Edge in Small Caps
This video represents the views of the portfolio manager as of 10-Feb-12.The portfolio manager’s views are subject to change and the Fund disclaims any obligation to advise investors of such changes. Artisan Partners is not responsible for and cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any statement in the discussion.
For important fund performance and disclosures, see below.
Average annual total returns for the fund and benchmark as of 29-Feb-12:
Artisan Small Cap Fund – ARTSX (Inception 28-Mar-95): 16.01% (1YR), 38.14% (3YR), 4.46% (5YR), 7.13% (10YR), 8.06% (Since Inception). Russell 2000®
Growth Index: 2.38% (1YR), 31.21% (3YR), 3.93% (5YR), 6.67% (10YR), 6.11% (Since Inception). Russell 2000®
Index: -0.15% (1YR), 29.48% (3YR), 1.83% (5YR), 7.00% (10YR), 8.38% (Since Inception).
Average annual total returns for the fund and benchmark as of 31-Dec-11:
Artisan Small Cap Fund – ARTSX (Inception 28-Mar-95): 6.99% (1YR), 22.95% (3YR), 1.49% (5YR), 4.41% (10YR), 7.19% (Since Inception). Russell 2000®
Growth Index: -2.91% (1YR), 19.00% (3YR), 2.09% (5YR), 4.48% (10YR), 5.51% (Since Inception). Russell 2000®
Index: -4.18% (1YR), 15.63% (3YR), 0.15% (5YR), 5.62% (10YR), 7.87% (Since Inception).
Expense Ratio is for the fiscal year ended 30-Sep-11.
Artisan Small Cap Fund’s expense ratio is 1.66%. The Fund’s direct operating expenses are 1.29%, which is reflected in the Fund’s “Financial Highlights” in the statutory prospectus and financial statements. The expense ratio noted above includes “Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses,” which are indirect expenses the Fund may incur from investing in an investment company (acquired fund); such indirect expenses are not paid from the Fund’s assets but are reflected in the return realized by the Fund on its investment in the acquired funds.
Source: Artisan Partners/Russell. The performance quoted represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate, so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. For current to most recent month-end performance information, call 800.344.1770.
Investors should consider carefully before investing the Fund’s investment objective, risks and charges and expenses. For a prospectus or summary prospectus, which contains that information and other information about the Fund, please call us at 800.344.1770. Please read the prospectus or summary prospectus carefully before you invest or send money.
Artisan Small Cap Fund: Growth securities may underperform other asset types during a given period Securities of smaller companies tend to be more volatile and less liquid than those of large companies, may have underperformed the securities of large companies during some periods and tend to have a shorter history of operations than large companies.
The Russell 2000®
Index is an index of about 2,000 small U.S. companies and the Russell 2000®
Growth Index is an index of those small companies included in the Russell 2000®
Index with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values. All indices are unmanaged, market-weighted indices whose returns include net reinvested dividends, but, unlike the Fund’s returns, do not reflect the payment of sales commissions or other expenses incurred in the purchase or sale of the securities included in the indices. An investment cannot be made directly into an index.
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