Ron Baron - Baron Growth Fund

February 06, 2008

Ron Baron discusses Baron Growth Fund.

The investment goal of Baron Growth Fund is capital appreciation.

The Fund invests in small-sized U.S. companies with significant growth potential. We purchase stocks with market capitalizations below $2.5 billion and may hold investments as they become larger. Diversified.

Specific risks associated with investing in smaller companies include that the securities may be thinly traded and more difficult to sell during market downturns. Even though the Fund is diversified, it may establish significant positions where the Adviser has the greatest conviction. This could increase volatility of the Fund’s returns. The Fund may not achieve its objectives.