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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.

Commentary

Bill Nygren Market Commentary | 2Q22

June 30, 2022

In this quarter’s commentary, I attempt to put this environment—bear markets, recessions and high inflation—into historical context and evaluate whether it warrants portfolio repositioning.

Oakmark Fund: Second Quarter 2022

June 30, 2022

The current environment has provided us with the opportunity to add several new positions to the Fund and rebalance toward companies with higher risk-adjusted returns, largely by eliminating holdings that have withstood the downturn...

Oakmark Select Fund: Second Quarter 2022

June 30, 2022

At Oakmark, we believe stock prices are far more volatile than business values. Consequently, when volatility increases, as it did in the second quarter, there is a good chance our trading activity will increase,...

News + Insights

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News

Bill Nygren on CNBC’s “Closing Bell: Overtime” (09.14.22)

September 14, 2022

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren talked about where he finds value in the equities market on CNBC's "Closing Bell: Overtime."

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News

Bill Nygren on CNBC’s “Closing Bell Overtime” (08.09.22)

August 9, 2022

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren spoke where he sees value today, including in the financials and communication services sectors on CNBC’s “Closing Bell Overtime”

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News

Bill Nygren on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” (07.14.22)

July 14, 2022

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren discussed current market opportunities and new names that were added to the portfolio in the second quarter on CNBC’s “Squawk...

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.