Investment approach

We employ integrated fundamental and ESG research, supplemented by investigative research to uncover businesses that we believe possess strong fundamental and sustainable competitive advantages, growth and profitability, and thus have the potential to compound returns over the long term.

We believe companies with strong competitive advantages and moats from a fundamental and sustainability perspective, that have reinvestment opportunities at high returns on invested capital (ROIC), capable and rightly incentivized management teams and are undervalued over a long-term investment horizon have the ability to compound returns and generate attractive risk-adjusted excess returns throughout the economic cycle.

Fund profile

The Brown Advisory Sustainable International Leaders Fund is an actively managed, concentrated portfolio of international companies that we believe are and will continue to be leaders in their sector or industry; these companies have strong competitive advantages, from a fundamental and sustainability perspective, and we believe they offer compelling growth and profitability prospects. The Fund is benchmarked to the FTSE All-World ex-US Index, and is focused on investment outcomes and sustainability, combining a proven investment process with our proprietary ESG research methodology.

(As of Jun 30, 2022)

Sector Fund Benchmark
Communication Services 6.7
Consumer Discretionary 14.1
Consumer Staples 5.5 8.9
Energy 5.8
Financials 24.5 19.9
Health Care 7.6 10.3
Industrials 19.6 12.0
Information Technology 19.9 11.5
Materials 2.2 8.3
Real Estate 2.8
Utilities 3.3
Source: U.S. Bank. Sector breakdown (excluding cash and equivalents) and Fund holdings (including cash and equivalents which was 8.3% as of 06/30/2022 and is provided as Supplemental Information) are subject to change at any time. 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 Jun 30, 2022)

Portfolio Attribute Fund Benchmark
Number of Holdings 31 3,495
Wtd. Avg. Market Capitalization ($B) 9.6 7.7
Earnings Growth 3-5 Yr. Est (%) 15.6 10.5
Price-to-Earnings Ratio (P/E, FY2) 18.9 10.9
Price-to-Earnings Ratio (P/E, FY1) 21.8 11.3
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 estimate is not a measure of the Fund’s future performance.   Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. 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.
The Brown Advisory funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc. 1290 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80203. Brown Advisory Funds and ALPS are not affiliated. There is no guarantee that the initial investment will be returned. ESG considerations that are material will vary by investment style, sector/industry, market trends and client objectives. The Fund seeks to identify companies that it believes may have desirable ESG outcomes, but investors may differ in their views of what constitutes positive or negative ESG outcomes. As a result, the Fund may invest in companies that do not reflect the beliefs and values of any particular investor. The Fund may also invest in companies that would otherwise be screened out of other ESG oriented funds. Security selection will be impacted by the combined focus on ESG assessments and forecasts of return and risk. The Fund intends to invest in companies with measurable ESG outcomes, as determined by Brown Advisory, and seeks to screen out particular companies and industries. Brown Advisory relies on third parties to provide data and screening tools. There is no assurance that this information will be accurate or complete or that it will properly exclude all applicable securities. Investments selected using these tools may perform differently than as forecasted due to the factors incorporated into the screening process, changes from historical trends, and issues in the construction and implementation of the screens (including, but not limited to, software issues and other technological issues). There is no guarantee that Brown Advisory’s use of these tools will result in effective investment decisions. The Fund launched on 02/28/2022. Holdings will be published when they are available as of 03/31/2022. The Fund’s performance for very short time periods may not be indicative of future results. 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. Click here for index and financial term definitions.

Average Annual Total Returns % (As of Jun 30, 2022)

Share Class Three Months One Year Three Year Five Year Ten Year Since Inception
Investor (BISLX) -16.73 -15.90
FTSE All-World ex-US Index -12.61 -13.11
Gross Expense Ratios: 1.29% (Institutional), 1.44% (Investor).
Net Expense Ratios: 0.86% (Institutional), 1.01% (Investor).
 
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.
 
The Fund launched on 02/28/2022. Holdings will be published when they are available as of 03/31/2022. The Fund is new and has limited operating history.
 
Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. 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.

The Brown Advisory funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc. 1290 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80203. Brown Advisory Funds and ALPS are not affiliated. 
 
