Management & Investment Process


The investment team leverages high degrees of experience and knowledge within a disciplined investment process. Learn more about the Team.
  • Daniel J. O'Keefe
  • Portfolio Manager
  • 27Years Investment
  • Michael J. McKinnon, CFA
  • Co-Portfolio Manager
  • 17Years Investment
  • Justin V. Bandy, CFA
  • Co-Portfolio Manager
  • 15Years Investment

Investment Process

The investment team seeks to invest in high-quality, undervalued businesses that offer the potential for superior risk/reward outcomes.


  • Determine the intrinsic value of the business
  • Invest at a significant discount to intrinsic value

Business Quality

  • Strong free cash flow
  • High/improving returns on capital
  • Strong competitive positions

Financial Strength

  • Strong balance sheets reduce potential for capital risk
  • Provides management ability to build value

Shareholder-Oriented Management

  • History of building shareholder value

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 1 March 2011 $500,000 IE00B43C0T93
Class I EUR 14 December 2015 €500,000 IE00B4M6YD48
Class I GBP 14 June 2016 £500,000 IE00B3PYJ555
Class I AUD A$500,000 IE00B5ZQLX75
Class A USD 6 August 2013 $10,000 IE00B8Q6N977
Class I Distributing USD $500,000 IE00BHSRH226
Class I Distributing EUR €500,000 IE00BHSRH333
Class I Distributing GBP £500,000 IE00BHSRH440

Investment Results (%)

10 August 2020 31 July 2020
NAV Change (%) QTD YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Inception
Class I USD 20.06 1.01 3.78 -15.07 -8.65 -0.82 3.05 7.18
MSCI All Country World Index (USD) 5.29 -1.29 7.20 6.99 7.37 7.40
Class I EUR 12.12 1.42 -1.03 -19.08 -14.16 -0.65 3.22
MSCI All Country World Index (EUR) 0.00 -6.30 0.93 6.88 8.20
Class I GBP 13.80 0.88 -1.78 -14.00 -15.10 -0.55 6.98
MSCI All Country World Index (GBP) -0.88 -0.37 0.01 7.15 12.67
Class A USD 18.90 1.02 3.72 -15.45 -9.40 -1.65 2.18 3.76
MSCI All Country World Index (USD) 5.29 -1.29 7.20 6.99 7.37 7.72
10 August 2020 30 June 2020
NAV Change (%) QTD YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Inception
Class I USD 20.06 1.01 15.82 -18.16 -12.39 -1.23 2.57 6.83
MSCI All Country World Index (USD) 19.22 -6.25 2.11 6.14 6.46 6.88
Class I EUR 12.12 1.42 13.81 -18.24 -11.30 -0.67 3.51
MSCI All Country World Index (EUR) 16.47 -6.31 3.54 6.68 8.36
Class I GBP 13.80 0.88 16.15 -12.43 -10.15 0.45 7.60
MSCI All Country World Index (GBP) 19.64 0.51 5.18 7.92 13.20
Class A USD 18.90 1.02 15.62 -18.48 -13.13 -2.07 1.70 3.26
MSCI All Country World Index (USD) 19.22 -6.25 2.11 6.14 6.46 7.02

Annual Returns (%)

12 Months Ended 30 June 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Class I USD -3.25 21.80 5.88 3.88 -12.39
Class I EUR 18.33 3.60 6.63 -11.30
Class I GBP 24.48 4.52 7.93 -10.15
Class I AUD
Class A USD -4.11 20.78 4.95 3.02 -13.13
Class I USD Distributing
Class I EUR Distributing
Class I GBP Distributing
Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized. 

Past performance does not guarantee and is not a reliable indicator of future results. 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.

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 July 2020)
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (Korea) 5.2
Alphabet Inc (United States) 5.0
Facebook Inc (United States) 4.4
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (United States) 4.4
FedEx Corp (United States) 4.4
UBS Group AG (Switzerland) 3.9
NXP Semiconductors NV (United States) 3.5
Cie Financiere Richemont SA (Switzerland) 3.4
Marsh & McLennan Cos Inc (United States) 3.3
The Bank of New York Mellon Corp (United States) 3.2
Total 40.5%
Portfolio Statistics
(as of 31 July 2020)
Median Market Cap (USD Billions) $34.0
Weighted Avg. Market Cap (USD Billions) $160.0
Weighted Harmonic Avg. P/E (FY1) 18.5X
Weighted Harmonic Avg. P/E (FY2) 14.5X
Weighted Avg. Net Debt/Capital 8.7%
Median Price/Book Value 2.1X
Weighted Average ROA 7.1%
Active Share 92.8%
Portfolio Turnover Rate 45.0%
Number of Securities 37
Number of Countries 11
Cash (% of total portfolio) 3.2%
Region Allocation
(% of total portfolio equities as of 31 July 2020)
Americas 62.0
Europe 27.6
Emerging Markets 10.4
Total 100.0%
Top 10 Countries
(% of total portfolio equities as of 31 July 2020)
United States 60.9
Switzerland 10.7
United Kingdom 10.2
Korea 5.3
Germany 2.7
China 2.6
Brazil 2.5
Belgium 1.8
Netherlands 1.2
Canada 1.1
Sector Diversification
(% of total portfolio equities as of 31 July 2020)
Communication Services 14.7
Consumer Discretionary 15.3
Consumer Staples 1.9
Energy 1.1
Financials 27.3
Health Care 9.4
Industrials 10.4
Information Technology 17.1
Materials 2.7
Real Estate
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 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.  Value securities may underperform other asset types during a given period.  These risks, among others, are further described in the Fund Documents. 

Further details, including risks, fees and expenses, are set out in the current Prospectus, Supplements and Key Investor Information Documents (KIIDs), which can be obtained by calling +44 (0) 207 766 7130 or visiting Fund Documents. Read carefully before investing.

Performance Source: Artisan Partners/MSCI. Data & Statistics Sources: Artisan Partners/MSCI/GICS. Sector exposure percentages reflect sector designations as currently classified by GICS. Portfolio turnover is reported as of the strategy’s fiscal year end. Artisan Partners may exclude outliers 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. 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. Net Debt/Capital reflects a company’s financial leverage as measured by its net debt (total debt minus cash & cash equivalents) divided by total capital. The aggregate calculation excludes companies classified by GICS as banks, consumer finance and capital markets to focus on nonfinancial liabilities. Price-to-Book Ratio (P/B Ratio) is a valuation measure used to compare a stock's market value to its book value. Return on Assets (ROA) is a profitability ratio that measures the amount of net income returned as a percentage of total assets. 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. Portfolio Turnover is a measure of the trading activity in an investment portfolio—how often securities are bought and sold by a portfolio. Free Cash Flow is a measure of financial performance calculated as operating cash flow minus capital expenditures. Return on Capital (ROC) is a measure of how effectively a company uses the money (borrowed or owned) invested in its operations. 

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