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RICHMOND — Brown Advisory, a private and independent investment management and strategic advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Alexandra “Ali” Bayler, CAIA® has joined the firm as a portfolio manager in its Richmond office.

Ms. Bayler most recently served as managing director at Spider Management Company, the endowment office investing a multi-billion portfolio on behalf of the University of Richmond and a select group of external endowments and foundations. Ms. Bayler also held senior positions at global law and consulting firms, Dickstein Shapiro LLP (Blank Rome LLP) and Troutman Sanders LLP. She began her career as an equity analyst at Wilbanks, Smith & Thomas Asset Management. Ms. Bayler is a graduate of the University of Virginia and earned her M.B.A. at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

At Brown Advisory, Ms. Bayler will work with individuals, families, endowments and foundations to create custom portfolios that align with their long-term goals, needs and risk tolerances. She will help Brown Advisory’s clients navigate financial markets, governance decisions and strategic challenges. Ms. Bayler also brings extensive experience in alternative investments and environmental, social and governance considerations.

“Ali’s firsthand experience working with some of the mid-Atlantic’s finest nonprofits and their investment committees will help us serve existing and new clients of the firm. We have no question that her knowledge and experience in the investment industry will contribute to the first-class service we provide our clients,” shares Brien White, head of the Southeast Region.

Ms. Bayler also serves in several nonprofit leadership roles, including chair of the board of directors at CARITAS, an organization dedicated to helping individuals and families dealing with addiction and homelessness. She has served on the Advisory Boards for Virginia Women in Venture and the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, as well as co-founding Virginia Women in Finance. Brown Advisory believes that engaging with the communities where its colleagues live and work is crucial to its ability to be an effective steward for its clients. Understanding the needs of its clients provides the firm’s colleagues with insights that help them solve the most pressing organizational and long-term challenges that nonprofits and families face. The firm believes that by identifying and partnering with people who embody Brown Advisory’s client-first, colleague-driven and community-focused culture, it can make a meaningful difference in the lives of clients and communities across the globe.


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