Baron Asset Fund Retail Class (BARAX)

Net Asset Value
1 Day
Overall Morningstar Rating
Mid-cap growth
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
Expense Ratio
Morningstar Risk Rating™
Investment Objective The investment seeks capital appreciation through long-term investments primarily in securities of medium-sized companies with undervalued assets or favorable growth prospects. The fund invests for the long term primarily in equity securities in the form of common stock of medium-sized growth companies with market capitalizations of between $1.5 billion and $12 billion at the time of purchase selected for their capital appreciation potential. The Adviser seeks to invest in businesses it believes have significant opportunities for growth, sustainable competitive advantages, strong, visionary management, and an attractive valuation.


1 month-0.73% 3 years+18.43%
3 months+5.79% 5 years+16.02%
1 year+13.09% Since inception+11.57%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Mid-cap growth

Performance 5-yr return+16.02%+14.76%
Expense ratio1.32%1.35%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.030.95
Net assets$2.8B$1.3B
Average market cap$9.3B$9.3B
Average P/E27.924.4
Portfolio turnover11%11%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyBaron Capital Group
Fund manager & tenureAndrew Peck / 11 Years
Minimal initial investment$2,000.00
Minimum IRA investment$2,000.00


U.S. stock98.19%
International stock0.44%
Fixed income0.36%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Business service 22.69%
Consumer service 17.82%
Financial service 14.68%
Healthcare 11.24%
Energy 9.14%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
IT Gartner Inc Class A4.79%
IDXX Idexx Laboratories4.30%
ILMN Illumina Inc3.61%
MTN Vail Resorts Inc3.24%
FLT Fleetcor Technologies, Inc.3.17%
VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc3.07%
MTD Mettler-Toledo International Inc2.96%
SBAC SBA Communications Corp2.95%
SCHW Charles Schwab Corp2.79%
ACGL Arch Capital Group Ltd2.73%

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