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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 (by contract as long as BAMCO, Inc. is the adviser to the Fund) for Baron Opportunity Fund, Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund, Baron Focused Growth Fund, Baron International Growth Fund, Baron Real Estate Fund, Baron Emerging Markets Funds, Baron Energy and Resources Fund, Baron Discovery Fund, Baron Durable Advantage Fund, Baron Real Estate income Fund and Baron WealthBuilder Fund and all Funds' 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.

Performance for the Institutional Shares prior to 5/29/2009, is based on the performance of the Retail Shares, which have a distribution fee. The Institutional Shares do not have a distribution fee. If the annual returns prior to 5/29/2009, did not reflect this fee, the returns would be higher.

Performance for the R6 Shares prior to January 28, 2016 is based on the Institutional Shares, and prior to May 29, 2009 is based on the Retail Shares, which have a distribution fee. The Institutional and R6 Shares do not have a distribution fee. If the annual returns for the R6 Shares prior to May 29, 2009 did not have this fee, the returns would be higher.

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Name Asset Class YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception Expense Ratio
Gross Net
Baron Energy and Resources Fund (BENUX) SP 4.81% 7.65% -7.56% -3.05% N/A -2.10% 1.40% 1.09%
S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index 4.38% 18.10% 1.43% 0.77% N/A 1.85%
S&P 500 Index 2.02% 14.38% 10.97% 12.98% N/A 15.08%

Description

The Fund invests mainly in energy and resource companies of any market capitalization. Diversified.

James H. Stone Portfolio Manager since 2011

Baron Energy and Resources Fund (BENIX) SP 4.93% 7.64% -7.53% -3.03% N/A -2.08% 1.42% 1.10%
S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index 4.38% 18.10% 1.43% 0.77% N/A 1.85%
S&P 500 Index 2.02% 14.38% 10.97% 12.98% N/A 15.08%

Description

The Fund invests mainly in energy and resource companies of any market capitalization. Diversified.

James H. Stone Portfolio Manager since 2011

Morningstar Rating

Overall (out of 84 Funds)

3 stars

Ratings based on risk-adjusted returns as of 06/30/2018
Category:US Fund Equity Energy

Baron Energy and Resources Fund (BENFX) SP 4.76% 7.37% -7.77% -3.26% N/A -2.31% 1.66% 1.35%
S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index 4.38% 18.10% 1.43% 0.77% N/A 1.85%
S&P 500 Index 2.02% 14.38% 10.97% 12.98% N/A 15.08%

Description

The Fund invests mainly in energy and resource companies of any market capitalization. Diversified.

James H. Stone Portfolio Manager since 2011

Morningstar Rating

Overall (out of 84 Funds)

3 stars

Ratings based on risk-adjusted returns as of 06/30/2018
Category:US Fund Equity Energy

Baron Health Care Fund (BHCUX) SP N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.71% 0.85%
Russell 3000 Health Care Total Return Index N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
S&P 500 Index N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Description

The Fund invests in companies engaged in the research, development, production, sale, delivery, or distribution of products and services related to the health care industry. The Fund may purchase securities of companies of any market capitalization. Non-diversified.

Neal Kaufman Portfolio Manager since 2018

Baron Health Care Fund (BHCHX) SP N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.71% 0.85%
Russell 3000 Health Care Total Return Index N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
S&P 500 Index N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Description

The Fund invests in companies engaged in the research, development, production, sale, delivery, or distribution of products and services related to the health care industry. The Fund may purchase securities of companies of any market capitalization. Non-diversified.

Neal Kaufman Portfolio Manager since 2018

Baron Health Care Fund (BHCFX) SP N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.96% 1.10%
Russell 3000 Health Care Total Return Index N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
S&P 500 Index N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Description

The Fund invests in companies engaged in the research, development, production, sale, delivery, or distribution of products and services related to the health care industry. The Fund may purchase securities of companies of any market capitalization. Non-diversified.

Neal Kaufman Portfolio Manager since 2018

Baron Real Estate Fund (BREFX) SP -4.43% 9.75% 4.35% 8.71% N/A 14.61% 1.32% 1.32%
MSCI USA IMI Extended Real Estate Index -2.59% 7.24% 7.86% 9.36% N/A 12.68%
MSCI US REIT Index -3.54% -0.02% 3.49% 5.57% N/A 10.12%
S&P 500 Index 2.02% 14.38% 10.97% 12.98% N/A 13.46%

Description

The Fund invests broadly in real estate businesses with significant growth potential. It maintains exposure across different industries and all capitalization ranges. Diversified.

