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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 mid-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 mid-sized growth companies. BAMCO, Inc. ("BAMCO" or the "Adviser") defines mid-sized companies as those, at the time of purchase, with market capitalizations above $2.5 billion or the smallest market cap stock in the Russell Midcap Growth Index at reconstitution, whichever is larger, and below the largest market cap stock in the Russell Midcap Growth Index at reconstitution.


1 month+2.20% 3 years+16.96%
3 months+2.13% 5 years+12.87%
1 year+1.75% Since inception+11.24%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Mid-cap growth

Performance 5-yr return+12.87%+11.71%
Expense ratio1.31%1.29%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio0.980.86
Net assets$2.7B$1.2B
Average market cap$9.0B$9.5B
Average P/E27.523.5
Portfolio turnover11%11%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyBaron Capital Group
Fund manager & tenureAndrew Peck / 12 Years
Minimal initial investment$2,000.00
Minimum IRA investment$2,000.00


U.S. stock94.65%
International stock2.28%
Fixed income0.20%
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 Inc5.17%
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories Inc4.81%
MTN Vail Resorts Inc4.16%
VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc3.82%
ACGL Arch Capital Group Ltd3.80%
ILMN Illumina Inc3.67%
FDS FactSet Research Systems Inc3.15%
FLT Fleetcor Technologies Inc3.15%
SBAC SBA Communications Corp2.92%
SCHW Charles Schwab2.90%