Artisan Developing World Heads Off Emerging Challenges

A stake in multinationals buoys this fund when developing markets sink.

A few months short of its fifth birthday, Artisan De­veloping World (symbol ARTYX) is youthful by mutual fund standards. But before taking the helm, manager Lewis Kaufman spent a decade managing foreign-stock strategies at Thornburg Investment Management, including roughly five years running a diversified emerging-markets stock fund (also called Developing World) whose annualized returns dazzled.

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Ryan Ermey
Former Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Ryan joined Kiplinger in the fall of 2013. He wrote and fact-checked stories that appeared in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and on He previously interned for the CBS Evening News investigative team and worked as a copy editor and features columnist at the GW Hatchet. He holds a BA in English and creative writing from George Washington University.