Majority of investor portfolios typically have one element in common; the largest asset class is typically allocated to large cap stocks especially growth stocks. One of the most popular investors choices is investing in the large cap mutual funds. The Brown Advisory Flexible Value fund is classified as large blend stock mutual fund. More review about this fund below.

TheBrown Advisory Flexible Value fundseeks to achieve long-term capital growth. This stock fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities, especially in ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds). This fund may invest in investment grade and non-investment grade debt securities or unrated debt securities determined by the Advisor to be of comparable quality.

Thislarge blendmutual fund was first introduced to public in November 2006. The current fund managers are

and Nina K. Yudell. The fund has total net assets of $34.26 million. The fund has 1.35% annual expense ratio. The ratio is lower than the average in the Large Blend category (1.12%).The 12b1 fee is 0.25%, and there is no sales charge.The annual holdings turnover rate is 33.00%. The dividend yield of this fund is very small (0.19%). The most recent distribution was on December 2011 ($0.01).

This mutual fund has YTD return of 3.23%. This fund has its highest return so far in 2009 with 40.81%. The only year the fund had negative return was in 2008 with -40.51%. Based on the load adjusted return, this fund has returned 4.72% over the past 1-year, 20.78% over the past 3-year and -2.28% over the past 5-year. The 3-years beta is 0.93.

The purchase of thismutual fundis limited to a list of 25 brokerages only, such as Firstrade, Pershing Fund Center, Td Ameritrade, E Trade Financial, E Trade No Load Fee, etc. The minimum opening purchase of this fund is $2,000 with the minimum next purchase of $100. The other class of this fund is the Institutional Shares (BIAFX).

Thetop 10 holdingsof this large blend mutual fund as of December 2011 are Google Inc (5.84%), MasterCard Inc (5.58%), Occidental Petroleum Corp (4.46%), Berkshire Hathaway Inc (4.27%), Canadian National Railway Co (4.12%), Kinder Morgan Inc (3.57%), Cash & Equivalents (3.28%), Wells Fargo & Co (3.20%), Walt Disney Co (3.13%) and Lowes Companies Inc (2.66%).

PrincipalInvestment Risksinclude Convertible Securities Risk, Debt/Fixed Income Securities Risk, Equity and General Market Risk, ETF Risk, Foreign Securities Risk, Management Risk, Non-Investment Grade Securities Risk, Private Placement Risk, REIT and Real Estate Risk, Smaller and Medium Capitalization, etc.

The advantages of investing in this stock mutual fund are:

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