Hedge Fund - Ariel Investments

John W. Rogers Bio, Returns, AUM, Net Worth

John W. Rogers launched Ariel Investments in 1983 after working as a stockbroker for 2.5 years at William Blair & Company, LLC. In 2008, John was awarded Princeton University’s highest honor, the Woodrow Wilson Award, presented each year to the alumni whose career embodies a commitment to national service. He received an AB in economics from Princeton University where he served as captain of the 1979–80 Ivy League co-champion Princeton Tigers men's basketball team.

John W. Rogers launched Ariel Investments in 1983 after working as a stockbroker for 2.5 years at William Blair & Company, LLC. In 2008, John was awarded Princeton University’s highest honor, the Woodrow Wilson Award, presented each year to the alumni whose career embodies a commitment to national service. He received an AB in economics from Princeton University where he served as captain of the 1979–80 Ivy League co-champion Princeton Tigers men's basketball team.

When he started his own investment company, the sole major account he had was the $100,000 worth of Howard University's endowment fund. In the period from 1983 to 1986, Ariel Capital's managed assets grew to $45 million.

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John W. Rogers
Fund Profile
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Fund Name: Ariel Investments
Manager John W. Rogers
Portfolio Value $10,635,387,000
Change This QTR +1.05%
Fund Holdings Sector Distribution
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No. Security Ticker Shares Value (x$1000) Activity % Port
1. BIDU 2,315,729 $472,177 -6% 4.43%
2. PM 3,998,382 $396,279 -7% 3.72%
3. LAZ 7,657,001 $346,479 +11% 3.25%
4. FAF 5,410,464 $337,342 +1% 3.17%
5. MSFT 1,194,040 $323,465 -12% 3.04%
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