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)

Kristi Rowsell- Partner and President- Headshot

Kristi L. Rowsell, CPA

Partner and Past President

  • Trustee, Oakmark Funds
  • B.S., Virginia Tech, 1988
  • Master of Accountancy-Taxation, Virginia Tech, 1989
  • President of Harris Associates, 2010-2020; Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Harris Associates, 1999-2010; Vice President and Treasurer at Calamos Asset Management, 1992-95; Senior Tax Specialist, KPMG Peat Marwick, 1989-92
  • 31 years business experience
  • Joined Harris Associates in 1995

News + Insights


Harris Associates’ and Oakmark Funds’ Leadership Transition

December 1, 2020

Kristi Rowsell, president of Harris Associates and the Oakmark Funds, will retire from the firm in the first half of 2021. Chris Keller will...

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.