Portfolio Manager David Herro discussed why he is finding value in European equities on CNBC’s “Closing Bell.”
Average Annual Total Returns (as of 03/31/2020)
|Fund||3 Month||1 Year||3 Year||5 Year||10 Year||Inception|
|MSCI World ex U.S. Index||-23.26%||-14.89%||-2.07%||-0.76%||2.43%||5.00%|
Gross Expense Ratio (as of 09/30/2019): 1.03%
Net Expense Ratio (as of 09/30/2019): 0.98%
Fund Inception: 09/30/1992
The net expense ratio reflects a contractual advisory fee waiver agreement through January 27, 2021.
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. Total return includes change in share prices and, in each case, includes reinvestment of dividends and capital gain distributions. 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 total net assets as of 03/31/20:
|Security Title||Oakmark International Fund|
|Credit Suisse Group||3.4%|
Portfolio holdings are not intended as recommendations of individual stocks and are subject to change.
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.
The S&P 500 Total Return Index is a float-adjusted, capitalization-weighted index of 500 U.S. large-capitalization stocks representing all major industries. It is a widely recognized index of broad, U.S. equity market performance. Returns reflect the reinvestment of dividends. This index is unmanaged and investors cannot invest directly in this index.
The EURO STOXX 50 Index, Europe’s leading blue-chip index for the Eurozone, provides a blue-chip representation of supersector leaders in the Eurozone. The index covers 50 stocks from 11 Eurozone countries. 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.
Investing in value stocks presents the risk that value stocks ay fall out of favor with investors and underperform growth stocks during given periods.
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