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 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 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
  • Named a "Rising Star" by the Fund Intelligence Mutual Fund Industry Awards
  • Designated as a "Category King" manager by The Wall Street Journal
  • Received "Bull and Bear Master" recognition for performance during up and down markets from Informa Investment Solutions' PSN Manager Database
  • Recognized as a "Top Guns" manager by Informa Investment Solutions' PSN Manager Database
  • Interviewed in Barron's
  • Appeared on Bloomberg Daybreak


  • 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

Water & Wells

Re-discovering the Market’s Sweet Spot

After riding the S&P 500 bandwagon for years, investors are less exposed to mid-cap value stocks than they’ve historically been and seem to be missing out on the market’s sweet spot.

Heartland in the News

Making Fundamentals a Focal Point

Mid Cap Value Fund Portfolio Manager Colin McWey, CFA, tells Business Insider how he combines a bottom-up approach with fundamental analysis when seeking opportunities.

Heartland in the News

The Two W’s of Value Investing

Mid Cap Value Fund Portfolio Manager Colin McWey, CFA, discusses how asking the questions “why” and “when” are a key part of his Fund’s success.


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*Honors and recognition during the following years, respectively: 2020; 2019; 2018 and 2019; 2019; 2018 and 2019; 2018; and 2019

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