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Ron Baron: We invest in people . . . not just buildings

June 04, 2007

Ron Baron is known as a growth investor, instead of value. But if you are looking for growth companies with “sustainable competitive advantages” selling at fair prices, what is wrong with asking for growth? Read his most recent quarterly report, Ron Baron is one of the best writers of shareholder letters.

"Since virtually all businesses over time will be vulnerable to competitive threats, one of our principal research efforts is to identify not only growth opportunities but what we believe to be businesses’ “sustainable competitive advantages”. We’re trying to find businesses that have natural or man made barriers that prevent others from doing what they’re doing over an extended period. This is in order to prevent others from competing away those businesses’ profits."

"Moats filled with alligators surrounding our businesses’ castles with no bridges to cross, are as important to us as they are to that legendary investor who requires only wide moats."

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