12 March 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At Artisan Partners, we take tremendous care to safeguard our goal of generating successful outcomes for our clients; our associates’ and clients’ well-being is our highest priority. We have a thoughtful and robust Business Continuity Management Program to ensure the safety and security of our associates and the continuation of business operations with as little interruption to our ability to serve clients as reasonable.

Given the fluidity of the COVID-19 situation, our Business Continuity Planning and Pandemic Preparedness committees have been regularly meeting jointly to ensure we are well-positioned to quickly adjust and react as circumstances warrant. This working group’s focus is evaluating the outbreak’s status, monitoring local and global governmental websites, adjusting the firm’s COVID-19 guidelines accordingly and bolstering our ongoing business continuity plan as needed.

We believe each Artisan associate plays a critical role in minimizing COVID-19’s firm impact, and we have issued firm-wide guidance to all associates. As a global firm—and as a natural part of our long-term business continuity planning (BCP)—we have put considerable thought, resources and technology into enabling our associates to effectively work from remote locations. The ability for our associates to work remotely is not a new consideration—rather, it has been a longstanding practice and is foundational to the guidelines we have developed in light of COVID-19. Some of these measures include travel restrictions, visitor protocols, additional BCP testing, increased use of alternative communication methods (e.g., video conferencing), development of an online employee resource center and encouraging associates to work remotely as appropriate.

Against the rapidly changing COVID-19 outbreak backdrop, we remain focused on our associates’ well-being and maintaining business continuity. As always, we appreciate your support and value your trust in Artisan Partners.


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