Oakmark International 25th Anniversary Video
October 20, 2017
This year, the Oakmark International Fund celebrated its 25th anniversary. To commemorate the event, Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer-International Equity David Herro reflected on the Fund’s performance, its enduring investment philosophy and process, and the dedicated team.
Average Annual Total Returns (as of 03/31/2019)
|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 MSCI World ex U.S. Index (Net) is a free float-adjusted, market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets, excluding the U.S. This benchmark calculates reinvested dividends net of withholding taxes using Luxembourg tax rates. This index is unmanaged and investors cannot invest directly in this index.
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.
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.