485BPOS 1 d460654d485bpos.htm BARON INVESTMENT FUNDS TRUST -- BAF, BGF, BSCF, BOF & BFAGF <![CDATA[Baron Investment Funds Trust -- BAF, BGF, BSCF, BOF & BFAGF]]>

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 15, 2013

Securities Act File No. 033-12112

Investment Company Act File No. 811-05032

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM N-1A

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933         x
Pre-Effective Amendment No.       ¨
Post-Effective Amendment No. 43       x

and/or

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1940       x
Amendment No. 44       x

(Check appropriate box or boxes)

 

 

BARON INVESTMENT FUNDS TRUST
f/k/a BARON ASSET FUND

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

767 Fifth Avenue, 49th Floor

New York, NY 10153

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, including Area Code): 212-583-2000

 

 

Patrick M. Patalino, General Counsel

c/o Baron Investment Funds Trust

767 Fifth Avenue, 49th Floor

New York, NY 10153

(Name and Address of Agent for Service)

 

 

It is proposed that this filing will become effective (check appropriate box):

  x Immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b) of Rule 485
  ¨ On (date) pursuant to paragraph (b)(1)(iii) of Rule 485
  ¨ 60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1) of Rule 485
  ¨ On (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(1) of Rule 485
  ¨ 75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of Rule 485
  ¨ On (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of Rule 485

If appropriate, check the following box:

¨ This post-effective amendment designates a new effective date for a previously filed post-effective amendment.

 

 

 


EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Post-Effective Amendment No. 43 relates solely to the following Funds, each a series of Baron Investment Funds Trust:

Baron Asset Fund

Baron Growth Fund

Baron Small Cap Fund

Baron Opportunity Fund

Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant certifies that it meets all of the requirements for effectiveness of this Registration Statement under Rule 485(b) under the Securities Act and has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment No. 43 to the Registration Statement on Form N-1A to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of New York, and the State of New York, on this 15th day of February, 2013.

 

BARON INVESTMENT FUNDS TRUST
By:   /s/ Ronald Baron
  Ronald Baron
  Chief Executive Officer

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Post-Effective Amendment No. 43 to the Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

SIGNATURES

  

TITLE

 

DATE

/s/ Ronald Baron

Ronald Baron

  

Chief Executive Officer and

Trustee

  February 15, 2013

/s/ Linda S. Martinson

Linda S. Martinson

  

Chairman, President, Chief Operating

Officer and Trustee

  February 15, 2013

/*s/ Norman S. Edelcup

Norman S. Edelcup

   Trustee   February 15, 2013

/*s/ Charles N. Mathewson

Charles N. Mathewson

   Trustee   February 15, 2013

/s/ Patrick M. Patalino

Patrick M. Patalino

  

Vice President,

General Counsel and Secretary

  February 15, 2013

/*s/ Harold Milner

Harold Milner

   Trustee   February 15, 2013

/*s/ Raymond Noveck

Raymond Noveck

   Trustee   February 15, 2013


/*s/ David A. Silverman

David A. Silverman

   Trustee   February 15, 2013

/s/ Peggy Wong

Peggy Wong

   Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer   February 15, 2013

/*s/ Alex Yemenidjian

Alex Yemenidjian

   Trustee   February 15, 2013

 

By:   /s/ Patrick M. Patalino
  Patrick M. Patalino
 

(Attorney-in-fact)

 

  * Attorney-in-fact pursuant to a power of attorney previously filed.

Dated: February 15, 2013


Exhibit Index

 

Exhibit

  

Description

EX-101.INS

   XBRL Instance Document

EX-101.SCH

   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

EX-101.CAL

   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase

EX-101.DEF

   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase

EX-101.LAB

   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase

EX-101.PRE

   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase