William Nygren is a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Harris Associates L.P. He joined Harris Associates in 1983 as an investment analyst and later served as the firm’s Director of Research. He served previously as an investment analyst with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. Mr. Nygren has received numerous accolades over the course of his investment career, including Morningstar's Domestic Stock Manager of the Year in 2001.*
Mr. Nygren holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Science in finance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Applied Security Analysis Program. He is a CFA® charterholder.
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* According to Morningstar: The Fund Manager of the Year award recognizes portfolio managers who demonstrate excellent investment skill and the courage to differ from the consensus to benefit investors. The Fund Manager of the Year winners are chosen based on Morningstar’s proprietary research and an in-depth evaluation by its manager research analyst team. Up to five awards are given every year for managers from each of the following asset classes: Domestic Stock, International Stock, Fixed Income, Allocation, and Alternatives.