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Ariel Investments is an investment company located in Chicago, Illinois. It specializes in small and mid-capitalized stocks based in the United States.[1]

Ariel Investments
FounderJohn W. Rogers, Jr.


Ariel was founded by John W. Rogers, Jr. in 1983, who is Chairman and CEO of the company.[2] Mellody Hobson has been president of the company since May 2000. The company employs 88 people, with the employees and the board owning 95% of the company. It has over $10 billion under management.[3]

Ariel is a minority-owned investment company.[4] It claims to be the largest minority-owned investment firm.[2] The company also supports the African-American Community of Bronzeville by giving its support to non-for-profits such as The Renaissance Collaborative.[5]

Through former Mayor Daley’s New School Initiative Program, Ariel Investments was awarded a corporate sponsorship of a Chicago public school in 1996. Hence, the birth of Ariel Community Academy – a public school located on the Southside of Chicago.[6]


  1. ^ Dow Jones Newswires, February 19, 2013, TIP SHEET: Ariel Fund Well Positioned for Economic Upturn
  2. ^ a b Quiñones, Eric (2013-07-22). "Former Men's Basketball Captain John Rogers '80 Wins Woodrow Wilson Award". Princeton University. Retrieved 2008-12-16.
  3. ^ "About Ariel". Ariel Investments. Retrieved 2013-06-24.
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  6. ^ "Ariel Investments - Ariel Community Academy". Retrieved 2019-02-20.

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