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Baron Small Cap Fund Institutional Class (BSFIX)

Net Asset Value
1 Day
Overall Morningstar Rating
Small growth
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
Expense Ratio
Below Average
Morningstar Risk Rating™
Investment Objective The investment seeks capital appreciation through investments primarily in securities of small-sized growth companies. The fund invests 80% of its net assets in equity securities in the form of common stock of U.S. small-sized growth companies. BAMCO- Inc. ("BAMCO" or the "Adviser") defines small-sized companies as those- at the time of purchase- with market capitalizations up to the largest market cap stock in the Russell 2000 Growth Index at reconstitution- or companies with market capitalizations up to $2.5 billion- whichever is larger.


1 month+4.00% 3 years+11.94%
3 months+6.91% 5 years+13.06%
1 year+29.03% Since inception+15.21%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Small growth

Performance 5-yr return+13.06%+13.96%
Expense ratio1.06%1.28%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.101.01
Net assets$4.3B$1.0B
Average market cap$4.8B$3.8B
Average P/E22.828.5
Portfolio turnover29%29%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyBaron Capital Group
Fund manager & tenureClifford Greenberg / 20 Years
Minimal initial investment$1,000,000.00
Minimum IRA investment--


U.S. stock95.71%
International stock1.84%
Fixed income0.00%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Industrial materials 19.43%
Consumer service 13.99%
Business service 12.38%
Healthcare 10.11%
Energy 8.69%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
IT Gartner Inc4.01%
-- 3.30%
TDG TransDigm Group Inc3.04%
GWRE Guidewire Software Inc3.02%
BFAM Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc2.95%
ASGN On Assignment Inc2.77%
GTT GTT Communications Inc2.73%
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories Inc2.73%
CGNX Cognex Corp2.70%
SBAC SBA Communications Corp2.57%