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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 | 1Q22

March 31, 2022

The commentary I wrote in 2016 for Oakmark’s 25-year anniversary looked back at the investment performance of the Fund and the stock market—the conclusion was that investors did just fine despite one crisis after...

Oakmark Fund: First Quarter 2022

March 31, 2022

We took advantage of the market’s volatility during the quarter by adding six new positions to the portfolio. We also eliminated three of our holdings as each of these successful investments approached our estimate...

Oakmark Select Fund: First Quarter 2022

March 31, 2022

As is typical during periods of significant volatility, we added a new name to the portfolio. We also reduced two of our holdings to minimal positions in the portfolio as the discount to value...

News + Insights

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Bill Nygren on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” (05.19.22)

May 19, 2022

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren discussed why there’s value to be found in the financials and energy sectors along with new names that were added...

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Bill Nygren on “The Investor’s Podcast”

March 12, 2022

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren appeared on “The Investor's Podcast” to talk about the firm’s value investment philosophy and process, generalist model, and current holdings.

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Bill Nygren on “Money Life with Chuck Jaffe”

February 25, 2022

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren talked about the importance of staying focused on the long term when investing on “Money Life with Chuck Jaffe.”

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.