Artisan Partners has launched the Artisan Global Unconstrained Fund effective 31 March, 2022, and the Artisan Emerging Markets Debt Opportunities Fund, effective 7 April, 2022.
The Funds are managed by the Artisan Partners EMsights Capital Group, led by Portfolio Manager Michael Cirami, CFA, Head of Global Trading Michael O’Brien, CFA, and Portfolio Manager Sarah Orvin, CFA, all of whom joined Artisan Partners in September 2021 to build the firm’s newest autonomous investment franchise. Cirami will serve as Lead Portfolio Manager and Orvin will serve as Portfolio Manager for both Funds.
The new funds offer broad exposure to the global and emerging markets debt asset classes, which consists of more than 100 countries. The team employs a fundamental investment process to identify countries that are undergoing or poised for strong economic growth or structural changes, such as political, legislative and/or economic reforms. Both funds have flexibility to construct differentiated portfolios that utilise a broad array of investment instruments. The Artisan Global Unconstrained Fund utilises greater degrees of freedom in geographic exposure and increased ability to use shorting and leverage compared to the Artisan Emerging Markets Debt Opportunities Fund.