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Ariel Company Timeline
Major events in Ariel history
Ariel investments was founded by John W. Rogers, Jr. as a small and mid-cap value investment firm.
Flagship Ariel Fund is launched.
The Patient Investor changes from a subscription newsletter to an award-winning quarterly shareholder report.
John W. Rogers, Jr. is named Co-Mutual Fund Manager of the Year by Sylvia Porter's Personal Finance magazine.
Ariel Appreciation Fund is launched.
Ariel expands the use of the tortoise as its official firm-wide symbol to clearly communicate its motto: slow and steady wins the race.
John W. Rogers, Jr. is highlighted alongside investing greats in the book The Mutual Fund Masters.
Ariel Community Academy is established — a public school on the south side of Chicago (pre-K – 8) with a financial literacy curriculum.
Ariel releases its first Black Investor Survey examining the investing behaviors among middle income African-Americans and their White counterparts.
Mellody Hobson is chosen as one of Fortune's 25 Next Generation Global Leaders.
Pensions & Investments lists John W. Rogers, Jr. as one of "30 people who brought us this far" alongside Warren Buffett.
Best-selling book Investment Leadership recognizes Ariel as "Best of the Best" for leadership and culture.
Ariel Focus Fund is launched.
Tim Fidler is chosen by Institutional Investor as one of 20 rising stars within the mutual fund industry.
The stock market hits its low point on March 9, 2009.
John W. Rogers, Jr. is named Chair of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability by President Barack Obama.
The Council provided advice to the President on promoting and enhancing financial literacy and capability for all Americans.
Ariel launches Ariel International Fund and Ariel Global Fund and opens a NYC office for its global team.
Ariel undertakes a firm-wide rebranding effort to reinforce its patient approach to investing.
John W. Rogers, Jr. is featured in the book The World's 99 Greatest Investors — The Secrets of Success.
Rupal Bhansali joins USA Today's 19th annual Investment Roundtable.
Ariel opens its first international office in Sydney, Australia.
Charlie Bobrinskoy debuts Market Talk, a quarterly feature covering economic trends and investment theories.
Ariel marks its 35th anniversary of patient investing.
Ariel is comprised of over 90 teammates who are owners of the firm. Since our founding "slow and steady wins the race" has been our motto and guiding principle.
Rupal Bhansali joins Barron's Roundtable, an investment talkfest and stockpickathon, featuring Wall Street's smartest investors.
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