Jeffrey Kolitch Portfolio Manager since 2009

Morningstar Rating

Overall (out of 230 Funds)

3 stars

Ratings based on risk-adjusted returns as of 06/30/2018
Category:US Fund Real Estate

Baron Real Estate Fund (BREIX) SP -4.37% 10.01% 4.62% 8.98% N/A 14.90% 1.06% 1.06%
MSCI USA IMI Extended Real Estate Index -2.59% 7.24% 7.86% 9.36% N/A 12.68%
MSCI US REIT Index -3.54% -0.02% 3.49% 5.57% N/A 10.12%
S&P 500 Index 2.02% 14.38% 10.97% 12.98% N/A 13.46%

Description

The Fund invests broadly in real estate businesses with significant growth potential. It maintains exposure across different industries and all capitalization ranges. Diversified.

Jeffrey Kolitch Portfolio Manager since 2009

Morningstar Rating

Overall (out of 230 Funds)

3 stars

Ratings based on risk-adjusted returns as of 06/30/2018
Category:US Fund Real Estate

Baron Real Estate Fund (BREUX) SP -4.37% 10.01% 4.63% 8.98% N/A 14.90% 1.06% 1.06%
MSCI USA IMI Extended Real Estate Index -2.59% 7.24% 7.86% 9.36% N/A 12.68%
MSCI US REIT Index -3.54% -0.02% 3.49% 5.57% N/A 10.12%
S&P 500 Index 2.02% 14.38% 10.97% 12.98% N/A 13.46%

Description

The Fund invests broadly in real estate businesses with significant growth potential. It maintains exposure across different industries and all capitalization ranges. Diversified.

Jeffrey Kolitch Portfolio Manager since 2009

Baron Real Estate Income Fund (BRIIX) SP -2.30% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.71% 0.80%
MSCI US REIT Index -3.54% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Description

The Fund invests primarily in income-producing real estate businesses of any size. It maintains significant exposure to REITs. Non-diversified.

Jeffrey Kolitch Portfolio Manager since 2009

Baron Real Estate Income Fund (BRIFX) SP -2.50% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.96% 1.05%
MSCI US REIT Index -3.54% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Description

The Fund invests primarily in income-producing real estate businesses of any size. It maintains significant exposure to REITs. Non-diversified.

Jeffrey Kolitch Portfolio Manager since 2009

Baron Real Estate Income Fund (BRIUX) SP -2.30% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.71% 0.80%
MSCI US REIT Index -3.54% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Description

The Fund invests primarily in income-producing real estate businesses of any size. It maintains significant exposure to REITs. Non-diversified.

Jeffrey Kolitch Portfolio Manager since 2009

Asset Class Key: S=Small Cap S-M=Small-Mid Cap M=Mid Cap L=Large Cap A=All Cap IN=International SP=Specialty FF=Fund of Funds

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 (by contract as long as BAMCO, Inc. is the adviser to the Fund) for Baron Opportunity Fund, Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund, Baron Focused Growth Fund, Baron International Growth Fund, Baron Real Estate Fund, Baron Emerging Markets Funds, Baron Energy and Resources Fund, Baron Discovery Fund, Baron Durable Advantage Fund, Baron Real Estate income Fund and Baron WealthBuilder Fund and all Funds' 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.

Performance for the Institutional Shares prior to 5/29/2009, is based on the performance of the Retail Shares, which have a distribution fee. The Institutional Shares do not have a distribution fee. If the annual returns prior to 5/29/2009, did not reflect this fee, the returns would be higher.

Performance for the R6 Shares prior to January 28, 2016 is based on the Institutional Shares, and prior to May 29, 2009 is based on the Retail Shares, which have a distribution fee. The Institutional and R6 Shares do not have a distribution fee. If the annual returns for the R6 Shares prior to May 29, 2009 did not have this fee, the returns would be higher.

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Name Asset Class YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception Expense Ratio
Gross Net
Baron Energy and Resources Fund (BENUX) SP 5.90% 12.37% -5.98% -2.56% N/A -1.92% 1.40% 1.09%
S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index 5.29% 19.80% 3.29% 1.74% N/A 1.96%
S&P 500 Index 2.65% 14.37% 11.93% 13.42% N/A 14.99%

Description

The Fund invests mainly in energy and resource companies of any market capitalization. Diversified.

