Value investing redefined

The Oakmark family of mutual funds is an extension of Harris Associates’ value-focused approach to investing. For more about our selection of funds, visit

The Oakmark Funds

111 South Wacker Drive, Suite 4600
Chicago, Illinois 60606
1-800-OAKMARK (625-6275)

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William C. Nygren, CFA

Partner, Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer - U.S.

  • Portfolio Manager of the Oakmark Fund and the Oakmark Select Fund
  • Vice President, Oakmark Funds
  • B.S., University of Minnesota, 1980
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison Applied Security Analysis Program, 1981
  • Director of Research of Harris Associates, 1990-98; Equity Analyst with Harris Associates 1983-90; Investment Analyst with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., 1981-83
  • 42 years investment experience
  • Joined Harris Associates in 1983

News + Insights

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Bill Nygren in The Motley Fool (01.17.24)

January 17, 2024

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren discusses the growth versus value performance chasm, the difficulty of marketing timing, value traps and more during an interview with...

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Analyzing value in U.S. banks

January 17, 2024

Why are banks considered stronger businesses today? Learn more from Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren.

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Bill Nygren on CNBC’s “Money Movers” (01.16.24)

January 16, 2024

“Value investing isn’t just buying the cheapest P/E and cheapest price-to-book stocks. We think buying great businesses at average prices is just as much...

We do value investing differently

At Harris Associates, 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 during the next election cycle. As long-term investors, we don’t think it matters.