Equities Fixed Income External Managers Private Equity and Real Estate Sustainable Investing


We follow a philosophy that low-turnover, concentrated portfolios derived from sound bottom-up fundamental research provide an opportunity for attractive performance results over time. We have a culture and firm equity ownership structure that help us attract and retain professionals who share those beliefs, and we follow a repeatable investment process that helps us stay true to our philosophy.

Brown Advisory Equity Strategies

Fixed Income

We follow a philosophy that fixed income strategies built from a foundation of stability coupled with fundamental credit research can seek to generate alpha and control risk. We have a culture and firm equity ownership structure that attract and retain professionals who share those beliefs, and we follow a repeatable investment process that helps us stay true to our philosophy.

Brown Advisory Fixed Income Strategies

External Managers

Investment Solutions Group

The Investment Solutions Group is an investment-management team within Brown Advisory that specializes in asset allocation, manager selection, hedge funds and other alternative investment strategies. Dedicated to open-architecture solutions, our team has established a strong track record of identifying high-quality, third-party investment managers across the hedge fund, long-only and private equity universes. We leverage this expertise to help clients assemble portfolios that we believe best fit their needs and goals, offering clients a range of solutions from complete portfolio management to fulfillment of specific hedge-fund and alternative-asset mandates.

Private Equity and Real Estate

Private Equity and Real Estate

Brown Advisory has incorporated private equity and real estate investments in client portfolios since our founding. Today, we can provide that exposure in three distinct ways.

Feeder Funds and Multimanager Funds
We introduce clients to investment opportunities in early- and late-stage venture capital and buyout funds, as well as select real estate funds. We also construct these feeder funds into multimanager funds through our Private Equity Partners (PEP) and Real Estate Partners (REP) vehicles to make private equity investing as easy as possible for our clients.

Customized Private Equity Portfolios
For most clients, private equity is one component of a balanced portfolio that we manage. Other clients, however, come to us specifically for custom-built private equity and real estate portfolios.

Sustainable Investing

Sustainable Investing Strategies

  • Multi-Manager Strategies
  • For clients seeking an open-architecture solution, we have access to several of the premier sustainable managers in the industry - all vetted by internal research.
  • Private Equity
  • Our private equity team is focused on evaluating the growing universe of private impact investments to identify standout opportunities that target various issues of particular concern to our clients. To date, we have placed assets in investments targeting a variety of impact themes such as community impact, microfinance, education technology, sustainable real estate, water initiatives and others.*
  • *Many alternative investments by regulation may only be sold to Accredited Investors (institutions with at least $5 million in assets) or Qualified Purchasers (institutions with at least $25 million in investments).

Customized Portfolios

This diverse assortment of solutions will meet many clients’ sustainability objectives; however, we understand the continued evolution of this space and seek to be able to react quickly to client needs.

For clients with unique missions, value-aligned investing programs, or who simply wish to ensure that they do not own certain controversial companies or have access to certain industries, we offer the following customized options:

Additional Screening: To the extent we have reliable data and can build rules into our compliance systems, we can add specific screens to a separate account to restrict companies (e.g. oil and gas providers) or industries (e.g. tobacco or weaponry).

Customized and Thematic Portfolios: Within a separate account, we can work together to solve for a sustainability need. From a universe of securities researched from both the bottom-up and for their ESG profile, we can assemble a custom portfolio of securities designed to meet many specific sustainable goals or outcomes.

Investment Insights and Thoughts from Brown Advisory
Asset Allocation The Advisory | September 2016 Insights on Markets and Investments
Ethan Berkwits
September 12, 2016
Amid rising economic and political risk worldwide, investors need to shield against volatility while staying alert for new opportunities.

In this issue:

Investors Facing Rising Risks Need Solid Defense, Savvy Offense
Increasing political and economic risk during the past year has widened the range of possible positive and negative scenarios for financial markets. Consequently, investors need to build a solid defensive position while seizing opportunities that arise amid the instability.
By Taylor Graff, Head of Asset Allocation Research and Ed Chadwyck-Healey, Head of International Private Clients
⚑ Investment Outlook

Falling Interest Rates Trigger Investor Hunger For Yield
Investors snapping up U.S. securities are seeking yield as much as safety as interest rates plunge toward record lows.

By Tom Graff, CFA, Head of Fixed income and Lyn White, CFA, Credit Analyst
⚑ Fixed Income

Defense Industry Stocks Gain Amid Rising Global Tension
Geopolitical instability and the end to nearly a decade of budget austerity have improved the prospect for defense industry stocks.

By Adi Padva, Equity Research Analyst
⚑ Equities

Private Credit Outshines Many High-Valuation Stocks, Bonds
Private credit occupies a sweet spot on the investment landscape, offering earlier distributions than private equity and higher yields than most publicly traded securities.

By Meera Patel, CFA, Director of Private Equity Fund Research and Jane Korhonen, CFA, Portfolio Manager
⚑ Alternative Investments

Proposed Tax Law Changes Prompt Estate Planning Review
Multi-generational planning, while best executed in prudent steps over long periods, sometimes requires a review because of changes in regulation or financial markets. Such is the case today amid consideration of changes to U.S. tax law.

By Edward Dunn, Strategic Advisor and Morgan Folus, Strategic Advisory Analyst
⚑ Strategic Advisory