The Oakmark Funds are advised by Harris Associates L.P. an autonomous subsidiary of Natixis Investment Managers, L.P.

Learn more about the principles and philosophy behind our funds at

Harris Associates

111 South Wacker Drive, Suite 4600
Chicago, Illinois 60606

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Kathleen O. Gerdes

Managing Director, Marketing & Client Relations

  • Vice President, Oakmark Funds
  • B.A., Oberlin College, 1993
  • M.B.A., Northwestern University, 2005
  • Business Development Officer at Atlantic Trust Stein Roe, 1997-2006; Planning and Development Associate for the Jane Addams Hull House Association, 1994-97
  • 26 years investment industry experience
  • Joined Harris Associates in 2006
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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 during the next election cycle. As long-term investors, we don’t think it matters.