Artisan Partners

Investment Process

The team seeks to invest in companies that possess franchise characteristics, are benefiting from an accelerating profit cycle and are trading at a discount to the team's estimate of private market value.

The team’s investment process focuses on two distinct elements—security selection and capital allocation. The team overlays its investment process with broad knowledge of the global economy.

Security Selection

  • Identify companies with franchise characteristics and defensible competitive positions
  • Invest in emerging profit cycles
  • Purchase stocks at a discount to private market value
  • Assess key environmental, social and governance issues that could impact future stock returns

Capital Allocation—Garden, Crop, Harvest® Investing

  • Build position size according to conviction
  • GardenSM — Smaller position sizes in companies that are early on in the profit cycle
  • CropSM — Larger position sizes in companies where profit cycle is being realized
  • HarvestSM — Reduced or sold positions as stock approaches full valuation or profit cycle begins to decelerate

Broad Knowledge

  • Invest opportunistically across entire global economy
  • Find growth wherever growth occurs