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Name

As of 06/21/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$55.05

$9.77 B

0.01%

$0.01

0.64%

Vitals

YTD Return

14.4%

1 yr return

30.8%

3 Yr Avg Return

8.8%

5 Yr Avg Return

16.4%

Net Assets

$9.77 B

Holdings in Top 10

46.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$54.9
N/A
N/A

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.64%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 23.00%

Redemption Fee 1.00%


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$1,000,000

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund


Name

As of 06/21/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$55.05

$9.77 B

0.01%

$0.01

0.64%

BAFWX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 14.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 16.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.08%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annual

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Brown Advisory Sustainable Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Brown Advisory Funds
  • Inception Date
    Jun 29, 2012
  • Shares Outstanding
    95165894
  • Share Class
    Instl
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    David Powell

Fund Description

The Brown Advisory Sustainable Growth Fund seeks to achieve capital appreciation. To achieve its objective, the Fund invests at least 80% of the value of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities of domestic companies that meet the sustainable investment criteria of the Fund, collectively the “Investment Criteria.” The Fund invests primarily in the securities of medium and large capitalization companies that Brown Advisory LLC (the “Adviser”) believes (1) have the fundamental strengths (strong financials and business models) to outperform their peers and deliver strong earnings growth over a market cycle, (2) effectively implement Sustainable Business Advantages (described below), and (3) have attractive valuations.
The Adviser seeks companies with strong business models and prospects for growth, strong cash flow generation, and a solid track record of execution, among other qualities. Through investment analysis the Adviser also seeks companies with Sustainable Business Advantages, defined as companies that use internal sustainability strategies to improve their financial position, including but not limited to, those strategies that lead to revenue growth, cost improvements, or enhanced franchise value. The Adviser also seeks companies that have strong risk management practices in place where sustainability-related risks may be present.
Additionally, while driving impact is not an input to the investment thesis, the Adviser often finds an overlap between Sustainable Business Advantage with positive sustainability outcomes.
The Adviser pursues strategic engagement with companies and other stakeholders in an effort to enhance due diligence and monitor the investment thesis.
The Adviser considers each proxy voting proposal related to holdings in the Fund on its own merits and an independent determination is made based on the relevant facts and circumstances, in accordance with the Adviser’s current Proxy Voting Policy.
Medium and large capitalization companies are, according to the Adviser, those companies with market capitalizations generally greater than $2 billion at time of purchase. The Fund may also invest a portion of the portfolio in equity securities of small market capitalization companies. The equity securities in which the Fund principally invests are common stocks. Furthermore, the Fund may invest up to 15% of assets in foreign securities (including American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”)), which may include emerging markets securities. ADRs may be either sponsored or unsponsored. The Fund also may invest in real estate investment trusts (“REITs”).
The Adviser uses scenario analyses to assess the company’s valuation and potential for appreciation or downside risk.
The Adviser may sell a security or reduce its position for a number of reasons, including:
The investment thesis is violated;
A more attractively priced security is found; or
The security becomes overvalued relative to the Adviser’s long-term expectations.
In order to respond to adverse market, economic, political, or other conditions, the Fund may assume a temporary defensive position that is inconsistent with its investment objective and principal investment strategy and invest without limit in cash and prime quality cash equivalents such as prime commercial paper and other money market instruments. A defensive position, taken at the wrong time, may have an adverse impact on the Fund’s performance. The Fund may be unable to achieve its investment objective during the employment of a temporary defensive measure.
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BAFWX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BAFWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 14.4% -13.4% 33.6% 73.68%
1 Yr 30.8% -17.1% 60.3% 64.61%
3 Yr 8.8%* -31.5% 24.9% 37.95%
5 Yr 16.4%* -16.6% 29.0% 32.92%
10 Yr 16.4%* -6.3% 19.5% 5.52%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BAFWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 39.1% -74.1% 72.4% 29.89%
2022 -30.9% -85.9% 4.7% 31.81%
2021 27.7% -52.4% 60.5% 2.90%
2020 39.1% -34.3% 145.0% 17.75%
2019 34.0% -21.8% 49.4% 9.27%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BAFWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 14.4% -13.4% 33.6% 73.68%
1 Yr 30.8% -17.1% 60.3% 64.61%
3 Yr 8.8%* -31.5% 24.9% 37.95%
5 Yr 16.4%* -16.6% 29.0% 32.92%
10 Yr 16.4%* -6.3% 19.5% 5.52%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BAFWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 39.1% -4.6% 72.4% 45.86%
2022 -30.9% -61.7% 5.6% 51.25%
2021 30.1% -39.8% 118.1% 6.62%
2020 39.1% 2.8% 149.2% 34.93%
2019 35.1% -5.2% 49.4% 34.12%

