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Ariel's John Rogers Has A Winning Appetite For Small, Undervalued Stocks In His Mutual Funds  
Investor's Business Daily
June 2, 2017

John Rogers discusses the inspiration behind his patient investment philosophy, and shares where he sees value.

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Investing in small- and mid-cap stocks is more risky and volatile than investing in large cap stocks. Investing in equity stocks is risky and subject to the volatility of the markets. The intrinsic value of the stocks in which Ariel Fund invests may never be recognized by the broader market. Ariel Fund often invests a significant portion of its assets in companies within the financial services and consumer discretionary sectors, and its performance may suffer if these sectors underperform the overall stock market. Ariel Fund pursues long-term capital appreciation by investing in small/mid-sized undervalued companies that show strong potential for growth. An economic moat is a perceived competitive advantage that acts as a barrier to entry for other companies in the same industry.  This perceived advantage cannot protect investors from the volatility associated with stocks, incorrect assumptions or estimations, declining fundamentals or external forces.

Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. All performance assumes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Click here for the expense ratio and standardized performance data current to the most recent quarter- and month-end periods for Ariel Fund.

This is a reprint of an article written by Investor’s Business Daily. The information contained in the article is not guaranteed as to its accuracy or completeness. This material should not be considered an offer for any of the securities referenced. The information and opinions contained in the article were current as of the date of the reprint 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.

In this article, Mr. Rogers discusses specific stocks held in Ariel Fund at the time of the interview. These stocks do not represent all of the holdings in Ariel Fund. Portfolio holdings are subject to change. The performance of any single portfolio holding is no indication of the performance of other portfolio holdings of Ariel Fund. Click here for current holdings of Ariel Fund.

Past performance does not guarantee future results. 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. Rankings are based on total returns. As stated in the article, for the 5-year period ended May 31, 2017, Ariel Fund ranked 6 out of 300 among the funds in the midcap-blend category and for the 1-year, 5-year and 10-year periods ended 6/30/2017, Ariel Fund ranked 15 out of 402, 9 out of 310, and 79 out of 217, respectively, among the funds in its category. Rankings are for Ariel Fund’s Investor Class; rankings for the Fund’s Institutional Class differ. ©2017 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The ranking information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

The IBD Composite Rating referred to in the article does not represent a rating of Ariel Fund.

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