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.

New Fund Overview

Investment Results (%)

As of 31 August 2017 QTD YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Inception
Investor Class: ARTYX 7.32 30.64 23.59 12.10
MSCI Emerging Markets Index 8.32 28.29 24.53 8.55
As of 30 June 2017 QTD YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Inception
Investor Class: ARTYX 8.89 21.72 25.30 9.26
MSCI Emerging Markets Index 6.27 18.43 23.75 5.03

Calendar Year Returns (%)

Investor Class: ARTYX 11.74
MSCI Emerging Markets Index 11.19

Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized. 

Past performance does not guarantee and is not a reliable indicator of future results. Investment returns and principal values will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than that shown. 


Morningstar Analyst RatingTM
As of 31 August 2017

Morningstar Rating Disclosure

Expense Ratio

  Gross Net
Semi-Annual Report 31 March 2017 1.38%
Prospectus 30 September 2016 1.53% 1.50%

Expense Ratio Disclosure

Net expenses reflect a contractual Fund expense reimbursement agreement in effect through 31 Jan 2018. See prospectus for more information. Semi-Annual Report Figures: Unaudited, annualized for the six month period. 

Top 10 Holdings
(% of total portfolio as of 31 August 2017)
Magnit PJSC (Russia) 4.6
Kroton Educacional SA (Brazil) 4.4
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (China) 4.2
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (United Kingdom) 4.2
AIA Group Ltd (Hong Kong) 4.2
China Biologic Products Holdings Inc (China) 3.4
Shanghai International Airport Co Ltd (China) 3.1
Sinopharm Group Co Ltd (China) 3.1
Cielo SA (Brazil) 3.1
Facebook Inc (United States) 3.0
Total 37.3%
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Portfolio Statistics
(as of 31 August 2017)
Median Market Cap (Billions) $12.0
Weighted Avg. Market Cap (Billions) $85.0
Weighted Avg. LT EPS Growth Rate (3-5 Yr) 17.7%
Weighted Avg. LT Debt/Capital 21.7%
Median Price/Book Value 5.6X
Active Share 88.5%
Number of Securities 52
Number of Countries 22
Cash (% of total portfolio) 8.1%
Region Allocation
(% of total portfolio equities as of 31 August 2017)
Emerging Asia 41.6
Developed Markets 22.6
Latin America 21.0
Europe, Middle East and Africa 14.8
Total 100.0%
Top 10 Countries
(% of total portfolio equities as of 31 August 2017)
China 25.9
Brazil 13.4
India 11.0
Russia 9.7
United States 9.5
Hong Kong 5.7
United Kingdom 4.6
Mexico 3.3
South Africa 2.5
Indonesia 2.2
Sector Diversification
(% of total portfolio equities as of 31 August 2017)
Consumer Discretionary 22.2
Consumer Staples 15.6
Financials 12.6
Health Care 11.8
Industrials 6.1
Information Technology 25.4
Materials 1.7
Real Estate 1.9
Telecommunication Services 2.6
Total 100.0%
  • Lewis S. Kaufman, CFA
  • Portfolio Manager
  • 18Years Investment
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.  These risks are discussed in the prospectus. Please read it carefully before you invest or send money. 

Performance Source: Artisan Partners/MSCI. Data & Statistics Sources: Artisan Partners/FactSet/MSCI/GICS. Country Classification Source:  Artisan Partners. Portfolio country classifications are defined by the investment team and may differ substantially from MSCI classifications. For the portfolio’s country breakdown according to MSCI methodology, refer to the Fund’s most recent N-Q filing on the SEC website. Sector exposure percentages reflect sector designations as currently classified by GICS. 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. For the purpose of determining the Fund's holdings, securities of the same issuer are aggregated to determine the weight in the Fund. Portfolio country classifications are defined by the investment team. Totals may not sum due to rounding. 

Book Value is the net asset value of a company, calculated by total assets minus intangible assets and liabilities. Free Cash Flow is a measure of financial performance calculated as operating cash flow minus capital expenditures. Median  is the data's midpoint value.  Market Cap  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. LT EPS Growth Rate is the average of the 3-5 year forecasted EPS growth rate of a company. Return on Equity (ROE) is a profitability ratio that measures the amount of net income returned as a percentage of shareholders equity. 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. 

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

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