First Eagle Global Value Team | Annual Letter

In 2017, two seemingly contradictory trends continued and, indeed, accelerated: the strong advance of global investment markets and the proliferation of geopolitical risks. For us, it was a challenging period in which pockets of value became harder and harder to find. We were reminded, once again, that patience is a key element in our investment approach. We drew heavily on our store of patience in the year just ended.

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The opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the firm. These materials are provided for informational purpose only. These opinions are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a guarantee of future results, or investment advice. Any statistic contained herein have been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but the accuracy of this information cannot be guaranteed. The views expressed herein may change at any time subsequent to the date of issue hereof. The information provided is not to be construed as a recommendation or an offer to buy or sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any fund or security.

There are risks associated with investing in securities of foreign countries, such as erratic market conditions, economic and political instability and fluctuations in currency exchange rates. These risks may be more pronounced with respect to investments in emerging markets.

The principal risk of investing in value stocks is that the price of the security may not approach its anticipated value or may decline in value.

Investment in gold and gold related investments present certain risks, and returns on gold related investments have traditionally been more volatile than investments in broader equity or debt markets.

All investments involve the risk of loss of principal.

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