John serves as co-portfolio manager of our small/mid cap value strategy and our flagship Ariel Fund. He has been a key stock analyst on Ariel’s investment team for over 30 years. John currently focuses his research on financial services and consumer products and services industries. Prior to joining Ariel in 1989, John worked for Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. in its institutional equity division. He earned a BB in management from Western Illinois University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Additionally, John is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago.
Ariel’s flagship value approach is built on the principle of targeting undervalued small- and mid-cap companies that show a strong potential for growth.