Artisan Partners Growth Team portfolio manager Jason White recently sat down with The Motley Fool senior analyst John Rotonti to discuss the Growth team’s investment philosophy and process.

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As of 31 December 2020

Fund 1 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Expense Ratio1
Artisan Global Opportunities Fund, Investor Class (ARTRX) 39.81% 18.82% 14.69% 13.79% 1.14%
Artisan Global Opportunities Fund, Advisor Class (APDRX) 39.97% 18.97% 14.77% 13.86% 1.02%
MSCI All Country World Index 16.25% 12.26% 9.13% 8.22%
Artisan Global Discovery Fund, Investor Class (APFDX) 45.70% 25.84% 1.36%
Artisan Global Discovery Fund, Advisor Class (APDDX) 45.83% 25.87% 1.75%
MSCI All Country World Index 16.25% 11.90%
Artisan Mid Cap Fund, Investor Class (ARTMX) 58.75% 20.24% 15.87% 14.98% 1.18%
Artisan Mid Cap Fund, Advisor Class (APDMX) 58.98% 20.42% 15.97% 15.03% 1.05%
Russell Midcap® Growth Index 35.59% 18.66% 15.04% 10.11%
Artisan Small Cap Fund, Investor Class (ARTSX) 61.00% 25.29% 18.66% 11.51% 1.21%
Artisan Small Cap Fund, Advisor Class (APDSX) 61.19% 25.42% 18.72% 11.53% 1.09%
Russell 2000® Growth Index 34.63% 16.36% 13.48% 8.89%

Source: Artisan Partners/MSCI. Investor Class inception dates: ARTRX (22 Sep 2008), APFDX (21 Aug 2017), ARTMX (27 Jun 1997) and ARTSX (28 Mar 1995). Advisor Class: APDRX (1 Apr 2015), APDDX (3 Feb 2020), APDMX (1 Apr 2015), APDSX (1 Feb 2017). For the period prior to inception, Advisor Class performance is the Investor Class’s return for that period (“Linked Performance”). Linked Performance has not been restated to reflect expenses of the Advisor Class and the share class's returns during that period would be different if such expenses were reflected. 1As of 30 Sep 2020. Gross expense ratios reflected. See prospectus for further details.

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. Current to most recent month-end performance can be found here. Performance may reflect agreements to limit a Fund’s expenses, which would reduce performance if not in effect.

Star ratings are based on risk-adjusted return. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5- and 10- year Morningstar Rating metrics. Star ratings as of 31 Dec 2020: Artisan Global Opportunities Fund—Overall: 5 stars out of 760 funds; 3-years: 5 stars out of 760 funds; 5-years: 5 stars out of 631 funds; 10-years: 5 stars out of 385 funds in the World Large Stock category. Artisan Global Discovery Fund—Overall: 5 stars out of 760 funds; 3-years: 5 stars out of 760 funds in the World Large Stock category. Artisan Mid Cap Fund—Overall: 4 stars out of 564 funds; 3-years: 5 stars out of 564 funds; 5-years: 4 stars out of 504 funds; 10-years: 4 stars out of 383 funds in the Mid-Cap Growth category. Artisan Small Cap Fund—Overall: 5 stars out of 576 funds; 3-years: 5 stars out of 576 funds; 5-years: 5 stars out of 505 funds; 10-years: 5 stars out of 381 funds in the Small Growth category.

This video represents the views of John Rotonti of Motley Fool and Jason White as of the date of publication and those views and opinions presented are their own. Artisan Partners is not responsible for and cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any statement in the discussion. Any forecasts contained herein are for illustrative purposes only and are not to be relied upon as advice or interpreted as a recommendation. This material is provided for informational purposes without regard to your particular investment needs. This material shall not be construed as investment or tax advice on which you may rely for your investment decisions. Investors should consult their financial and tax adviser before making investments in order to determine the appropriateness of any investment product discussed herein.

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. 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. Growth securities may underperform other asset types during a given period.

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Russell 2000® Growth Index measures the performance of US small-cap companies with higher price/book ratios and forecasted growth values. MSCI All Country World Index measures the performance of developed and emerging markets. Russell Midcap® Growth Index measures the performance of US mid-cap companies with higher price/book ratios and forecasted growth values. 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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For the purpose of determining the Funds’ holdings, securities of the same issuer are aggregated to determine the weight in the Fund. Securities named in the video but not listed in the accompanying holdings reports were not held in the Fund(s) as of the date of this report. Portfolio holdings are subject to change without notice and are not intended as recommendations of individual securities.

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