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  • N. David Samra
  • Portfolio Manager
  • International Value Strategy
  • Managing Director
  • International Explorer Strategy
  • {yearexp}Years Investment

N. David Samra is a managing director of Artisan Partners and founding partner of the Artisan Partners International Value Team. He is lead portfolio manager of the Artisan International Value Strategy, which he has managed since its inception in July 2002. Mr. Samra also was co-portfolio manager for the 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 recognized the U.S. mutual fund managed to the Artisan International Value Strategy in 2021 and 2022 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. In 2023, the team received three U.S. Lipper Fund Awards for the U.S. mutual fund managed to the Artisan International Value Strategy recognizing it for consistently strong risk-adjusted performance over the three-, five- and ten-year periods relative to its Lipper category peers.

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.