1998 Brown Advisory becomes an independent, employee-owned firm to pursue our mission to provide clients first-class performance, strategic advice and the highest level of service. The firm was founded in 1993 as an affiliate of Alex. Brown. 1999 The private equity and mutual fund businesses are launched. 2001 The Washington, D.C. office opens. 2003 The institutional business is launched. 2007 Beaty Haynes & Associates joins the firm—adds private client advisory and real estate investment expertise. 2008 Alex. Brown Investment Management joins the firm—brings the Flexible Equity investment strategy. We host our first Navigating Our World (NOW) conference. The London office opens. 2009 Winslow Management Company joins the firm—opens the Boston office and bolsters our Sustainable Investing capabilities. 2010 Cavanaugh Capital Management joins the firm—expands our fixed income expertise. 2011 The Delaware Trust Company is chartered. The Wilmington, Delaware, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, offices open. 2012 Alternatives research-focused firm CDK Investment Management joins the firm—opens the New York office. 2015 Highmount Capital joins the firm—adds private client and family office expertise. 2016 Blackhaw Wealth Management joins the firm—opens the Austin office. 2018 NextGen Venture Partners joins the firm—adds early stage venture capital expertise and a novel network-based investment model.Signature Family Wealth Advisors joins the firm—opens the Charlottesville, Norfolk and Richmond offices.Meritage Capital joins the firm—adds depth to our alternative investment and Austin teams. 2019 Singapore office opens. 2020 Navigating Our World (NOW) podcast launched. First Corporate Sustainability Report published.