The Brown Advisory Sustainable Growth Fund seeks capital appreciation by owning a portfolio of equity securities.

Investment approach

The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in the common stock of mid- and large-cap companies that, in the manager’s view, effectively implement sustainable business strategies to drive their prospects for future earnings growth. 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’s investing approach focuses on finding a concentrated portfolio of companies whose:

  • Internal sustainability strategies help generate tangible business benefits, in the form of revenue growth, cost improvement, or enhanced franchise value; as:
  • Products have a competitive advantage as a result of sustainability drivers, such as resource-efficient design or manufacturing; and
  • Products or services offer solutions to long-term sustainability challenges.

(As of Jun 30, 2020)

Sector Fund Benchmark
Communication Services 3.9 11.1
Consumer Discretionary 15.4 15.5
Consumer Staples 4.8
Energy 0.1
Financials 2.1
Health Care 25.2 15.0
Industrials 8.7 4.7
Information Technology 37.3 43.9
Materials 4.8 0.8
Real Estate 4.6 2.1
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 Jun 30, 2020)

Portfolio Attribute Fund Benchmark
Number of Holdings 33 435
Wtd. Avg. Market Capitalization ($B) 278.4 575.2
Wtd. Median Market Capitalization ($B) 77.2 200.1
Earnings Growth 3-5 Yr. Est (%) 15.1 18.0
Price-to-Earnings Ratio (P/E, FY2) 33.0 26.7
Beta 1.0
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. Earnings growth 3-5 year estimate is not a measure of the Fund’s future performance. 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.

Average Annual Total Returns % (As of Jun 30, 2020)

Share Class Three Months YTD One Year Three Year Five Year Ten Year Since Inception
Investor (BIAWX), Inception: 06/29/2012 28.71 13.26 21.82 21.29 17.77 17.56
Russell 1000 Growth® Index 27.84 9.81 23.38 18.99 15.89 16.67
Gross Expense Ratios: 0.88% (Investor), 0.73% (Institutional), 1.13% (Advisor) Source: U.S. Bank.
Net Expense Ratios: 0.88% (Investor), 0.73% (Institutional), 1.13% (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 Jun 30, 2020)

Name Percentage
Amazon.com Inc 5.2
Microsoft Corp 5.2
American Tower Corp 4.5
Danaher Corp 4.4
Visa Inc 4.3
Alphabet Inc 3.9
Intuit Inc 3.8
ThermoFisher Scientific Inc 3.8
UnitedHealth Group Inc 3.7
Verisk Analytics Inc 3.6
Total % of Net Assets 42.3
Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible.The Fund’s investment focus on environmental factors could cause it to make or avoid investments that could result in the Fund underperforming similar funds that do not have an environmental focus. Securities of growth companies can be more sensitive to the company’s earnings and more volatile than the market in general. Investments in smaller and medium capitalization companies generally carry greater risk than is customarily associated with larger companies for various reasons such as narrower markets, limited financial resources and less liquid stock. Investments in foreign securities 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 for emerging markets countries.
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.
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Brown Advisory Sustainable Growth Fund was rated against the following number of U.S. domiciled Large Growth funds over the following time periods: 1,237 funds in the last three years and 1,084 in the last five years and 809 in the last ten years for the period ending 06/30/2020. With respect to these Large Growth funds, Brown Advisory Sustainable Growth Fund received a Morningstar Rating of 5 stars and 5 stars for the three- and five-year periods respectively. Morningstar Rating™ is the for the Investor share class only; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Morningstar Rating™ as of 06/30/2020 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 06/30/2020. 

Inception date for Investor share class.
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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