Will Nasgovitz

Will Nasgovitz is CEO of Heartland Advisors and the Heartland Funds. He also is Portfolio Manager for the Select ValueMid Cap Value, and Value Funds and their corresponding Opportunistic Value EquityMid Cap Value, and Small 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. He also returned to the Value Fund in 2019 as a Portfolio Manager, having previously co-managed 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

Honors and Recognition*

  • Recognized six times as a Lipper Award manager
  • Designated 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
  • Named a "Top Guns" manager by Informa Investment Solutions' PSN Manager Database

Education

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

Community Service

  • Discovery World Science and Technology Center, Board Member
  • Junior Achievement, Board Member

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News & Investing Perspectives

Heartland in the News
10/7/19

Finding Opportunity in Volatility

Heartland CEO makes the case for an active, value-focused investment approach in response to elevated volatility.

Press Release
9/4/19

Opportunistic Earns Repeat “Top Guns” Recognition

For Third Straight Quarter, Heartland Advisors Awarded “Top Gun” for Heartland Opportunistic Value Equity Strategy

Water & Wells
9/3/19

Debt: Harshing Market's Mellow?

Investors may be missing some key warning signs in their pursuit of low volatility.

Heartland in the News
8/27/19

Heartland’s Views Highlighted in Wealth Management Midyear Outlook

Heartland CEO Will Nasgovitz offers his take on why corporate borrowing may leave some investors out in the cold.

Press Release
6/13/19

Mid Cap, Opportunistic, Earn Repeat Recognition as “Top Guns”

Two Heartland Strategies continue to earn accolades relative to peers.

Video
4/19 - 2:39

A Look at Our Mid Cap Value Strategy

The Portfolio Management Team provides an overview.

Heartland in the News
4/3/19

Time to Focus on What Matters

CEO Will Nasgovitz on the importance of balance sheets and fundamentals in today’s late-stage economic cycle.

Press Release
2/27/19

Mid Cap, Opportunistic Strategies Receive ‘Top Guns’ Recognition

Two Heartland Strategies honored for performance relative to peers.

Heartland in the News
2/20/19

MarketWatch Highlights Heartland CEO’s $3 Trillion Warning

Will Nasgovitz looks at how the surge in corporate debt coming due could impact the market.

Water & Wells
2/19/19

A $3 Trillion Time Bomb?

A look at the tsunami of corporate debt that could swamp companies over the next five years.

Heartland in the News
1/4/19

Mid Cap Value Fund Performance Recognized

The Wall Street Journal named the Fund a "Category King."

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