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Consuelo Mack's WealthTrack: Guest: Charles Bobrinskoy, Manager, Ariel Focus Fund: (ARFFX)

FYI: Patience is usually considered to be a virtue except when it comes to investing. Investors are notoriously impatient when the funds they are in underperform the market for a few years. The magic number seems to be three. Key investment lessons from the financial crisis with Ariel Investments’ Charlie Bobrinskoy.

M* Snapshot ARFFX:

Lipper Snapshot ARFFX:

ARFFX Is Ranked #151 In The (LCV) fund Category By U.S. News & World Report:


  • The fund this guy manages (ARFFX) clearly stinks on ice; he is listed as the sole manager. ARFFFFFF! Somehow the host apparently linked him to the better-performing Ariel Fund (which doesn't identify him as a manager or co-manager). I would not be surprised to see ARFFX "reorganized" into the Ariel fund to erase its sub-par performance. Thanks for posting this.
  • @Jim0445: For what it's worth, I've never been a fan of John Rogers and Ariel Funds. Like his latest stunt, putting Eric Holder on the Ariel Board.
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