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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).


Bill Nygren Market Commentary | 2Q20

July 8, 2020

We expect both the economy and value investing to recover and believe that our portfolios are considerably undervalued and well positioned for both recoveries.

Oakmark Fund: Second Quarter 2020

July 8, 2020

The heightened market volatility has afforded us the opportunity to upgrade the portfolio by rebalancing existing positions and adding new ideas that offer compelling risk-adjusted return potential.

Oakmark Select Fund: Second Quarter 2020

July 8, 2020

The world’s efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus began to have an impact and the significant U.S. fiscal stimulus, announced in late March, provided much-needed support to consumers, businesses, and the credit...

News + Insights

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Bill Nygren on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” (09.02.20)

September 2, 2020

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren shared why he thinks there’s a lot of value in the market today on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.”

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Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren on CNBC’s “Halftime Report” (07.16.20)

July 16, 2020

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren discussed recent portfolio moves on CNBC’s “Halftime Report.”

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Oakmark and Oakmark Select Fund Second-Quarter 2020 Market Insights

July 9, 2020

During a recent conference call, Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren shared thoughts on the previous quarter and the current market environment and participated in a...

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.