Effective March 31, 2021, Mr. Paul D. Corbin will retire from Brown Advisory LLC, the investment adviser to the Fund, and will no longer serve as a portfolio manager of the Fund. As of that date, Jason Vlosich, who currently shares portfolio management duties with Mr. Corbin, will be primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund’s portfolio. Accordingly, as of March 31, 2021, all references to Mr. Corbin in the Prospectus, Summary Prospectus and SAI are hereby removed. For more information, view the full sticker here.

The Fund seeks to provide a high level of current income consistent with preservation of principal within an intermediate-term maturity structure.

Investment approach

The fund seeks to maximize potential total return through a diversified selection of intermediate-term, high-quality fixed income securities concentrated on our best ideas. In pursuit of this, the fund invests at least 80% of its total net assets in fixed income securities such as U.S. Government securities, corporate fixed income securities, mortgage-backed securities, and asset-backed securities. The fund may also purchase municipal securities issued by states, U.S. territories, and possessions.  

Fund profile

The fund will generally own securities that have a maturity between 1 and 10 years which are rated in the top four categories of a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization. Normally, the fund’s maturity, duration and sector allocations will be generally reflective of its benchmark, the Bloomberg Barclays Intermediate Aggregate Bond Index. The fund will typically have a dollar-weighted maturity between 3 and 10 years and an average duration of 2 to 5 years.

(As of Dec 31, 2020)

Fund Benchmark
AAA/Aaa 53.4 76.5
AA/Aa 3.9 2.6
A 18.4 9.4
BBB 23.0 10.7
High Yield 0.3
Not Rated 1.3 0.5
Credit quality is calculated using ratings assigned by Moody’s. If Moody’s does not rate a holding then Standard & Poor’s is used. If Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s do not rate a holding then Fitch is used. A bond is considered investment grade if its credit rating is BBB- or higher according to Standard & Poor’s; more specifically, a rating of “AAA” represents the highest credit quality with minimal risk of default and a rating of “BB” or below represents speculative financial security. High Yield, if noted, includes holdings that are rated BB+ or lower according to Moody’s. Not Rated category, if noted, includes holdings that are not rated by any rating agencies. All ratings are as of 12/31/2020.

(As of Dec 31, 2020)

Fund Benchmark
Less than 1 Year 14.0 8.2
1 to 3 Years 41.8 40.9
3 to 5 Years 13.6 29.6
5 to 7 Years 18.2 13.6
7 to 10 Years 11.7 7.8
Greater than 10 Years 0.2 0.1
Source: FactSet® Duration distribution includes cash and equivalents. Distribution is subject to change and should not be a recommendation 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.

(As of Dec 31, 2020)

Sector Fund Benchmark
Cash & Equivalents 2.6
US Government 25.8 38.9
Non-US Government 3.2
Corporate 32.2 21.1
Mortgage 17.9 33.4
CMBS 14.4 2.8
ABS 6.4 0.4
Municipal 0.2 0.1
Source: Advent Portfolio Exchange® for fund data, FactSet® for benchmark data. Sector breakdown includes cash and equivalents, are subject to change at any time and should not be considered recommendations 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. Figures may not total 100 due to rounding.

(As of Dec 31, 2020)

Portfolio Attribute Fund Benchmark
Avg. Life (Yrs) 4.6 4.2
Effective Duration (years) 3.5 3.5
30-Day SEC Yield (%) (Investor Share Class) Unsubsidized 0.66
Source: Fund net assets provided by U.S. Bank; portfolio characteristics from FactSet® and include cash and equivalents . Total net assets are as of the last day of the quarter and include all share classes.

Average Annual Total Returns % (As of Dec 31, 2020)

Share Class Three Months One Year Three Year Five Year Ten Year Since Inception
Investor (BIAIX), Inception: 11/02/1995 0.52 5.42 4.19 3.44 2.85 4.42
Bloomberg Barclays Intermediate Aggregate Bond Ind 0.42 5.60 4.37 3.46 3.10 4.85
Gross Expense Ratios: 0.60% (Investor), 0.85% (Advisor).
Net Expense Ratios: 0.56% (Investor), 0.81% (Advisor).
Returns greater than one year are annualized.
Source: U.S. Bank. Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Performance for periods greater than one year is annualized. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original cost. Performance for other share classes will vary. Shares redeemed or exchanged within 14 days of purchase will be charged a 1.00% fee. Performance data quoted does not reflect the redemption or exchange fee. If reflected, total returns would be reduced. For the  most  recent  month-end  performance,  please call 1-800-540-6807. 

(As of Dec 31, 2020)

Name Percentage
Brown Advisory Mortgage Securities Fund, 0.0% 11.8
United States Treasury Note/Bond, 0.38% Due 03/31/2022 6.9
United States Treasury Note/Bond, 1.63% Due 08/15/2022 6.9
United States Treasury Note/Bond, 2.25% Due 03/31/2026 4.0
United States Treasury Note/Bond, 2.88% Due 05/15/2028 4.0
Total 33 .6
The minimum investment requirements are waived for qualified retirement plans under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code ("IRC"), and plans operating consistent with 403(a), 403(b), 408, 408(A), 457, 501(c) and 223(d) of the IRC.
Fund holdings and sector allocations are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security.
The Brown Advisory funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc. 1290 Broadway, Suite 1100, Denver, CO 80203. Brown Advisory Funds and ALPS are not affiliated.
Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible.
Investments in debt securities typically decrease in value when interest rates rise. This risk is usually greater for longer-term debt securities. Investments in Asset-Backed and Mortgage-Backed securities include additional risks that investor should be aware of including credit risk, prepayment risk, possible illiquidity and default, as well as increased susceptibility to adverse economic developments. In addition, the fund is susceptible to risks from investments in derivatives, U.S. Government securities, municipal securities and its investments in other investment companies.
Total assets under management value as of 12 /31/2020. 

Inception date for Investor share class.
Click here for a current prospectus. Please read and consider it carefully before investing. You may obtain a hardcopy of the prospectus by calling 1-800-540-6807.
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