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
  • 40 years investment experience
  • Joined Harris Associates in 1983

News + Insights

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Bill Nygren Market Commentary

December 31, 2021

Because current trends have become so out of step with Harris Associates’ time-tested approach to investing, I thought it would be useful to go...

Bill Nygren on CNBC


Bill Nygren on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” (12.21.21)

December 21, 2021

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren spoke about why he is finding value in the financials sector on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.”

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Bill Nygren on “Barron’s Roundtable”

December 2, 2021

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren appeared on “Barron’s Roundtable” to discuss where he is finding value today, including in the communication services, financials and energy...

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.