Baron Global Advantage Bets Big on Tech

The managers for this large-company global stock fund scout for companies that invest aggressively for growth.

Venturing abroad to find stocks has gotten more challenging lately. But Baron Global Advantage (BGAFX) has found success with a mix of foreign and domestic stocks. Manager Alex Umansky and his team look across borders and at companies of all sizes, hoping to snatch another (AMZN), Alibaba (BABA) or Facebook (FB), some of the standouts in a tailored collection of, at last count, 45 stocks.

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Rivan V. Stinson
Ex-staff writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Rivan joined Kiplinger on Leap Day 2016 as a reporter for Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. A Michigan native, she graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 and from there freelanced as a local copy editor and proofreader, and served as a research assistant to a local Detroit journalist. Her work has been featured in the Ann Arbor Observer and Sage Business Researcher. She is currently assistant editor, personal finance at The Washington Post.