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

The Oakmark Funds

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

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Joseph J. Allessie

General Counsel

  • Vice President, Oakmark Funds
  • B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 1987
  • J.D., Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, 1990
  • Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania/ FINRA, 2016
  • Senior Vice President and Managing Counsel at OppenheimerFunds, 2018-19; Managing Director, Head of Americas Compliance and Operational Risk Control at UBS Global Asset Management, 2014-17; Executive Director, Deputy General Counsel at UBS Global Asset Management, 2005-14; Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Kenmar Advisory Corp., 2004-05; General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer (Americas), GAM USA, 1999–2004; State of New Jersey, Bureau of Securities 1993-99; The McDonald Group Law Firm, 1991–93
  • Joined the industry in 1991
  • Joined Harris Associates in 2019
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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 during the next election cycle. As long-term investors, we don’t think it matters.