Mellody Hobson: Diversifying Personnel as Well as Portfolios

11 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2020

Date Written: December 1, 2019


Mellody Hobson is president and co-chief executive officer of Ariel Investments, where she is responsible for firm-wide management and strategic planning, overseeing all operations outside of research and portfolio management. Additionally, she serves as chairman of the board of trustees for Ariel Investment Trust.

In June 2018, Mellody Hobson spoke with members of the Journal of Investment Consulting Editorial Advisory Board about why diversification among corporate leaders and investment consultants is as vital as portfolio diversification.

Keywords: Mellody Hobson, masters interview, diversity

JEL Classification: G10, G11

Suggested Citation

Hobson, Mellody, Mellody Hobson: Diversifying Personnel as Well as Portfolios (December 1, 2019). Journal of Investment Consulting, Vol. 19, no. 1, 2019, pp. 6-14, Available at SSRN:

Mellody Hobson (Contact Author)

Ariel Investments

United States

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