NAV & Total Return History


BAFWX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

BAFWX Category Low Category High BAFWX % Rank
Net Assets 9.77 B 242 K 269 B 22.50%
Number of Holdings 36 2 3211 85.80%
Net Assets in Top 10 4.56 B 109 K 129 B 23.93%
Weighting of Top 10 46.25% 0.7% 205.0% 69.24%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. NVIDIA Corp 8.46%
  2. Microsoft Corp 6.43%
  3. Amazon.com Inc 5.64%
  4. Intuit Inc 4.53%
  5. Visa Inc 4.35%
  6. ServiceNow Inc 3.88%
  7. Alphabet Inc 3.56%
  8. Danaher Corp 3.38%
  9. Uber Technologies Inc 3.04%
  10. Edwards Lifesciences Corp 2.97%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High BAFWX % Rank
Stocks
98.55% 0.00% 134.69% 56.79%
Cash
1.56% 0.00% 173.52% 38.12%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 8.99% 100.00%
Other
0.00% -44.39% 50.04% 96.84%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 1.94% 100.00%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 104.29% 100.00%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BAFWX % Rank
Technology
41.44% 0.00% 65.70% 23.59%
Healthcare
23.71% 0.00% 39.76% 1.94%
Financial Services
10.20% 0.00% 43.06% 41.20%
Consumer Cyclical
10.20% 0.00% 62.57% 83.89%
Real Estate
4.60% 0.00% 16.05% 7.13%
Communication Services
4.48% 0.00% 66.40% 92.34%
Industrials
3.26% 0.00% 30.65% 80.37%
Basic Materials
2.12% 0.00% 18.91% 30.11%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 16.07% 100.00%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 41.09% 100.00%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 25.50% 100.00%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BAFWX % Rank
US
98.55% 0.00% 134.69% 42.94%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 74.83% 100.00%

BAFWX - Expenses

Operational Fees

BAFWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.64% 0.01% 28.71% 80.32%
Management Fee 0.53% 0.00% 1.50% 34.69%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% 12.98%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 1.02% N/A

Sales Fees

BAFWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.25% 8.50% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

BAFWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee 1.00% 1.00% 2.00% 100.00%

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

BAFWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 23.00% 0.00% 316.74% 29.82%

BAFWX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

BAFWX Category Low Category High BAFWX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.01% 0.00% 27.58% 43.07%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

BAFWX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annual Annual Annual Annual

Net Income Ratio Analysis

BAFWX Category Low Category High BAFWX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.08% -6.13% 3.48% 31.60%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

BAFWX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Distributions History

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BAFWX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

David Powell


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 29, 2012

9.93

9.9%

David is a co-portfolio manager of the Large-Cap Sustainable Growth strategy. He joined Brown Advisory in 1999 as an equity research analyst with responsibility for identifying and recommending investment opportunities in the industrials and energy sectors. Prior to joining the firm, David held a position in investor relations at T. Rowe Price.

Karina Funk


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 29, 2012

9.93

9.9%

Karina is a partner and co-portfolio manager of the Brown Advisory Large-Cap Sustainable Growth strategy (LCSG) and chair of sustainable investing. Karina joined Brown Advisory in 2009 and has extensive investment experience spanning early-stage ventures to debt and public equities. Karina is a respected leader in the investment community having been profiled in many leading financial publications, including Barron’s inaugural list of 100 Most Influential Women in Finance. She and co-portfolio manager David Powell have developed a distinctive fundamental research methodology focused on finding companies at the intersection of positive fundamental and sustainable business drivers. Karina was previously an equity research analyst for Winslow Management Co, a principal at Charles River Ventures, and an investment manager at the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.04 54.45 8.23 3.08