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Emerging Market Slowdown Has Just Begun

Rupal Bhansali discusses where she finds value and why emerging markets may slow down.

In this broadcast, Rupal Bhansali candidly discusses emerging markets and certain individual companies. These opinions are current as of the date of the broadcast, but are subject to change. The information provided does not provide information reasonably sufficient upon which to base an investment decision and should not be considered a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular security.

Rupal Bhansali discusses specific companies, which may be held in certain portfolios Ariel manages. Portfolio holdings are subject to change. The performance of any single portfolio holding is no indication of the performance of the entire portfolio in which it is held. See current holdings information for Ariel’s portfolios on this web site by clicking on a portfolio’s “Holdings” tab.

Investments in foreign securities may underperform and may be more volatile than comparable U.S. stocks because of the risks involving foreign economies and markets, foreign political systems, foreign regulatory standards, foreign currencies and taxes. The use of currency derivatives and ETFs may increase investment losses and expenses and create more volatility. Investments in emerging and developing markets present additional risks, such as difficulties in selling on a timely basis and at an acceptable price.

The statement in the broadcast that Ariel International Fund beat 94% of its peers refers to the Morningstar ranking for the Ariel International Fund (Investor Class) for the one-year period ended October 8, 2013. For that period, Ariel International Fund (Investor Class) ranked 20 out of 342 funds among foreign large value category funds. For the period ended September 30, 2013, Ariel International Fund (Investor Class) ranked 30 out of 342 funds for the one-year period and 20 out of 370 funds for the since inception (December 30, 2011) period among foreign large value category funds. Morningstar, Inc. is a nationally recognized organization that reports performance and calculates rankings for mutual funds. Each fund is ranked relative to all funds in the same category. Ranking is based on total returns.

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