Equities Fixed Income Hedge Funds Private Equity, Real Estate and Energy


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.

We construct balanced portfolios for private clients, nonprofits and institutions depending on the needs of the client. We can be 100% open architecture, using third-party managers only, or we can put together a mix of internal and external strategies, whatever is in the client's best interest.

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.

We construct balanced portfolios for private clients, nonprofits and institutions depending on the needs of the client. We can be 100% open architecture, using third-party managers only, or we can put together a mix of internal and external strategies, whatever is in the client's best interest. Meet the Investment Solutions Group.

Hedge Funds

Hedge Funds

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.

Founded in June 2002, the Investment Solutions Group now manages in excess of $3.4 billion for clients (data as of January 31, 2017) in a combination of managed accounts, advisory relationships and fund-of-fund offerings.

Private Equity, Real Estate and Energy

Private Equity, Real Estate and Energy

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 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.

For more information on private equity please click here or contact Jacob Hodes at 410-537-5315 or jhodes@brownadvisory.com.

Important Disclosures

Annual Disclosures Privacy Policy Terms of Use New Account Information

Privacy Policy

At Brown Advisory, we believe that you deserve frank and open communication on all aspects of our relationship. In this spirit, we provide this annual summary of our policies relating to confidentiality and privacy of client information, mutual funds, conflicts of interest, trading commissions, proxy voting and Form ADV annual notice.


Brown Advisory takes the confidentiality of your personal information and the privacy of your account very seriously. Our commitment to safeguard your personal information goes beyond our legal obligation to process your transactions accurately and securely. Whether we serve you online, in person, on the telephone or by mail, the principles that guide the way in which we conduct business are built on the core values of trust and integrity.

We limit access to your personal information to only those employees with a business reason to know such information. We train and consistently remind all employees to respect client privacy and to recognize the importance of the confidentiality of such information. Those who violate our privacy policy are subject to disciplinary action. This commitment also applies to the sharing of information among Brown Advisory and its affiliates.

We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable laws and regulations to protect your personal information, including various measures to protect your personal information while it is stored electronically.

Federal law requires us to inform you that we have on record personal information about you and that we obtain such information from you directly (e.g., information you provide to us on account applications and other forms, such as your name, address, Social Security number, occupation, assets and income) and indirectly (e.g., information on our computer systems about your transactions with us, such as your account balance and account holdings). Any personal information you choose to provide is kept confidential and allows us to: (i) provide better and more complete investment and strategic advice; (ii) develop new services that meet additional needs you may have; and (iii) comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

In addition, in the normal conduct of our business, it may become necessary for us to share information relating to our clients that we have on record, as described above, with companies not affiliated with us who are under contract to perform services on our behalf. For example, we have contracted with companies to assist us in complying with anti-terrorist and anti-money-laundering statutory requirements (including the identification and reporting of activities that may involve terrorist acts or money-laundering activities), companies that provide clearing services, and other vendors that provide services directly related to your account relationship with us. Our agreements with these companies require that they keep your information confidential and not use such information for any unrelated purpose.

We do not sell information about you to third parties, and we do not otherwise disclose information to third parties without your permission or unless required by law.


Terms of Use

Terms of Use

By using this site, you signify your assent to, and agree to be bound by, the following terms and conditions. You should read these conditions carefully before using this site, and if you do not agree to these terms, you should exit this site. These terms may be amended at any time. Brown Advisory provides this site for informational purposes. Nothing on this site should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities, futures, options or other financial instruments or provide any investment advice or service. It should be noted that past performance is not an indication of future returns.

Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability

The information on this site is provided "as is." Brown Advisory does not warrant the accuracy of the materials provided herein, either expressly or by implication, for any particular purpose and expressly disclaims any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Brown Advisory will not be responsible for any loss or damage that could result from interception by third parties of any information made available to you via this site.

Although the information provided to you on this site is obtained or compiled from sources we believe to be reliable, Brown Advisory cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy, validity, timeliness or completeness of any information or data made available to you for any particular purpose.

Neither Brown Advisory, nor any of its affiliates, directors, officers or employees, nor any third party vendor will be liable or have any responsibility of any kind for any loss or damage, of any kind or nature, that you incur in the event of any failure or interruption of this site, or resulting from the act or omission of any other party involved in making this site or the data contained therein available to you, or from any other cause relating to your access to, inability to access, or use of the site or such data, whether or not the circumstances giving rise to such cause may have been within the control of Brown Advisory or of any vendor providing software or services support. In no event will Brown Advisory, its affiliates or any such parties be liable to you for any direct, special, indirect, consequential, incidental damages or any other damages of any kind even if Brown Advisory or any other party has been advised of the possibility thereof.

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If you leave this site via a link contained herein, you do so at your own risk. The content to which you link will not have been developed, checked for accuracy or otherwise reviewed by Brown Advisory. Brown Advisory is not responsible for damages or losses caused by any delays, defects or omissions that may exist in the services, information or other content provided in such site, whether actual, alleged, consequential or punitive. Brown Advisory makes no guarantees or representations as to, and shall have no liability for, any electronic content delivered by any third party, including, without limitation, the accuracy, subject matter, quality or timeliness of any electronic content.

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New Account Information

New Account Information

To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money-laundering activities, federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify and record information that identifies each customer that opens an account.

What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for certain information that will assist us in verifying your identity, such as your name, address, date of birth and taxpayer identification number. In some cases, we may ask for additional documentation, such as a driver's license, passport or other form of governmental identification.

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A Higher Purpose

“At Brown Advisory, people have a sense of responsibility to clients and to each other. We feel—we don’t think, we feel—that we are working for more than just paychecks.”

- Benjamin H. Griswold, IV, Chairman of the Board, Brown Investment Advisory & Trust Company


Putting Clients First

This principle pervades everything we do, not only because it is good for business, but also because we truly care about our clients. We feel privileged to work with them, as they do impressive work: raising successful families, building leading businesses, guiding important nonprofits, overseeing pensions that help people retire well and otherwise making a difference in the world. We take personal satisfaction in helping our clients succeed. That is Brown Advisory in a nutshell.