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Kip 25

Baron Emerging Markets

Symbol: BEXFX
Expense Ratio: 1.45%

Baron Emerging Markets invests in emerging markets and is a member of the Kiplinger 25, our favorite no-load mutual funds.

Manager Michael Kass focuses on mid-size to large companies companies with above-average growth and competitive advantages. China, India, Taiwan and Brazil are the fund’s biggest stakes, by country. Since Kass took over in early 2011, the fund has gained 3.1% annualized, compared with a 0.9% loss for the MSCI Emerging Markets index.

Data through February 28, 2017

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