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Ariel Investments Named a Best Place to Work by Pensions & Investments

Chicago, IL (December 14, 2020) — Ariel Investments, LLC, today announced that it has been named to Pensions & Investments’ annual list of the Best Places to Work in Money Management. This is the second time the firm has received this honor.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for our unique and boundary-pushing approach to talent management,” said Marlo J. Gaal, Senior Vice President and Chief Talent Officer at Ariel Investments. “First and foremost, we are a team who celebrates diversity and practices inclusion as a way to get work done. Our employees are teammates and shareholders, who have skin in the game and a seat at the table. As a 96 percent employee-owned business, we live our mission fully and passionately every day. Our commitment to equity, dignity, and wellness, and our culture of learning are also reflected in our industry-leading benefits program, which provides fully paid healthcare and covers a broad range of wellness expenses, including those associated with physical fitness, mental health, nutrition, and anything else contributing to an employee’s wellbeing.”

Pensions & Investments partnered with Best Companies Group, a research firm specializing in identifying great places to work, to conduct a two-part survey process of employers and their employees.

The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies.

For a complete list of the 2020 Pensions & Investments’ Best Places to Work in Money Management winners and write-ups, go to

About Ariel Investments

Ariel Investments, LLC is a global value-based asset management firm founded in 1983. The firm is headquartered in Chicago, with offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Sydney. As of December 8, 2020, Ariel’s firm-wide assets under management totaled approximately $13.3 billion. The firm serves individual and institutional investors through five no-load mutual funds and 11 separate account strategies. For more information, please visit Ariel’s website at

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