Baron Emerging Markets Fund (BEXFX)
Fund Manager since 2010
Objective & Strategy
The investment goal of Baron Emerging Markets Fund is capital appreciation.
The Fund invests mainly in non-U.S. companies of all sizes with significant growth potential. The majority of investments are in companies domiciled in developing nations, and the Fund may invest up to 20% in companies in developed market countries and frontier countries. Diversified.Read Latest Fund Commentary Invest In Baron Funds Today
Baron Emerging Markets Fund invests primarily in growth companies in developing countries.
Daily Price (NAV)Prices for May 24 , 2013
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|Inception Date||December 31, 2010|
|Net Assets^||$20.57 million|
|Expense Ratio*||4.01% / 1.50%|
In addition to the general stock market risk that securities may fluctuate in value, investments in developing countries may have increased risks due to a greater possibility of: settlement delays; currency and capital controls; interest rate sensitivity; corruption and crime; exchange rate volatility; and inflation or deflation. The Fund invests in companies of all sizes, including small and medium sized companies whose securities may be thinly traded and more difficult to sell during market downturns.
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Lipper RankingsRankings based on total returns as of 3/31/2013
Category: Emerging Markets Funds
|1 Year||77 out of 537 funds|
Baron Category: All-Cap Growth
|Large Value||Large Core||Large Growth||Large|
|Mid Value||Mid Core||Mid Growth||Mid|
|Small Value||Small Core||Small Growth||Small|
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 Adviser has reimbursed certain Fund expenses and 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 here.
The Fund may not achieve its objectives.
^All share classes combined. As of most recent month end.
*As of fiscal year ended 12/31/2011, the gross expense ratio of the Fund's Retail Shares was 4.49% but the net expense ratio was 1.50% (net of the Adviser's fee waivers).
Top Ten Fund Holdings based on net assets. Portfolio holdings may change over time.
Industry sector or sub-industry group levels are provided from the Global Industry Classification Standard ("GICS"), developed and exclusively owned by MSCI, Inc. ("MSCI") and Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC ("S&P"), unless otherwise stated that they have been reclassified or classified by the Adviser. All GICS data is provided "as is" with no warranties.
Definitions (provided by BAMCO, Inc.): The MSCI EM (Emerging Markets) IMI Index Net USD and the MSCI EM (Emerging Markets) IMI Growth Index Net USD are free float-adjusted market capitalization indexes designed to measure equity market performance of large-, mid- and small-cap securities in the emerging markets. The MSCI EM (Emerging Markets) IMI Growth Index Net USD screens for growth-style securities. The indexes and the Fund include reinvestment of dividends, net of withholding taxes, which positively impacts the performance results. The Morningstar Diversified Emerging Markets Average is not weighted and represents the straight average of annualized returns of each of the funds in the Diversified Emerging Markets category. The Fund has been included in the category since inception. As of 12/31/12, the category consisted of 611, 552 and 552 funds for the 3-month, year-to-date and 1-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.This information does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy securities by anyone in any jurisdiction where it would be unlawful under the laws of that jurisdiction to make such offer or solicitation.