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Tony Coniaris on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” (09.24.20)

September 24, 2020

Portfolio Manager Tony Coniaris talked about where he is finding opportunity in today’s bifurcated market.

The holdings mentioned comprise the following percentages of total net assets as of 06/30/20:

Security Title Oakmark Fund Oakmark Select Fund
Ally Financial2.8%5.4%
AT&T0%0%
Bank of America3.2%4.4%
Citigroup3.2%5.9%
Credit Suisse0%0%
Goldman Sachs1.9%0%
JP Morgan Chase0%0%
Lloydes Banking0%0%
Morgan Stanley0%0%
T-Mobile US0.9%0%
Verizon0%0%
Wells Fargo1.5%0%

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Investing in value stocks presents the risk that value stocks ay fall out of favor with investors and underperform growth stocks during given periods.

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.

The 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.

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