Address And Details

200 E. Randolph Dr, Ste 2900 , Chicago, IL 60601
Fund Manager Rupal Bhansali
Manager Tenure 9 Years 10 Months

Strategy And Objective

Ariel International Funds fundamental objective is long-term capital appreciation. The Funds non-fundamental secondary objectives are to seek long-term capital preservation, to generate attractive absolute and risk-adjusted returns, and to attain higher relative returns compared to its primary benchmark over a full market cycle. The Fund invests primarily in equity securities of foreign companies based in developed international markets. The Fund will invest in foreign companies directly by purchasing equity securities or indirectly through instruments that provide exposure to foreign companies. The Fund is permitted to invest in companies of any size, but typically will not invest in companies with market capitalizations below $1 billion. The Fund also invests a portion of its assets in companies based in the U.S. or emerging markets. The Funds investment process seeks to identify investment opportunities that balance long-term performance with risk management by pursuing a bottom-up stock picking discipline focusing on both the fundamentals of the business and the intrinsic value of the business. Ariel primarily considers selling a stock: (I) if its valuation reaches our investment goals, (ii) if a better opportunity for investment presents itself, or (iii) if there are material adverse changes to a companys fundamentals. The Fund uses various techniques to hedge currency exposure or to invest significant cash inflows in the market (i.e., reducing cash drag), including derivatives, exchange traded funds (ETFs), and other hedges. The Fund may buy and sell currency on a spot basis (i.e., foreign currency trades that settle within two days) and enter into foreign currency forward contracts. Ariel uses these techniques primarily in an attempt to reduce unintended tracking error versus the Funds primary benchmark, decrease the Funds exposure to changing security prices or foreign currency risk, or address other factors that affect security values. The Fund is a diversified fund that generally will hold between 50-150 securities in its portfolio.

Net Asset Value

as of 5:48 PM ET 10/21/2021

Performance

  • 1 Week
  • +0.82%
  • 1 Month
  • +1.09%
  • 3 Months
  • -0.47%
  • 1 Yr Return
  • +10.76%
  • 5 Yr Return
  • +18.37%

Equity Sector Breakdown

Technology 21.67%
NonDurables 9.68%
Finance 8.57%
Services 7.93%
Utilities 7.41%
Health 6.62%
RetailTrade 5.15%
IndustrialCyclical 3.34%
ConsumerDurables 3.19%
Energy 0.74%

Asset Allocation

Asset Type % Of Allocation
Stocks 90.47%
ForeignStocks 77.91%
Cash 0.00%
Bonds 0.00%
Preferred 0.00%
Convertible 0.00%
Other 0.00%
ForeignBonds 0.00%
ForeignHedged 0.00%
Total Net Assets 834.28 M

Risk Measures

Criteria 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
Alpha -6.27 -6.04 n/a
Beta 0.62 0.61 n/a
R Squared 0.81 0.65 n/a
Std Deviation 13.06 11.53 n/a
Sharpe Ratio 0.26 0.30 n/a

Purchase Information

as of 5:38 PM ET 10/20/2021
Minimum Initial $1000000
Minimum Additional $100
Minimum Initial IRA $0

Performance

Timeframe Average Annual Current Performance Monthly As Of 09/30/2021 Average Annual Current Performance Quarterly As Of 09/30/2021 Avg Annual Current Performance Monthly As Of 09/30/2021 Avg Annual Current Performance Quarterly As Of 09/30/2021
1 Year
  • +9.26%
  • +9.26%
+9.26% +9.26%
3 Year
  • +3.52%
  • +3.52%
+3.52% +3.52%
10 Year
  • n/a
  • n/a
n/a n/a
Life Of Fund
  • +5.78%
  • +5.78%
+5.78% +5.78%

Top 10 Holdings

Symbol Company Name % Of Assets
ROG ROCHE HOLDING AG 7.50%
DB1 DEUTSCHE BOERSE AG 6.56%
PM PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL 6.14%
7974.T NINTENDO CO LTD 5.95%
GSK GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC ADR 5.53%
MGDDF MICHELIN CIE GEN DES ESTB 5.32%
AD KONINKLIJKE AHOLD DELHAIZE NV 5.15%
BIDU BAIDU INC 4.92%
SRG.MI SNAM RETE GAS SPA 4.56%
7270 SUBARU CORP 3.97%

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