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.
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.
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.
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.