James H. Stone Portfolio Manager since 2011

Baron Energy and Resources Fund (BENIX) SP 5.90% 12.23% -5.98% -2.56% N/A -1.92% 1.42% 1.10%
S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index 5.29% 19.80% 3.29% 1.74% N/A 1.96%
S&P 500 Index 2.65% 14.37% 11.93% 13.42% N/A 14.99%

Description

The Fund invests mainly in energy and resource companies of any market capitalization. Diversified.

James H. Stone Portfolio Manager since 2011

Morningstar Rating

Overall (out of 84 Funds)

3 stars

Ratings based on risk-adjusted returns as of 06/30/2018
Category:US Fund Equity Energy

Baron Energy and Resources Fund (BENFX) SP 5.74% 12.01% -6.22% -2.79% N/A -2.14% 1.66% 1.35%
S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index 5.29% 19.80% 3.29% 1.74% N/A 1.96%
S&P 500 Index 2.65% 14.37% 11.93% 13.42% N/A 14.99%

Description

The Fund invests mainly in energy and resource companies of any market capitalization. Diversified.

James H. Stone Portfolio Manager since 2011

Morningstar Rating

Overall (out of 84 Funds)

3 stars

Ratings based on risk-adjusted returns as of 06/30/2018
Category:US Fund Equity Energy

Baron Health Care Fund (BHCUX) SP N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.71% 0.85%
Russell 3000 Health Care Index N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
S&P 500 Index N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Description

The Fund invests in companies engaged in the research, development, production, sale, delivery, or distribution of products and services related to the health care industry. The Fund may purchase securities of companies of any market capitalization. Non-diversified.

Neal Kaufman Portfolio Manager since 2018

Baron Health Care Fund (BHCHX) SP N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.71% 0.85%
Russell 3000 Health Care Index N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
S&P 500 Index N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Description

The Fund invests in companies engaged in the research, development, production, sale, delivery, or distribution of products and services related to the health care industry. The Fund may purchase securities of companies of any market capitalization. Non-diversified.

Neal Kaufman Portfolio Manager since 2018

Baron Health Care Fund (BHCFX) SP N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.96% 1.10%
Russell 3000 Health Care Index N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
S&P 500 Index N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Description

The Fund invests in companies engaged in the research, development, production, sale, delivery, or distribution of products and services related to the health care industry. The Fund may purchase securities of companies of any market capitalization. Non-diversified.

Neal Kaufman Portfolio Manager since 2018

Baron Real Estate Fund (BREFX) SP -4.36% 8.38% 5.19% 9.68% N/A 14.47% 1.32% 1.32%
MSCI USA IMI Extended Real Estate Index -0.72% 7.44% 9.37% 10.43% N/A 12.80%
MSCI US REIT Index 0.54% 2.22% 6.65% 6.90% N/A 10.56%
S&P 500 Index 2.65% 14.37% 11.93% 13.42% N/A 13.40%

Description

The Fund invests broadly in real estate businesses with significant growth potential. It maintains exposure across different industries and all capitalization ranges. Diversified.

Jeffrey Kolitch Portfolio Manager since 2009

Morningstar Rating

Overall (out of 230 Funds)

3 stars

Ratings based on risk-adjusted returns as of 06/30/2018
Category:US Fund Real Estate

Baron Real Estate Fund (BREIX) SP -4.27% 8.69% 5.46% 9.96% N/A 14.75% 1.06% 1.06%
MSCI USA IMI Extended Real Estate Index -0.72% 7.44% 9.37% 10.43% N/A 12.80%
MSCI US REIT Index 0.54% 2.22% 6.65% 6.90% N/A 10.56%
S&P 500 Index 2.65% 14.37% 11.93% 13.42% N/A 13.40%

Description

The Fund invests broadly in real estate businesses with significant growth potential. It maintains exposure across different industries and all capitalization ranges. Diversified.

Jeffrey Kolitch Portfolio Manager since 2009

Morningstar Rating

Overall (out of 230 Funds)

3 stars

Ratings based on risk-adjusted returns as of 06/30/2018
Category:US Fund Real Estate

Baron Real Estate Fund (BREUX) SP -4.23% 8.73% 5.48% 9.97% N/A 14.76% 1.06% 1.06%
MSCI USA IMI Extended Real Estate Index -0.72% 7.44% 9.37% 10.43% N/A 12.80%
MSCI US REIT Index 0.54% 2.22% 6.65% 6.90% N/A 10.56%
S&P 500 Index 2.65% 14.37% 11.93% 13.42% N/A 13.40%

Description

The Fund invests broadly in real estate businesses with significant growth potential. It maintains exposure across different industries and all capitalization ranges. Diversified.

