Artisan Partners has hired a new investment team to run an emerging markets mutual fund that will be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the coming weeks. The team will also manage some separate account business, officials at the Milwaukee-based shop said.

The team of analysts, which is multi-lingual and will be headed by portfolio manager Maria Negrete-Gruson, comes to Artisan from DuPont Capital, the retirement plan manager for Wilmington, Del.-based chemical giant DuPont. They will based in New York and travel extensively around the world to research companies in emerging markets, Artisan officials told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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