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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+1.63% 3 years+11.27%
3 months+4.01% 5 years+15.59%
1 year+24.04% Since inception+11.53%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Mid-cap growth

Performance 5-yr return+15.59%+12.62%
Expense ratio1.31%1.22%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.361.18
Net assets$3.2B$1.5B
Average market cap$12.5B$12.1B
Average P/E34.529.4
Portfolio turnover13%13%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyBaron Capital Group
Fund manager & tenureAndrew Peck / 14 Years
Minimal initial investment$2,000.00
Minimum IRA investment--


U.S. stock98.19%
International stock0.46%
Fixed income0.00%
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 Inc6.37%
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories Inc5.75%
MTN Vail Resorts Inc5.46%
MTD Mettler-Toledo International Inc5.17%
ACGL Arch Capital Group Ltd4.15%
VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc3.57%
SCHW Charles Schwab3.54%
GWRE Guidewire Software Inc3.14%
SBAC SBA Communications Corp2.81%
FDS FactSet Research Systems Inc2.59%