BALTIMORE, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Brown Advisory, an independent investment management and strategic advisory firm with approximately $35 billion in client assets, is pleased to announce that the World Economic Forum has selected Dune Thorne, Partner in the firm's Boston office, as a 2013 Young Global Leader.
The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a unique, not-for-profit foundation that works closely with the World Economic Forum on research and initiatives to make a positive impact on the world. Coming from diverse backgrounds, Young Global Leaders work in close cooperation with the stakeholders of the World Economic Forum to shape industry, regional and global change.
Each year, drawing from a pool of thousands of nominees, the World Economic Forum's selection committee recognizes 199 individuals under the age of 40 as Young Global Leaders. Candidates are chosen based on their proven track record of professional accomplishments, breadth of their expertise, commitment to society and their ability to overcome adversity, among other criteria.
"We are extremely proud of Dune for her recognition by the World Economic Forum," said Michael D. Hankin, President and CEO of Brown Advisory. "She will contribute her considerable talents to the organization and gain valuable insight and experience that she can share with her colleagues and clients."
Dune will become part of the broader Forum of Young Global Leaders community that currently numbers more than 700 outstanding individuals. The Leaders convene at an annual summit, which will be held this year in Yangon, Myanmar.
"It is an honor and privilege to be recognized as part of this year's distinguished class of Young Global Leaders," said Dune Thorne. "I am humbled to join an organization that is focused on addressing some of the largest, most complex issues facing the world."
At Brown Advisory, Ms. Thorne serves as an Investment Advisor, where she works with multi-generational families with complex wealth and legacy issues to help them grow, protect and transfer their assets. She has more than 13 years of experience in the industry. Dune earned an MBA at Harvard Business School where she completed studies in the psychology of female investing as well as angel investing, and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College. She is a Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS®) professional and a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA).
In addition to her role at Brown Advisory, Ms. Thorne is also the founder and Chairwoman of Investing in Girls, a non-profit financial literacy and mentor program for young women, arming them with the skills and confidence they need to become independent and influential women.
About Brown Advisory
Brown Advisory (www.brownadvisory.com) is an independent investment management firm, with approximately $35 billion in client assets, with principal offices in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., as well as in Boston, Wilmington, Del., Chapel Hill, N.C., and London. The Firm's institutional and private clients are based in 50 states and 22 countries and are serviced by over 300 employees worldwide, all of whom are equity owners of the firm.
SOURCE Brown Advisory