Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 1, 2020
Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(Commission file number)(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
875 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 800
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading SymbolName of each exchange on which registered
Class A common stock, par value $0.01 per shareAPAMNew York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
                             Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On October 1, 2020, the board of directors of Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (the "Company") appointed Jennifer A. Barbetta to serve on the Board.
Ms. Barbetta is a Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at Starwood Capital Group. Prior to joining Starwood in 2019, Ms. Barbetta was a Partner and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs. Ms. Barbetta spent more than 23 years at Goldman Sachs where she served in a variety of leadership roles within Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
For her service on the Board, Ms. Barbetta will receive the same base compensation paid by the Company to each of its non-employee directors, as described in the Company's definitive proxy statement for the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 16, 2020.
Ms. Barbetta has executed the Company’s standard indemnification agreement for directors, the form of which was included as exhibit 10.14 to the Company’s 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K which was filed with the SEC on February 25, 2016.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Exhibit NumberDescription of Exhibit
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc.
Date: October 1, 2020
By:/s/ Sarah A. Johnson
Name:Sarah A. Johnson
Title:Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary