Ariel Company Timeline
Major events in Ariel history
Flagship Ariel Fund is launched.
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.
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.
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 Discovery Fund, Ariel International Fund, 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.
Ariel opens its first international office in Sydney, Australia.
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.