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David Herro on Bloomberg Radio (02.14.19)
February 14, 2019
Portfolio Manager David Herro talks about the importance of patience for long-term value investors and discusses European financials and the valuation gap between Europe and the U.S.
Listen to the podcast here.
Average Annual Total Returns (as of 12/31/2018)
|MSCI World Index ex US
Gross Expense Ratio (as of 09/30/2018): 1.01%
Net Expense Ratio (as of 09/30/2018): 0.96%
Fund Inception: 09/30/1992
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 holdings mentioned comprise the following percentages of the Oakmark International Fund’s total net assets as of 12/31/18:
||Oakmark International Fund
Portfolio holdings are subject to change without notice and are not intended as recommendations of individual stocks. Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk. Portfolio holdings represent only securities held in the U.S. domiciled Oakmark Funds and may not be representative of any other portfolio managed by Harris Associates L.P.
View the full list of Oakmark International Fund holdings as of the most recent quarter-end here.
The Oakmark International 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.
The MSCI World ex U.S. Index (Net) is a free float-adjusted, market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure international developed market equity performance, excluding the U.S. The index covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each country. This benchmark calculates reinvested dividends net of withholding taxes. This index is unmanaged and investors cannot invest directly in this index.
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.
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