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Ariel Fund Investor

ARGFX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 29.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 14.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 14.6%
  • Net Assets $3.02 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 41.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$86.20
$47.80
$88.22

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.04%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 23.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $1,000
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Compare ARGFX to Popular U.S. Mid-Cap Value Equity Funds and ETFs

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$58.86

+1.98%

$33.52 B

1.49%

$0.86

21.04%

0.78%

$143.76

+1.56%

$26.26 B

1.38%

$1.95

20.85%

0.07%

$56.56

+1.54%

$26.26 B

-

$0.00

20.78%

0.19%

$28.54

+1.71%

$18.26 B

0.66%

$0.19

22.38%

0.87%

$46.23

+1.34%

$17.40 B

0.99%

$0.45

25.15%

0.84%

ARGFX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 29.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 14.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 14.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.70%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Ariel Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Ariel Investments
  • Inception Date
    Nov 06, 1986
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Inv
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    John Rogers

Fund Description

The fund invests in small/mid cap undervalued companies that show strong potential for growth. It invests primarily in equity securities of U.S. companies that have market capitalizations within the range of the companies in the Russell 2500TM Index, measured at the time of initial purchase.


ARGFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ARGFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 29.3% -58.0% 50.3% 8.72%
1 Yr 85.1% -5.2% 113.9% 6.76%
3 Yr 14.4%* -0.2% 20.8% 12.32%
5 Yr 14.6%* 2.4% 19.3% 4.90%
10 Yr 11.5%* 6.0% 13.2% 12.26%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ARGFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 3.9% -49.5% 626.7% 23.59%
2019 17.6% -14.6% 40.9% 76.96%
2018 -20.9% -56.9% 14.0% 49.22%
2017 8.8% -62.6% 24.1% 42.53%
2016 8.2% -14.6% 28.1% 79.94%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ARGFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 29.3% -58.0% 50.3% 8.72%
1 Yr 85.1% -5.2% 113.9% 5.80%
3 Yr 14.4%* -0.2% 20.8% 10.59%
5 Yr 14.6%* 2.4% 19.3% 4.64%
10 Yr 11.5%* 6.0% 13.2% 11.32%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ARGFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 3.9% -49.5% 626.7% 23.59%
2019 17.6% -14.6% 40.9% 76.96%
2018 -13.6% -32.7% 15.2% 31.61%
2017 16.0% -8.7% 26.9% 15.80%
2016 15.6% -6.1% 29.0% 61.70%

NAV & Total Return History


ARGFX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

ARGFX Category Low Category High ARGFX % Rank
Net Assets 3.02 B 7.81 M 33.5 B 18.12%
Number of Holdings 39 8 2403 93.48%
Net Assets in Top 10 1.16 B 473 K 8.33 B 15.22%
Weighting of Top 10 41.02% 4.7% 100.0% 6.04%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Northern Institutional Treasury Premier 9.77%
  2. Lazard Ltd Shs A 4.33%
  3. KKR & Co Inc Ordinary Shares 4.17%
  4. Stericycle Inc 4.14%
  5. Mattel Inc 4.12%
  6. Mohawk Industries Inc 4.08%
  7. Zebra Technologies Corp 4.03%
  8. MSG Networks Inc Class A 3.90%
  9. Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp Ordinary Shares - Class A 3.79%
  10. ViacomCBS Inc Class B 3.73%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High ARGFX % Rank
Stocks
91.62% 85.74% 100.16% 95.65%
Cash
8.38% -0.16% 11.04% 2.42%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 6.63% 71.01%
Other
0.00% -0.01% 5.07% 69.57%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.02% 69.57%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 1.03% 71.50%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ARGFX % Rank
Financial Services
24.56% 0.00% 70.39% 14.49%
Industrials
17.59% 0.00% 30.47% 43.24%
Communication Services
16.66% 0.00% 19.42% 0.97%
Consumer Cyclical
9.88% 0.00% 35.69% 81.40%
Healthcare
8.01% 0.00% 36.00% 43.72%
Consumer Defense
6.62% 0.00% 24.01% 34.78%
Real Estate
5.96% 0.00% 36.14% 63.04%
Technology
4.85% 0.00% 23.95% 93.00%
Basic Materials
3.10% 0.00% 20.22% 73.19%
Energy
2.78% 0.00% 24.92% 70.05%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 24.60% 98.07%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ARGFX % Rank
US
90.41% 13.46% 100.05% 81.16%
Non US
1.21% 0.00% 81.40% 73.43%

ARGFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

ARGFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.04% 0.01% 43.95% 54.34%
Management Fee 0.59% 0.00% 1.25% 24.15%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 54.32%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.47% N/A

Sales Fees

ARGFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 4.00% N/A

Trading Fees

ARGFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

ARGFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 23.00% 4.00% 488.00% 12.17%

ARGFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

ARGFX Category Low Category High ARGFX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 2.73% 71.98%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

ARGFX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

ARGFX Category Low Category High ARGFX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.70% -1.16% 4.83% 76.89%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

ARGFX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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ARGFX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

John Rogers


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 06, 1986

34.5

34.5%

John’s passion for investing began at age 12 when his father began buying him stocks as Christmas and birthday gifts. His interest in equities grew at Princeton University, where he majored in economics, and over the two-plus years he worked as a stockbroker for William Blair & Company, LLC. In 1983, John founded Ariel to focus on patient, value investing within small- and medium-sized companies. While our research capabilities have expanded across the globe, patience is still the disciplined approach that drives the firm today. Early in his career, John’s investment acumen brought him to the

John Miller


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 20, 2006

14.45

14.5%

John P. Miller, CFA, is a Senior Vice President for Ariel Investments, LLC. John has served on Ariel's Investment Team for almost two decades and inherently embodies a strong value discipline. As portfolio manager, he works side-by-side with lead portfolio manager John W. Rogers, Jr. on stock selection for Ariel Fund as well as the firm's small and small/mid cap portfolios. Additionally, he oversees the firm's proprietary research in the asset management and media/entertainment industries. Prior to joining Ariel in 1989, John worked in Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.'s institutional equity division. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Chicago as well as a board member of Voices for Illinois Children. John earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and received a BB in management from Western Illinois University. John Miller’s Career Start Date is 05/01/1987.

Kenneth Kuhrt


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 30, 2011

9.34

9.3%

Ken serves as co-portfolio manager of our small cap value and small cap value concentrated strategies. Additionally, his portfolio management responsibilities extend across Ariel Fund, as well as our micro-cap value and small cap deep value products. In his research capacity, Ken covers consumer services and industrials. Prior to joining Ariel as a research analyst in 2004, he spent more than two years with William Blair & Company, LLC, most recently as a senior investment banking analyst. Ken also worked as a senior auditor at KPMG, LLP. He earned a BS in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago, and he is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.04 34.5 7.75 9.84