GMT CAPITAL CORP Profile
GMT Capital Corp is a hedge fund sponsor based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The company was established in 1993 by Thomas Eugene Claugus, who continues to have an active role in the company today as its president. GMT Capital Corp has expanded from its inception to now have locations in London, New York City, Hong Kong, and Houston with 35 employees of which 21 are investment professionals. The company invests in the public equity and fixed income markets on a global scale, maintaining research offices in financial centers around the world and utilizing a long short equity investment methodology. GMT Capital Corp has a three year investment horizon and is employee owned with the founder Thomas E. Claugus holding the controlling majority in the firm. The company invests most heavily in the finance sector, which alone makes up over a fifth of its total asset allocations, and also invests in the information technology sector, making up almost another fifth of its allocations, consumer discretionary, transports, materials, and industrials sectors, among others to a lesser degree, in order of decreasing allocation. GMT Capital Corp’s top 10 holdings make up over half of its total holdings and the company has a turnover rate of approximately 28%. The company currently holds nearly $10 billion in total assets under management spread across 7 accounts, all of which are discretionary accounts. Although GMT Capital Corp’s total number of held accounts has remained the same in recent years, its total assets under management has been increasing, growing significantly from under $6 billion back in 2012 to experience approximately $4 billion in total growth. GMT Capital Corp mainly caters to pooled investment vehicles, which alone makes up almost two thirds of its client base, and also caters to other clients, taking advisory fees in the form of a percentage of assets and performance based fees.