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Municipal Bond

The Brown Advisory Municipal Bond strategy seeks to provide tax-advantaged total return based on a portfolio built on a foundation of core stability.

 

Inside the Strategy

  • We seek to identify municipal fixed income securities that are fundamentally undervalued and concentrate the portfolio around the team's best ideas.
  • We believe that sound investment decisions should be based on a security's risk-reward proposition, not macro-oriented forecasts. Our portfolio seeks to perform well in various economic scenarios, with a concentration in positions that have attractive upside greater than downside risk.
  • Our strategy is based on a collaborative, team-oriented investment process, where major portfolio decisions require a consensus of all fixed income team members. This ensures that new ideas are fully vetted and carefully considered from many view points.

Inception: 07/01/1996

Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond 1-10 Year Blend Index

Objective: Total return

Typical Duration Range: 3.5-5.5 years

Typical Credit Quality: Investment grade; up to 20% high yield

Portfolio Manager: Stephen Shutz, CFA

Associate Portfolio Manager: Joshua Perry, CFA, CAIA, FRM

Vehicle: Separately Managed Account, Mutual Fund

Publications

It's All Relative
Interest rates are rising and tax laws have changed. Many municipal bond investors have responded by broadly shortening their portfolio duration. We think differently. Rather than placing top-down bets on interest rates, we focus on bottom-up research and seek out bonds with attractive relative value. This approach has been quite effective as rates have risen over the past couple of years.

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