Research at GCM reflects our belief that a company’s financial strengths and weaknesses are the drivers of its stock price over the long-run. This philosophy is consistent with fundamental analysis, and the use of quantitative models is a way to bring a systematic framework and a high level of efficiency to the research process.

We have developed proprietary quantitative models for use in domestic and international equity markets that allow us to consistently, objectively and frequently refresh our view regarding the investment merit of a large universe of companies. Our models take a bottom-up approach that considers pricing information and a wide variety of data from companies’ financial statements to compare companies to their peers.

We use rankings produced by the models to determine the equity securities to buy and sell within each investment strategy managed at GCM. How we use that information depends upon the investment approach followed by that strategy.