Charles K. Bobrinskoy
Vice Chairman, Head of Investment Group
Ariel Focus Fund and Ariel Focused Value
Charlie oversees Ariel’s domestic investment team. He also manages our focused value strategy—an all-cap, concentrated portfolio of U.S. stocks. Prior to joining Ariel in 2004, Charlie spent 21 years as an investment banker at Salomon Brothers and its successor company Citigroup, where he rose to managing director and head of North American investment banking branch offices. Charlie actively serves the Chicago community, sitting on the corporate board of InnerWorkings, Inc., a publicly traded print procurement company, as well as the boards of the Museum of Science and Industry, La Rabida Children’s Foundation and the Big Shoulders Fund. He also teaches monthly investing classes at two Chicago inner-city schools. Charlie graduated with an AB in economics from Duke University and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago.