General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> June 1, 2009

Investing With Expertise In Quality & Value – Jason J. Tyler – Ariel Investments, Llc

Jason J. Tyler is Senior Vice President, Investment Committee and Director of Research Operations at Ariel Investments, LLC. He oversees the analytic work for the firm's Investment Team and specializes in the financial services and infrastructure industries. He also serves as the Investment Team's liaison with institutional clients and manages the department's broker and vendor relationships. A former Ariel research intern, he officially joined Ariel in 2003 after spending 10 years at Bank One/American National Bank in various roles, most recently as a manager in the Planning and Analysis Group. He is a director of First Chicago Bank & Trust and is a Board member of the Children"s Defense Fund. Additionally, he serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Joffrey Ballet. He received his MBA degree from the University of Chicago and his AB degree in Politics from Princeton University. Profile
TWST: Would you give us a brief overview of Ariel Investments and your

philosophy there?

Mr. Tyler: Ariel is a Chicago-based money management firm with a Warren Buffett-

like approach to