Investment Objective

The International Small Company Service seeks long-term capital appreciation. Current income is a secondary consideration in selecting portfolio investments.


Brown Capital Management strives to build investment programs that meet the needs of genuine long-term investors. Investment team members execute a time-tested process that seeks to position them as patient business owners, rather than short- term traders. They invest with the courage of their convictions, no matter the market environment.

A Methodical Approach To Investing in Exceptional International Small Companies

The investment team seeks to identify and invest in exceptional companies that save time, lives, money or headaches, or provide a compelling value proposition to consumers. The portfolio is comprised of 40-65 of these exceptional international small growth companies that have the potential to grow revenues and earnings significantly over a three-to-five-year evaluation horizon and beyond.

Benchmark Agnostic

Experience taught Brown Capital Management that managing to a benchmark can be a distraction and a threat to long-term results. Therefore, the portfolio’s holdings and performance may vary significantly from common indexes over time. As a result, the firm's turnover approach may be best suited to investors who maintain a long-term investment horizon.

Risk Management

Managing risk occurs through portfolio diversification and, most important, an in-depth awareness of risk at a company level. 

International Small Company Investment Team

The International Team has nearly 80 years of cumulative investment experience, and averages more than 25 years of industry experience each. Each team member is both an analyst and a portfolio manager. As analysts, they are each charged with conducting rigorous fundamental analysis, scrutinizing every facet of a potential investment in order to uncover the international companies that the firm believes has exceptional long-term growth potential. As portfolio managers, their goal is to build a benchmark-agnostic, diversified portfolio that grows client capital over the long-term. As a team, they have navigated the International Equity ServiceInternational Small Company ServiceInternational Equity Fund and International Small Company Fund through multiple market cycles.