How an International Stock Fund Finds Its Winning Recipe

September 18, 2019


Buffalo International Fund co-portfolio manager Nicole Kornitzer, CFA, was recently interviewed by Barron’s about the parallels she finds in gourmet cooking and international investing. In the article, she describes the team’s approach to picking premier growth stocks based on in-depth analysis of company fundamentals and highlights the team’s long-term investment philosophy that focuses less on short-term market movements.

We need to be able to answer the question of why is the company going to continue growing.
~ Nicole Kornitzer, CFA

Nicole also discusses several foreign large-cap stocks in the BUFIX/BUIIX portfolio which illustrate the Fund’s investment process in action:

  • Sartorius Stedim Biotech – DIM.France
  • Tomra – TOM.Norway
  • LVMH Moet Hennessy – MC.France
  • Kering – KER.France
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Annualized Performance (%)

As of 12/31/203 MOYTD1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRSince Inception
BUFFALO INTERNATIONAL FUND - Investor13.0819.1019.1011.6013.158.276.12
BUFFALO INTERNATIONAL FUND - Institutional13.0819.2419.2411.7513.318.436.27
  Morningstar Global Markets ex-US Index17.2811.1711.
  Lipper International Fund Index16.8312.7012.705.768.805.983.10
  Morningstar Foreign Large Growth Category14.8425.4825.4811.1711.957.874.22

The expense ratio for BUIIX is 0.91% and 1.06% for BUFTX. Performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the fund may be lower of higher than the performance quoted and can be found here; quarter-end performance can be found here. Performance is annualized for periods greater than 1 year.

BUFIX/BUIIX Portfolio Managers
– Bill Kornitzer, Nicole Kornitzer

Nicole Kornitzer, Buffalo International Fund co-portfolio manager, discusses her team’s approach to finding premier growth companies that are poised to take advantage of global trends.


Joel Crampton
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