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Name

As of 06/21/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$25.95

$403 M

0.35%

$0.09

1.26%

Vitals

YTD Return

2.0%

1 yr return

3.6%

3 Yr Avg Return

-7.6%

5 Yr Avg Return

4.2%

Net Assets

$403 M

Holdings in Top 10

24.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$26.1
N/A
N/A

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 1.26%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 36.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$2,000

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund


Name

As of 06/21/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$25.95

$403 M

0.35%

$0.09

1.26%

BIGFX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 2.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -7.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.10%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.3%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annual

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Baron International Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    BARONFUNDS
  • Inception Date
    Dec 31, 2008
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Individual
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    Michael Kass

Fund Description

The Fund is a diversified fund that invests for the long term primarily in equity securities in the form of common stock of non-U.S. growth companies. Non-U.S. securities include securities that the Adviser determines are “non-U.S.” based on the consideration of an issuer’s domicile, its principal place of business, its primary stock exchange listing, the source of its revenue or other factors. The Fund seeks to diversify its investments among several developed countries and developing countries throughout the world, although the Fund may only invest up to 35% of its net assets in developing countries. Developing countries include countries in the MSCI Emerging Markets (EM) Index, countries in the MSCI Frontier Markets (FM) Index and other countries determined by the Adviser to be developing countries based on classifications made by the International Monetary Fund or on country characteristics similar to those of the countries in the EM and FM Indexes. The Fund may purchase securities of companies of any market capitalization. The Adviser seeks to invest in businesses it believes have significant opportunities for growth, sustainable competitive advantages, exceptional management, and an attractive valuation.
The Fund’s investments in non-U.S. securities generally are traded in currencies other than U.S. dollars, so the Adviser buys and sells foreign currencies to facilitate transactions in portfolio securities. The Adviser usually does not hedge against possible fluctuations in exchange rates, but exposure to a particular currency that the Adviser believes is overvalued may be hedged if the Fund has a substantial position in securities traded in
that currency. The Fund may buy and sell currencies for cash at current exchange rates, or use an agreement to purchase or sell a specified currency at a specified future date or within a specified time period, at a price set at the time of the contract.
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BIGFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BIGFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 2.0% -5.4% 29.2% 93.13%
1 Yr 3.6% -3.1% 35.4% 94.15%
3 Yr -7.6%* -19.2% 9.4% 89.18%
5 Yr 4.2%* -2.1% 12.6% 83.19%
10 Yr 4.7%* -0.4% 9.5% 57.01%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BIGFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 6.9% -0.4% 28.6% 92.37%
2022 -28.5% -49.5% -13.3% 63.85%
2021 4.1% -22.2% 19.3% 37.93%
2020 30.5% -4.9% 85.0% 18.94%
2019 28.9% -4.0% 45.1% 30.15%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BIGFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 2.0% -5.4% 29.2% 93.13%
1 Yr 3.6% -3.1% 35.4% 94.15%
3 Yr -7.6%* -19.2% 9.4% 89.18%
5 Yr 4.2%* -2.1% 12.6% 83.19%
10 Yr 4.7%* -0.4% 9.5% 57.01%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BIGFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 7.3% 1.8% 28.6% 97.20%
2022 -27.5% -44.4% -11.0% 69.74%
2021 9.6% -20.6% 20.5% 37.67%
2020 30.5% -4.9% 97.1% 24.79%
2019 29.1% 0.5% 45.3% 42.77%

NAV & Total Return History


BIGFX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

BIGFX Category Low Category High BIGFX % Rank
Net Assets 403 M 191 K 137 B 69.47%
Number of Holdings 95 4 1799 27.74%
Net Assets in Top 10 92.3 M 65.4 K 36.5 B 74.05%
Weighting of Top 10 24.50% 12.7% 100.2% 82.70%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Linde PLC 3.52%
  2. Arch Capital Group Ltd 2.70%
  3. eDreams ODIGEO SA 2.62%
  4. Industria de Diseno Textil SA 2.56%
  5. Tokyo Electron Ltd 2.42%
  6. Constellation Software Inc/Canada 2.41%
  7. AstraZeneca PLC 2.15%
  8. FIXED INC CLEARING CORP.REPO 2.14%
  9. InPost SA 2.09%
  10. Symrise AG 1.89%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High BIGFX % Rank
Stocks
97.20% 87.07% 104.45% 62.09%
Other
2.14% -0.33% 2.14% 0.51%
Cash
0.65% 0.00% 16.26% 84.73%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 4.57% 52.42%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.45% 32.91%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.07% 32.57%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BIGFX % Rank
Basic Materials
16.56% 0.00% 23.15% 3.06%
Industrials
15.73% 0.68% 31.28% 45.15%
Technology
13.04% 1.51% 38.21% 83.16%
Healthcare
12.34% 1.36% 29.58% 71.17%
Financial Services
11.97% 0.00% 38.62% 65.56%
Consumer Cyclical
11.33% 0.00% 46.28% 48.47%
Communication Services
9.08% 0.00% 41.13% 18.11%
Consumer Defense
6.42% 0.00% 25.77% 67.09%
Energy
2.80% 0.00% 24.97% 33.67%
Real Estate
0.73% 0.00% 6.64% 28.32%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 9.05% 61.48%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BIGFX % Rank
Non US
70.10% 0.00% 100.08% 82.44%
US
27.10% 0.00% 100.16% 17.81%

BIGFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

BIGFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.26% 0.01% 13.07% 35.81%
Management Fee 0.88% 0.00% 1.50% 87.02%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 26.11%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.03% 0.80% N/A

Sales Fees

BIGFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

BIGFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.25% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

BIGFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 36.00% 7.00% 149.00% 64.16%

BIGFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

BIGFX Category Low Category High BIGFX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.35% 0.00% 12.70% 66.84%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

BIGFX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annual Annual Annual Annual

Net Income Ratio Analysis

BIGFX Category Low Category High BIGFX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.10% -1.69% 3.16% 69.15%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

BIGFX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Distributions History

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BIGFX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Michael Kass


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2008

13.42

13.4%

Michael Kass has been the portfolio manager of Baron International Growth Fund and Baron Emerging Markets Fund since their respective inceptions on December 31, 2008 and December 31, 2010. He joined the Adviser in 2007 to develop an international growth strategy. From 1996 until 2003, Mr. Kass co-managed the Furman Selz Large Cap Growth portfolios, and beginning in 1998, he co-founded the Artemis Funds, a long-short strategy with a similar discipline as Large Cap Growth. In 2003, Mr. Kass formed Artemis Advisors, LLC to acquire the Artemis Funds from ING Furman Selz. Mr. Kass spent ten years in equity investment management at ING Furman Selz, and was named a senior managing director and portfolio manager in 1996. From 1989 until 1993, he was an associate in investment banking at Lazard Frères. Mr. Kass began his career in 1987 as an analyst in corporate finance at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Michael graduated summa cum laude from Tulane University with a B.A. in Economics in 1987.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 26.94 7.67 20.01