Timothy Fidler, CFA®
Senior Vice President
Ariel Mid Cap and Focused Value Products, Ariel Appreciation Fund and Ariel Focus Fund
As co-portfolio manager for our mid cap value strategy, Tim works side-by-side with John W. Rogers, Jr. He serves in the same capacity for our focused value products with co-portfolio manager Charles K. Bobrinskoy. Tim is also responsible for the firm’s proprietary research in the financial services industry. In 2008, Institutional Investor magazine recognized him as one of 20 rising stars within the industry. In 2007, he graduated from the Fellowship Program of Leadership Greater Chicago, an initiative which educates and connects emerging leaders to support and strengthen the Chicago region. Prior to joining Ariel in 1999, he worked at Morgan Stanley in the asset management area of the firm as a research analyst and portfolio manager working on the firm’s U.S. value management teams. Tim graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University with a BA with honors distinction and earned his MBA with high honors from the University of Chicago.