Baron Focused Growth Fund (BFGIX)

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Fund Description

Baron Focused Growth Fund invests in a focused portfolio of small and mid-size growth companies.

    

  

Price as of Nov 20 , 2014 Collapse

NAV Daily Change ($) Daily Change (%) MTD YTD 52-Week High 52-Week Low
$14.04 $0.04 0.29% -0.64% -0.34% $14.60 $12.91 

Price History

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5/31/1996 – 11/20/2014
  • Low: $1.93 7/31/1996
  • High: $14.60 7/3/2014

Performance as of October 31, 2014

Month End   |   Quarter End Download Fund Performance
    Annualized Returns
10/31/14
Since Inception
5/31/96
 
  YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR Annualized Cumulative Expense
Ratio*
BFGIX - Baron Focused Growth Fund - I 0.30% 3.68% 13.76% 14.31% 10.16% 11.56% 649.63% 1.12% / 1.10%
Russell 2500 Growth Index 3.98% 10.24% 18.64% 19.20% 10.26% 7.49% 278.11% N/A
S&P 500 Index 10.99% 17.27% 19.77% 16.69% 8.20% 8.15% 323.62% N/A
    Annualized Returns
9/30/14
Since Inception
5/31/96
 
  YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR Annualized Cumulative Expense
Ratio*
BFGIX - Baron Focused Growth Fund - I -1.90% 4.71% 17.84% 13.06% 10.49% 11.48% 633.18% 1.12% / 1.10%
Russell 2500 Growth Index -0.41% 8.05% 22.68% 16.85% 10.10% 7.27% 262.17% N/A
S&P 500 Index 8.34% 19.73% 22.99% 15.70% 8.11% 8.05% 313.52% N/A
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Growth of $10,000 Chart

 
5/31/1996 – 11/19/2014
  • Baron Focused Growth Fund - I: $74,273.00
  • Russell 2500 Growth: $37,808.32
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Rolling Returns

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Historical Performance

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Year Baron Focused Growth Fund - I Russell 2500 Growth Index S&P 500 Index
2013 26.09% 40.65% 32.39%
2012 16.17% 16.13% 16.00%
2011 -1.11% -1.57% 2.11%
2010 25.39% 28.86% 15.06%
2009 33.94% 41.66% 26.46%
2008 -39.06% -41.50% -37.00%
2007 15.25% 9.69% 5.49%
2006 26.63% 12.26% 15.79%
2005 4.51% 8.17% 4.91%
2004 50.24% 14.59% 10.88%
2003 40.01% 46.32% 28.68%
2002 -8.44% -29.09% -22.06%
2001 -24.33% -10.83% -11.93%
2000 -6.00% -16.09% -9.10%
1999 19.87% 55.48% 21.04%
1998 36.17% 3.10% 28.58%
1997 38.38% 14.76% 33.36%
1996^ 6.83% -2.81% 12.11%
^ For the period May 31, 1996 (Fund inception) to December 31, 1996
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Cumulative Returns

5/31/1996 – 10/31/2014
  • BFGIX - Baron Focused Growth Fund - I: 649.63%
  • Russell 2500 Growth Index: 278.11%
  • S&P 500 Index: 323.62%
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Total Returns By Quarters

