January 11, 2021
Ariel’s flagship fund, Ariel Fund, was ranked #3 in The Wall Street Journal’s list of top-performing midcap value funds for 2020.
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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. For the period ended December 31, 2020, the average annual total returns of Ariel Fund (Investor Class) for the one-, five-, and ten-year periods was 10.02%, 9.66% and 10.04%, respectively. For the years ended September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019, respectively, the annual expense ratios for Ariel Fund (Investor Class) were 1.04% and 1.02%, respectively. Click here for performance data current to the most recent month-end for Ariel Fund.
Ariel Fund pursues long-term capital appreciation as an investment objective. Ariel Fund invests primarily in small- and mid-cap companies. Investing in small- and mid-cap stocks is more risky and more volatile than investing in large cap stocks. The intrinsic value of the stocks in which the Fund invests may never be recognized by the broader market. Ariel Fund is often concentrated in fewer sectors than its benchmarks, and its performance may suffer if these sectors underperform the overall stock market.
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