Baron Discovery Fund (BDFIX)

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Fund Description

Baron Discovery Fund invests primarily in small growth companies.
 

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Price as of Jun 29 , 2016 Collapse

NAV Daily Change ($) Daily Change (%) MTD YTD 52-Week High 52-Week Low
$11.55 $0.20 1.76% 1.38% 4.15% $14.13 $9.25 

Price History

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9/30/2013 – 6/29/2016
  • Low: $9.25 2/11/2016
  • High: $14.70 4/16/2015

Performance as of May 31, 2016

Month End   |   Quarter End Download Fund Performance
    Annualized Returns
5/31/16
Since Inception
9/30/13
 
  YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR Annualized Cumulative Expense
Ratio*
BDFIX - Baron Discovery Fund - I 2.73% -13.37% N/A N/A N/A 5.93% 16.60% 1.25% / 1.10%
Russell 2000 Growth Index -1.14% -9.13% N/A N/A N/A 4.12% 11.37% N/A
S&P 500 Index 3.57% 1.72% N/A N/A N/A 10.95% 31.92% N/A
    Annualized Returns
3/31/16
Since Inception
9/30/13
 
  YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR Annualized Cumulative Expense
Ratio*
BDFIX - Baron Discovery Fund - I -4.23% -23.34% N/A N/A N/A 3.39% 8.70% 1.25% / 1.10%
Russell 2000 Growth Index -4.68% -11.84% N/A N/A N/A 2.89% 7.38% N/A
S&P 500 Index 1.35% 1.78% N/A N/A N/A 10.76% 29.10% N/A
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Growth of $10,000 Chart

 
10/1/2013 – 6/27/2016
  • Baron Discovery Fund - I: $11,360.00
  • Russell 2000 Growth: $10,324.80
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Historical Performance

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Year Baron Discovery Fund - I Russell 2000 Growth Index S&P 500 Index
2015 -14.53% -1.38% 1.38%
2014 13.80% 5.60% 13.69%
2013^ 16.70% 8.17% 10.51%
^ For the period September 30, 2013 (Fund inception) to December 31, 2013
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Cumulative Returns

9/30/2013 – 5/31/2016
  • BDFIX - Baron Discovery Fund - I: 16.60%
  • Russell 2000 Growth Index: 11.37%
  • S&P 500 Index: 31.92%
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Total Returns By Quarters

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Quarters Baron Discovery Fund - I Russell 2000 Growth Index S&P 500 Index
3/31/2016 -4.23% -4.68% 1.35%
12/31/2015 1.52% 4.32% 7.04%
9/30/2015 -19.80% -13.06% -6.44%
6/30/2015 -1.69% 1.98% 0.28%
3/31/2015 6.78% 6.63% 0.95%
12/31/2014 13.41% 10.06% 4.93%
9/30/2014 -9.51% -6.13% 1.13%
6/30/2014 1.65% 1.72% 5.23%
3/31/2014 9.08% 0.48% 1.81%
12/31/2013 16.70% 8.17% 10.51%
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Total Returns By Months

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Month End Baron Discovery Fund - I Russell 2000 Growth Index S&P 500 Index
5/31/2016 3.55% 2.69% 1.80%
4/30/2016 3.59% 1.00% 0.39%
3/31/2016 8.16% 7.66% 6.78%
2/29/2016 -0.50% -0.71% -0.13%
1/31/2016 -11.01% -10.83% -4.96%
12/31/2015 -1.22% -4.77% -1.58%
11/30/2015 1.14% 3.66% 0.30%
10/31/2015 1.61% 5.67% 8.44%
9/30/2015 -11.83% -6.32% -2.47%
8/31/2015 -6.63% -7.58% -6.03%
7/31/2015 -2.58% 0.41% 2.10%
6/30/2015 3.57% 1.34% -1.94%
5/31/2015 -2.53% 3.67% 1.29%
4/30/2015 -2.61% -2.94% 0.96%
3/31/2015 1.21% 1.80% -1.58%
2/28/2015 7.94% 7.20% 5.75%
1/31/2015 -2.26% -2.28% -3.00%
12/31/2014 4.57% 2.97% -0.25%
11/30/2014 3.25% 0.65% 2.69%
10/31/2014 5.04% 6.20% 2.44%
9/30/2014 -6.62% -5.35% -1.40%
8/31/2014 3.98% 5.58% 4.00%
7/31/2014 -6.80% -6.06% -1.38%
6/30/2014 9.48% 6.20% 2.07%
5/31/2014 0.94% 0.97% 2.35%
4/30/2014 -8.01% -5.13% 0.74%
3/31/2014 -0.31% -2.46% 0.84%
2/28/2014 7.04% 4.83% 4.57%
1/31/2014 2.23% -1.73% -3.46%
12/31/2013 5.99% 2.05% 2.53%
11/30/2013 6.27% 4.11% 3.05%
10/31/2013 3.60% 1.82% 4.60%
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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 Fund's 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. For performance information current to the most recent month end, click on Total Returns By Month tab above.

*As of fiscal year ended 9/30/2015 the gross expense ratio of the Fund’s Institutional Shares was 1.25%, but the net expense ratio was 1.10% (net of Adviser's fee waivers).

Definitions (provided by BAMCO, Inc.): The indexes are unmanaged. The Russell 2000® Growth Index measures the performance of small-sized U.S. companies that are classified as growth and the S&P 500 Index of 500 widely held large-cap U.S. companies. The indexes and the Fund are with dividends, which positively impact the performance results.