Artisan Partners Developing World Team Portfolio Manager Lewis Kaufman shares his thoughts on the current state of emerging markets and where he is seeing opportunities.


This video represents the views of CNBC and Lewis Kaufman of Artisan Partners 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.

The value of portfolio securities selected by the investment team may rise or fall in response to company, market, economic, political, regulatory or other news, at times greater than the market or benchmark index. 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 and less developed markets, including frontier 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.

The discussion of portfolio holdings does not constitute a recommendation of any individual security. These holdings comprise the following percentages of the Artisan Developing World Fund’s total net assets as of 31 March 2023: Sea Ltd. 6.6%, NVIDIA Corp 6.5%, Meituan 3.7%, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE 3.2%, ASML Holding NV 3.1%, The Estee Lauder Cos Inc 3.1%, KE Holdings Inc 2.2%. For the purpose of determining the Fund’s holdings, securities of the same issuer are aggregated to determine the weight in the Fund. Securities named but not listed here are not held in the Fund as of the date noted. The portfolio holdings mentioned are subject to change and the Fund disclaims any obligation to advise investors of such changes.

MSCI Emerging Markets Index: a selection of stocks that is designed to track the financial performance of key companies in fast-growing nations. M2: the U.S. Federal Reserve's estimate of the total money supply including all of the cash people have on hand plus all of the money deposited in checking accounts, savings accounts, and other short-term saving vehicles such as certificates of deposit (CDs). Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).