Bhansali to Manage Ariel International and Global Portfolios

July 20, 2011 ( - Ariel Investments, LLC has announced the appointment of Rupal J. Bhansali as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of International Equities.

Starting this Fall, Bhansali will report to Ariel Founder and CEO, John W. Rogers, Jr. She and the international team will be based in New York. Bhansali’s responsibilities in her new roles will include managing Ariel’s new international and global strategies for separately managed account clients as well as mutual fund shareholders.

According to the announcement, Bhansali brings more than twenty years of experience in the international arena to Ariel. She previously spent ten years with MacKay Shields, where she was Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager and Head of International Equities. Bhansali earned her Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting & Finance, and a Master of Commerce in International Finance & Banking from the University of Mumbai, as well as an MBA in Finance from the University of Rochester where she was a Rotary Foundation Scholar. 

“Rupal is an independent and creative thinker who is willing to go anywhere in the world for a compelling value.  Her competitive spirit and tremendous work ethic are illustrated by her outstanding track-record,” said Ariel President Mellody Hobson. “Ariel investors will now have the opportunity to access markets around the world under the stewardship of a proven international investor.”  


-Sara Kelly