Investment Process

The investment team seeks to invest in companies within its preferred themes with sustainable growth characteristics at attractive valuations that do not reflect their long-term potential.

Themes

  • Identify long-term secular growth trends
  • Invest in companies poised to be beneficiaries of those trends

Sustainable Growth

  • Sustainable competitive advantage
  • Superior business model
  • High-quality management team

Valuation

  • Assess valuation relative to growth potential and to history and peers
  • Invest in companies whose sustainable growth prospects are not fully reflected in underlying stock prices

In-depth Investment Process

 

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Investment
Results (%)

As of 31 January 2024 QTD YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Inception
Advisor Class: APDHX 0.94 0.94 5.34 -2.12 8.24 7.90 10.12
MSCI All Country World Index 0.59 0.59 14.70 6.12 10.16 8.43 8.56
As of 31 December 2023 QTD YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Inception
Advisor Class: APDHX 10.75 11.97 11.97 -2.25 9.64 7.50 10.11
MSCI All Country World Index 11.03 22.20 22.20 5.75 11.72 7.93 8.56

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Advisor Class: APDHX 31.13 29.35 5.13 -20.65 11.97
MSCI All Country World Index 26.60 16.25 18.54 -18.36 22.20
Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized. Class inception: Investor (29 March 2010); Advisor (5 August 2020). 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. 

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. Performance may reflect agreements to limit a Fund’s expenses, which would reduce performance if not in effect. 

Expense Ratio

  Gross Net
Annual Report 30 September 2023 1.79% 1.25%
Prospectus 30 September 2023 1.79% 1.25%

Expense Ratio Disclosure

Net expenses reflect a contractual expense limitation agreement in effect through 31 Jan 2025. See prospectus for further details. 

Top 10 Holdings
(% of total portfolio as of 31 January 2024)
UBS Group AG (Switzerland) 6.0
Novo Nordisk A/S (Denmark) 5.3
Amazon.com Inc (United States) 5.3
Meta Platforms Inc (United States) 5.0
BFF Bank SpA (Italy) 4.3
Air Liquide SA (France) 4.3
Netflix Inc (United States) 3.9
General Electric Co (United States) 3.5
Temenos AG (Switzerland) 3.2
Halozyme Therapeutics Inc (United States) 3.0
Total 44.0%
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Portfolio Statistics
(as of 31 January 2024)
Median Market Cap (Billions) $52.2
Weighted Avg. Market Cap (Billions) $373.8
Weighted Harmonic Avg. P/E (FY1) 21.1X
Weighted Harmonic Avg. P/E (FY2) 18.2X
Weighted Avg. LT EPS Growth Rate (3-5 Yr) 17.8%
Weighted Avg. Operating Margin 21.2%
Active Share 86.1%
Annual Turnover 131.9%
Number of Securities 53
Number of Countries 16
Cash (% of total portfolio) 1.1%
Region Allocation
(% of portfolio securities as of 31 January 2024)
Region Allocation chart
Americas 53.1
Europe 38.9
Pacific Basin 4.1
Emerging Markets 3.9
Total 100.0%
Top 10 Countries
(% of portfolio securities as of 31 January 2024)
United States 50.4
Switzerland 9.9
France 6.7
Denmark 5.9
Italy 4.6
United Kingdom 4.3
Japan 4.1
Netherlands 3.8
Belgium 2.8
Canada 2.7
Sector Diversification
(% of portfolio securities as of 31 January 2024)
Communication Services 13.5
Consumer Discretionary 12.3
Consumer Staples 4.5
Energy
Financials 19.4
Health Care 14.8
Industrials 17.9
Information Technology 8.1
Materials 7.0
Real Estate 2.5
Utilities
Other
Total 100.0%
The investment team leverages high degrees of experience and knowledge within a disciplined investment process. Learn more about the Team.
  • Mark L. Yockey, CFA
  • Portfolio Manager
  • 43Years Investment
    Experience
  • Charles-Henri Hamker
  • Portfolio Manager
  • 34Years Investment
    Experience
  • Andrew J. Euretig
  • Portfolio Manager
  • 20Years Investment
    Experience
  • Michael Luciano
  • Associate Portfolio Manager
  • 23Years Investment
    Experience
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Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk. 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. A portfolio’s environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) considerations may limit the investment opportunities available and, as a result, the portfolio may forgo certain investment opportunities and underperform portfolios that do not consider ESG factors. 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. 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. These risks are discussed in the prospectus. Please read it carefully before you invest or send money. 

Performance Source: Artisan Partners/MSCI. Data & Statistics Sources: Artisan Partners/MSCI/GICS. Sector exposure percentages reflect sector designations as currently classified by GICS. Annual turnover is reported as of the Fund’s fiscal year end. Artisan Partners may exclude outlier data and certain securities which lack applicable attributes, such as private securities when calculating portfolio statistics. If information is unavailable for a particular security Artisan may use data from a related security to calculate portfolio statistics. For the purpose of determining the Fund's holdings, securities of the same issuer are aggregated to determine the weight in the Fund. Cash weighting includes cash and cash equivalents. Totals may not sum due to rounding. 

Median is the data's midpoint value. Market Cap (USD) is the aggregate value of all of a company's outstanding equity securities. Weighted Average is the average of values weighted to the data set's composition. Weighted Harmonic Average is a calculation of weighted average commonly used for rates or ratios. Price-to-Earnings Ratio (P/E Ratio) measures how expensive a stock is. Earnings figures used for FY1 and FY2 are estimates for the current and next unreported fiscal years. LT EPS Growth Rate is the average of the 3-5 year forecasted EPS growth rate of a company. Operating Margin is a measure of a corporation’s profitability. It is calculated as the last twelve months operating income before depreciation for the ending quarter and subtracts out the last twelve months depreciation from the ending quarter divided by the last twelve months sales for the ending quarter, weighted by the size of the company’s position within the portfolio. Active Share is defined as the percentage of a portfolio that differs from its benchmark index. Active Share can range from 0% for an index fund that perfectly mirrors its benchmark to 100% for a portfolio with no overlap with an index. Annual Turnover is a measure of the trading activity in an investment portfolio—how often securities are bought and sold by a portfolio. 

MSCI All Country World Index measures the performance of developed and emerging markets. 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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