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David Herro- Portfolio Manager- Headshot

David G. Herro, CFA

Partner and CIO-International Equities

David Herro has been a manager of the Oakmark International Fund since 1992, the Oakmark International Small Cap Fund since 1995, the Oakmark Global Select Fund since 2006 and the Oakmark Global Fund since 2016. He is also the chief investment officer for international equities at Harris Associates, which he joined in 1992, and a vice president of the Oakmark Funds.

His career honors include being named Morningstar’s International Stock Fund Manager of the Year in 2006, International Stock Fund Manager of the Decade for 2000-09 and International Stock Fund Manager of the Year in 2016.

Mr. Herro has an M.A. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1985) and a B.S. in business/economics from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (1983).

According to Morningstar, the Morningstar Manager of the Year award is presented to portfolio managers based on the managers’ (i) “ability to generate exceptional returns;” (ii) “willingness to align their interests with shareholders;” and (iii) “courage to stay with their strategies in order to produce superior risk-adjusted returns in the end.

According to Morningstar, the Fund Manager of the Decade award, which is a new award from Morningstar, recognizes fund managers who have achieved superior risk-adjusted results over the past 10 years and have an established record of serving shareholders well. While the awards focus on performance over the past decade, Morningstar takes into consideration other factors, including the fund manager’s strategy, approach to risk, size of the fund, and stewardship. Both individual fund managers and management teams are eligible, and being a previous winner of the Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year award isn’t a prerequisite. Morningstar’s fund analysts select the Fund Manager of the Decade award winners based on Morningstar’s proprietary research and in-depth evaluation.

Commentary

Oakmark Global Fund: First Quarter 2021

March 31, 2021

During the quarter, we introduced five names to the portfolio and eliminated two. But this understates the actual activity level. We also pruned back 21 holdings as their prices increased.

Oakmark Global Select Fund: First Quarter 2021

March 31, 2021

A German automotive manufacturer was a top contributor to the Fund’s quarterly performance while a financial services company headquartered in Switzerland was a top detractor.

Oakmark International Fund: First Quarter 2021

March 31, 2021

A Swiss mining firm was a top contributor to the Fund’s quarterly performance while a financial services company headquartered in Switzerland was a top detractor.

News + Insights

OAKIX - Oakmark International Fund

News

Oakmark International Fund Wins 2021 Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award

March 11, 2021

The Oakmark International Fund is a Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards winner for best international multi-cap value fund over the 10-year period.

David Herro on CNBC

News

David Herro on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” (03.09.21)

March 9, 2021

Portfolio Manager David Herro discussed where he’s finding value, including economically sensitive companies, on CNBC’s “Closing Bell.”

David Herro on CNBC

News

David Herro on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” (01.12.21)

January 12, 2021

Portfolio Manager David Herro talked about opportunities in the market, especially in European financials, during a CNBC “Closing Bell” interview.

We do value investing differently

At Oakmark, we don’t have an opinion about how equities will perform this year, if a recession will start or if the political parties will produce pro-growth candidates for 2020. As long-term investors, we don’t think it matters.