Join Rupal Bhansali for her podcast series

Capital allocators are hard to reach and seem like a black box to those on the outside. Rupal Bhansali, CIO of Global Equities at Ariel Investments in New York takes you inside their world in this flagship podcast series “Coffee with Capital Allocators”. In this 30-minute podcast, she probes the ins and outs of their roles and remit, the twists and turns of their careers, and the tips and tricks they use to balance work and life. Get ready to be inspired and informed by the accomplishments and acumen of senior capital allocators. Tune in today!

About our host

Ms. Rupal Bhansali
CIO and Portfolio Manager, International and Global Equities,
Ariel Investments, LLC
100WF’s 2019 North America Industry Leadership Award Honoree

Rupal is a first-generation immigrant and woman of color who came to America with no network or net-worth but managed to break through the glass ceiling on Wall Street to become a Chief Investment Officer of Global Equities.  She is a serial intrapreneur who built and grew, 3 multi-billion-dollar international equity businesses, first at Oppenheimer Capital, then at Mackay Shields and now at Ariel Investments in New York.

She is among the rare 1.3% of women to solely manage a mutual fund in the US.   Over her 30-year career, the mutual funds she has managed have often received the coveted five-star rating from Morningstar, which reflects top decile performance.

She serves on the prestigious Barron’s Annual Roundtable which show-cases “10 of Wall Street’s smartest investors and has been featured on their “Top 100 Influential Women in US Finance” for three years in a row.

She is also the author of a book “Non-Consensus Investing” – an investment philosophy that leverages the power and payoff of unconventional thinking and counterintuitive analysis to beat markets. She penned a special chapter packed with Non-Consensus Career Advice for Women.

Available Episodes

Episode 1:
Esmeralda del Bosque, Interim Principal Head of Global Equities at LaCera

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We debut our monthly podcast series “Coffee with Capital Allocators” with Esmeralda del Bosque, Interim Principal Head of Global Equities at LaCera, and a rare woman of color to oversee a 27-billion-dollar global equity portfolio, a large investment team and a bevy of external money managers. She serves on the prestigious Barron’s Annual Roundtable which show-cases “10 of Wall Street’s smartest investors and has been featured on their “Top 100 Influential Women in US Finance” for three years in a row in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Episode 2:
Caroline Powell, Senior Investment Analyst, NYSNA Pension Plan & Benefits Fund

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We continue our monthly podcast series Coffee with Capital Allocators with Caroline Powell, Senior Investment Analyst at New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA). She graduated at the top of her class with a Bachelor’s of Finance at Siena College and landed a job as an investment analyst at NYSNA straight out of college.

Not only is she the first woman to join the investment team in her firm, in a short span of five years, she has been promoted to senior investment analyst where she is responsible for picking and overseeing a large roster of equity managers managing multi-billion dollars, and reports directly to the CIO.

In this episode, you will learn the tips and tricks that Caroline used to fast track her career in money management and the inside track of what works and doesn’t, if you are trying to win a mandate from NYSNA.