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Daring To Be Different

Eddie Brown shares his secrets to achieving financial success.

Kenneth Meeks

EDDIE BROWN IS AN INVESTMENT MANAGER, ENTREPRENEUR, AND philanthropist. Renowned for his stock-picking acumen, Brown and his talented team of portfolio managers at Baltimore-based Brown Capital Management made history this year, when the independent investment research and management company received a coveted recognition from Morningstar. Considered by some industry insiders as equivalent to winning the Oscars, Brown Capital’s Small Company Fund earned a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold, its highest medalist rating, beating out more than 600 other Small Growth Funds, and a Morningstar Overall Rating of five stars for its International Equity Fund, surpassing more than 700 Foreign Large Blend Funds.

“We’re very proud to receive this honor and accolade,” says Brown, founder and CEO. With thousands of mutual funds in the marketplace, this recognition acknowledges Brown Capital as the best domestic equity mutual fund manager in 2015, “period!” he adds. In fact, the firm’s Small Company team was named Morningstar Inc.’s U.S. Domestic Stock Fund Manager of the Year for 2015.

This past July, Brown Capital celebrated 33 years in business. The second oldest, black-owned asset management firm in the country reached a two-year peak, ranking No. 4 on the current BE ASSET MANAGERS list, with $7.35 billion under management and 34 employees.

In 2010, 


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