Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE: APAM) today announced that fixed income portfolio manager Bryan C. Krug will join the firm likely by the end of 2013. Mr. Krug has 14 years of industry experience and 7 years of portfolio management experience leading a high-yield investment strategy. Mr. Krug holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Miami University, Richard T. Farmer School of Business, and is a CFA charterholder. At Artisan Partners Mr. Krug will lead a credit opportunities strategy that the firm expects to launch in 2014. Upon joining Artisan Partners Mr. Krug will have the flexibility to develop a team in a way that fits his own unique investment beliefs and process. Eric Colson, President and CEO, commented, “Our process for evaluating new investment talent is very thorough and we are extremely patient. As a high value-added investment manager we want individuals who fit within our business model, with deeply passionate beliefs about their investment philosophy, and who possess investment perspectives that differ from consensus. Non-consensus thinking is the key to value-added decision making. Bryan is a great fit for our organization on all accounts. We are very excited to begin working with him to build our sixth autonomous investment team.” About Artisan Partners Artisan Partners is a global investment management firm that provides a broad range of high value-added investment strategies in growing asset classes to sophisticated clients around the world. Since 1994, the firm has been committed to attracting experienced, disciplined investment professionals to manage client assets. Artisan Partners currently has five autonomous investment teams that oversee thirteen distinct U.S., non-U.S. and global investment strategies. Each strategy is offered through multiple investment vehicles to accommodate a broad range of client mandates. The firm’s principal offices are located in Milwaukee, San Francisco, Atlanta, New York and London.