The Brown Advisory Tax-Exempt Bond Fund seeks to provide a high level of current income exempt from Federal income tax by investing primarily in intermediate-term investment grade municipal bonds.

Investment approach

The portfolio managers for the fund believe that bottom-up credit research helps build a portfolio that reflects their best ideas and which may offer attractive risk-adjusted total return over time. In pursuit of this goal, the fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets in securities with interest that is exempt from Federal income taxes and that do not subject shareholders to the federal alternative minimum tax (AMT). The fund may invest up to 20% of its assets in securities that may subject shareholders to the AMT. In addition, all capital gains are subject to Federal and state taxes in addition to AMT. The Fund is non-diversified, which means that it may invest a significant portion of its assets in the securities of a single issuer or small number of issuers.

Fund profile

The fund is a concentrated portfolio of the portfolio managers’ best ideas that have been identified through fundamental analysis and which the managers believe have the potential to deliver both attractive and tax-efficient risk-adjusted returns over time.

(As of Dec 31, 2020)

Fund Benchmark
AAA/Aaa 3.3 17.1
AA/Aa 28.4 52.8
A 41.8 21.9
BBB 22.5 6.7
High Yield 1.7 0.1
Not Rated 2.3 1.4
Source: FactSet® 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 22.5 6.0
1 to 3 Years 14.8 33.8
3 to 5 Years 18.7 33.1
5 to 7 Years 14.4 20.1
7 to 10 Years 16.6 6.8
Greater than 10 Years 13.0 0.3
Source: FactSet® 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. Figures may not total 100% due to rounding

(As of Dec 31, 2020)

Sector Fund Benchmark
Cash & Equivalents 1.1
Revenue 84.6 56.7
General Obligation 14.1 31.9
Pre-Refunded 0.1 11.4
Source: FactSet® and Advent Portfolio Exchange® . Sector diversification includes cash and equivalents. 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. Figures may not total 100% due to rounding

(As of Dec 31, 2020)

Portfolio Attribute Fund Benchmark
Avg. Credit Quality A2 Aa3
Effective Duration (years) 5.0 3.8
Average life (yrs) 6.8 4.2
Yield to Worst (%) 1.6 0.6
30-Day SEC Yield (Unsubsidized) (%) 1.19
# of Holdings 161 33,889
Source: FactSet® . Characteristics include cash and equivalents

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

Share Class Three Months One Year Three Year Five Year Ten Year Since Inception
Investor (BIAEX), Inception: 06/29/2012 2.82 3.42 4.33 3.69 2.97
Bloomberg Barclays 1-10 Year Municipal Bond (1-12) 0.98 4.23 3.82 2.96 2.73
Gross Expense Ratios: 0.42% (Institutional) 0.47% (Investor).
Net Expense Ratios: 0.42% (Institutional) 0.47% (Investor).
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. 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
Main Street Natural Gas Inc, 0.93% Due 08/01/2048 3.3
State of Illinois, 5.00% Due 11/01/2024 2.4
New York State Thruway Authority, 5.00% Due 01/01/2037 2.2
Main Street Natural Gas Inc, 0.85% Due 04/01/2048 2.1
Tennessee Energy Acquisition Corp, 4.00% Due 05/01/2048 2.0
Love Field Airport Modernization Corp, 5.00% Due 11/01/2028 2.0
Tobacco Settlement Financing Corp/RI, 5.00% Due 06/01/2035 1.9
City of New York NY, 4.00% Due 08/01/2037 1.7
New York Transportation Development Corp, 4.00% Due 10/01/2030 1.7
Vermont Student Assistance Corp, 1.16% Due 06/02/2042 1.7
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 debt securities typically decrease in value when interest rates rise. This risk is usually greater for longer-term debt securities. The Fund is non-diversified meaning its assets may be concentrated in fewer individual holdings than diversified funds. Municipal securities may decrease in value during times when tax rates are falling. The Fund’s investments are affected by changes in federal income tax rates applicable to, or the continuing federal tax-exempt status of, interest income on municipal obligations. In addition, the fund is susceptible to risks from investments in derivatives, municipal securities, and its investments in other investment companies.

 

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.

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Morningstar Rating™ as of 12/31/2020 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 12/31/2020. 

Inception date for Investor share class.

 

 
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