General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> May 23, 2005


TIMOTHY FIDLER is the Director of Research at Ariel Capital Management, LLC. He oversees Ariel's investigative research effort by managing the firm's analysts and supervising all proprietary research conducted by the firm. Additionally, he works directly with John W. Rogers Jr. in the research and portfolio management process as a member of the firm's portfolio management team for both the firm's small and mid-cap institutional and mutual fund portfolios. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University with a BA with honors distinction. He also earned an MBA from The University of Chicago, where he graduated with high honors. He joined Ariel in October 1999 and has over 10 years of research and portfolio management experience. He began his career at Morgan Stanley & Co. in the asset management area of the firm as a Research Analyst and Portfolio Manager working on the firm's US Value management teams. Moreover, he has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He also serves as a Director for United Neighborhood Organization, the largest Latino-based community and economic development organization in the Midwest, and as a Director and Treasurer of Octavio Paz Charter School, a privately managed Chicago public school. Profile
TWST: Would you begin by telling us about Ariel Capital Management and

its investment philosophy?

Mr. Fidler: Ariel was founded in 1983 by John Rogers. It's a unique firm

in a lot of ways. If