Seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation primarily through investment in a diversified portfolio of common stocks of non-U.S. companies.
The Fund will invest in non-U.S. markets throughout the world, including emerging markets. Ordinarily, the Fund will invest in the securities of at least five countries outside of the U.S. There are no geographic limits on the Fundâ€™s non-U.S. investments.
The Fund may invest in securities of large, mid, and small-capitalization companies.
The Fund uses a value investment philosophy in selecting equity securities. This investment philosophy is based upon the belief that, over time, a companyâ€™s stock price converges with Harrisâ€™ estimate of its intrinsic or true business value. By â€śtrue business valueâ€ť, Harris means an estimate of the price a knowledgeable buyer would pay to acquire the entire business. Harris believes that investing in securities priced significantly below their true business value presents the best opportunity to achieve the Fundâ€™s investment objective.
Harris uses the value investment philosophy to identify companies that it believes have discounted stock prices compared to the companiesâ€™ true business value. In assessing such companies, Harris looks for the following characteristics, although the companies selected may not have all of these attributes: (1) free cash flows and intelligent investment of excess cash; (2) earnings that are growing and are reasonably predictable; and (3) high level of company management ownership.
Who Should Invest in this Fund
Investors who want exposure to equities outside of the U.S.
Investors seeking long-term capital growth from their investments and are comfortable with the risks associated with equity investments.
Harris Associates L.P. is portfolio sub-advisor in respect of the Oakmark International Natixis Class. The Oakmark International Natixis Registered Fund invests substantially all its portfolio assets in non-publicly offered debt and Inter-Fund class shares of Oakmark International Natixis Class
Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in share value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any security holder that would have reduced returns. The rates of return are used only to illustrate the effects of the compound growth rate and are not intended to reflect future values of the investment fund or returns on investment in the investment fund. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.
The payment of distributions for Dividend and the Return of Capital should not be confused with a mutual fundâ€™s performance, rate of return or yield. If distributions paid by a mutual fund are greater than the performance of the fund, then the investment will decline. Distributions paid as a result of capital gains realized by a mutual fund and income and dividends earned by a fund are taxable in the investorâ€™s hands in the year they are paid. For Return of Capital, the adjusted cost base will be reduced by the amount of any returns of capital. If the adjusted cost base goes below zero, then investors will have to pay capital gains tax on the amount below zero.
NGAM Canada LP (the â€śManagerâ€ť) currently reduces or absorbs all or any portion of the management fee and/or operating expenses of the Fund and can terminate the reduction or absorption at any time. The Manager expects to continue to absorb these fees or expenses until such time as the Fund is of sufficient size to reasonably absorb all fees and expenses. The MER for the Oakmark International Natixis Class, Dividend, Series A would be 3.41% if the Manager had not reduced or absorbed these expenses.
Harris Associates L.P. is a wholly owned subsidiary and an affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A.