Michael Baron

Michael Baron Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Managed Products

Biography

Michael joined Baron in 2004 as a research analyst and has 17 years of research experience. He was named co-portfolio manager of Baron Partners Fund in 2018, and is the assistant portfolio manager of Baron WealthBuilder Fund. From 2003 to 2004, Michael worked at Glenhill Capital as a research analyst. Michael graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Economics in 2003 and from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with an M.B.A. in 2010.

News

  • Baron Partners Fund Earns Best Midcap Mutual Fund Award 2020 by Investor’s Business Daily

    April 15, 2020 -

    Portfolio managers Ron Baron and Michael Baron discuss their concentrated strategy approach in building a fund to beat the market.

  • Reuters Interviews Michael Baron on Potential Impact of Coronavirus

    March 04, 2020 -

    Michael Baron, co-Portfolio Manager of Baron Partners Fund, shared his views on the possible long-term economic consequences of the coronavirus on travel companies. Read the full article here.

  • Barron’s Interviews Ron Baron

    February 28, 2020 -

    Barron’s sat down with Ron Baron to get his thoughts on investing in growth companies. Ron, who is founder and CEO of Baron Capital, manages Baron Growth Fund, Baron Partners Fund, Baron Focused Growth Fund, and Baron WealthBuilder Fund. Read the article here.

  • Ron Baron on CNBC's "Squawk Box"

    February 04, 2020 -

    Click here to watch Baron Capital CEO and CIO Ron Baron discuss his outlook on stocks and the U.S. economy in his February 4 appearance on CNBC’s “Squawk Box. 

  • Baron Partners Fund Ranked Second Best Performer among The Wall Street Journal’s Best Performing U.S-Stock Funds of 2019

    January 07, 2020 -

    In the article, “And the Winner Is … The Best Stock-Fund Managers of 2019,” Baron Partners Fund portfolio manager Ron Baron discusses why he believes his concentrated, long-term approach to investing means that more of his holdings have the potential to beat the market in the long run. Read the full article from The Wall Street Journal here.

  • Ron Baron Appears on CNBC's "Squawk Box"

    August 20, 2019 -

    Baron Capital CEO and Chief Investment Officer Ron Baron appeared on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on August 20, 2019 to discuss the economy, Baron's long-term investment philosophy, and market volatility. Watch the full interview at www.cnbc.com.

  • Ron Baron Appears on CNBC's "Squawk Box"

    October 02, 2018 -

    Baron Capital CEO and Chief Investment Officer Ron Baron appeared on CNBC's "Squawk Box" Tuesday, October 2 to discuss his overall investing strategy and analyze Elon Musk's settlement with the SEC. Watch the full interview at www.cnbc.com.

  • Baron Capital Announces Co-Portfolio Managers for Baron Growth Fund, Baron Partners Fund, and Baron Focused Growth Fund

    June 28, 2018 -

    Baron Capital is pleased to announce the addition of co-portfolio managers for Baron Growth Fund, Baron Partners Fund, and Baron Focused Growth Fund, effective August 28, 2018. Neal Rosenberg, Michael Baron, and David Baron will each join Ron Baron as a co-portfolio manager for Baron Growth Fund, Baron Partners Fund, and Baron Focused Growth Fund, respectively.

  • Ron Baron Appears on CNBC's "Squawk Box"

    May 14, 2018 -

    Baron Capital CEO and Chief Investment Officer Ron Baron appeared on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on May 14 to discuss his long-term outlook on stocks and the U.S. economy. Watch all segments of the interview here, here, and here.

  • The Wall Street Journal Ranks Five Baron Funds Among "Category Kings"

    March 05, 2018 -

    In "The Journal Report," The Wall Street Journal's quarterly review of mutual funds and ETFs, five Baron funds ranked among the top performing funds in their respective peer groups for one-year total return through February 28, 2018 according to Lipper.

    Among the funds listed were Baron Real Estate FundBaron Partners FundBaron Fifth Avenue Growth FundBaron Opportunity Fund, and Baron Global Advantage Fund.

    Note: Lipper Funds Category Average is not weighted and represents the straight average of annualized returns of each of the funds in the category.

  • The Wall Street Journal Ranks Seven Baron Funds Among "Category Kings"

    February 05, 2018 -

    In "The Journal Report," The Wall Street Journal's monthly review of mutual funds and ETFs, seven Baron funds ranked among the top performing funds in their respective peer groups for year-to-date total return through January 31, according to Lipper.

    Among the funds listed were Baron Real Estate Fund (#1 in its category), Baron Real Estate Income Fund, Baron Partners Fund, Baron Asset Fund, Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund, Baron Opportunity Fund, and Baron Global Advantage Fund.

    Note: Lipper Funds Category Average is not weighted and represents the straight average of annualized returns of each of the funds in the category.

  • Ron Baron Discusses Investment Strategy with The Wall Street Journal

    January 08, 2018 -

    In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Ron Baron talked about what makes his investment process distinctive. Read the interview at www.wsj.com (Subscription required to access).

  • Morningstar's Fund Spy: Baron Partners Fund among Q2 winners

    June 30, 2017 -

    Morningstar's Fund Spy featured Baron Partners Fund among its second quarter winners in its article, "Second Quarter in U.S. Stock Funds: Growth on Fire." Read more at www.morningstar.com.

  • Michael Baron Quoted in Barron's Cover Story on Morningstar

    April 24, 2017 -

    "The legacy business is in the 30% operating-margin range. Investment management could have margins of 50% to 60%. There's tremendous opportunity in profitability," said Michael Baron, assistant portfolio manager of Baron Partners Fund. Read the full story at www.barrons.com. (Subscription required to access).

  • Neal Rosenberg, David Goldsmith and Michael Baron appointed as Assistant Portfolio Managers

    December 09, 2016 -

    We are pleased to announce that Neal Rosenberg, David Goldsmith, and Michael Baron have been appointed to the position of Assistant Portfolio Manager for Baron Growth Fund, Baron Small Cap Fund, and Baron Partners Fund, respectively. Neal, David, and Michael previously served as research analysts at the firm, and will continue to conduct equity research in their new roles. For more information, please contact us.