Overview

Lewis Kaufman

Investment Process

The investment team seeks to capitalize on opportunities in developing world economies by investing in companies that compound business value over a market cycle, while implementing a forward-looking construct for managing risk.

Business Value Compounding
The team emphasizes companies with the capital structures and business models to compound business value through a market cycle.

Foundational Risk Management
The team implements a forward-looking construct for managing risk by emphasizing differentiated correlation and currency profiles.

  • Lewis S. Kaufman, CFA
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Developing World Fund
  • 18Years Investment
    Experience

Lewis S. Kaufman, CFA, is a managing director of Artisan Partners and founding portfolio manager of the Developing World team. In this role, he is the portfolio manager for the Artisan Developing World Fund. 

Prior to joining Artisan Partners in February 2015, Mr. Kaufman was a managing director and portfolio manager for Thornburg Investment Management, where he managed the Developing World Strategy from its inception in 2009 through January 2015. Mr. Kaufman also co-managed the International ADR Strategy from 2007 through 2013, after joining Thornburg in 2005 as an associate portfolio manager. Prior to joining Thornburg, Mr. Kaufman held various investment-related positions with Morgan Stanley and Citigroup. Mr. Kaufman graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English from Colgate University and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Duke University Fuqua School of Business.