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  • N. David Samra
  • Portfolio Manager
  • International Value Strategy
  • Managing Director
  • International Explorer Strategy
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N. David Samra is a managing director of Artisan Partners and founding partner of the International Value team. He is lead portfolio manager of the Artisan International Value Strategy, which he has managed since the portfolio’s inception in July 2002. Mr. Samra also was co-portfolio manager for the Artisan Global Value Strategy from its inception in July 2007 through September 2018. Under Mr. Samra’s leadership, the team was nominated six times (in 2008, consecutively from 2011-2014 and again in 2016) for Morningstar, Inc.’s International-Stock Fund Manager of the Year award in the US and won the award in 2008 and 2013. The team was also named EAFE Equity Investment Manager of the Year in 2015 and 2016 by Institutional Investor. Investor’s Business Daily has recognized the Artisan International Value Fund four times (consecutively from 2021-2024) as one of the best international stock mutual funds for outperforming the MSCI EAFE index over the last one-, three-, five- and ten-year periods. U.S. Lipper Fund Awards has recognized the team with 10 awards since 2013. Most recently, Artisan International Value (APHKX) was named the best fund in Lipper’s International Large-Cap Value Fund category over the three-, five- and ten-year time periods in 2023 and 2024, sweeping the category in both years.

Prior to joining Artisan Partners in May 2002, Mr. Samra was a portfolio manager and a senior analyst in international equities at Harris Associates LP from August 1997 through May 2002. Earlier in his career, he was a portfolio manager with Montgomery Asset Management, Global Equities Division.

Mr. Samra holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Bentley College and a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia Business School.

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