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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Michael A. Nicolas, CFA

Partner and Portfolio Manager

Michael Nicolas has been a co-manager of the Oakmark Fund since 2020. He is also an investment analyst at Harris Associates and a vice president of the Oakmark Funds.

He started at Harris Associates in 2013 after serving as a managing director at Lakeview Investment Group. Prior to that, he was a senior analyst at Stratford Advisory Group.

Mr. Nicolas earned a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2002).

Funds under management


Oakmark Fund: Fourth Quarter 2021

December 31, 2021

While the continued economic recovery is unlikely to be linear, our long-term time horizon and bottom-up investment process afford us the ability to look past the near-term macro volatility and focus on what each...

Oakmark Fund: Third Quarter 2021

September 30, 2021

As long-term investors, we don’t make investments with the expectation that our thesis will play out quickly. More important to our process is the price we’re paying compared to what we believe a business...

Oakmark Fund: Second Quarter 2021

July 8, 2021

Following an unusually elevated year of portfolio turnover (at least by Oakmark standards), we added just one new position to the portfolio during the second quarter. That’s not to say we weren’t active. We...

News + Insights

Michael Nicolas on CNBC


Mike Nicolas on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” (12.16.21)

December 16, 2021

Portfolio Manager Mike Nicolas discussed why he is finding value in the financials and payments spaces on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.”

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Mike Nicolas on “Bloomberg Markets” (09.16.21)

September 16, 2021

Portfolio Manager Mike Nicolas appeared on “Bloomberg Markets” to talk about why he thinks there is value to be found in the technology and...

Michael Nicolas portrait in front of the window


New Co-Portfolio Manager for the Oakmark Fund

January 28, 2020

Michael Nicolas, an investment analyst at Harris Associates L.P., adviser to the Oakmark Funds, has been appointed co-manager of the Oakmark Fund.

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.