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Rupal J. Bhansali

Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Global Equities

Portfolio Manager: Ariel International Fund, Ariel Global Fund, Ariel International (DM), Ariel International (DM/EM), Ariel Global

Co-Portfolio Manager: Ariel Global Concentrated

Rupal's Expertise

Rupal is the chief investment officer and portfolio manager of Ariel’s global equity strategies. In this capacity, she oversees our global research effort and manages multi-billion dollar portfolios. She also co-manages our global concentrated strategy. Rupal joined Ariel in 2011 after 10 years with MacKay Shields, where she was senior managing director, portfolio manager and head of international equities. Previously, she spent five years at Oppenheimer Capital, where she was responsible for international and global equity portfolios and was promoted to co-head of international equities. Additionally, Rupal has held various roles at other financial services firms since she began her career in 1989, including Soros Fund Management.

In 2020, Rupal obtained the FSA credential, awarded by the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) for professionals who understand the link between sustainability and financial performance. Rupal serves on the Advisory Board of Directors of the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School. She also serves on the Board of Directors of 100 Women in Finance, a non-profit organization that is committed to building a more diverse and gender-equitable finance industry.

Fluent in several Indian languages including Hindi, Rupal earned a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting and finance, a Master of Commerce in international finance and banking from the University of Mumbai, and an MBA in finance from the University of Rochester, where she was a Rotary Foundation Scholar.