Baron History

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Ron Baron - Research Analyst 

Ron Baron - Portfolio Manager

Baron Capital, Inc. formed on March 16, 1982

Small-Cap Growth Strategy formed in January 1983

Linda Martinson joins Baron as General Counsel

Baron Asset Fund formed on June 12, 1987

First Annual Baron Investment Conference - 30 shareholders attend


Baron Growth Fund formed on December 31, 1994

Fifth Baron Investment Conference moves to Essex House - 300 shareholders attend

Baron Small Cap Fund formed on September 30, 1997

Mid-Cap Growth Strategy formed in
July 1998

Seventh Annual Baron Investment Conference moves to Grand Hyatt Hotel - 1,200 shareholders attend

Small- to Mid-Cap Strategy formed in July 1999

Baron Opportunity Fund formed on February 29, 2000

High Growth Strategy formed in July 2000

On April 30, 2003, Baron Partners Fund converted to a mutual fund from a limited partnership that was established in 1992

Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund formed on April 30, 2004

 

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Large-Cap Strategy formed in October 2004

Thirteenth Annual Baron Investment Conference moves to Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center - 2,800 shareholders attend

All-Cap Growth Composite formed in January 2005

Linda Martinson named President and Chief Operating Officer

Fifteenth Annual Baron Investment Conference moves to the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center - 4,000 shareholders attend

All-Cap Focused Growth Strategy formed in July 2007

On June 30, 2008, Baron Focused Growth Fund converted to a mutual fund from a limited partnership that was established in 1996. Baron Focused Growth Fund was known as Baron Retirement Income Fund from June 30, 2008 through December 31, 2010

Baron International Growth Fund formed on December 31, 2008

International Growth Strategy formed in March 2009

Institutional Share Class formed on May 29, 2009

Baron Real Estate Fund formed on December 31, 2009

Baron Emerging Markets Fund formed on December 31, 2010

Baron Energy and Resources Fund formed on December 30, 2011

Baron Global Advantage Fund formed on April 30, 2012

Baron Discovery Fund formed on September 30, 2013