Barron’s Profile of Buffalo Small Cap Fund PM Bob Male
Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX / BUISX) co-portfolio manager Bob Male, CFA, was recently featured in a profile by Barron’s in which he tells the story of how the firm has grown over the past 25 years and how his original focus on finding small cap companies is still his focus today. In the article, Bob describes his approach to picking premier growth stocks based on in-depth analysis of company fundamentals and highlights several small, innovative companies the Small Cap Fund investment team have identified that are transforming entrenched industries.
“Investing in small companies is a little like playing golf. It can be very frustrating at times, but when you hit a shot just right, and it lands on the green, there’s nothing like it. That’s what keeps you coming back.“
~ Bob Male, CFA, Co-Portfolio Manager, Buffalo Small Cap Fund
The article also identifies several small-cap stocks in the Buffalo Small Cap Fund portfolio which illustrate the Fund’s investment process in action:
- Purple Innovation – (NASDAQ: PRPL)
- Steve Madden – (NASDAQ: SHOO)
- Palomar Holdings – (NASDAQ: PLMR)
- Trade Desk – (NASDAQ: TTD)
- Quidel – (NASDAQ: QDEL)
- Open Lending – (NASDAQ: LPRO)
- EverQuote – (NASDAQ: EVER)
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