Vlad serves as portfolio manager of Ariel’s emerging markets value strategy. Additionally, as senior research analyst, he covers the commodity sector and the ASEAN region. Vlad joined Ariel from AllianceBernstein (AB) where he worked for 19 years, most recently as portfolio manager and senior research analyst for Emerging Markets Value and Next 50, a Frontier Emerging Markets Fund. Over the years, he covered a broad section of industries and regions in the emerging markets. Vlad was part of the group that designed and launched AB’s frontier emerging markets strategy (Next 50). Prior to his career at AB, Vlad worked at Marakon Associates, a strategy and management consultancy, where he was a manager, focused on serving clients in the commodity sectors. Early in his professional career, Vlad served as a business analyst at Kearney.
Ukrainian born, he is fluent in Russian. Vlad has a BA in economics from Wesleyan University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.