Adam Karr

Adam joined Orbis in 2002 and is Orbis’ President and head of the Investment teams. He is one of the portfolio managers who direct client capital in the Orbis Global Equity Strategy. He is a director of Orbis Holdings Limited and Orbis Allan Gray Limited. Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Northwestern University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. He is also a trustee at Northwestern University and the founder and chair of SEO Scholars San Francisco.

Articles by Adam Karr

Orbis: President’s letter 2021

By Adam Karr on 27 Jan 2022

In his inaugural president’s letter, Adam Karr, from our offshore partner, Orbis, shares some thoughts about himself, the path forward for Orbis, the market...

Podcast: A candid conversation with Orbis' Adam Karr

By Adam Karr on 09 Mar 2021

Taking a long-term, contrarian approach has influenced every aspect of how we invest and do business at Orbis and Allan Gray. From the way the firms are...

Orbis: Lesson from the past

By Adam Karr on 06 May 2020

In this seven-minute video, Orbis portfolio manager, Adam Karr, draws on lessons learned in previous market crises to discuss the current environment and som...

The case for active management

By Matt Adams and Adam Karr on 30 Jun 2015

It is popular these days to talk about how difficult the past several years have been for active managers. In a sense, however, active management is always...

Hunting for compelling opportunities in the current environment

By Adam Karr on 31 Dec 2013

2013 was a good year for global stock markets. The FTSE World Index returned 24.7% in US$ terms since the start of 2013 and is near an all-time high. The Orb...


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