MILWAUKEE, Aug. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Artisan Partners announced today that it launched the Artisan Global Discovery Fund (Investor Class:APFDX). The Fund is managed by the Artisan Partners Growth Team, with Jason L. White as lead portfolio manager and James D. Hamel, Matthew H. Kamm and Craigh A. Cepukenas also serving as portfolio managers. Mr. 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 Artisan Global Opportunities, Mid Cap and Small Cap Funds.

In regards to the Artisan Global Discovery Fund’s investment strategy, Mr. White said, “Our objective is to capitalize on our team’s 10 plus years’ experience investing in companies all over the world via the Global Opportunities Fund. 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.”

Artisan Partners CEO Eric Colson said, “Since the founding of our firm and the launch of our earliest strategies in the 1990s, we have steadily expanded the investment flexibility of existing strategies and launched new strategies with greater degrees of freedom. This increases our investment teams’ ability to generate alpha and manage risk within the constraints required by clients. The launch of Artisan Global Discovery Fund is consistent with this evolutionary process. The Growth team has a track record of delivering solid performance results over full market cycles. We are confident the team will again add meaningful value with this new fund.”

About The Growth Team
The Artisan Partners Growth Team is committed to finding accelerating profit cycles globally and investing in reasonably valued companies that are positioned for long-term growth. The team’s experience and broad knowledge of the global economy are key attributes helping the team identify growth opportunities wherever they occur for the four portfolios the team manages—Artisan Global Opportunities Fund, Artisan Global Discovery Fund, Artisan Mid Cap Fund and Artisan Small Cap Fund. The team leverages high degrees of experience and knowledge within a disciplined investment process. Investment leadership is supported by a team of 7 analysts with specific areas of industry responsibility and an average of more than 14 years of investment experience, and the team is supported by an experienced global trading desk that averages more than 19 years of experience in global markets.

About Artisan Partners
Artisan Partners, adviser to the Artisan Partners Funds, is a global investment management firm that provides a broad range of high value-added investment strategies in growing asset classes to sophisticated clients around the world. Since 1994, the firm has been committed to attracting experienced, disciplined investment professionals to manage client assets. Artisan Partners’ autonomous investment teams oversee a diverse range of investment strategies across multiple asset classes. Strategies are offered through various investment vehicles to accommodate a broad range of client mandates.

Carefully consider the Fund’s investment objective, risks and charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the Fund's prospectus and summary prospectus, which can be obtained by calling 800.344.1770. Read carefully before investing.

Investment Risks: 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 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.

Artisan Partners Funds offered through Artisan Partners Distributors LLC (APDLLC), member FINRA. APDLLC is a wholly owned broker/dealer subsidiary of Artisan Partners Holdings LP. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, an investment advisory firm and adviser to Artisan Partners Funds, is wholly owned by Artisan Partners Holdings LP.

Artisan Contact:
Mike Roos