Colin McWey

Colin McWey, CFA, is Vice President and Portfolio Manager for the Mid Cap Value and Select Value Funds and their corresponding Mid Cap Value and Opportunistic Value Equity Strategies.

Heartland Advisors Value Investing Portfolio Manager Colin McWeyMcWey began at Heartland in 2009 as a Research Analyst. He assumed portfolio management responsibilities in 2010. He has been Lead Manager of the Mid Cap Value Strategy since January 2013 and became Lead Manager of its corresponding Fund at the Fund’s inception in October 2014. He was named co-Portfolio Manager of the Select Value Fund and its corresponding Strategy in 2015.

Prior to joining Heartland, McWey worked in several capacities at Bank of America’s investment banking subsidiary, Banc of America Securities. He developed expertise in the fixed income markets and corporate finance, along with the Health Care and Financials sectors. His most recent position at Bank of America was Vice President of Debt Capital Markets, in which he was responsible for the origination and execution of public debt and hybrid capital securities offerings.

He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2001 with a bachelor’s in economics and history.

Investment Experience

  • Heartland Advisors, 2009-present
  • Banc of America Securities, 2001-2009


  • B.S. in Economics and History, Vanderbilt University, 2001

Certification and Licensing

  • CFA Charterholder

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News & Investing Perspectives

Heartland in the News

Heartland Profiled as CityWire’s Boutique of the Week

An inside look at the Firm in an interview featuring CEO and Portfolio Manager Will Nasgovitz and Portfolio Manager Colin McWey, CFA.

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Mid Cap Value Fund a 'Category King'

Fund's year-to-date performance recognized by The Wall Street Journal.

Heartland in the News

Kick-Starting a Trade War?

As tweets, tariffs, and trade wars dominate news headlines—Portfolio Manager Colin McWey, CFA, shares his perspective on the uncertainty created for a well-known motorcycle manufacturer.

Heartland in the News

5 Names for Avoiding a Debt Wreck

After nearly a decade-long borrowing binge, the Federal Reserve is recommending a diet for corporate America. Portfolio Manager Colin McWey, CFA, offers his take on a low-debt holding.

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No Longer Vertically Challenged

Portfolio Manager Colin McWey, CFA, shares how the recent approval of a “vertical merger” between two industry giants could impact players in Health Care.

PM Perspective

Cash Flow: An Equalizing Force in Analysis

Cash flow helps us evaluate opportunities on an apples to apples basis regardless of industry or debt.

Heartland in the News

Will a Surge in Oil Prices Fuel Opportunities in Energy?

A potential upswing in the Energy sector as oil prices continue to rise. Portfolio Manager Colin McWey, CFA, weighs in.

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Opportunities Arriving by Sea and Sky?

Portfolio Managers Will Nasgovitz and Colin McWey, CFA share their stock picks for the long days of summer.

PM Perspective

Why Catalysts and Context Matter

The difference between an unloved laggard and an attractive investment opportunity often begins with perception. Here is a look at internal catalysts and their importance in changing investors’ views and company results.

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A Look at Our Mid Cap Value Strategy

The Portfolio Management Team provides an overview.

Heartland in the News

Why Contrarians are Feeling the Energy

The sector has fallen more than the broader market, which means potential value opportunities for discerning investors. Portfolio Manager Colin McWey, CFA, weighs in.

Heartland in the News

Signs to Follow During the Market Detour

Portfolio Manager Colin McWey, CFA, was interviewed about whether the worst is over given recent volatility.

Water & Wells

Normal is Dead, Long Live Normal!

The return of volatility could provide opportunities for active investors going forward.

PM Perspective

Digging Deeper to Avoid Yield Traps

Today’s income hungry world underscores the need to dig into free cash flow and payout ratios to avoid yield traps.

Heartland in the News

Bloomberg Radio Interviews Heartland Mid Cap Manager

Colin McWey, CFA, discusses the need for intellectual honesty and a focus on balance sheets when navigating the deep value landscape.

Heartland in the News

Sticking to Fundamentals in a Teflon Market

Portfolio Manager Colin McWey, CFA, reiterates our commitment to attractive valuations and financial soundness—cornerstones of a long-term philosophy.

Press Release

Heartland Mid Cap Value Fund Reaches Three-Year Milestone

With market volatility near historic-low levels—and the Russell Midcap® Value Index climbing steadily higher—market dynamics seem to suggest little has changed during 2017. In this Q&A, Portfolio Manager Colin McWey, CFA, digs below the surface.

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