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Quarters Baron Focused Growth Fund - I Russell 2500 Growth Index S&P 500 Index
9/30/2014 -4.15% -4.21% 1.13%
6/30/2014 2.78% 2.90% 5.23%
3/31/2014 -0.43% 1.04% 1.81%
12/31/2013 6.74% 8.49% 10.51%
9/30/2013 8.57% 11.94% 5.24%
6/30/2013 -1.98% 3.23% 2.91%
3/31/2013 11.01% 12.20% 10.61%
12/31/2012 5.78% 1.78% -0.38%
9/30/2012 8.27% 5.22% 6.35%
6/30/2012 -7.21% -5.38% -2.75%
3/31/2012 9.31% 14.60% 12.59%
12/31/2011 13.87% 13.51% 11.82%
9/30/2011 -18.05% -21.35% -13.87%
6/30/2011 -1.13% 0.38% 0.10%
3/31/2011 7.19% 9.83% 5.92%
12/31/2010 17.33% 16.00% 10.76%
9/30/2010 7.53% 13.15% 11.29%
6/30/2010 -5.81% -9.77% -11.43%
3/31/2010 5.52% 8.81% 5.39%
12/31/2009 3.68% 5.57% 6.04%
9/30/2009 15.88% 17.17% 15.61%
6/30/2009 19.90% 21.79% 15.93%
3/31/2009 -7.02% -5.97% -11.01%
12/31/2008 -28.15% -27.77% -21.94%
9/30/2008 -6.90% -12.09% -8.37%
6/30/2008 -1.54% 3.62% -2.73%
3/31/2008 -7.48% -11.08% -9.44%
12/31/2007 -4.38% -2.09% -3.33%
9/30/2007 15.55% 0.66% 2.03%
6/30/2007 3.00% 6.98% 6.28%
3/31/2007 1.27% 4.03% 0.64%
12/31/2006 14.01% 8.24% 6.70%
9/30/2006 0.95% -1.20% 5.67%
6/30/2006 -1.54% -6.13% -1.44%
3/31/2006 11.73% 11.83% 4.21%
12/31/2005 9.22% 2.72% 2.09%
9/30/2005 -1.26% 6.29% 3.60%
6/30/2005 -0.35% 3.56% 1.37%
3/31/2005 -2.76% -4.33% -2.15%
12/31/2004 22.29% 14.91% 9.23%
9/30/2004 2.68% -5.61% -1.87%
6/30/2004 5.74% 0.13% 1.72%
3/31/2004 13.15% 5.50% 1.69%
12/31/2003 14.19% 12.00% 12.18%
9/30/2003 6.30% 9.97% 2.65%
6/30/2003 16.43% 22.72% 15.39%
3/31/2003 -0.93% -3.20% -3.15%
12/31/2002 8.11% 8.28% 8.44%
9/30/2002 -12.24% -19.06% -17.28%
6/30/2002 -6.68% -16.63% -13.40%
3/31/2002 3.40% -2.95% 0.32%
12/31/2001 16.84% 25.90% 10.63%
9/30/2001 -23.39% -27.07% -14.68%
6/30/2001 9.56% 21.27% 5.85%
3/31/2001 -22.85% -19.92% -11.86%
12/31/2000 -12.31% -19.35% -7.82%
9/30/2000 9.51% -2.94% -0.97%
6/30/2000 -15.53% -6.91% -2.66%
3/31/2000 15.87% 15.15% 2.29%
12/31/1999 14.45% 39.36% 14.88%
9/30/1999 -22.20% -3.47% -6.24%
6/30/1999 10.53% 16.81% 7.05%
3/31/1999 21.80% -1.05% 4.98%
12/31/1998 34.17% 25.35% 21.30%
9/30/1998 -11.20% -22.21% -9.95%
6/30/1998 1.37% -4.88% 3.30%
3/31/1998 12.74% 11.15% 13.95%
12/31/1997 1.02% -8.01% 2.87%
9/30/1997 18.19% 16.64% 7.49%
6/30/1997 24.46% 16.25% 17.46%
3/31/1997 -6.87% -8.00% 2.68%
12/31/1996 7.77% 0.93% 8.34%
9/30/1996 1.33% 1.37% 3.09%
6/30/1996^ -2.17% -5.01% 0.38%
^ For the period May 31, 1996 (Fund inception) to June 30, 1996
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Total Returns By Months

