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).


Bill Nygren Market Commentary | 4Q19

December 31, 2019

We believe our long-term returns have been higher because we have applied our value approach consistently as opposed to following current market trends. Based on what we’ve seen in the past, we believe today’s...

Oakmark Fund: Fourth Quarter 2019

December 31, 2019

We were encouraged that investors rewarded several of our key holdings within the financials sector, our largest and top contributing sector during the fourth quarter

Oakmark Select Fund: Fourth Quarter 2019

December 31, 2019

Unlike one year ago when fear ruled the day, the fourth quarter of 2019 was a welcome return to a market where business fundamentals mattered.

News + Insights

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Bill Nygren on CNBC’s “Fast Money” (03.24.20)

March 24, 2020

Portfolio Manager Bill Ngyren shared why he thinks that stocks are cheap and why investors should rebalance their portfolios on CNBC’s “Fast Money.”

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Responding to a Crisis

March 17, 2020

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren shares why, during times of crisis, it is important to remember what our expertise is and limit our opinions to...

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Bill Nygren on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” (03.11.20)

March 11, 2020

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren was interviewed on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” about how to use volatility as an opportunity to rebalance portfolios.

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.