Bill Nasgovitz

Value investing has been a lifelong passion for Bill Nasgovitz, Chairman and CIO, and Portfolio Manager of the Heartland Value Fund and its corresponding Small Cap Value Strategy. He is also President and Director of Heartland Funds.

Heartland Advisors Value Investing Portfolio Manager Bill NasgovitzDisciplined investing has been central to Heartland Advisor’s investment philosophy since he founded the Firm in 1983. Nasgovitz developed Heartland’s proprietary 10 Principles of Value Investing™, which is the foundation for evaluating every security in all portfolios.

Under his leadership, Heartland's Value Fund has been noted by Forbes as having “done well...in both bear and bull markets over two market cycles.”* Long-term performance also earned the Fund a spot on the 2014 Mutual Fund Honor Roll, an acknowledgement of its attractive returns during stellar years and keeping losses in check during down periods.

Nasgovitz is a seasoned small-cap value investor with 48 years of experience, and he has been recognized by Morningstar as “a veteran micro-cap stock-picker.”** He also has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and Money.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s in business in 1966.

Investment Experience

  • Heartland Advisors, 1983-present
  • The Milwaukee Company and affiliates, 1978-1982
  • Dean Witter Reynolds, 1968-1978

Education

  • B.A. in Business, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1966

Community Service

  • Milwaukee College Preparatory School, Board Member
  • Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Board Member
  • Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Endowment and Foundation Trustee
  • YPO/WPO, Member

Military Service

  • Highest rank attained: Captain, U.S. Air Force, 1968-1972

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Investing Perspectives

Video
4/17 - 8:05

Why Value? Why Heartland? Why Now?

An interview with Founder and CIO Bill Nasgovitz.

PM Perspective
3/17

How Micro-Caps Add Value to a Small-Cap Value Strategy

Micro-caps can be an overlooked source of opportunities in a small-cap strategy. Portfolio Manager Bill Nasgovitz explores the advantages and our approach to the group.

Water & Wells
6/27/16

An Active Approach to Finding Value

Should investors look to the Russell 2000® Value rebalance for insights into compelling opportunities? Portfolio Manager Bill Nasgovitz doesn’t think so.

Heartland in the News
4/18/16

The Unattractiveness of Low Valuations Based on Financial Engineering

Debt-financed share buybacks may be a short-sighted tactic, says Portfolio Manager Bill Nasgovitz. He explains why we believe businesses with low debt and the ability to improve earnings through sales growth will be poised to outperform in the years ahead.

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*William Baldwin, “Smart Guys Own 24 Stocks,” Forbes, 5/26/2014
**Ryan Leggio, “This mutual fund is still a top choice,” Morningstar, 6/28/2011

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The Value Fund primarily invests in small companies selected on a value basis. Such securities generally are more volatile and less liquid than those of larger companies.

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