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Month End Baron Focused Growth Fund - I Russell 2500 Growth Index S&P 500 Index
10/31/2014 2.24% 4.40% 2.44%
9/30/2014 -2.52% -4.39% -1.40%
8/31/2014 4.49% 5.49% 4.00%
7/31/2014 -5.89% -5.03% -1.38%
6/30/2014 4.64% 5.27% 2.07%
5/31/2014 1.03% 1.32% 2.35%
4/30/2014 -2.78% -3.53% 0.74%
3/31/2014 -1.54% -2.12% 0.84%
2/28/2014 6.26% 5.22% 4.57%
1/31/2014 -4.82% -1.89% -3.46%
12/31/2013 2.62% 2.68% 2.53%
11/30/2013 0.73% 3.26% 3.05%
10/31/2013 3.26% 2.32% 4.60%
9/30/2013 6.50% 6.41% 3.14%
8/31/2013 -2.93% -2.06% -2.90%
7/31/2013 5.02% 7.41% 5.09%
6/30/2013 -2.06% -1.20% -1.34%
5/31/2013 0.48% 4.11% 2.34%
4/30/2013 -0.40% 0.35% 1.93%
3/31/2013 2.52% 4.34% 3.75%
2/28/2013 1.65% 0.62% 1.36%
1/31/2013 6.52% 6.87% 5.18%
12/31/2012 1.70% 1.94% 0.91%
11/30/2012 2.39% 1.75% 0.58%
10/31/2012 1.58% -1.88% -1.85%
9/30/2012 2.09% 2.32% 2.58%
8/31/2012 3.14% 3.86% 2.25%
7/31/2012 2.83% -0.99% 1.39%
6/30/2012 1.02% 3.22% 4.12%
5/31/2012 -6.84% -7.53% -6.01%
4/30/2012 -1.40% -0.86% -0.63%
3/31/2012 2.99% 1.73% 3.29%
2/29/2012 2.37% 4.60% 4.32%
1/31/2012 3.68% 7.71% 4.48%
12/31/2011 0.21% -1.20% 1.02%
11/30/2011 0.00% -0.48% -0.22%
10/31/2011 13.64% 15.44% 10.93%
9/30/2011 -10.90% -10.88% -7.03%
8/31/2011 -4.08% -8.19% -5.43%
7/31/2011 -4.11% -3.88% -2.03%
6/30/2011 -0.57% -1.80% -1.67%
5/31/2011 -2.77% -1.23% -1.13%
4/30/2011 2.27% 3.49% 2.96%
3/31/2011 3.32% 2.96% 0.04%
2/28/2011 4.38% 5.48% 3.43%
1/31/2011 -0.61% 1.13% 2.37%
12/31/2010 10.48% 7.47% 6.68%
11/30/2010 3.35% 4.03% 0.01%
10/31/2010 2.76% 3.76% 3.80%
9/30/2010 10.81% 13.25% 8.92%
8/31/2010 -7.96% -6.34% -4.51%
7/31/2010 5.43% 6.67% 7.01%
6/30/2010 -3.11% -6.47% -5.23%
5/31/2010 -6.90% -6.79% -7.99%
4/30/2010 4.42% 3.50% 1.58%
3/31/2010 5.39% 7.99% 6.03%
2/28/2010 4.62% 5.09% 3.10%
1/31/2010 -4.29% -4.12% -3.60%
12/31/2009 4.84% 7.71% 1.93%
11/30/2009 2.17% 3.71% 6.00%
10/31/2009 -3.21% -5.50% -1.86%
9/30/2009 4.65% 6.55% 3.73%
8/31/2009 2.93% 2.04% 3.61%
7/31/2009 7.58% 7.77% 7.56%
6/30/2009 1.60% 2.34% 0.20%
5/31/2009 1.03% 3.60% 5.59%
4/30/2009 16.81% 14.87% 9.57%
3/31/2009 11.26% 9.53% 8.76%
2/28/2009 -8.71% -8.66% -10.65%
1/31/2009 -8.45% -6.02% -8.43%
12/31/2008 4.03% 5.07% 1.06%
11/30/2008 -11.55% -11.28% -7.18%
10/31/2008 -21.91% -22.52% -16.80%
9/30/2008 -8.28% -13.24% -8.91%
8/31/2008 3.36% 1.68% 1.45%
7/31/2008 -1.80% -0.35% -0.84%
6/30/2008 -10.28% -7.16% -8.43%
5/31/2008 3.50% 5.27% 1.30%
4/30/2008 6.02% 6.03% 4.87%
3/31/2008 -0.35% -1.21% -0.43%
2/29/2008 -4.49% -2.01% -3.25%
1/31/2008 -2.79% -8.15% -6.00%
12/31/2007 -2.39% -0.09% -0.69%
11/30/2007 -3.96% -5.90% -4.18%
10/31/2007 2.00% 4.14% 1.59%
9/30/2007 8.41% 3.47% 3.74%
8/31/2007 7.85% 1.53% 1.50%
