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

Equities

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.

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Michael Hankin

President and CEO

Mike Hankin is a partner of Brown Advisory Incorporated where he serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. Brown Advisory is an independent investment firm committed to providing its clients with first-class investment performance, thoughtful strategic advice and the highest levels of client service. The firm was founded in 1993 as part of Alex. Brown & Sons, then one of the oldest and most-respected investment firms in the U.S. Mike has led the firm since 1998 when it became independent and largely colleague-owned. Today, Brown Advisory has offices in Austin, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Boston, New York, Wilmington, Del., Chapel Hill, N.C. and London, and is privileged to work with clients in every state and 36 other countries. Prior to Brown Advisory, Mike worked extensively with clients as a tax and business law partner with Piper & Marbury.

Mike is deeply committed to the communities in which his family lives and the firm is based. He serves in leadership roles for a variety of non-profit organizations with a particular focus on the environment and land conservation, education and health care. As chairman of the Baltimore Healthy Harbor Project and executive committee member of the Baltimore Waterfront Partnership and Management Authority, the public/private business tax district that is responsible for the landscaping, clean-up and safety of Baltimore's waterfront, he has challenged the City to achieve a goal of making Baltimore’s Inner Harbor swimmable and fishable by 2020. His deep respect for the importance of Johns Hopkins is evidenced by his roles as trustee of Johns Hopkins University, trustee and Vice-Chairman of Johns Hopkins Medicine and Chairman of the Board of Managers of the Applied Physics Lab. He also serves as President of Land Preservation Trust, is a trustee of the Center for Large Landscape Conservation as well as a Director for the National Steeplechase Association and Associated Black Charities.

Mike also serves on the Board of Directors of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., as well as on the Boards of Directors of three private companies, Tate Engineering Systems, Inc., The Wills Group, Inc., and 1251 Capital Group, Inc.

Mike earned a B.A. and M.A. from Emory University in 1979 where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and he received a J.D. from The University of Virginia School of Law in 1982.

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