The Oakmark Funds are advised by Harris Associates L.P. an autonomous subsidiary of Natixis Investment Managers, L.P.

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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 | 4Q20

December 31, 2020

As value investors, we are used to believing that the world will return to “normal” faster than is implied by stock prices. That is especially true now, when everyone has an opinion about which...

Oakmark Fund: Fourth Quarter 2020

December 31, 2020

Enthusiasm about the efficacy and timing of the Covid-19 vaccines benefitted many of our most economically sensitive, cyclical holdings during the quarter.

Oakmark Select Fund: Fourth Quarter 2020

December 31, 2020

Short-term returns can be uneven and good, as it was in the most recent quarter, or disappointing, as in the first quarter of this year, but we believe our process works over time.

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Bill Nygren on “Money Life with Chuck Jaffe”

January 28, 2021

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren appeared on “Money Life with Chuck Jaffe” to discuss the firm’s value investing process and long-term outlook.

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Bill Nygren on CNBC’s “Halftime Report” (01.13.21)

January 13, 2021

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren appeared on CNBC’s “Halftime Report” to talk about new positions that were added to the Oakmark Fund during the fourth...

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Bill Nygren on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” (12.14.20)

December 14, 2020

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren shared where he is currently finding value, including in the financials sector, on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.”

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.