August 21, 2021
John W. Rogers, Jr. and Ariel Fund were highlighted by CNBC.
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. As quoted in the article, Ariel Fund’s (Investor Class) performance for the year-to-date period ended July 31, 2021 was 27.01%. Any extraordinary performance shown for the recent short-term periods may not be sustainable and is not representative of the performance over longer periods. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month-end for Ariel Fund may be obtained by visiting our website, arielinvestments.com. Click here for Fund performance current to the most recent quarter end, as well as the Fund’s annual expense ratio.
Ariel Fund invests in small cap and mid-cap stocks, which 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. The Fund is often concentrated in fewer sectors than its benchmarks, and its performance may suffer if these sectors underperform the overall stock market. Investing in equity stocks is risky and subject to the volatility of the markets.
In this article John Rogers candidly discusses his opinions on one or more individual companies that were at the time of publication held in Ariel Fund. These opinions were current as of the date of the article but are subject to change. The information provided in this article 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. This material should not be considered an offer for any of the securities referenced. The information contained in the article is not guaranteed as to its accuracy or completeness.
Past performance does not guarantee future results. The rankings quoted in the article are for Ariel Fund’s Investor Class. Rankings for the Institutional Class will differ. For the year-to-date period ended 6/30/21, Ariel Fund ranked 38 out of 419 among the funds in Morningstar’s Mid-Cap Value category. For the period ended 6/30/21, Ariel Fund ranked 27 out of 414, 11 out of 346, and 22 out of 246 among the funds in the Mid-Cap Value category for the one-, five- and ten-year periods. For the period ended 12/31/20, Ariel Fund ranked 21 out of 415, 91 out of 349, and 53 out of 247 among the funds in the Mid-Cap Value category for the one-, five- and ten-year periods.
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The portfolio holdings mentioned do not represent all holdings purchased or sold for the Fund. Several holdings of Ariel Fund did not perform well during the year-to-date period ending June 30, 2021. See below for top and bottom contributors to performance. 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. See current holdings information for Ariel Fund by clicking here.
A growth investment strategy seeks stocks that are deemed to have superior growth potential. Growth stocks offer an established track record and are perceived to be less risky than value stocks. A value investment strategy seeks undervalued stocks that show a strong potential for growth. The intrinsic value of the stocks in which a value strategy invests may be based on incorrect assumptions or estimations, may be affected by declining fundamentals or external forces, and may never be recognized by the broader market.
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