Brown Advisory LLC (the "Adviser") has contractually agreed to waive its fees and/or reimburse certain expenses (exclusive of any front-end or contingent deferred sales loads, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses, expenses incurred in connection with any merger or reorganization and extraordinary expenses) in order to limit the Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses after Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement for Institutional Shares and Investor Shares to 0.86% and 1.01%, respectively, of the Fund’s average daily net assets through October 31, 2022. The Fund may have Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses after Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement higher than these expense caps as a result of any acquired fund fees and expenses or other expenses that are excluded from the calculation. The contractual waivers and expense reimbursements may be changed or eliminated at any time by the Board of Trustees, on behalf of the Fund, upon 60 days written notice to the Adviser. The contractual waivers and expense reimbursements may not be terminated by the Adviser without the consent of the Board of Trustees. The Adviser may recoup any waived amount from the Fund pursuant to this agreement if such reimbursement does not cause the Fund to exceed existing expense limitations or the limitations in place at the time the reduction was originally made and there imbursement is made within three years after the date on which the Adviser incurred the expense.
There is no guarantee that the initial investment will be returned. ESG considerations that are material will vary by investment style, sector/industry, market trends and client objectives. The Fund seeks to identify companies that it believes may have desirable ESG outcomes, but investors may differ in their views of what constitutes positive or negative ESG outcomes. As a result, the Fund may invest in companies that do not reflect the beliefs and values of any particular investor. The Fund may also invest in companies that would otherwise be screened out of other ESG oriented funds. Security selection will be impacted by the combined focus on ESG assessments and forecasts of return and risk. The Fund intends to invest in companies with measurable ESG outcomes, as determined by Brown Advisory, and seeks to screen out particular companies and industries. Brown Advisory relies on third parties to provide data and screening tools. There is no assurance that this information will be accurate or complete or that it will properly exclude all applicable securities. Investments selected using these tools may perform differently than as forecasted due to the factors incorporated into the screening process, changes from historical trends, and issues in the construction and implementation of the screens (including, but not limited to, software issues and other technological issues). There is no guarantee that Brown Advisory’s use of these tools will result in effective investment decisions.
 
 
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.
 
Click here for index and financial term definitions.

(As of Jun 30, 2022)

Name Percentage
Deutsche Boerse AG 5.0
Safran SA 4.5
AIA Group Ltd 4.0
HDFC Bank Ltd 3.7
Waste Connections Inc 3.5
Tencent Holdings Ltd 3.4
Adyen NV 3.4
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE 3.4
Roche Holding AG 3.3
Rentokil Initial PLC 3.3
Total 37.5
Source: U.S. Bank Fund holdings include cash and equivalents and are subject to change and should not be considered 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.
Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. 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.

The Brown Advisory funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc. 1290 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80203. Brown Advisory Funds and ALPS are not affiliated.
Sector allocations are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security.
ESG considerations that are material will vary by investment style, sector/industry, market trends and client objectives. The Fund seeks to identify companies that it believes may have desirable ESG outcomes, but investors may differ in their views of what constitutes positive or negative ESG outcomes. As a result, the Fund may invest in companies that do not reflect the beliefs and values of any particular investor. The Fund may also invest in companies that would otherwise be screened out of other ESG-oriented funds. Security selection will be impacted by the combined focus on ESG assessments and forecasts of return and risk.
The Fund seeks to identify companies that it believes may have desirable ESG profiles, as determined by Brown Advisory, and may seek to screen out particular companies and industries. Brown Advisory relies on third parties to provide data and screening tools. There is no assurance that this information will be accurate or complete or that it will properly exclude all applicable securities. Investments selected using these tools may perform differently than as forecasted due to the factors incorporated into the screening process, changes from historical trends, and issues in the construction and implementation of the screens (including, but not limited to, software issues and other technological issues). There is no guarantee that Brown Advisory’s use of these tools will result in effective investment decisions.
There is no guarantee that the initial investment will be returned. ESG considerations that are material will vary by investment style, sector/industry, market trends and client objectives. The Fund seeks to identify companies that it believes may have desirable ESG outcomes, but investors may differ in their views of what constitutes positive or negative ESG outcomes. As a result, the Fund may invest in companies that do not reflect the beliefs and values of any particular investor. The Fund may also invest in companies that would otherwise be screened out of other ESG oriented funds. Security selection will be impacted by the combined focus on ESG assessments and forecasts of return and risk.
 

The Brown Advisory funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc. 1290 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80203. Brown Advisory Funds and ALPS are not affiliated.
 
 
Total assets under management value as of 06/30/2022. Fund holdings includes Cash and Equivalents which was 8.3% as of 06/30/2022 and is provided as supplemental information. 

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.
Click here for index and financial term definitions.