Ron Baron - Baron Partners Fund

February 08, 2008

Ron Baron discusses Baron Partners Fund.

The investment goal of Baron Partners Fund is capital appreciation.

This is a focused Fund that invests mainly in U.S. companies of any size with significant growth potential. The Fund's top 10 holdings are expected to comprise a significant percentage of the Fund. It also uses moderate leverage. Non-diversified.

Specific risks associated with non-diversification and leverage include increased volatility of the Fund’s returns and exposure of the Fund to greater risk of loss in any given period. 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.