San Francisco, California. Artisan Developing World Fund recently marked its three-year anniversary. The Fund is managed by its founding Portfolio Manager Lewis Kaufman. The Fund is designed to capitalize on low-penetration opportunities in the emerging markets, while implementing a forward-looking construct for managing risk. Commented Kaufman, “Our process has continued to emphasize a core set of investment principles: domestic demand rather than domicile, a desire to limit capital impairment, business models as value drivers, a repeatable currency framework, and the importance of multinationals in delivering an emerging markets outcome. Collectively, these concepts result in a portfolio that is organic in thought and that provides a framework for navigating whatever the future might have in store.” The Fund had total net assets of $2.4bn as of June 30, 2018.

As of 30 June 2018

Fund 1 Yr 3 Yr Since Inception Expense Ratio1
Artisan Developing World Fund, Investor Class (ARTYX) 3.04% 7.01% 7.15% 1.34%
Artisan Developing World Fund, Advisor Class (APDYX) 3.22% 7.23% 7.36% 1.16%
Artisan Developing World Fund, Institutional Class (APHYX) 3.27% 7.33% 7.47% 1.08%
MSCI Emerging Markets Index (Net) 8.20% 5.60% 6.07%  

Source: Artisan Partners/MSCI. Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized. 1See prospectus for further details. Fund inception: 29 Jun 2015.

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