Portfolio Manager Commentaries

Recent in-depth articles on a variety of topics from Artisan Partners Portfolio Managers.
  • Late-Cycle Credit Investing: Risks and Opportunities
  • With the current credit cycle almost a decade old, investors may be contemplating the appeal of high yield credit markets at this point in the cycle. In this profile, portfolio manager Bryan Krug examines the current state of credit markets and discusses risks and opportunities for credit investors going forward.
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  • Emerging Markets: The Changing Dynamics
  • Artisan Partners Emerging Markets Team has witnessed some tectonic shifts in emerging markets over the past decade. Economic developments have broadened the investment opportunity beyond materials and natural resources. Technology and health care companies, for example, are now viable investment prospects.
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  • Tight Spreads Shouldn't Diminish High Yield's Appeal
  • While it could be argued that the opportunity in credit markets is less interesting than it was previous points at in the current credit cycle, the Artisan Credit Team believes the benign credit backdrop of strong economic momentum and low default activity should create a favorable environment for high yield investors going forward.
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  • Where We Are Finding Growth—Health Care Innovation
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  • Where We Are Finding Growth—Internal Change Catalysts
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  • Where We Are Finding Growth—Next-Generation Data Analytics
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Recent in-depth articles and videos featuring Artisan Partners Portfolio Managers.
  • How Geopolitics Matters to Emerging Markets
  • Surging populism and nationalism are altering the global trade regime. And it’s likely to be a prolonged disruption. The firms willing and able to acknowledge and prepare for these changes are best positioned to thrive in this rapidly changing environment.
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  • Managing Bouts of Volatility
  • Bouts of volatility can strain financial markets, especially in emerging economies. But this volatility is a feature of EM investing, not a bug, and to EM investors it represents the best prospects for higher long-term growth.
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  • The Outlook for Shifting Dynamics of Emerging Markets Firms
  • It’s a mistake to consider emerging markets investing as merely a leveraged bet on developed markets. As bottom-up stock pickers, the key is finding companies that can compete and grow even when the global economic winds are not at their back.
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  • Artisan Emerging Markets Fund Fourth Quarter Update
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  • A Forward-Looking Approach to Sustainability
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  • ESG in Emerging Markets: A Differentiated Perspective
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