News & Insights from Oakmark
November 03, 2016
This year, Harris Associates marks its 40th year in business, and the Oakmark Funds celebrate three milestone anniversaries—the 25th anniversary of the Oakmark Fund, 20th of the Oakmark Select Fund, and 10th of the Oakmark Global Select Fund. In the video below, portfolio manager Bill Nygren reflects on the firm’s long tenure, unwavering investment philosophy, and dedication to adhering to the same value principles that Harris was founded on four decades ago.
Average Annual Total Returns (as of 09/30/2016)
|S&P 500 Total Return Index
*Expense Ratio (as of 09/30/2015): 0.85%
Fund Inception: 08/05/1991
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The performance data quoted represents past performance. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. The investment return and principal value vary so that an investor’s shares when redeemed may be worth more or less than the original cost.
The S&P 500 Total Return Index is a market capitalization-weighted index of 500 large-capitalization stocks commonly used to represent the U.S. equity market. All returns reflect reinvested dividends and capital gains distributions. This index is unmanaged and investors cannot invest directly in this index.
Oakmark Fund: The Fund's portfolio tends to be invested in a relatively small number of stocks. As a result, the appreciation or depreciation of any one security held by the Fund will have a greater impact on the Fund's net asset value than it would if the Fund invested in a larger number of securities. Although that strategy has the potential to generate attractive returns over time, it also increases the Fund's volatility.
Oakmark Select Fund: The stocks of medium-sized companies tend to be more volatile than those of large companies and have underperformed the stocks of small and large companies during some periods.
Because the Oakmark Select and Oakmark Global Select Funds are non-diversified, the performance of each holding will have a greater impact on the Funds' total return, and may make the Funds' returns more volatile than a more diversified fund.
Oakmark Global Select Fund: Investing in foreign securities presents risks that in some ways may be greater than U.S. investments. Those risks include: currency fluctuation; different regulation, accounting standards, trading practices and levels of available information; generally higher transaction costs; and political risks.
The discussion of the Funds’ investments and investment strategy (including current investment themes, the portfolio managers' research and investment process, and portfolio characteristics) represents the Funds’ investments and the views of the portfolio managers and Harris Associates L.P., the Funds' investment adviser, as of the date written and are subject to change without notice.