Value investing redefined

The Oakmark family of mutual funds is an extension of Harris Associates’ value-focused approach to investing. For more about our selection of funds, visit Oakmark.com.

The Oakmark Funds

111 South Wacker Drive, Suite 4600
Chicago, Illinois 60606
1-800-OAKMARK (625-6275)

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Christopher Knowland, CFA

Director of Responsible Investing

  • B.A., University of Oxford, 2001
  • M.Sc., Imperial College London, 2010
  • Vice President, ESG Research at MSCI, Inc., 2016-20; Associate, Investment Responsibility at Stanford Management Company, 2014-16; Head of Science & Innovation at the British Consulate in San Francisco, 2012-14; ESG Ratings Analyst at MSCI, Inc., 2011-12; Head of ESG Analysis at Maplecroft, 2010-11
  • 9 years investment industry experience
  • Joined Harris Associates in 2020

News + Insights

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Insights

Why ESG Makes Us Better Value Investors

March 17, 2021

Director of Responsible Investing Chris Knowland discusses how the firm has always considered ESG factors in its value-oriented investment process.

We do value investing differently

At Harris Associates, 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.