Brown Advisory US Smaller Companies PLC is a United Kingdom-based independent investment management and strategic advisory company. The Company’s investment objective is to achieve long-term capital growth by investing in a diversified portfolio primarily of quoted United States smaller and medium-sized companies. It invests in smaller companies, which can be less liquid than investments in larger companies and can have fewer resources than larger companies to cope with unexpected adverse events. The Company invests mainly in shares. Its investment portfolio includes healthcare, information technology, industrials, consumer discretionary, cash and gearing, communication services, energy, consumer staples, financials, materials, and real estate. The Company operates in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Delaware, Frankfurt, London, Nashville, New York, North Carolina, San Francisco, Singapore, and Southern California, among others. The Company’s portfolio manager is Brown Advisory LLC.