Lewis Kaufman Joins Artisan Partners as Portfolio Manager

Feb 18 2015 | 10:02pm ET

Artisan Partners Asset Management announced that Lewis Kaufman has joined the firm as a portfolio manager.

Kaufman will form a new autonomous investment team and will manage a developing world strategy that the firm plans to launch in mid-2015. 

Kaufman has 15 years of industry experience and eight years of portfolio management experience. Over the last five years, he had overseen a developing world strategy as a portfolio manager and managing director at Thornburg Investment Management. 

Eric Colson, the CEO of Artisan, says: “The secular development of developing economies and their consumer class continues to be tremendous. Those trends have created strong ongoing demand from sophisticated investors for high quality investment offerings. Lewis has a highly differentiated approach and operates with high degrees of investment freedom. He is a high conviction investor and has a well-defined philosophy. He is a natural fit within our business model. We are excited to have Lewis join our firm and look forward to working with him to develop a strong franchise.”

A CFA charterholder, Kaufman received a bachelor’s degree in English from Colgate University. He later earned an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

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