Longleaf Partners Fund | Longleaf Partners Funds

Investment Objective

Longleaf Partners Fund seeks long-term capital growth. The Fund seeks to achieve this objective by investing primarily in a limited number of mid- and large-cap U.S. companies we believe to be significantly undervalued. Current income is not an objective.

Fund Information

  • The Fund primarily owns common stock or securities convertible into common stock but may purchase other types of securities.
  • The Fund may invest up to 30% of its assets in non-U.S. securities, which could include emerging market issuers, and may achieve its exposure to non-U.S. securities through investing in American depositary receipts (ADRs).
  • The Fund invests generally in companies with market capitalizations over $5 billion.
  • Benchmark index is S&P 500, though portfolio construction is 100% bottom-up.
  • The Fund is non-diversified under federal securities laws and generally invests in 15 to 25 companies.
  • Southeastern employees, related parties, and Longleaf trustees are the largest shareholder group with a collective investment of over $425 million.
  • The Fund's assets are held primarily by institutional clients.
  • Our relationships are long-term. The average direct account tenure is between 5-10 years.


Southeastern has managed all portfolios consistently for over four decades.

We adhere to the same Governing Principles.
We employ the same Investment Approach.
We follow the same Investment Process.

The total expense ratio for the Longleaf Partners Fund is 0.97% (gross) and 0.79% (net). The Longleaf Partners Fund’s expense ratio is subject to a fee waiver to the extent the Fund’s normal annual operating expenses exceed 0.79% of average annual net assets.

Fund Facts at 6/30/19

Inception Date April 8, 1987
Net Assets $1.9 billion
Expense Ratio
0.97% / 0.79%*
5yr Avg. Turnover 32%
Total Holdings 17
Wtd. Avg. Market Cap $69.4 billion
Minimum $10,000
Ticker LLPFX
CUSIP 54306910-8

Current Quarter Documents

Please find our current Fund Factsheet, Shareholder Letter and Quarterly Fund-Specific Commentary. The Quarterly Fund Commentary reviews performance, portfolio changes and opportunities within each fund. You can also find our fund commentary for all previous quarters here.

Fund Managers

O. Mason Hawkins, CFA

O. Mason Hawkins, CFA

Chairman, Principal

Southeastern since 1975
47 years investment experience
BA (Finance) University of Florida
MBA (Finance) University of Georgia

G. Staley Cates, CFA

G. Staley Cates, CFA

Vice-Chairman, Principal

Southeastern since 1986
33 years investment experience
BBA (Finance) University of Texas

Ross Glotzbach, CFA

Ross Glotzbach, CFA

CEO and Head of Research, Principal

Southeastern since 2004
16 years investment experience
BA (Economics) Princeton University

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