Management & Investment Process


The investment team leverages high degrees of experience and knowledge within a disciplined investment process. Learn more about the Team.
  • James Hamel, CFA
  • Portfolio Manager
  • 27Years Investment
  • Jason White, CFA
  • Portfolio Manager
  • 24Years Investment
  • Matthew Kamm, CFA
  • Portfolio Manager
  • 24Years Investment
  • Craigh Cepukenas, CFA
  • Portfolio Manager
  • 35Years Investment
  • Jay Warner, CFA
  • Portfolio Manager
  • 22Years Investment

Investment Process

The investment team seeks to invest in companies with franchise characteristics that are benefiting from an accelerating profit cycle and are trading at a discount to private market value.

Security Selection

  • Identify companies with franchise characteristics and defensible competitive positions
  • Invest in emerging profit cycles
  • Purchase stocks at a discount to private market value
  • Assess key environmental, social and governance issues that could impact future stock returns

Capital Allocation—Garden, Crop, Harvest® Investing

  • Build position size according to conviction
  • GardenSM — Smaller position sizes in companies that are early on in the profit cycle
  • CropSM — Larger position sizes in companies where profit cycle is being realized
  • HarvestSM — Reduced or sold positions as stock approaches full valuation or profit cycle begins to decelerate

Broad Knowledge

  • Invest opportunistically across entire global economy
  • Find growth wherever growth occurs

In-depth Investment Process


Domicile Ireland
Adviser Artisan Partners Limited Partnership
Management Fee
Class I 0.90%
Class A 1.75%
Currency/Share Class Inception Minimum Investment ISIN
Class I USD 31 May 2013 $500,000 IE00B615T757
Class I EUR 18 Oct 2012 €500,000 IE00B5T1R961
Class I GBP 26 Feb 2014 £500,000 IE00B56HBX94
Class I AUD A$500,000 IE00B4182150
Class I NOK (Hedged) 14 Jul 2020 kr5,000,000 IE00BMWJ1S38
Class A USD 1 Dec 2015 $10,000 IE00B75GXZ78
Class I Distributing EUR 9 May 2023 €500,000 IE000HEVZDF1

Investment Results (%)

1 March 2024 31 January 2024
NAV Change (%) QTD YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Inception
Class I EUR 43.07 1.08 4.70 4.70 18.40 4.46 13.40 12.97 13.27
MSCI All Country World Index (EUR) 2.29 2.29 14.68 10.15 11.38 10.80 10.91
Class I USD 31.05 1.37 2.48 2.48 17.70 0.51 12.10 10.49 10.61
MSCI All Country World Index (USD) 0.59 0.59 14.70 6.12 10.16 8.43 8.65
Class I GBP 35.58 1.08 3.07 3.07 14.46 3.15 12.87 12.97
MSCI All Country World Index (GBP) 0.69 0.69 10.88 8.82 10.88 11.00
Class I NOK (Hedged) 120.15 1.32 2.32 2.32 15.20 -1.61 3.67
MSCI All Country World Index (NOK) 3.57 3.57 20.08 13.47 13.81
Class A USD 28.95 1.33 2.43 2.43 16.72 -0.35 11.15 9.99
MSCI All Country World Index (USD) 0.59 0.59 14.70 6.12 10.16 9.27
Class I EUR Distributing 43.07 1.08 4.70 4.70 18.16
MSCI All Country World Index (EUR) 2.29 2.29 14.49
1 March 2024 31 December 2023
NAV Change (%) QTD YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Inception
Class I EUR 43.07 1.08 8.16 19.39 19.39 2.74 14.07 12.34 12.91
MSCI All Country World Index (EUR) 6.42 18.06 18.06 9.41 12.49 10.34 10.77
Class I USD 31.05 1.37 12.94 23.10 23.10 -0.67 13.21 9.90 10.44
MSCI All Country World Index (USD) 11.03 22.20 22.20 5.75 11.72 7.93 8.66
Class I GBP 35.58 1.08 8.10 16.74 16.74 1.69 13.21 12.74
MSCI All Country World Index (GBP) 6.31 15.31 15.31 8.24 11.70 11.03
Class I NOK (Hedged) 120.15 1.32 12.25 20.46 20.46 -2.75 3.08
MSCI All Country World Index (NOK) 5.97 25.98 25.98 11.94 13.03
Class A USD 28.95 1.33 12.70 22.06 22.06 -1.51 12.26 9.77
MSCI All Country World Index (USD) 11.03 22.20 22.20 5.75 11.72 9.29
Class I EUR Distributing 43.07 1.08 8.16 12.86 12.86
MSCI All Country World Index (EUR) 6.42 11.93 11.93

Annual Returns (%)

Trailing 12 Months Ended 31 December 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Class I USD 35.54 39.98 13.80 -30.03 23.10
Class I EUR 38.55 28.51 22.10 -25.60 19.39
Class I GBP 30.44 35.55 14.99 -21.66 16.74
Class I AUD
Class A USD 34.42 38.81 12.84 -30.64 22.06
Class I NOK (Hedged) 12.83 -32.34 20.46
Class I EUR Distributing
Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized. 

Past performance does not predict future returns. Performance is NAV to NAV, including reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, if any, and is net of fees and expenses, excluding any subscription or redemption charges which may be levied. At the moment, the Fund does not intend to charge subscription or redemption fees. The Fund may be offered in different share classes, which are subject to different fees, expenses and inception dates (which may affect performance), have different minimum investment requirements and are entitled to different services. Funds are actively managed and are not managed to a benchmark index. 

