Sustainable Emerging Markets team portfolio manager Maria Negrete-Gruson recently served as the keynote speaker at the exclusive SecureFutures Conference where she shared insights on ESG investing in emerging markets. Non-profit SecureFutures empowers students through financial literacy.

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    This material represents the views of the speakers as of 14 Sep 2020, which are their own, and do not necessarily represent those of Artisan Partners. The views and opinions expressed are based on current market conditions, which will fluctuate, and those views are subject to change without notice. While the information contained herein is believed to be reliable, there is no guarantee to the accuracy or completeness of any statement in the discussion. Any forecasts contained herein are for illustrative purposes only and are not to be relied upon as advice or interpreted as a recommendation.

    International investments involve special risks, including currency fluctuation, lower liquidity, different accounting methods and economic and political systems, and higher transaction costs. These risks typically are greater in emerging markets. Such risks include new and rapidly changing political and economic structures, which may cause instability; underdeveloped securities markets; and higher likelihood of high levels of inflation, deflation or currency devaluations. Securities of small- and medium-sized companies tend to have a shorter history of operations, be more volatile and less liquid and may have underperformed securities of large companies during some periods. Investments will rise and fall with market fluctuations and investor capital is at risk. Investors investing in strategies denominated in non-local currency should be aware of the risk of currency exchange fluctuations that may cause a loss of principal. These risks, among others, are further described in Artisan Partners’ Form ADV, which is available upon request.

    For the purpose of determining the portfolio’s holdings, securities of the same issuer are aggregated to determine the weight in the portfolio. The discussion of portfolio holdings does not constitute a recommendation of any individual security. The holdings mentioned above comprise the following percentages of a representative account within the Artisan Sustainable Emerging Markets Composite’s total net assets as of 30 Jun 2020: Yandex NV 0.9%. Securities mentioned that are not listed here are no longer held in the portfolio as of the period end. The portfolio managers views and portfolio holdings are subject to change and Artisan Partners disclaims any obligation to advise investors of such changes.

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