Portfolio Characteristics

 

Baron FinTech Fund

Contributors/Detractors

Quarterly as of 03/31/20

Top Contributors Average Weight Contribution
MSCI, Inc. 3.09% 0.35%
Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. 3.06% 0.29%
Adyen N.V. 4.18% 0.20%
Houlihan Lokey, Inc. 1.60% 0.09%
Bill.com Holdings, Inc. 0.46% 0.04%

Documents

Prospectus 04/30/20
Summary Prospectus 04/30/20
SAI 04/30/20

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of the investment carefully before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectuses contain this and other information about the Funds. You may obtain them from the Funds’ distributor, Baron Capital, Inc., by calling 1-800-99BARON or visiting www.BaronFunds.com. Please read them carefully before investing.

Risks: In addition to general market conditions, FinTech Companies may be adversely impacted by government regulations, economic conditions and deterioration in credit markets. Companies in the information technology sector are subject to rapid changes in technology product cycles; rapid product obsolescence; government regulation; and increased competition, both domestically and internationally, including competition from foreign competitors with lower production costs. The IT services industry can be significantly affected by competitive pressures, such as technological developments, fixed-rate pricing, and the ability to attract and retain skilled employees, and the success of companies in the industry is subject to continued demand for IT services. The Fund is non-diversified, which means it may have a greater percentage of its assets in a single issuer than a diversified fund. 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.

The Fund may not achieve its objectives.

Definitions (provided by BAMCO, Inc.): The S&P 500 Index measures the performance of 500 widely held large-cap U.S. companies. The FactSet Global Fintech IndexTM is an unmanaged and equal-weighted index that measures the equity market performance of companies engaged in Financial Technologies, primarily in the areas of software and consulting, data and analytics, digital payment processing, money transfer, and payment transaction-related hardware, across 30 developed and emerging markets. The Fund and the indexes include reinvestment of dividends. The indexes are unmanaged. The index performance is not fund performance; one cannot invest directly into an index.