“Big Interview” with Buffalo International Fund PM Bill Kornitzer

“Big Interview” with Buffalo International Fund PM Bill Kornitzer

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Bill Kornitzer

Overview
Buffalo Funds International co-portfolio manager Bill Kornitzer, CFA, recently appeared on the “Money Life with Chuck Jaffe” podcast. During the call, Bill goes in-depth on investing internationally and provides his viewpoints on the current U.S. trade wars, Brexit, and global markets. During the podcast, Bill answers the following questions:
  • If we’re in a “holding” pattern domestically, are we also in a holding pattern internationally?
  • How do you believe the trade wars will be resolved (specifically regarding China)?
  • What impact will Brexit have on investing in European companies?
  • How do low or negative interest rates affect the global bond markets?
  • Is there a specific part of the world investors should look to invest in or avoid?

The U.S. leads the world economy – so goes the U.S., so goes the rest of the globe. Just as the large U.S. companies have extensive exposure to the various international markets, the large multinational firms based in Europe, Japan and Asia have the same kind of exposure to the U.S. Everyone gets affected the same.
~ Bill Kornitzer, CFA, Co-Portfolio Manager, Buffalo International Fund

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Bill Kornitzer, CFA
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How an International Stock Fund Finds Its Winning Recipe

How an International Stock Fund Finds Its Winning Recipe

Bill Kornitzer

Overview

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 10/31/193 MOYTD1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRSince Inception
(9/28/07)
BUFFALO INTERNATIONAL FUND - Investor3.5520.8013.7712.107.988.014.69
BUFFALO INTERNATIONAL FUND - Institutional3.6220.9613.9512.278.158.184.85
  Morningstar Global Markets ex-US Index3.1915.4011.208.114.525.572.03
  Lipper International Fund Index3.8716.9310.857.974.355.811.93
  Morningstar Foreign Large Growth Category2.9620.5314.789.615.566.84

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
HIGHLIGHT

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.

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These European Companies Benefit from High Health-care Prices in the U.S.

These European Companies Benefit from High Health-care Prices in the U.S.

Media Coverage

Bill Kornitzer

Overview

Buffalo Funds International co-portfolio manager Nicole Kornitzer, CFA, was recently interviewed by MarketWatch about her team’s top-down strategy of focusing on secular growth trends. She goes in-depth to discuss two trends around health care — “cost containment and increasing consumption as the middle class quickly expands in developing countries and as populations age”. She also provided several examples of European companies within the Fund’s portfolio that highlight their investment strategy at work:

  • Fresenius SE – FRE.XE
  • Grifols SA – GRF.MC
  • Sartorius Stedim Biotech – DIM.FR

The concern about health-care pricing is not limited to U.S. companies, it is a concern for all companies around the world that sell in the U.S. market. ~ Nicole Kornitzer, CFA, Co-Portfolio Manager, Buffalo International Fund

To access the MarketWatch article click here.

HIGHLIGHT

During an interview with MarketWatch, Nicole Kornitzer, CFA, (Buffalo International Fund co-portfolio manager) described her team’s top-down strategy when studying secular growth trends within the health care industry and identifies 3 companies which are well-positioned to benefit from these long-term trends.

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4 star Overall Morningstar Rating™ of BUFIX based on risk-adjusted returns among 396 Foreign Large Growth funds as of 6/30/19. The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating™ for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating™ metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. The Buffalo International Fund (BUFIX) received 5 stars among 396 for the 3-year, 4 stars among 336 for the 5-year, and 4 stars among 247 Foreign Large Growth funds for the 10-year period ending 6/30/19. In each Morningstar Category, the 10% of funds with the lowest measured risk are described as Low Risk, the next 22.5% Below Average, the middle 35% Average, the next 22.5% Above Average, and the top 10% High. Morningstar Risk is measured for up to three time periods (three, five, and 10 years). These separate measures are then weighted and averaged to produce an overall measure for the fund. Funds with less than three years of performance history are not rated. ©2019 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The Morningstar Style Box™ reveals a fund’s investment strategy by showing its investment style and market capitalization based on the fund’s portfolio holdings.

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International Markets Offering Low Valuations and Faster Pace of Growth

International Markets Offering Low Valuations and Faster Pace of Growth

Media Coverage

Bill Kornitzer

Overview

Buffalo Funds International co-portfolio manager Bill Kornitzer, CFA, was recently interviewed by The Wall Street Transcript about the ongoing trade war rhetoric and how they might impact the International Fund. He also provides insights into the importance of investing internationally and cites several examples of companies within his portfolio that highlight his team’s investment strategy at work:

  • Dassault Systemes (France) – OTCMKTS:DASTY
  • Sartorius Stedim Biotech (France) – EPA:DIM
  • HDFC Bank (India) – NYSE:HDB
  • ICICI Bank (India) – NYSE:IBN

While they’re not immune from the turbulence caused by these changing tariff regimes, our process naturally pushes us away from heavily cyclical and commodity-oriented type companies, which are frequently the direct point of trade actions and where the real issue could be on a company-specific basis. ~ Bill Kornitzer, CFA, Co-Portfolio Manager, Buffalo International Fund

To access The Wall Street Transcript article click here.

Diversification does not assure a profit, nor does it protect against a loss in a declining market.

Opinions expressed are those of the author or Funds as of 7/30/18 and are subject to change, are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a guarantee of future results, nor investment advice.

Past performance does not guarantee future results.

References to other mutual funds should not to be considered an offer to buy or sell these securities.

A complete list of the Fund’s holdings can be found here. Fund holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security.

Earnings growth is not representative of the fund’s future performance.

WTO stands for World Trade Organization. FDA stands for Food & Drug Administration. Cash flow is a measure of the cash produced by the firm in a given period on behalf of equity holders. The true measure of the value of a firm’s equity is considered to be the present value of all free cash flows. Tier-1 capital ratio is the ratio of a bank’s core equity capital to its total risk-weighted assets (RWA). Risk-weighted assets are the total of all assets held by the bank weighted by credit risk according to a formula determined by the regulator (usually the country’s central bank). ROE stands for return on equity and is the amount of net income returned as a percentage of shareholders’ equity. The book value of a company is the total value of the company’s assets, minus the company’s outstanding liabilities. GDP stands for gross domestic product.

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HIGHLIGHT

Bill Kornitzer, BUFIX co-portfolio manager, discusses the accelerated pace of the growth of global economies outside the U.S. and why, given where valuations are today, there are many opportunities to invest internationally at this time.

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U.S. News “Best Mutual Funds in 2016” List Includes Several Buffalo Funds

U.S. News “Best Mutual Funds in 2016” List Includes Several Buffalo Funds

Media Coverage

Bill Kornitzer

Overview

As of August 31, 2016, U.S. News showed the Buffalo International Fund was ranked #4 of 385 Foreign Large Growth funds, the Buffalo Discovery Fund was ranked #7 of 630 Mid-Cap Growth funds, and the Buffalo Flexible Income Fund was ranked #15 of 380 Allocation–70% to 85% Equity funds. Other Buffalo Funds that ranked within the top 100 in their category include the Buffalo High Yield Fund (#41 of 712 High Yield Bond funds) and the Buffalo Large Cap Fund (#47 of 1,436 Large Growth funds).

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International Fund #4
Discovery Fund #7
Flexible Income Fund #15

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