7/31/2007 -1.17% -4.19% -3.10%
6/30/2007 -1.16% -0.96% -1.66%
5/31/2007 1.12% 4.80% 3.49%
4/30/2007 3.05% 3.07% 4.43%
3/31/2007 0.15% 0.88% 1.12%
2/28/2007 -4.53% -0.05% -1.96%
1/31/2007 5.92% 3.18% 1.51%
12/31/2006 4.41% -0.23% 1.40%
11/30/2006 5.11% 3.40% 1.90%
10/31/2006 3.89% 4.93% 3.26%
9/30/2006 0.78% 1.42% 2.58%
8/31/2006 6.51% 2.40% 2.38%
7/31/2006 -5.95% -4.87% 0.62%
6/30/2006 1.79% -0.47% 0.14%
5/31/2006 -3.23% -5.97% -2.88%
4/30/2006 -0.04% 0.31% 1.34%
3/31/2006 7.76% 4.27% 1.24%
2/28/2006 2.58% -0.30% 0.27%
1/31/2006 1.08% 7.57% 2.65%
12/31/2005 0.10% 0.57% 0.03%
11/30/2005 8.54% 5.59% 3.78%
10/31/2005 0.53% -3.27% -1.67%
9/30/2005 -2.69% 0.97% 0.81%
8/31/2005 -4.02% -1.15% -0.91%
7/31/2005 5.72% 6.49% 3.72%
6/30/2005 1.99% 2.64% 0.14%
5/31/2005 5.03% 6.66% 3.18%
4/30/2005 -6.97% -5.40% -1.90%
3/31/2005 -4.12% -2.76% -1.77%
2/28/2005 1.91% 1.99% 2.10%
1/31/2005 -0.48% -3.53% -2.44%
12/31/2004 7.78% 4.79% 3.40%
11/30/2004 7.69% 6.63% 4.05%
10/31/2004 5.36% 2.84% 1.53%
9/30/2004 8.29% 4.51% 1.08%
8/31/2004 0.63% -2.01% 0.40%
7/31/2004 -5.77% -7.83% -3.31%
6/30/2004 3.03% 2.44% 1.94%
5/31/2004 -0.25% 2.08% 1.37%
4/30/2004 2.89% -4.24% -1.57%
3/31/2004 3.61% 0.35% -1.51%
2/29/2004 3.66% 0.93% 1.39%
1/31/2004 5.35% 4.17% 1.84%
12/31/2003 1.60% 0.11% 5.24%
11/30/2003 6.35% 3.38% 0.88%
10/31/2003 5.68% 8.22% 5.66%
9/30/2003 -0.27% -2.15% -1.06%
8/31/2003 1.97% 5.36% 1.95%
7/31/2003 4.53% 6.66% 1.76%
6/30/2003 2.58% 2.06% 1.28%
5/31/2003 7.33% 10.59% 5.27%
4/30/2003 5.75% 8.72% 8.24%
3/31/2003 5.03% 1.32% 0.97%
2/28/2003 -0.90% -2.33% -1.50%
1/31/2003 -4.82% -2.18% -2.62%
12/31/2002 -1.63% -6.32% -5.87%
11/30/2002 5.43% 9.30% 5.89%
10/31/2002 4.24% 5.75% 8.80%
9/30/2002 -7.46% -7.57% -10.87%
8/31/2002 3.91% -0.02% 0.66%
7/31/2002 -8.73% -12.42% -7.80%
6/30/2002 -3.18% -9.19% -7.12%
5/31/2002 -0.28% -5.04% -0.74%
4/30/2002 -3.34% -3.32% -6.06%
3/31/2002 6.61% 8.05% 3.76%
2/28/2002 -1.37% -6.18% -1.93%
1/31/2002 -1.66% -4.27% -1.41%
12/31/2001 7.95% 5.48% 0.83%
11/30/2001 5.44% 8.64% 7.67%
10/31/2001 2.65% 9.86% 1.91%
9/30/2001 -11.69% -15.66% -8.08%
8/31/2001 -11.42% -6.65% -6.26%
7/31/2001 -2.06% -7.37% -0.98%
6/30/2001 -5.08% 2.26% -2.43%
5/31/2001 1.66% 2.90% 0.67%
4/30/2001 13.54% 15.24% 7.77%
3/31/2001 -16.77% -11.06% -6.34%
2/28/2001 -11.32% -15.43% -9.12%
1/31/2001 4.53% 6.48% 3.55%
12/31/2000 7.35% 6.20% 0.49%
11/30/2000 -18.06% -19.05% -7.88%
10/31/2000 -0.31% -6.18% -0.42%
9/30/2000 1.30% -6.47% -5.28%
8/31/2000 3.61% 13.03% 6.21%
7/31/2000 4.34% -8.19% -1.56%
6/30/2000 7.28% 13.22% 2.47%
5/31/2000 -9.63% -8.90% -2.05%
4/30/2000 -12.87% -9.74% -3.01%
3/31/2000 13.55% -7.85% 9.78%
2/29/2000 6.99% 25.65% -1.89%
1/31/2000 -4.62% -0.56% -5.02%
