Heartland Advisors

Colin McWey

Colin McWey, CFA, is Vice President and Portfolio Manager for the Opportunistic Value Equity Strategy, as well as the Mid Cap Value Fund and its corresponding Mid Cap Value Strategy.

McWey began at Heartland in 2009 as a Research Analyst. He became a portfolio manager for the Mid Cap Value Strategy in 2011. In 2013, he became the Lead Manager of the Mid Cap Value Strategy and became Lead Manager of its corresponding Fund at the Fund’s inception in October 2014. He was named co-Portfolio Manager of the Opportunistic Value Equity 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 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

Honors and Recognition

  • Recognized as a Lipper Award manager for the Heartland Mid Cap Value Fund: 5-year 2020 (award received 2/1/2021)
  • Named a “Rising Star” by the Fund Intelligence Mutual Fund Industry Awards (award received 5/27/2019)
  • Manager of the Opportunistic Value Strategy that received “Bull and Bear Master” recognition for performance during up and down markets from Informa Investment Solutions’ PSN Manager Database: 2Q19 (award received 8/20/2019)
  • Manager of the Mid Cap Value Strategy that was named a “Top Guns” by Informa Investment Solutions’ PSN Manager Database: 4Q18 (award received 2/19/2019); 2Q19 (award received 8/20/2019); 2Q22 (award received 8/17/2022); 3Q22 (award received 11/18/2022); 4Q22 (award received 2/21/2023)
  • Manager of the Opportunistic Value Strategy that was named a “Top Guns” by Informa Investment Solutions’ PSN Manager Database: 4Q18 (award received 2/19/2019); 1Q19 (award received 4/19/2019); 2Q19 (award received 8/19/2019)


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

Certification & Licensing

  • CFA Charterholder

Community Service

  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County Investment Committee, Member

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News & Investing Perspectives

Heartland in the News

A Bottoms-Up Approach

Heartland’s Vice President and Portfolio Manager Colin McWey discussed the firm’s 10 Principles of Value Investing™ on Bloomberg Radio.

Heartland in the News

Heartland’s Mid Cap Value Fund Recognized as one of the “25 Best No-Load Mutual Funds” by Kiplinger

Kiplinger recently identified Heartland’s Mid Cap Value Fund as one of the “25 Best No-Load Mutual Funds.”

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Current Market Conditions Shaping up for Value-Oriented Investors

Mid Cap Value Fund Portfolio Manager Colin McWey, CFA, explains that the current market conditions are shaping up well for value-oriented investors, focusing on fundamentals and long-term profit potential.

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