Brown Advisory appoints two to Board of Directors

Jan 08, 2016, 11:00 ET from Brown Advisory

BALTIMORE, Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Brown Advisory, an independent investment management and strategic advisory firm serving private and institutional clients across all 50 states and 34 countries, is pleased to announce that Beatrice (Bea) Hollond and Robert (Bob) Murley have been elected by Brown Advisory's shareholders to serve on the Board of Directors.

Both appointees bring significant experience to their new roles with the firm.

Ms. Hollond currently serves as the chair of both Millbank Investment Management, Ltd, a United Kingdom-based family investment office, and Keystone Investment Trust. She is also a director of Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust, vice chair of the Soho Theatre (London), chair of the Pembroke College Endowment Fund and deputy chair of The Philanthropy Workshop. Ms. Hollond holds an M.A. from Oxford University.

"Brown Advisory's people are of unquestioned honesty and integrity," Ms. Hollond said. "But the firm's enthusiasm for investing and the integrity of the client proposition are the real differentiators. I want to help carry on that tradition."

Mr. Murley currently serves as vice chairman – senior advisor and chairman of investment banking for the Americas at Credit Suisse. He is on the board of directors at several corporations, including the Apollo Education Group, Stone Energy Corporation and the Princeton University Investment Company. He is a trustee for Princeton University and the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago and is a member of both the Economic Club of Chicago and the Commercial Club of Chicago. Mr. Murley holds a B.A. from Princeton University, an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and an M.S. from the London School of Economics.

"I am honored to be invited to join the Board of Brown Advisory," Mr. Murley said. "I have deep respect for the culture, values and mission of the company. I will do my best to help Brown Advisory achieve its fullest potential."

Brown Advisory relies on the experience, wisdom and judgment of an independent board to provide long-term strategic guidance and uncompromised oversight. The addition of Ms. Hollond and Mr. Murley further strengthens this support of the firm's mission to deliver first-class performance, thoughtful strategic advice and the highest level of service to clients. 

"Bea and Bob embody the qualities sought by the firm in considering new directors for the Board – advisory expertise, an expansive network, insight into global financial markets, a willingness to challenge our views, and an appreciation for the essential elements of our culture," said Mike Hankin, President and CEO of Brown Advisory. "We appreciate external and diversifying perspectives, and believe that our interest in listening to and embracing such outside views is vital to the future of our firm."

About Brown Advisory

Brown Advisory is an independent investment firm committed to providing its clients with a combination of first-class investment performance, strategic advice and the highest level of service. Founded in 1993 as an affiliate of Alex. Brown & Sons, a leading U.S. investment bank, Brown Advisory became independent in 1998.

Today the firm serves private clients and institutions in 34 countries out of seven offices globally. The firm's employee equity ownership, experienced investment professionals, collaborative investment process, and client-first culture help to make a material difference in the lives of its clients. For more information, please visit




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