Investment Process

The investment team seeks to capitalize on low-penetration opportunities 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 seeks to invest in companies with the capital structures and business models to realize their domestic demand potential.

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

Investment Results (%)

As of 30 November 2018 QTD YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Inception
Investor Class: ARTYX -0.81 -13.10 -10.72 8.68 4.21
MSCI Emerging Markets Index -4.95 -12.24 -9.09 9.41 3.43
As of 30 September 2018 QTD YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Inception
Investor Class: ARTYX -5.66 -12.39 -9.99 11.43 4.69
MSCI Emerging Markets Index -1.09 -7.68 -0.81 12.36 5.23

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2016 2017
Investor Class: ARTYX 11.74 35.06
MSCI Emerging Markets Index 11.19 37.28
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. 

Risk Management— Upside/Downside Capture

As of 30 September 2018 Average Up Month Average Down Month
Investor Class: ARTYX 308bps -302bps
MSCI Emerging Markets Index 347bps -346bps
Difference -40bps +44bps

Based on monthly returns for ARTYX (Investor Shares) beginning with July 2015, the first full month since inception. Upside/Downside Capture represents average monthly returns during months when the index was positive and negative, respectively.


Morningstar Overall RatingTM
As of 30 November 2018
Morningstar Analyst RatingTM
As of 30 November 2018

Morningstar Rating and Analyst Rating Disclosure

Expense Ratio

Annual Report 30 September 2018 1.36%
Prospectus 30 September 2017 1.40%

Expense Ratio Disclosure

See prospectus for further details. 

Top 10 Holdings
(% of total portfolio as of 30 November 2018)
Kweichow Moutai Co Ltd (China) 4.9
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (China) 4.8
HDFC Bank Ltd (India) 4.6
Tencent Holdings Ltd (China) 4.6
MercadoLibre Inc (Argentina) 4.5
AIA Group Ltd (Hong Kong) 4.4
Baidu Inc (China) 3.5
TAL Education Group (China) 3.5
Visa Inc (United States) 3.4
Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co Ltd (China) 3.3
Total 41.5%
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Portfolio Statistics
(as of 30 November 2018)
Median Market Cap (Billions) $16.7
Weighted Avg. Market Cap (Billions) $91.3
Number of Securities 42
Number of Countries 16
Cash (% of total portfolio) 6.7%
Region Allocation
(% of total portfolio equities as of 30 November 2018)
Emerging Asia 55.0
Developed Markets 21.4
Latin America 17.2
Europe, Middle East and Africa 6.4
Total 100.0%
Top 10 Countries
(% of total portfolio equities as of 30 November 2018)
China 37.0
India 14.2
Brazil 8.2
Netherlands 6.4
Russia 4.9
Argentina 4.8
Hong Kong 4.7
United States 4.6
France 3.3
Thailand 2.7
  • Lewis S. Kaufman, CFA
  • Portfolio Manager
  • 19Years 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. 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 portfolio holdings on the SEC website. 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. Cash weighting includes cash and cash equivalents. Totals may not sum due to rounding. 

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. 

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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