As a fiduciary, you are responsible for making investment decisions on behalf of a charity or its beneficiaries. The liability is placed on your shoulders to select and monitor plan assets with an appropriate level of risk based on the foundation or endowment documents. We can help you establish a clear written process to reduce risk and meet your objectives.

When serving on a nonprofit board or as a trustee for the benefit of others, you are responsible for making good, clear decisions based on the trust or endowment documents. Bragg Financial provides the following services to help you meet your obligations.

  • Determine client goals, cash flow needs, risk tolerance and time horizon
  • Establish an Investment Policy Statement
  • Provide clear, concise quarterly performance reporting
  • Provide online client portal for accessing interim reporting

Bragg Financial Advisors launched the Queens Road Funds in 2002. The Funds are managed utilizing a fundamental, bottom-up approach to construct a diversified portfolio. Our research process is built on the principles established by Benjamin Graham to identify companies that are trading at a discount to intrinsic value.

In 2020, Bragg Financial Advisors entered into a strategic partnership with First Pacific Advisors, LP (FPA), and renamed the funds the FPA Queens Road Small Cap Value Fund and the FPA Queens Road Value Fund. Bragg Financial now serves as sub-advisor to the Funds and continues to manage the Funds’ portfolios. In their new role as advisor to the Funds, FPA provides administration, marketing, and distribution services. Bragg’s Steve Scruggs, CFA, has served as portfolio manager for the Funds since their inception in 2002 and continues in that role under the new partnership.

To learn more about our philosophy, process, risks and performance and to download a prospectus, please visit the FPA website at www.fpa.com


The FPA Queens Road Funds are distributed by UMB Distribution Services, LLC. Queens Road Securities, LLC, an affiliate of Bragg Financial Advisors, Inc., served as the distributor of the Funds from inception through August 2020.

Sound Advice,
Wise Decisions

We’ve assembled an experienced team of experts coupled with a clear investment philosophy and a disciplined, unemotional process.

Investment Approach

Investment Committee

  • Made up of research analysts and portfolio managers with advanced degrees (MBA) and industry certifications (CFA)
  • Committee members average over 20 years of industry experience
  • Conducts research of individual securities and active fund managers
  • Determines investment strategy and develops target portfolio allocations
  • Monitors performance and risk and adjusts as needed

Investment Philosophy

  • Bragg Financial Advisors uses a disciplined investment approach based on Modern Portfolio theory and other proven academic research.
  • Our philosophy emphasizes diversification, long-term holding periods, fundamental analysis, and risk-adjusted returns.
  • We remove emotion from the investment decision process, replacing it with diligence, discipline, and patience.
  • The resulting portfolio has the right amount of risk based on the objectives of the institution and has the greatest likelihood of success over time.

Investment Process

  • Written Investment Policy Statement custom-designed for each client
  • Portfolio typically invested in individual securities, indexed and actively managed mutual funds and Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF)
  • Accounts are custodied at Pershing or Schwab
  • Portfolio customized to accommodate a client’s long-term over-weights in certain stocks or low-cost basis holdings
  • Ongoing portfolio management rebalances to target allocation and strives for tax efficiency and loss harvesting
  • Provides clear, comprehensive quarterly performance reporting for portfolio, asset class and underlying managers
  • Provides client portal for 24/7 access to performance reporting


Bragg Financial Advisors provides advice and disciplined portfolio management for a fee that is calculated as a percentage of the assets that we manage for you. A minimum of $3 million in assets under management is required to engage our firm, although this may be waived in certain circumstances. Our fees start just below 1% and decrease based on the assets under management. We encourage you to read more about our fee schedule and services provided in our Firm Brochure—Form ADV Part 2A.