Will Nasgovitz

Will Nasgovitz is CEO of Heartland Advisors and the Heartland Funds. He also is Portfolio Manager for the Select Value and Mid Cap Value Funds and their corresponding Opportunistic Value Equity and Mid Cap Value Strategies. 

Heartland Advisors Value Investing Portfolio Manager Will Nasgovitz

He began at Heartland Advisors in 2003 as a Research Associate and became Portfolio Manager in 2006 of the Select Value Fund, a Lipper Award winner for six consecutive years from 2007 to 2012. He added portfolio management responsibility for the Mid Cap Value Fund in 2015, and he also was Portfolio Manager of the Value Fund from 2009 to 2013.

Prior to joining the Firm, Nasgovitz was a Senior Research Associate at Cambridge Associates.

Nasgovitz often shares his value investing market perspective with the national financial media, including Bloomberg, MarketWatch, TheStreet, and CNBC.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s in business in 2000.  

Investment Experience

  • Heartland Advisors, 2003-present
  • Cambridge Associates, 2000-2002


  • B.B.A. in Business, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2000

Community Service

  • Milwaukee Urban Ecology Center, Board Member

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Investing Perspectives

4/17 - 2:39

A Look at Our Mid Cap Value Strategy

The Portfolio Management Team provides an overview.

3/17 - 3:11

Walking the Walk: When the Money Talks

Exploring insider activity trends—and what they could mean for future returns.

2/17 - 2:05

Our Multi-Cap Approach

Will Nasgovitz, Co-Portfolio Manager of the Select Value Fund and its corresponding separately managed account strategy, provides an overview of Heartland's multi-cap strategy.

PM Perspective

What’s in Your Index?

A look at how passive investing may be adding unwanted risk to your portfolio.

Water & Wells

Corporate America’s Doping Problem

History has been unforgiving for companies that bulk up on debt.

Heartland in the News

At the Intersection of Art & Science

A look at how both influence our quest for value.

Water & Wells

Will High-Yielding Companies Get Lost on the Hike?

A look at how the latest Fed rate hike may play out for dividend paying stocks.

11/16 - 4:45

Q&A: A Sweet Spot for Investing

CEO Will Nasgovitz discuss the Mid Cap Value Fund with Co-Portfolio Manager Colin McWey, CFA—including the value of mid-cap exposure, the Fund's investment process, and current positioning.

Heartland in the News

Rethinking 'Safe Havens'

The search for stability in pockets of the equity market usually perceived to be “safe” has driven valuations to extreme levels, with outlooks for these groups deteriorating, says CEO and Portfolio Manager Will Nasgovitz. He shares companies we believe are positioned to improve their businesses and increase dividend payments.

8/16 - 3:30

Are We Headed Back to the Future?

Many say these are unprecedented times, but we think history may actually provide some context.

Water & Wells
6/27/16 - 2:16

A Bottom-Up Take on the Russell 3000® Value Rebalance

Portfolio Manager Will Nasgovitz sees room for debate and areas of opportunity from the Russell rebalance.

5/16 - 5:38

For President, Who Would the Stock Market Vote For?

How the market has historically reacted to presidential politics in general, as well as potential implications for the three remaining candidates.

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