Investment Risk: Investments will rise and fall with market fluctuations and investor capital is at risk. Investors investing in investment vehicles 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 the Important Disclosures section which should be read in conjunction with this material. 
Top 10 Holdings
(% of total portfolio as of 31 January 2024)
Advanced Micro Devices Inc (United States) 5.7
Novo Nordisk A/S (Denmark) 5.2
Boston Scientific Corp (United States) 4.8
Atlassian Corp (United States) 4.1
Netflix Inc (United States) 3.7
Intuit Inc (United States) 3.6
Veeva Systems Inc (United States) 3.4
Techtronic Industries Co Ltd (Hong Kong) 3.2
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (United States) 3.0
London Stock Exchange Group PLC (United Kingdom) 2.8
Total 39.5%
Portfolio Statistics
(as of 31 January 2024)
Median Market Cap (USD Billions) $80.4
Weighted Avg. Market Cap (USD Billions) $295.6
Weighted Harmonic Avg. P/E (FY1) 33.2X
Weighted Harmonic Avg. P/E (FY2) 29.1X
Weighted Avg. LT EPS Growth Rate (3-5 Yr) 16.5%
Weighted Avg. LT Debt/Capital 23.2%
Active Share 86.8%
Annual Turnover 49.0%
Number of Securities 45
Number of Countries 13
Cash (% of total portfolio) 4.2%
Region Allocation
(% of portfolio securities as of 31 January 2024)
Region Allocation chart
Americas 65.5
Europe 22.0
Pacific Basin 7.5
Emerging Markets 5.0
Total 100.0%
Top 10 Countries
(% of portfolio securities as of 31 January 2024)
United States 64.2
Denmark 6.9
United Kingdom 5.4
Switzerland 4.5
Japan 4.2
Hong Kong 3.3
Taiwan 2.5
Belgium 2.1
Sweden 1.6
Germany 1.5
Sector Diversification
(% of portfolio securities as of 31 January 2024)
Communication Services 7.8
Consumer Discretionary 10.0
Consumer Staples
Financials 8.6
Health Care 28.6
Industrials 10.4
Information Technology 29.5
Materials 2.7
Real Estate 1.2
Utilities 1.1
Total 100.0%
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 and less developed markets, including frontier markets. 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. Growth securities may underperform other asset types during a given period. The costs associated with an investment will impact your return over time. These risks, among others, are further described in the Fund Documents. 

This is a marketing communication. Further fund details, including risks, fees and expenses, and other information, such as ESG practices, are set out in the current Prospectus, Supplements, Key Information Documents (KIDs) and other documentation (collectively, the Fund Documents), which can be obtained by calling +44 (0) 207 766 7130 or visiting Please refer to the Fund Documents and consider all of a fund’s characteristics before making any final investment decisions.

Performance Source: Artisan Partners/MSCI. Data & Statistics Sources: Artisan Partners/MSCI/GICS. Sector exposure percentages reflect sector designations as currently classified by GICS. Annual turnover is reported as of the strategy’s fiscal year end. Artisan Partners may exclude outlier data and certain securities which lack applicable attributes, such as private securities when calculating portfolio statistics. If information is unavailable for a particular security Artisan may use data from a related security to calculate portfolio statistics. Securities of the same issuer are aggregated to determine a holding’s weight in the portfolio. Portfolio holdings are displayed in the context of marketing the fund shares and not the marketing of underlying portfolio securities. Cash weighting includes cash and cash equivalents. Totals may not sum due to rounding. 

Median is the data's midpoint value. Market Cap (USD) is the aggregate value of all of a company's outstanding equity securities. Weighted Average is the average of values weighted to the data set's composition. Weighted Harmonic Average is a calculation of weighted average commonly used for rates or ratios. Price-to-Earnings Ratio (P/E Ratio) measures how expensive a stock is. Earnings figures used for FY1 and FY2 are estimates for the current and next unreported fiscal years. LT EPS Growth Rate is the average of the 3-5 year forecasted EPS growth rate of a company. LT Debt/Capital is the long-term debt to total capital relationship of each company within the portfolio. Active Share is defined as the percentage of a portfolio that differs from its benchmark index. Active Share can range from 0% for an index fund that perfectly mirrors its benchmark to 100% for a portfolio with no overlap with an index. Annual Turnover is a measure of the trading activity in an investment portfolio—how often securities are bought and sold by a portfolio. 

MSCI All Country World Index measures the performance of developed and emerging markets. The index(es) are unmanaged; include net reinvested dividends; do not reflect fees or expenses; and are not available for direct investment. 

MSCI makes no express or implied warranties or representations and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to any MSCI data contained herein. The MSCI data may not be further redistributed or used to create indices or financial products. This report is not approved or produced by MSCI. 

The Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®) is the exclusive intellectual property of MSCI Inc. (MSCI) and Standard & Poor’s Financial Services, LLC (S&P). Neither MSCI, S&P, their affiliates, nor any of their third party providers (“GICS Parties”) makes any representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to GICS or the results to be obtained by the use thereof, and expressly disclaim all warranties, including warranties of accuracy, completeness, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The GICS Parties shall not have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, consequential or any other damages (including lost profits) even if notified of such damages.

Artisan Partners Limited Partnership is the investment manager of Artisan Partners Global Funds Plc (APGF), an umbrella type open-ended investment company with variable capital having segregated liability between its sub-funds, incorporated with limited liability and authorized in Ireland by the Central Bank of Ireland as an Undertaking for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities (UCITS) under registration number 485593. Artisan Partners UK LLP is the distributor for APGF.