymarch Financial Management in 1969 where he recommended commercial indexing in 1971, one of several claims to being first. He began his investment career as an economist with Royal Dutch Shell and has also served on the investment boards of several non-profit organisations. Mr Grantham earned his undergraduate degree from the University f Sheffield, United Kingdom, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.