BE 100s: Winning Lessons from Top Companies of the Year

2002 – Financial oY Ariel Capital

In 2002, BLACK ENTERPRISE recognized Ariel Capital Management - now Ariel Investments - as BE Financial Services Company of the Year for reaching its "phenomenal growth and emerging leadership in the investment community" - that year it had reached the $10 billion mark in assets under management. Chairman John W. Rogers Jr. founded the company through the  creation of the first family of equity mutual funds managed by African Americans. With President Mellody Hobson, who can currently be seen as a analyst and contributor for CBS This Morning, he has promoted financial literacy and wealth-building through the Ariel Education Initiative and advocates for board diversity through the Black Corporate Directors Conference.

In 2002, BLACK ENTERPRISE recognized Ariel Capital Management – now Ariel Investments – as BE…