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The Comeback King: For 40 Years, John Rogers Has Come Out of Bear Markets Stronger

John W. Rogers, Jr. appeared on the daily digital cover. He discussed the 40th anniversary of Ariel Investments and his investment strategy.

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In this interview, John W. Rogers, Jr. candidly discusses his opinions on the market, different sectors, and individual companies that may have, at the time of the interview, been held in one or more of Ariel’s strategies. These opinions are current as of the date of this interview but are subject to change. The information provided in this interview 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. This material should not be considered an offer for any of the securities referenced. The information contained in the interview is not guaranteed as to its accuracy or completeness. Portfolio holdings are subject to change. See the Products section of our website for current product holdings.

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