Longleaf Partners
Global Fund





Longleaf Partners Global Fund seeks to generate superior long-term investment returns and minimize the risk of permanent capital loss by investing primarily in a concentrated number of global companies that meet our Business, People, Price investment criteria.

We invest with a three-to-five-year investment horizon and take advantage of short-term volatility to own high quality businesses, run by capable management teams, whose stock prices we believe are trading temporarily at a discount. Our extensive, global network allows us to engage with our management partners to help drive long-term value creation.

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Longleaf Partners Global Fund

Fund overview (Updated 3/31/24)

Inception Date




Net Assets

$0.3 Billion



Expense Ratio (Gross/Net)

1.33% / 1.05%




Fund Information

  • The Fund’s objective is long-term capital growth. Current income is not an objective.
  • We generally invest in companies with market capitalizations over $3 billion.
  • The benchmark index is FTSE Developed Index, though portfolio construction is 100% bottom-up and benchmark-agnostic.
  • If we cannot find qualifying investment opportunities, we will hold cash.
  • The Fund is non-diversified under the federal securities laws and generally invests in 18-22 companies.
  • Southeastern employees, related parties and Longleaf trustees are the largest shareholder group.
  • The Fund’s assets are held primarily by institutional clients.
  • If size begins to inhibit our ability to manage the Fund, we will close to new investors.

Fund Managers

G. Staley
Cates, CFA


More about me
We want to be a kind of researcher’s nirvana, which we think starts with analysts being able to look at any idea anywhere in the world.

Mr. Cates serves as Vice-Chairman of Southeastern and has 37 years of investment experience. He is a co-portfolio manager on the Longleaf Partners, Small-Cap and Global Funds, as well as the Longleaf Global UCITS Fund. Mr. Cates is a member of Southeastern’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining the company in 1986, he worked as a Research Associate at Morgan, Keegan & Co. in Memphis. Mr. Cates graduated from the University of Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

BA (Business Administration)
University of Texas

Glotzbach, CFA

CEO and Head of Research

More about me
Southeastern is different because we are focused on a single investment discipline – we are long-term, concentrated, engaged value investors.

Mr. Glotzbach serves as CEO and Head of Research and has 20 years of investment experience. He is a co-portfolio manager on Longleaf Partners, Small-Cap and Global Funds, as well as the Longleaf Partners Global UCITS Fund. Mr. Glotzbach is a member of Southeastern’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining Southeastern in 2004, he was a Corporate Finance Analyst at Stephens Inc. in Little Rock, AR. Mr. Glotzbach graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics.

BA (Economics)
Princeton University

O. Mason
Hawkins, CFA


More about me
You want to pursue a career in investing for the intellectual challenge, for the reward of being correct about your investment decisions and for the opportunity to help others.

Chairman Mason Hawkins founded Southeastern in 1975 and oversees the company with 51 years of investment experience. He is a co-portfolio manager on the Longleaf Partners, Small-Cap, International and Global Funds, as well as the Longleaf Partners Global UCITS Fund. Mr. Hawkins is a member of Southeastern’s Executive Committee. Prior to Southeastern’s founding, he served as Director of Research for both Atlantic National Bank in Jacksonville, FL and First Tennessee Investment Management in Memphis. Mr. Hawkins graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Florida and received his master’s in Business Administration in Finance from the University of Georgia.

BA (Finance)
University of Florida
MBA (Finance)
University of Georgia

Investment Discipline

Southeastern manages all mandates and portfolios using the same investment discipline.

Our Investment Approach

We are long-term, concentrated, engaged value investors.

The Investment Process

We are fundamental, bottom-up business appraisers.

Risk Management

We seek to minimize the risk of permanent capital loss.


Quarter-end Performance

at 03/31/24

Fund Index 1 MO QTR YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR 20 YR Incept †
Total Returns Average Annual Returns
Global Fund 5.38% 8.39% 8.39% 15.55% -1.26% 3.82% 3.18% N/A 5.38%
FTSE Developed Index 3.19% 8.63% 8.63% 24.69% 8.16% 11.82% 9.24% N/A 10.55%
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Month-end Performance

at 05/31/24

Fund Index 1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR 20 YR Incept †
Total Returns Average Annual Returns
Global Fund 5.28% 4.20% 7.17% 18.89% -2.62% 5.10% 2.92% N/A 5.19%
FTSE Developed Index 4.33% 3.64% 9.11% 24.21% 6.21% 12.51% 8.96% N/A 10.43%
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Inception date is 12/27/12.

