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In Morningstar's May 2018 issue of FundInvestor, Baron Small Cap Fund was highlighted among top-rated small-growth funds in the 'Tracking Morningstar Analyst Ratings' column. You can view the full issue at www.morningstar.com. (Subscription required for access).
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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.
In a May 18, 2020 interview on the Gaining Perspective podcast, Baron Opportunity Fund Portfolio Manager Mike Lippert discusses how he finds companies poised to potentially benefit from long-term secular growth trends in a volatile and uncertain investment environment. Click here to listen to the podcast.
In a May 14, 2020, interview with veteran financial journalist Chuck Jaffe, Mike Lippert, portfolio manager of Baron Opportunity Fund, discusses investment opportunities in cloud computing and other technologies that stand to benefit from a more permanent, long-term shift to independent work spaces.
We are pleased to announce that Anuj Aggarwal has been appointed to the position of Assistant Portfolio Manager of Baron Emerging Markets Fund, working with Portfolio Manager Michael Kass. Anuj joined Baron in 2012 to support our emerging markets and international research efforts, and has a total of 12 years of research experience. He will continue to conduct equity research in his expanded role.
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The Wall Street Journal's monthly review of mutual funds and ETFs, Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund ranked among the top performing funds in its peer group for year-to-date total returns through April 30, 2020, 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.
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