International equities: Finding value in Europe vs. Japan

Portfolio Manager Eric Liu explains why he sees more value opportunities in Europe – despite low investor interest – than he does in Japan.

Eric Liu, Portfolio Manager at Harris Associates, adviser to the Oakmark Funds, explains why he sees many value opportunities in Europe – despite a lack of investor interest – and why he is finding far fewer opportunities in Japan. Watch the video for his perspective on:
  • Why a wall of money that flocked to US stocks has come out of international stocks.
  • Why being underweight international equities, due to historical underperformance, is a mistake for investors.
  • Why the opportunity set in international equities is not only larger, but the valuations are significantly lower than they are in the United States.
  • How China has been delivering a wall of money to Japan, which is a positive for the region.
  • Why it’s still hard to find value in Japan due to the return on equity and a PE multiple that has gone from 12xPE to 16xPE.
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