Ariel Global Fund Institutional Class
Ariel Investment Trust
200 East Randolph Drive, Suite 2900
Chicago IL 60601
Rupal J. Bhansali,Lead Manager since December 29, 2011
Rupal Bhansali is chief investment officer and portfolio manager of Arielâs international and global equity strategies. In this capacity, she oversees our global research effort and manages multi-billion dollar portfolios. She also co-manages our global concentrated strategy. Rupal joined Ariel in 2011 after 10 years with MacKay Shields where she was senior managing director, portfolio manager and head of international equities. Previously, she spent 5 years at Oppenheimer Capital, where she was responsible for international and global equity portfolios and was promoted to co-head of international equities. Additionally, Rupal has held various roles at other financial services firms since she began her career in 1989, including Soros Fund Management. In 2009, Forbes International Investment Report named her a âGlobal Guru,â in 2015, Barronâs recognized her as a âGlobal Contrarian,â and in 2017 PBSâs Consuelo Mack referred to her as an âunconventional thinker.â In January 2019, Rupal became the newest member of the prestigious Barronâs Investment Roundtable, which showcases â10 of Wall Streetâs smartest investors.â She is a frequent guest on Bloomberg, CNBC and Fox Business News, and authored the book, Non-Consensus Investing: Being Right When Everyone Else Is Wrong. Rupal is an FSA credential holder, which is administered by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). Fluent in several Indian languages including Hindi, Rupal earned a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting and finance, as well as a Master of Commerce in international finance and banking from the University of Mumbai. She later earned an MBA in finance from the University of Rochester, where she was a Rotary Foundation Scholar.
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