Artisan Partners has launched the Artisan Global Discovery Strategy, which is available on a separate account basis and via the Artisan Global Discovery Fund, an Irish-domiciled UCITS fund.
The strategy is managed by the Artisan Partners Growth Team, with Jason L White (pictured), as lead portfolio manager and James D Hamel, Matthew H Kamm and Craigh A Cepukenas also serving as portfolio managers. White joined Artisan Partners in 2000 and has 17 years of investment experience, including serving as a portfolio manager since 2016 and as an associate portfolio manager since 2011 for the Artisan Global Opportunities, US Mid-Cap Growth and US Small-Cap Growth strategies. The Growth team manages USD30.6 billion in assets as of 30 September 2017.
White says: “Our objective is to capitalise on our team’s 10-plus years’ experience investing in companies all over the world via the Global Opportunities Strategy. Combined with our 20-plus years’ experience in mid-cap growth investing, we believe we will be able to offer a focused and highly flexible portfolio of companies representing some of our best ideas across the global economy.”
Andrew Marks, managing director and head of EMEA distribution, says: “We are delighted to announce the launch of the Artisan Global Discovery Strategy. This is the fourth strategy from the Growth team and is a natural extension of their research platform. The strategy will build on the experience and success of the team and provides increased market-cap flexibility. We are confident the team will again add meaningful value with this new strategy.”
As of 30 September 2017, 19 per cent of the firm’s USD113.7 billion in AUM was sourced from clients outside the US, including USD3.4 billion in its UCITS fund complex in Ireland.