16 May 2022

Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Artisan Partners announced the launch of the Artisan International Explorer Fund (Advisor Class: ARDBX, Institutional Class ARHBX) today as a new vehicle managed to the existing International Explorer strategy which launched in November 2020.1 The Fund is managed by Co-Portfolio Managers Beini Zhou and Anand Vasagiri who are members of the Artisan Partners International Value Team, led by Portfolio Manager David Samra. The Fund leverages the same investment philosophy and process architected by Mr. Samra who serves in an advisory capacity to Mr. Zhou and Mr. Vasagiri. The Fund primarily invests in non-US equity securities with a market capitalization of less than $5 billion at purchase.

Regarding the new Fund, Mr. Zhou and Mr. Vasagiri said, “We are delighted with the International Explorer strategy’s success thus far. Artisan’s infrastructure and the guidance provided by David Samra allows both of us to spend 100% of our time focusing on what we enjoy most—researching people and businesses and picking stocks in an inefficient corner of the public equity market. We believe we are off to a great start and extending investor access to our strategy via a mutual fund vehicle is a logical next step for our team.”

About the International Value Team
The Artisan Partners International Value Team is composed of idiosyncratic investors who share a passion for investing in companies with unrecognized value. The team seeks to invest in high-quality, undervalued companies with strong balance sheets and shareholder-oriented management teams.

1The Artisan Non-U.S. Small-Cap Value strategy was renamed Artisan International Explorer strategy as of 31 March 2022.

International investments involve special risks that may in particular cause a loss in principal, 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. Value securities may underperform other asset types during a given period. These risks are discussed in the prospectus. Please read it carefully before you invest or send money.


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