Harris Associates is pleased to announce that the Oakmark International Small Cap Fund (Institutional) is a Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award (USA) 2023 winner for best international small/mid-cap core funds over five years.
The merit of the winners is based on objective, quantitative criteria. The calculation period was over the five-year period ending November 30, 2022.
The Oakmark International Small Cap Fund, which was incepted in November of 1995, seeks capital appreciation by investing in small-cap companies located outside the U.S. The Fund utilizes a disciplined, fundamental value investment approach. David Herro, Mike Manelli and Justin Hance are the co-portfolio managers.
“We are proud that the Oakmark International Small Cap Fund is the recipient of the Refinitiv Lipper Fund award for its five-year performance. This recognition demonstrates our commitment to our clients, the depth and talent of our investment team, and our discipline to continue to adhere to our value investment philosophy and process,” said David Herro, Mike Manelli and Justin Hance.
The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds and fund companies that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is an objective, quantitative, risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. The fund with the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value in each eligible classification wins the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award. For more information, see lipperfundawards.com. Although Refinitiv Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data used to calculate the awards, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
The Oakmark International Small Cap 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.
The stocks of smaller companies often involve more risk than the stocks of larger companies. Stocks of small companies tend to be more volatile and have a smaller public market than stocks of larger companies. Small companies may have a shorter history of operations than larger companies, may not have as great an ability to raise additional capital and may have a less diversified product line, making them more susceptible to market pressure.
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 may fall out of favor with investors and underperform growth stocks during given periods.
The information, data, analyses, and opinions presented herein (including current investment themes, the portfolio managers’ research and investment process, and portfolio characteristics) are for informational purposes only and represent the investments and views of the portfolio managers and Harris Associates L.P. as of the date written and are subject to change and may change based on market and other conditions and without notice. This content is not a recommendation of or an offer to buy or sell a security and is not warranted to be correct, complete or accurate.
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