Rupal Bhansali

Rupal J. Bhansali is chief investment officer and portfolio manager of international and global equity strategies at Ariel Investments, where she manages portfolios for both institutional and retail clients. A long-only manager, her buy-side career began on the long–short side, at Soros Fund Management, where she learned how to think about both the long and the short side of trades. Barron’s has referred to Ms. Bhansali as a “global contrarian,” Forbes has called her a “global guru,” and PBS’s Consuelo Mack has referred to her as an “unconventional thinker.” She earned a bachelor’s degree and a master of commerce degree in finance from the University of Mumbai and an MBA in finance from the University of Rochester, where she was a Rotary Foundation Scholar.