Returns reflect reinvested capital gains and dividends but not the deduction of taxes an investor would pay on distributions or share redemptions. The performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. The return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the past performance quoted.

Before investing in any Longleaf Partners fund, you should carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. The Prospectus and Summary Prospectus contain this and other important information.  Please read the Prospectus and Summary Prospectus carefully before investing.

The Longleaf Partners Global Fund is subject to stock market risk, meaning stocks in the Fund may fluctuate in response to developments at individual companies or due to general market and economic conditions. Also, because the Fund generally invests in 15 to 25 companies, share value could fluctuate more than if a greater number of securities were held. Investing in non-U.S. securities may entail risk due to non-US economic and political developments, exposure to non-US currencies, and different accounting and financial standards. These risks may be higher when investing in emerging markets. The total expense ratio for the Longleaf Partners Global Fund is 1.33% (gross) and 1.15% (net). The expense ratio is subject to a fee waiver to the extent the Fund’s normal annual operating expenses exceed 1.15% of average annual net assets. Effective November 1, 2023, Southeastern has contractually committed to limit operating expenses (excluding interest, taxes, brokerage commissions and extraordinary expenses) to 1.05% of average net assets per year. This agreement is in effect through at least April 30, 2025 and may not be terminated before that date without Board approval.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) or sustainable investing may result in the Fund forgoing otherwise attractive opportunities, which may result in underperformance when compared to funds that do not consider ESG factors.



Most of Longleaf’s distributions historically have been long-term gains, reflecting Southeastern’s successful results and long investment horizon. Per share amounts are rounded. For tax return preparation, please use your Form 1099-DIV or see the Sources of Distribution.

Year Total Net Income ST Gains LT Gains Return of Capital Record Date Ex-Date Reinvest NAV
2023 0.0173 0.0173 - - - 12/20/23 12/21/23 12.31
2022 0.0070 0.0070 - - - 12/28/22 12/29/22 10.09
0.0831 - 0.0093 0.0738 - 11/30/22 12/01/22 10.47
2021 0.0731 0.0731 - - - 12/28/21 12/29/21 13.36
0.8819 - 0.4801 0.4018 - 11/30/21 12/01/21 12.81
2020 0.0703 0.0703 - - - 12/28/20 12/29/20 13.16
0.3257 - 0.2813 0.0444 - 11/30/20 12/01/20 13.17
2019 0.1273 0.1273 - - - 12/26/19 12/27/19 13.19
0.2209 - 0.0255 0.1954 - 11/26/19 11/27/19 13.03
2018 0.1295 0.1339 - - - 12/27/18 12/28/18 11.21
1.2633 - - 1.2633 - 11/29/18 11/30/18 12.55
2017 0.0331 0.0331 - - - 12/27/17 12/28/17 14.99
0.1302 - 0.0519 0.0783 - 11/15/17 11/16/17 14.31
2016 0.0591 0.0591 - - - 12/28/16 12/29/16 11.95
2015 0.0235 0.0298 - - - 12/28/15 12/29/15 10.07
NONE - - - - - -
2014 0.0780 0.0869 - - - 12/29/14 12/30/14 11.64
0.4100 - 0.1000 0.3100 - 11/11/14 11/12/14 12.12

General Mutual Fund Distribution Information

All mutual funds must distribute earned income and realized capital gains annually to shareholders.

Tax treatment is the same whether shareholders receive cash or reinvested shares.

A fund's NAV declines by the distribution amount, but the decline is unrelated to performance since shareholders receive the difference in cash or additional shares.

Accurately tracking returns requires increasing the number of shares to account for reductions in NAV when distributions occur.

Capital gains reflect appreciation over the full period that the fund held a security.

Distributed gains have no relationship to either that year's fund performance (a fund could pay a distribution in a flat return year) or an individual's fund investment (all shareholders as of the distribution date receive the payout regardless of their purchase date or price).

Longleaf Distribution Information

Longleaf generally pays capital gains and income distributions in mid to late December.

Most Longleaf shareholders reinvest their distributions, thereby maintaining account balances while owning more fund shares.

Longleaf generally posts capital gain distribution estimates on the website by mid-October.

Tax reporting information is mailed with 1099-DIV forms by mid-February.

Longleaf may penalize those who sell fund shares to avoid a distribution since they place a larger tax burden on remaining owners and potentially disrupt the fund's investment strategy.