Ron Baron

Biography

Ron founded Baron Capital in 1982 and has 50 years of research experience. From 1970 to 1982, Ron worked for several brokerage firms as an institutional securities analyst. From 1966 to 1969, Ron worked at the U.S. Patent Office as a patent examiner, while attending George Washington University Law School. From 1965 to 1966, Ron worked at Georgetown University as a teaching fellow in biochemistry. Ron graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. in Chemistry in 1965.

News

  • Ron Baron Appears on CNBC's Squawk Box

    October 12, 2020 -

    Baron Capital CEO Ron Baron appeared on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on October 14 to discuss the economy, Baron's long-term investment philosophy, and market volatility. Click here to view the interview.

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  • Morningstar UPGRADES ITS RATINGS OF BARON GROWTH FUND AND BARON ASSET FUND TO “SILVER”

    September 30, 2020 -

    In its annual update of its profiles of Baron Growth Fund and Baron Asset Fund, Morningstar upgraded both Funds to its “Silver” Analyst Rating. To view the profiles, visit www.morningstar.com. (Subscription required to access).

    Morningstar Analyst Rating is not a credit or risk rating, but a subjective evaluation performed by the analysts of Morningstar, Inc. Morningstar evaluates funds based on five key pillars (process, performance, people, parent and price). Morningstar’s analysts use this valuation to identify funds they believe are more likely to outperform over the long term on a risk-adjusted basis. Analysts consider quantitative and qualitative factors and the weightings of each pillar may vary. The Analyst Rating reflects overall assessment and is overseen by Morningstar’s Analyst Rating Committee. The analyst rating scale is five-tiered, with three positive ratings (Gold, Silver, Bronze), a Neutral rating and a Negative rating, with Gold being the highest rating and Negative being the lowest rating. The Morningstar Analyst Ratings should not be used as the sole basis in evaluating a mutual fund and are based on Morningstar’s current expectations about future events. Morningstar does not represent ratings as a guarantee. Analyst Ratings involve unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause Morningstar’s expectations not to occur or to differ significantly. The Analyst Rating scale ranges from Gold to Negative, with Gold being the highest rating and Negative being the lowest rating. A fund with a “Gold” rating distinguishes itself across the five pillars and has garnered the analysts’ highest level of conviction. A fund with a ‘Silver’ rating has notable advantages across several, but perhaps not all, of the five pillars that give the analysts a high level of conviction. A “Bronze”-rated fund has advantages that outweigh the disadvantages across the five pillars, with sufficient level of analyst conviction to warrant a positive rating. A fund with a ‘Neutral’ rating isn’t seriously flawed across the five pillars, nor does it distinguish itself very positively. A “Negative” rated fund is flawed in at least one if not more pillars and is considered an inferior offering to its peers. Analyst Ratings are reevaluated at least every 14 months. © 2020 Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. The 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. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

  • Business Insider Features David Baron and Baron Focused Growth Fund

    September 02, 2020 -

    In Business Insider’s September 2, 2020, article, Baron Focused Growth Fund co-Portfolio Manager David Baron discusses the potential advantage of taking the long view. (subscription required for access)

  • Ron Baron Appears on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”

    June 05, 2020 -

    Click here to watch the replay of Baron Capital CEO Ron Baron’s June 9, 2020 appearance on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

  • 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 on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”

    March 14, 2019 -

    On March 14, 2019 Ron Baron appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to give his thoughts on companies disrupting their industries. To view the full segment, visit www.cnbc.com.

  • The Wall Street Journal Lists Baron Opportunity Fund and Baron Focused Growth Fund Among “Category Kings”

    December 13, 2018 -

    In "The Journal Report," The Wall Street Journal's monthly review of mutual funds and ETFs, Baron Opportunity Fund and Baron Focused Growth Fund ranked among top performing funds in their respective peer groups for year-to-date total returns through November 30, 2018 according to Lipper.

    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 Baron Opportunity Fund and Baron Focused Growth Fund Among “Category Kings”

    November 06, 2018 -

    In "The Journal Report," The Wall Street Journal's monthly review of mutual funds and ETFs, Baron Opportunity Fund and Baron Focused Growth Fund ranked among top performing funds in their respective peer groups for year-to-date total returns through October 31, 2018 according to Lipper.

    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 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.

  • Barron's Features Neal Rosenberg's Commentary on Investing in AI

    June 13, 2018 -

    On June 11, 2018, as part of its 'Focus on Funds' column, Barron's featured commentary from Neal Rosenberg, Assistant Portfolio Manager of Baron Growth Fund. In the article, "Investing in AI? 3 Picks Beyond FAANGs," Neal discusses how Baron is applying its approach to growth investing to the burgeoning AI sector. Read the full feature at www.barrons.com.

  • 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).

  • Baron Launches Three New Funds

    January 04, 2018 -

    Learn about Baron's three new funds: Baron Real Estate Income Fund, Baron Durable Advantage Fund, and Baron WealthBuilder Fund.

  • David Baron appointed as Assistant Portfolio Manager

    June 30, 2017 -

    We are pleased to announce that David Baron has been appointed to the position of Assistant Portfolio Manager for Baron Focused Growth Fund. We view the role of assistant portfolio manager as a stepping stone to co-management and ultimately portfolio manager. David will also continue in his current role as research analyst. He has served as research analyst, studying leisure, gaming and entertainment, resorts and real estate businesses for thirteen years. For more information, please contact us.

  • 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.