Fact sheet: Brown Advisory US Smaller Cos

Fund information
Fund name
Brown Advisory US Smaller Companies A USD
Fund manager company
Brown Advisory LLC
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Christopher A Berriersince 09/11/2007
Fund objective
The fund aims to achieve capital appreciation by investing in a concentrated portfolio of small-cap U.S. equities of above average growth, sound management and favourable competitive positioning. Through our disciplined, bottom-up investment process, we strive to exploit market inefficiencies in the small-cap universe.
Benchmark
  • Russell 2000
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
18.5%
1 Year rank in sector
3/27
Sector
FO Equity - Small Cap USA
Yield
-
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
1.75%
Fund size
£229m (£180m last year)
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
113
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
GS US Sml Cap CORE Eq Pfl30.7%
SEI US Sm Cos28.5%
Brown Advisory US Smaller Cos18.5%
Manulife US Small Cap Equity17.9%
Aberdeen Gbl Nth Am Sm Cms16%
...more in FO Equity - Small Cap USA

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA91%
    Money Market9%
  • Information Technology35.4%
    Industrials20.4%
    Health Care17.2%
    Consumer Discretionary10.9%
    Money Market9%
  • US Equities91%
    Money Market9%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.6%13.8%19.1%18.5%27%102.1%
Sector-0%10.7%14.1%9.8%19.3%89.5%
Rank within sector8 / 3310 / 328 / 323 / 275 / 248 / 21
Quartile1st2nd1st1st1st2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund10.4%6.9%-0.1%38.4%14.1%
Sector10%-4.1%4.8%37.9%11.8%
Rank within sector10 / 312 / 2720 / 249 / 239 / 22
Quartile2nd1st4th2nd2nd
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
2.24
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
1.01
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
0.48
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
14.03
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
4.69
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
0.47
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.89
Price movement
52 week high19.11
52 week low14.27
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price18.84
Region
1USA91%
2Money Market9%
Industry sector
1Information Technology35.4%
2Industrials20.4%
3Health Care17.2%
4Consumer Discretionary10.9%
5Money Market9%
6Telecommunications2.8%
7Consumer Staples2.2%
8Financials2.1%
Asset type
1US Equities91%
2Money Market9%
Individual holdings
1WASTE CONNECTIONS INC4.4%
2BROADSOFT INC3.2%
3COGENT COMMUNICATIONS GROUP INC2.8%
4BRIGHT HORIZONS FAMILY SOLUTIONS2.6%
5BROADRIDGE FINL SOLUTIONS INC2.5%
6IDEXX LABORATORIES INC2.5%
7CHARLES RIVER LABORATORIES2.4%
8LIBERTY TRIPADVISOR HLDGS INC2.4%
9INTERACTIVE INTELLIGENCE GROUP INC2.3%
Management
Fund manager group
Brown Advisory
Fund manager company
Brown Advisory LLC
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The fund aims to achieve capital appreciation by investing in a concentrated portfolio of small-cap U.S. equities of above average growth, sound management and favourable competitive positioning. Through our disciplined, bottom-up investment process, we strive to exploit market inefficiencies in the small-cap universe.
Benchmark
  • Russell 2000
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Christopher A Berrier09/11/2007Mr. Berrier is a Partner of Brown Advisory and has been the co-manager of the U.S. Small-Cap Growth strategy since joining the firm in September 2005. Prior to joining Brown Advisory, Mr. Berrier was a senior equity analyst and Vice President at T. Rowe Price Group with a primary focus on small- and mid-capitalization growth companies across multiple sectors. He has over 12 years of investment industry experience.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden
Brown Advisory US Smaller Companies A USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.75%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.75%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price18.84
CurrencyUSD
Price updated26/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeAYJ5
Brown Advisory US Smaller Companies B EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15.78
CurrencyEUR
Price updated26/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeKIGO
Brown Advisory US Smaller Companies B GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.14
CurrencyGBP
Price updated26/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeDMY2
Brown Advisory US Smaller Companies B USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£2,500,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.96%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.96%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.4
CurrencyUSD
Price updated26/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeAYJ4
Brown Advisory US Smaller Companies C USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.74%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.74%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15.28
CurrencyUSD
Price updated26/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJ8LV
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