Vice President, Portfolio Strategies
Todd joined Ariel in 2007 and is responsible for the firm’s peer analysis and competitive research, as well as overseeing our Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Furthermore, he works closely with senior management and our investment team on white papers and portfolio commentary. Todd came to Ariel after spending seven years at Morningstar, Inc., a leading source of independent investment research. Most recently, he served as a senior mutual fund analyst specializing in small cap, long-short and Buffett-style funds. Additionally, he spent two years as an editor in the insurance department for Dearborn Financial Publishing, focusing on variable insurance products. Todd graduated summa cum laude with a BA in English from the University of the South. He also holds an MA and PhD in English from Northwestern University.