Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. is an investment management company. The Company is engaged in attracting, retaining and developing investment professionals by creating an environment, in which each investment team is provided resources and support, transparent and direct financial incentives, investment autonomy, and a long-term time horizon. It offers its investment management capabilities primarily to institutions and through intermediaries that operate with institutional-like decision-making processes by means of separate accounts and pooled vehicles. It accesses traditional institutional clients primarily through relationships with investment consultants. It accesses other institutional-like investors primarily through consultants, alliances with defined contribution/401(k) platforms and relationships with financial advisors and broker-dealers. it offers clients a range of actively managed investment strategies diversified by asset class, market cap and investment style.