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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 | 1Q20

March 31, 2020

Extreme market volatility gave us opportunities to attempt to increase the fundamental attractiveness of our portfolio. We were able to buy stocks in companies we believed offered greater undervaluation, higher quality or stronger balance...

Oakmark Fund: First Quarter 2020

March 31, 2020

Significant market volatility pushed share prices well below our estimates of intrinsic value and, therefore, we believe our portfolio is more discounted today than it was before the downturn. This has given us the...

Oakmark Select Fund: First Quarter 2020

March 31, 2020

As you would expect during a period of rapidly changing prices and an evolving fundamental landscape, our trading has been much more active than usual. We took advantage of the extreme market volatility by...

News + Insights

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Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” (06.03.20)

June 3, 2020

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren talked about where he is finding value today, including the financials sector, on CNBC’s "Squawk Alley."

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“Know Your Strengths”

April 30, 2020

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren shares where he focused his attention in response to the coronavirus crisis and some of the opportunities found during an...

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Bill Nygren and Michael Nicolas on “The Investor’s Podcast”

April 17, 2020

Portfolio Managers Bill Nygren and Michael Nicolas appeared on “The Investor’s Podcast” to talk about how to determine the intrinsic value of a business,...

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.