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MANAGERS WITH 100-499 EMPLOYEES

Ariel Investments

Headquarters: Chicago, IL
AUM:
$17.2 billion as of June 30
Employees:
131

THREE COOL THINGS:
     • Covers the full cost of medical, dental and vision insurance premiums for employees and their dependents and funds the deductible
for health savings accounts.
     • Hosts a wellness week with activities such as a virtual classes for
cooking and yoga, plus on-site massages. Offers reimbursements of
up to $130 per month for recurring wellness-related expenses.
     • Encourages professional development and mentorship through internal and external programs. Offers memberships to programs such as Chief, a private network focused on developing and empowering female executive leaders, and the IMPACT Leadership Development Program for Black professionals.


EMPLOYEES SAY:
     • “Ariel cares about its people. It’s under outstanding leadership and
goes the extra mile to support its employees. Plus, it is one of the most diverse and inclusive companies out there.”
     • “Because it is a smaller firm, each person has the ability to expand on
their job functions above and beyond what they were hired for.”
     • “Ariel provides an environment that encourages excellence while
at the same time offering a flexible work-from-home schedule. During
tragic situations, the firm shows support, great care, compassion,
genuineness and empathy.”

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: Ariel staffers take to the patio for a cocktail party celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the firm’s New York-based international/global research team.

— Caryl Anne Francia

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