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. Equities

  • Portfolio Manager of the Oakmark Fund, the Oakmark Select Fund and the Oakmark Global 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
  • 38 years investment experience
  • Joined Harris Associates in 1983

News + Insights


“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,...

Bill Nygren Portfolio Manager on CNBC


Bill Nygren on CNBC’s “Halftime Report” (04.15.20)

April 15, 2020

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren discussed new holdings on CNBC’s “Halftime Report.”

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 for 2020. As long-term investors, we don’t think it matters.