Global Leaders Strategy Investment Letter - Q4 2019 In this edition, the team discuss their view of human psychology and herd mentality, and how this can result in certain investing concepts becoming overly simplified and detached from economic reality. A pertinent example of this is the increase in companies buying back equity. The team discuss how they believe that this is just one tool in a company's capital allocation tool kit and needs to be viewed holistically in tandem with internal investment, acquisitions, deleveraging and paying dividends. Download the Letter Past performance is not a guarantee of future performance and you may not get back the amount invested. The views expressed are those of the author and Brown Advisory as of the date referenced and are subject to change at any time based on market or other conditions. These views are not intended to be and should not be relied upon as investment advice and are not intended to be a forecast of future events or a guarantee of future results. The information provided in this material is not intended to be and should not be considered to be a recommendation or suggestion to engage in or refrain from a particular course of action or to make or hold a particular investment or pursue a particular investment strategy, including whether or not to buy, sell, or hold any of the securities mentioned. It should not be assumed that investments in such securities have been or will be profitable. To the extent specific securities are mentioned, they have been selected by the author on an objective basis to illustrate views expressed in the commentary and do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold or recommended for advisory clients. The information contained herein has been prepared from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by us as to its timeliness or accuracy, and is not a complete summary or statement of all available data. This piece is intended solely for our clients and prospective clients, is for informational purposes only, and is not individually tailored for or directed to any particular client or prospective client.