Portfolio Manager Robert Bierig discussed the firm’s investment philosophy and process, portfolio positioning, and where he sees value today in an interview with The Wall Street Transcript.
The holdings mentioned comprise the following percentages of the Funds’ total net assets as of 10/31/2022:
|Security||Oakmark Fund||Oakmark Select Fund|
|Alphabet Cl A||3.1%||5.2%|
|Capital One Financial||2.5%||5.7%|
|First Citizens Bcshs Cl A||0%||4.9%|
|First Citizens Bcshs Cl B||0%||0.2%|
|Warner Bros Discovery||1.6%||3.2%|
Portfolio holdings are not intended as recommendations of individual stocks and are subject to change. The Funds disclaim any obligation to advise shareholders of such changes. Information about portfolio holdings does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement to Fund shareholders or other members of the public to buy or sell any security contained in the Funds’ portfolios. Portfolio holdings are current to the date listed but are subject to change any time. There are no assurances that the securities will remain in the Funds’ portfolios after the date listed or that the securities that were previously sold may not be repurchased.
The Oakmark 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.
Because the Oakmark Select Fund is non-diversified, the performance of each holding will have a greater impact on the Fund’s total return, and may make the Fund’s returns more volatile than a more diversified fund.
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.
Investing in value stocks presents the risk that value stocks may fall out of favor with investors and underperform growth stocks during given periods.
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