Washington, DC 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 29, 2013


Artio Global Investors Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Delaware   1-34457   13-6174048

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


330 Madison Ave.
New York, NY
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


(212) 297-3600

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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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 29, 2013, Artio Global Investors Inc. (the “Company”) announced that Elizabeth Buse resigned from the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”), effective January 29, 2013 due to an increase in other professional commitments. Ms. Buse indicated that she has no disputes regarding the Company’s operations, policies or practices.  She was the Chair of the Compensation Committee of the Board and also served on its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Buse was a member of the class whose term expires at the 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.


In connection with Ms. Buse’s resignation, Francis Ledwidge, the Chairman of the Board, will assume the role as Chair of the Compensation Committee. Following the resignation, the Board consists of six directors, four of whom are independent.






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.


    Artio Global Investors Inc.
Date: January 30, 2013   By:   /s/ Francis Harte
    Name:   Francis Harte

Title: Chief Financial Officer