Jeffrey Kolitch Portfolio Manager since 2009

Baron Real Estate Income Fund (BRIIX) SP -0.15% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.71% 0.80%
MSCI US REIT Index 0.54% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Description

The Fund invests primarily in income-producing real estate businesses of any size. It maintains significant exposure to REITs. Non-diversified.

Jeffrey Kolitch Portfolio Manager since 2009

Baron Real Estate Income Fund (BRIFX) SP -0.25% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.96% 1.05%
MSCI US REIT Index 0.54% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Description

The Fund invests primarily in income-producing real estate businesses of any size. It maintains significant exposure to REITs. Non-diversified.

Jeffrey Kolitch Portfolio Manager since 2009

Baron Real Estate Income Fund (BRIUX) SP -0.05% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.71% 0.80%
MSCI US REIT Index 0.54% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Description

The Fund invests primarily in income-producing real estate businesses of any size. It maintains significant exposure to REITs. Non-diversified.

Jeffrey Kolitch Portfolio Manager since 2009

Asset Class Key: S=Small Cap S-M=Small-Mid Cap M=Mid Cap L=Large Cap A=All Cap IN=International SP=Specialty FF=Fund of Funds

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 (by contract as long as BAMCO, Inc. is the adviser to the Fund) for Baron Opportunity Fund, Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund, Baron Focused Growth Fund, Baron International Growth Fund, Baron Real Estate Fund, Baron Emerging Markets Funds, Baron Energy and Resources Fund, Baron Discovery Fund, Baron Durable Advantage Fund, Baron Real Estate income Fund and Baron WealthBuilder Fund and all Funds' 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.

Performance for the Institutional Shares prior to 5/29/2009, is based on the performance of the Retail Shares, which have a distribution fee. The Institutional Shares do not have a distribution fee. If the annual returns prior to 5/29/2009, did not reflect this fee, the returns would be higher.

Performance for the R6 Shares prior to January 28, 2016 is based on the Institutional Shares, and prior to May 29, 2009 is based on the Retail Shares, which have a distribution fee. The Institutional and R6 Shares do not have a distribution fee. If the annual returns for the R6 Shares prior to May 29, 2009 did not have this fee, the returns would be higher.

 

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Name Asset Class NAV ($) Daily Change ($) Daily Change (%) QTD YTD
Baron Energy and Resources Fund (BENUX) SP $8.86 -$0.11 -1.23% 0.68% 6.62%
Baron Energy and Resources Fund (BENIX) SP $8.86 -$0.12 -1.34% 0.68% 6.62%
Baron Energy and Resources Fund (BENFX) SP $8.71 -$0.12 -1.36% 0.58% 6.35%
Baron Health Care Fund (BHCUX) SP $10.78 -$0.07 -0.65% 2.86% 7.80%
Baron Health Care Fund (BHCHX) SP $10.78 -$0.07 -0.65% 2.76% 7.80%
Baron Health Care Fund (BHCFX) SP $10.78 -$0.06 -0.55% 2.86% 7.80%
Baron Real Estate Fund (BREFX) SP $28.67 -$0.19 -0.66% 1.34% -3.08%
Baron Real Estate Fund (BREIX) SP $29.12 -$0.19 -0.65% 1.36% -2.97%
Baron Real Estate Fund (BREUX) SP $29.13 -$0.18 -0.61% 1.36% -2.93%
Baron Real Estate Income Fund (BRIIX) SP $9.95 -$0.07 -0.70% 0.71% 0.56%
Baron Real Estate Income Fund (BRIFX) SP $9.93 -$0.07 -0.70% 0.61% 0.36%
Baron Real Estate Income Fund (BRIUX) SP $9.96 -$0.06 -0.60% 0.71% 0.66%

Updated on 05/31/2018

Asset Class Key: S=Small Cap S-M=Small-Mid Cap M=Mid Cap L=Large Cap A=All Cap IN=International SP=Specialty FF=Fund of Funds

 

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Name Summary Prospectus Prospectus SAI Annual Report Semi-Annual Report
Baron Energy and Resources Fund (BENUX)
Baron Energy and Resources Fund (BENIX)
Baron Energy and Resources Fund (BENFX)
Baron Health Care Fund (BHCUX)
Baron Health Care Fund (BHCHX)
Baron Health Care Fund (BHCFX)
Baron Real Estate Fund (BREFX)
Baron Real Estate Fund (BREIX)
Baron Real Estate Fund (BREUX)
Baron Real Estate Income Fund (BRIIX)
Baron Real Estate Income Fund (BRIFX)
Baron Real Estate Income Fund (BRIUX)