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, 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
  • 42 years investment experience
  • Joined Harris Associates in 1983

News + Insights

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Value Investing in an Evolving World

August 30, 2023

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren looks at today’s evolving market and shares how it creates attractive value opportunities for active investors.

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Bill Nygren on Morningstar’s “The Long View” Podcast (08.15.23)

August 15, 2023

Investing amid rising rates, inflation and a looming recession -- hear views from Bill Nygren, portfolio manager and CIO–U.S., during Morningstar's “The Long View”...

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Bill Nygren on CNBC’s “Closing Bell: Overtime” (08.10.23)

August 10, 2023

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren discussed the financials, communication services and consumer discretionary sectors on CNBC’s “Closing Bell: Overtime.”

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.