12/31/1999 4.25% 18.86% 5.89%
11/30/1999 4.85% 11.81% 2.03%
10/31/1999 4.71% 4.87% 6.33%
9/30/1999 -7.48% 0.72% -2.74%
8/31/1999 -6.81% -2.16% -0.49%
7/31/1999 -9.77% -2.04% -3.12%
6/30/1999 1.69% 7.07% 5.55%
5/31/1999 -1.22% 1.03% -2.36%
4/30/1999 10.04% 7.98% 3.87%
3/31/1999 13.41% 4.66% 4.00%
2/28/1999 -3.79% -8.11% -3.11%
1/31/1999 11.63% 2.89% 4.18%
12/31/1998 16.05% 9.63% 5.76%
11/30/1998 10.25% 7.11% 6.06%
10/31/1998 4.87% 6.75% 8.13%
9/30/1998 16.22% 8.77% 6.41%
8/31/1998 -21.25% -22.72% -14.46%
7/31/1998 -2.97% -7.45% -1.06%
6/30/1998 7.62% 0.73% 4.06%
5/31/1998 -4.90% -6.42% -1.72%
4/30/1998 -0.95% 0.91% 1.01%
3/31/1998 8.28% 3.71% 5.12%
2/28/1998 6.21% 8.58% 7.21%
1/31/1998 -1.97% -1.31% 1.11%
12/31/1997 -1.54% -0.36% 1.72%
11/30/1997 3.07% -1.53% 4.63%
10/31/1997 -0.46% -6.24% -3.34%
9/30/1997 11.35% 7.06% 5.48%
8/31/1997 -0.54% 2.44% -5.60%
7/31/1997 6.72% 6.35% 7.96%
6/30/1997 5.89% 3.35% 4.48%
5/31/1997 12.56% 11.99% 6.09%
4/30/1997 4.42% 0.45% 5.97%
3/31/1997 -8.93% -6.58% -4.11%
2/28/1997 -3.90% -4.38% 0.78%
1/31/1997 6.41% 2.99% 6.25%
12/31/1996 0.09% 0.49% -1.98%
11/30/1996 7.62% 3.67% 7.56%
10/31/1996 0.04% -3.11% 2.76%
9/30/1996 6.23% 5.31% 5.63%
8/31/1996 5.53% 6.89% 2.11%
7/31/1996 -9.61% -9.94% -4.42%
6/30/1996 -2.17% -5.01% 0.38%
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Performance for the Institutional Shares prior to 5/29/2009 is based on the performance of the Retail Shares, which have a distribution fee. The Institutional Shares do not have a distribution fee. If the annual returns prior to 5/29/2009 did not reflect this fee, the returns would be higher.

*As of fiscal year ended 12/31/2013 the gross expense ratio of the Fund’s Institutional Shares was 1.12%, but the net expense ratio was 1.10% (net of the Adviser's fee waivers).

Reflects actual fees and expenses charged when the Fund was a partnership. The partnership charged a 15% performance fee. If the annual returns for the Fund did not reflect the performance fee for the years the partnership charged a performance fee, the returns would be higher. The Fund’s shareholders are not charged a performance fee. The partnership’s performance is before 6/30/2008. During those periods, the partnership was not registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and was not subject to its requirements or the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code relating to registered investment companies, which, if it was, might have adversely affected its performance.
 
Historical Performance for the year 1996 is annualized for the period from inception on 5/31/1996 through 12/31/1996.

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