Investment approach

The Fund seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation through investment in large market capitalization companies that have durable fundamental strengths, exhibit capital discipline, attractive valuation and a Sustainable Cash Flow Advantage (SCFA).

Fund profile

We seek to identify companies that possess a SCFA through the use of our 3P investment filter. Companies that exhibit SCFA typically have sustainable strategies or attributes that have the potential to drive ESG outcomes because of their focus on their people, processes and/or products. We believe that these are the three things that companies can control – building a strong culture, focusing on operational excellence or diversification within a product or service range.


Introducing the Strategy – interview with Michael Poggi and Katherine Kroll



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.

ESG considerations that are material will vary by investment style, sector/industry, market trends and client objectives. The strategy 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 strategy may invest in companies that do not reflect the beliefs and values of any particular investor. The strategy 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 fundamentals of return and risk. The strategy intends to invest in companies with measurable ESG outcomes, 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.

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.

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Average Annual Total Returns % (As of Mar 7, 2023)

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Sustainable Value Fund