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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Kathleen O. Gerdes

Managing Director, Marketing & Client Relations

  • Vice President, Oakmark Funds
  • B.A., Oberlin College, 1993
  • M.B.A., Northwestern University, 2005
  • Business Development Officer at Atlantic Trust Stein Roe, 1997-2006; Planning and Development Associate for the Jane Addams Hull House Association, 1994-97
  • 26 years investment industry experience
  • Joined Harris Associates in 2006
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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.