22 March 2021

Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Artisan Partners is pleased to announce the Artisan Small Cap Fund has been named among the best mutual funds of 2021 by Investor’s Business Daily (IBD).

IBD’s Best Mutual Funds Awards recognize funds that have beaten the broad market and surpassed benchmarks over the 1-, 3-, 5- and 10-year periods ended 31 December 2020. IBD evaluated nearly 3,400 mutual funds that have operated for at least 10 years. The Artisan Small Cap Fund ranks fifth in IBD’s Best Small Cap Funds category. IBD considers the award “a significant accomplishment for any fund.”

The Artisan Small Cap Fund (Investor Class: ARTSX, Advisor Class: APDSX, Institutional Class: APHSX) is managed by the Artisan Partners Growth Team, led by portfolio managers Craigh Cepukenas, Jim Hamel, Matt Kamm and Jason White. Mr. Cepukenas is the lead portfolio manager for the Fund.

“This award is a testament to the strength and durability of the Growth team’s process, which has proven successful through the ups and downs of several market cycles,” said Artisan Partners CEO Eric Colson. “We are honored by this award and are incredibly proud of Craigh’s and the Growth team’s accomplishments.”

Artisan Small Cap Fund – Investor Shares were ranked 5th in the Small Cap Funds category out of 68, based on Investor Business Daily’s analysis using Morningstar data of each fund’s historical risk- adjusted return compared to the S&P 500 Index. Past performance does not guarantee and is not a reliable indicator of future results.


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