SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): January 26, 2021
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|
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 class||Trading Symbol||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Class A common stock, par value $0.01 per share||APAM||New 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).
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On January 26, 2021, the board of directors of Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Jason A. Gottlieb to serve as President of the Company. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Gottlieb served as Executive Vice President of the Company and Chief Operating Officer of Investments.
Mr. Gottlieb, age 51, had been Executive Vice President of the Company since February 2017. Mr. Gottlieb joined the firm in October 2016 as a managing director and the Chief Operating Officer of Investments. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gottlieb was a partner and managing director at Goldman Sachs where, since 2005, he was a leader in Goldman Sachs’ Alternative Investment & Manager Selection Group. He also served as a portfolio manager on the Goldman Sachs Multi-Manager Alternatives Fund from the fund’s inception in April 2013 until he left the firm in August 2016.
Item 8.01 Other Events
On January 26, 2021, the board of directors of the Company appointed Eileen L. Kwei as Executive Vice President of the Company. In connection with this appointment, Ms. Kwei assumed the role of Chief Administrative Officer. From February 2018 to January 2021, Ms. Kwei was responsible for institutional marketing and client service for the Artisan Credit team. Prior to February 2018, Ms. Kwei was a relationship manager for the Artisan Global Equity team. Ms. Kwei joined the firm in June 2013 and has been a managing director since 2018.
A copy of the Company's press release relating to these changes is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that Section and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Registrant under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
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: January 27, 2021
|By:||/s/ Sarah A. Johnson|
|Name:||Sarah A. Johnson|
|Title:||Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary|