Artisan Funds has launched the Artisan Global Equity Fund, co-managed by Mark Yockey and Barry Dargan.
Yockey (pictured) is the portfolio manager of Artisan International Fund and Artisan International Small Cap Fund.
Dargan recently joined Artisan from MFS Investment Management where he was a managing director, portfolio manager of MFS International Growth Fund and portfolio co-manager of MFS Global Growth Fund.
Yockey, leader of Artisan’s global equity team, will work with Dargan to manage and develop the new global equity strategy.
Eric Colson, Artisan’s chief executive officer, says: "We’re thrilled to have someone of Barry’s caliber and expertise join Artisan and incredibly excited to bring Barry’s global experience together with our strong global equity team, led by Mark Yockey, to launch Artisan Global Equity Fund."
Artisan Partners, an investment management firm based in Milwaukee with principal investment offices in San Francisco, Atlanta and New York, is the investment adviser to Artisan Funds, a family of 12 no-load mutual funds.