Overview

Lewis Kaufman

Investment Process

The investment team seeks to build, preserve and reinforce a stream of compounded business value. It defines this emphasis as follows:

Build
Pair low penetration domestic demand with scalable and enduring businesses.

Preserve
Create a differentiated correlation experience, manage currency volatility and limit risk of investment impairment.

Reinforce
Reinforce a compounding outcome through methodical portfolio improvement.

  • Lewis S. Kaufman, CFA
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Developing World Fund
  • 20Years 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.