Effective immediately, Institutional Shares, Investor Shares, and Advisor Shares of the Brown Advisory Small-Cap Fundamental Value Fund (the “Fund”) are available for purchase by new investors. Brown Advisory LLC, the Fund’s investment adviser, has discretion to limit the sale of the Fund to new investors in the future. Any reference to the Fund being closed to new investors is hereby deleted from the Prospectuses.

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The Brown Advisory Small-Cap Fundamental Value Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Investment approach

The fund uses a research-driven approach to invest primarily in U.S. equity securities of small-cap companies that the portfolio manager believes are mispriced relative to a fundamental assessment of their underlying value. The manager defines small-cap as having a market capitalization of less than $6 billion at time of purchase. The fund may invest up to 15% of its net assets in non-U.S. and emerging market securities, typically through sponsored American Depository Receipts (ADRs).

Fund profile

The fund is a concentrated portfolio of primarily domestic equities that the manager believes have a market price that does not necessarily equate to company value, and thus the manager seeks to capitalize on market inefficiencies that arise in the small-cap universe. The manager incorporates fundamental analysis and valuation discipline into selecting undervalued investments for the portfolio that focuses on out-of-favor or under-followed, cash-generating companies with sustainable business models, strong finances, competent management, and a demonstrable record of profitability and self-funded growth. The fund may also invest in cyclical companies or companies experiencing a temporary setback when the current company valuation represents an attractive discount to the company’s long-term earnings potential.

(As of Mar 31, 2021)

Sector Fund Benchmark
Communication Services 3.8 2.6
Consumer Discretionary 12.8 14.6
Consumer Staples 4.6 3.4
Energy 4.8 5.0
Financials 30.8 27.2
Health Care 6.4
Industrials 20.9 16.5
Information Technology 11.0 5.9
Materials 3.1 6.4
Real Estate 5.1 8.4
Utilities 3.1 3.8
Source: U.S. Bank. Sector breakdown (excluding cash and equivalents)and Fund holdings(including cash and equivalents) are subject to change at anytime. 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. Sectors are based on the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®) classification system.

(As of Mar 31, 2021)

Portfolio Attribute Fund Benchmark
Number of Holdings 57 1507
Wtd. Avg. Market Capitalization ($B) 3.3 3.1
Earnings Growth 3-5 Yr. Est (%) 14.2 14.1
Price-to-Earnings Ratio (P/E, FY1) 17.7 15.6
Price-to-Earnings Ratio (P/E, FY2) 15.4 14.6
Source: Fund net assets provided by U.S. Bank and are as of the last day of the quarter and include all share classes. Characteristics exclude cash and equivalents and are derived from FactSet® and are applicable to the investor share class only. Performance figures and charts include the reinvestment of dividend and capital gain distributions. Returns would have been lower during the specified periods if the payment of certain fees by the Fund had not been waived or expenses reimbursed. Earnings growth 3-5 year

Average Annual Total Returns % (As of Mar 31, 2021)

Share Class Three Months One Year Three Year Five Year Ten Year Since Inception
Investor (BIAUX), Inception: 12/31/2008 19.02 77.72 7.30 10.57 9.94 13.27
Russell 2000® Value Index 21.17 97.05 11.57 13.56 10.06 12.37
Gross Expense Ratios: 1.22% (Institutional), 1.37% (Investor), 1.62% (Advisor) Source: U.S. Bank.
Net Expense Ratios: 1.22% (Institutional), 1.37% (Investor), 1.62% (Advisor) Source: U.S. Bank.
Returns greater than one year are annualized.
Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. 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. For monthly and quarterly performance information, please call 1-800-540-6807.
Performance data does not reflect the 1.00% fee on shares redeemed or exchanged within 14 days of purchase, and if it had, returns would be lower.

(As of Mar 31, 2021)

Name Percentage
Cash and Equivalents 4.5
Nexstar Media Group Inc 3.6
UMB Financial Corp 3.4
ChampionX Corp 3.1
Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc 3.0
Eagle Materials Inc 3.0
CMC Materials Inc 2.6
Veritex Holdings Inc 2.6
Eastern Bankshares Inc 2.5
Core-Mark Holding Co Inc 2.5
Total % of Net Assets 30.9
Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. Investments in smaller capitalization companies generally carry greater risk than is customarily associated with larger narrower markets, limited financial resources and less liquid stock. Investments in debt securities typically decrease in value when interest rates rise. This risk is usually greater for longer-term debt securities. Investments in lower-rated and non-rated securities present a greater risk of loss to principal and interest than higher-rated securities. Investments in foreign securities and ADRs entail certain risks not associated with investments in domestic securities, such as volatility of currency exchange rates, and in some cases, political and economic instability and relatively illiquid markets. These risks are greater in emerging markets. In addition, the fund is susceptible to risks from investments in ETFs, REITs, derivatives and private placements.
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Morningstar Rating™ as of 03/31/2021 for Investor Shares (derived from a weighted average of the fund’s three-, five- and 10-year risk adjusted return measure).
Total assets under management value as of 03/31/2021. 
Inception date for Investor share class.
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.
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.
Estimated EPS Growth Rate is not a measure of the fund's future performance.
Fund holdings and sector allocations are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security.
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