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Brent Merlis

Senior Vice President, Head Trader, Global Equities

Brent's Expertise

With more than 20 years of international trading and operations experience, Brent is responsible for executing Ariel’s global strategies. He joined the firm in 2011 after spending more than 10 years at Deutsche Bank Asset Management, most recently on the active equity trading desk. In this capacity, he implemented trades for both the domestic and international portfolios and collaborated with fund managers on best execution and risk mitigation. Prior to his tenure at Deutsche Bank, he started his career in the Bear Stearns management training program. Brent graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in political science.