Baron Asset Fund (BARIX)
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Baron Asset Fund invests primarily in mid-sized growth companies.
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Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate; an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. The Fund's transfer agency expenses may be reduced by expense offsets from an unaffiliated transfer agent, without which performance would have been lower. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted above. For performance information current to the most recent month end, click on Total Returns By Month tab above.
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 9/30/2012, the expense ratio of the Fund’s Instituional Shares was 1.06%.
Historical Performance for the year 1987 is annualized for the period from inception on 6/12/1987 through 12/31/1987.
Definitions (provided by BAMCO, Inc.): The indexes are unmanaged. The Russell Midcap™ Growth Index measures the performance of medium-sized U.S. companies that are classified as growth, and the S&P 500 Index of 500 widely held large-cap U.S. companies. The indexes and the Fund are with dividends, which positively impact the performance results. The Morningstar Mid-Cap Growth Average is not weighted and represents the straight average of annualized returns of each of the funds in the Mid-Cap Growth category. The Fund's Institutional Shares has been included in the category since May 29, 2009 and the Fund's Retail Shares since April 1, 1999. As of 12/31/12, the category consisted of 757, 737, 737, 671, 591, and 431 funds for the 3-month, year-to-date, 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods. © 2013 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Morningstar information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.