Timothy Fidler, CFA® 

Senior Vice President, Director of Research
Co-Portfolio Manager
Ariel Appreciation Fund and Ariel Mid Cap Value
Tim serves as co-portfolio manager for our mid cap value strategy and serves as the firm’s director of research. As a research analyst, he currently specializes in financial services companies. Prior to joining Ariel in 1999, Tim was a research analyst and portfolio manager at Morgan Stanley asset management in U.S. value equity. In 2007, he graduated from the Fellowship Program of Leadership Greater Chicago, an initiative to educate and connect emerging leaders in Chicago. In 2008, Institutional Investor magazine recognized him as one of 20 rising stars in the industry. Tim graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University with a BA with honors in Economics and earned his MBA with high honors from the University of Chicago.