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William C. Nygren, CFA

Partner and CIO-U.S. Equities

Bill Nygren has been a manager of the Oakmark Select Fund since 1996, Oakmark Fund since 2000 and the Oakmark Global Select Fund since 2006. He is also the chief investment officer for U.S. equities at Harris Associates, which he joined in 1983, and a vice president of the Oakmark Funds. He served as the firm’s director of research from 1990 to 1998.

Mr. Nygren has received many accolades during his investment career, including being named Morningstar’s Domestic Stock Manager of the Year for 2001.

He holds an M.S. in finance from the University of Wisconsin’s Applied Security Analysis Program (1981) and a B.S. in accounting from the University of Minnesota (1980).

According to Morningstar, the Morningstar Manager of the Year award is presented to portfolio managers based on the managers’ (i) “ability to generate exceptional returns;” (ii) “willingness to align their interests with shareholders;” and (iii) “courage to stay with their strategies in order to produce superior risk-adjusted returns in the end.


Bill Nygren Market Commentary | 1Q21

March 31, 2021

While most investors over the past year worried about how bad 2020 might be, we focused on how good things could be in 2025. As is often the case during a crisis, we had...

Oakmark Fund: First Quarter 2021

March 31, 2021

The economic recovery that began late last year carried into the first quarter, benefitting many of our cyclical holdings. Both interest rates and oil prices increased meaningfully during the recent quarter, helping many of...

Oakmark Select Fund: First Quarter 2021

March 31, 2021

Clients regularly ask us, “How do you incorporate macroeconomic factors and forecast into your investment process?” Our answer is always, “We don’t. We just assume things will be normal five years from now.” By...

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Bill Nygren on Bloomberg (05.03.21)

May 3, 2021

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren talked about the bimodal market and why he is finding value in the financials sector on Bloomberg’s “The Open.”

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Bill Nygren on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” (04.14.21)

April 14, 2021

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” to talk about the firm’s long-term investment philosophy, financial holdings and the market’s...

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Bill Nygren on CNBC Pro Talks (04.07.21)

April 7, 2021

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren participated in a CNBC Pro Talks to discuss where he sees opportunity in the market today, including the financials, energy...

We do value investing differently

At Oakmark, we don’t have an opinion about how equities will perform this year, if a recession will start or if the political parties will produce pro-growth candidates for 2020. As long-term investors, we don’t think it matters.