Baron High Growth Strategy
Fund Manager since 2006
Objective & Strategy
The investment goal of Baron High Growth Strategy is capital appreciation.
Baron High Growth Strategy is diversified and invests primarily in high-growth businesses benefiting from innovation through development of pioneering, transformative or technologically advanced products and services. The Strategy may invest in businesses of any size.
Baron High Growth Strategy invests in innovative high-growth companies.
Latest Fact Sheet
|Inception Date||June 30, 2000|
|Total Strategy Assets||$402 million|
Securities issued by medium sized companies may be thinly traded and may be more difficult to sell during market downturns. Specific risks associated with companies propelled by innovation, including technology advances and new business models, include that they present the risk of rapid change and product obsolescence, and their success may be difficult to predict for the long term. Even though the Strategy is diversified, it may establish significant positions where the Adviser has the greatest conviction. This could increase volatility of its returns.
For strategy reporting purposes, the Firm is defined as all accounts managed by Baron Capital Management, Inc. ("BCM") and BAMCO, Inc ("BAMCO"), registered investment advisers wholly owned by Baron Capital Group, Inc. Gross performance figures do not reflect the deduction of investment advisory fees and any other expenses incurred in the management of the investment advisory account. Actual client returns will be reduced by the advisory fees and any other expenses incurred in the management of the investment advisory account. A full description of investment advisory fees is supplied in our Form ADV Part II. Valuations and returns are computed and stated in U.S. dollars. Performance figures reflect the reinvestment of dividends and other earnings. The strategy is currently composed of one mutual fund managed by BAMCO. This mutual fund is an all-cap, high growth fund that invests in businesses that Baron believes will benefit from innovations through development of pioneering transformative or technologically advanced products and services. Investment focus is on mid-sized companies.
Performance data quoted represents past performance. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Specific risks associated with companies propelled by innovation, including technology advances and new business models, include that they present the risk of rapid change and product obsolescence, and their success may be difficult to predict for the long term. Securities issued by medium sized companies may be thinly traded and may be more difficult to sell during market downturns.
The Risk/Return Comparison plots the since inception return of the Strategy against the Strategy's Standard Deviation for the same time period. Source: FactSet SPAR.
Sector and sub-industry weights, top ten holdings and portfolio characteristics are based on a representative account. Such data may vary for each client in the strategy due to asset size, market conditions, client guidelines and diversity of portfolio holdings. The representative account is the account in the strategy that we believe most closely reflects the current portfolio management style for this strategy. Representative account data is supplemental information.
Industry sector or sub-industry group levels are provided from the Global Industry Classification Standard (“GICS”), developed and exclusively owned by MSCI, Inc. (“MSCI”) and Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”), unless otherwise stated that they have been reclassified or classified by the Adviser. All GICS data is provided “as is” with no warranties.
Source: FactSet SPAR. Based on the gross performance results of the strategy.
Definitions: The indexes are unmanaged. The Russell Midcap™ Growth Index measures the performance of medium-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 Russell Midcap Growth Index, the S&P 500 Index and the strategy are with dividends, which positively impact the performance results. Standard Deviation: measures the degree to which the strategy’s performance has varied from its average performance over a particular time period. The greater the standard deviation, the greater the strategy’s volatility (risk). Sharpe Ratio: is a risk-adjusted performance statistic that measures reward per unit of risk. The higher the Sharpe ratio, the better the strategy’s risk adjusted performance. Alpha: measures the difference between the strategy’s actual returns and its expected performance, given its level of risk as measured by beta. Beta: measures the strategy’s sensitivity to market movements. The beta of the market (Russell Midcap Growth Index) is 1.00 by definition. R-Squared: measures how closely the strategy’s performance correlates to the performance of the benchmark index (Russell Midcap Growth Index), and thus is a measurement of what portion of its performance can be explained by the performance of the index. Values for R-Squared range from 0 to 100, where 0 indicates no correlation and 100 indicates perfect correlation.Tracking Error: measures how closely the strategy’s return follows the benchmark index returns (Russell Midcap Growth Index). It is calculated as the annualized standard deviation of the difference between the strategy and the index returns. Information Ratio: measures the excess return of the strategy divided by the amount of risk the strategy takes relative to the benchmark index (Russell Midcap Growth Index). The higher the information ratio, the higher the excess return expected of the strategy, given the amount of risk involved. Upside Capture: explains how well the strategy performs in time periods where the benchmark’s returns (Russell Midcap Growth Index) are greater than zero. Downside Capture: explains how well the strategy performs in time periods where the benchmark’s returns (Russell Midcap Growth Index) are less than zero. EPS Growth Rate (3-5 year forecast): indicates the long-term forecasted EPS growth of the companies in the representative account, calculated using the weighted average of the available 3-to-5 year forecasted growth rates for each of the stocks in the representative account provided by FactSet Estimates. The EPS Growth rate does not forecast the strategy’s performance. Price/ Earnings Ratio (trailing 12-months): is a valuation ratio of a company’s current share price compared to its actual earnings per share over the last twelve months. Price/Book Ratio: is a ratio used to compare a company’s stock price to its tangible assets, and it is calculated by dividing the current closing price of the stock by the latest quarter’s book value per share. Price/Sales Ratio: is a valuation ratio of a stock’s price relative to its past performance. It represents the amount an investor is willing to pay for a dollar generated from a particular company’s operations. Price/Sales is calculated by dividing a stock’s current price by its revenue per share for the last 12 months. Weighted Harmonic Average: is a calculation that reduces the impact of extreme observations on the aggregate calculation by weighting them based on their size in the representative account. This information does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy securities by anyone in any jurisdiction where it would be unlawful under the laws of that jurisdiction to make such offer or solicitation.