Quick Facts
Inception Date:8/12/19947/1/2019
Expense Ratio:1.02%0.87%
Total Net Assets:$425.68 Million  (3/31/21)
Category:Large Cap Value
Benchmark:Morningstar Moderately Aggressive Target Risk
Dividend Distribution:Monthly
Related Material:
   Fund Fact Sheet Q1 2021
   PM Commentary Q1 2021
   Summary Prospectus
Fund Objective & Investment Process

The investment objective of the Buffalo Flexible Income Fund is primarily the generation of high current income and, as a secondary objective, the long-term growth of capital.

To pursue its investment objectives, the Flexible Income Fund invests in both debt and equity securities.

The allocation of assets invested in each type of security is designed to balance income and long-term capital appreciation with reduced volatility of returns. The Flexible Income Fund expects to change its allocation mix over time based on the Fund managers’ view of economic conditions and underlying security values.

Our investment strategy seeks to generate yield for any investor needing monthly income with capital appreciation, and we use many methods to address potential downside risks.

John Kornitzer, Portfolio Manager

Morningstar Rating


Overall Morningstar Rating™ of BUFBX based on risk-adjusted returns among 140 Allocation 85%+ Equity funds as of 5/31/21.

Investment Style

Performance (%)

As of 5/31/213 MOYTD1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YR15 YR20 YRSince Inception
BUFFALO FLEXIBLE INCOME FUND - Investor10.2715.5928.697.598.827.527.036.657.34
BUFFALO FLEXIBLE INCOME FUND - Institutional10.3115.6728.907.738.977.677.196.817.50
  Morningstar Moderately Aggressive Target Risk Index7.539.4534.7612.4412.499.187.987.75-
  Combined Index
    Morningstar U.S. Large Cap Index (60%)
    ICE BofAML U.S. High Yield Index (40%)
  Lipper Mixed-Asset Target Allocation Moderate Funds Index6.017.3325.6510.629.867.686.555.967.36
  Morningstar Allocation 85%+ Equity Category8.3712.0942.5713.2413.3010.207.686.747.97
As of 3/31/213 MOYTD1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YR15 YR20 YRSince Inception
BUFFALO FLEXIBLE INCOME FUND - Investor9.119.1140.946.867.827.126.686.757.16
BUFFALO FLEXIBLE INCOME FUND - Institutional9.239.2341.157.027.997.286.846.917.32
  Morningstar Moderately Aggressive Target Risk Index4.084.0845.1310.9611.818.847.557.82-
  Combined Index
    Morningstar U.S. Large Cap Index (60%)
    ICE BofAML U.S. High Yield Index (40%)
  Lipper Mixed-Asset Target Allocation Moderate Funds Index3.153.1533.649.519.347.466.226.017.25
  Morningstar Allocation 85%+ Equity Category6.306.3057.9911.7712.379.797.136.937.80
For performance prior to 7/1/19 (Inception Date of Institutional Class), performance of the Investor Class shares is used and includes expenses not applicable and lower than those of Investor Class shares.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 obtained here. Performance is annualized for periods greater than 1 year. Each Morningstar category average represents a universe of funds with similar objectives.
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000
This chart illustrates the performance of a hypothetical $10,000 investment made in the Fund on the inception date of the benchmark index (1/1/99). Assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. This chart does not imply future performance.
2021 Distribution Dates:

— Record Date (6/17/21); Payment Date (6/18/21) – Ordinary Income & Capital Gains, if any

— Record Date (7/19/21); Payment Date (7/20/21) – Ordinary Income & Capital Gains, if any

— Record Date (8/17/21); Payment Date (8/18/21) – Ordinary Income & Capital Gains, if any

— Record Date (9/17/21); Payment Date (9/20/21) – Ordinary Income & Capital Gains, if any

— Record Date (10/18/21); Payment Date (10/19/21) – Ordinary Income & Capital Gains, if any

— Record Date (11/17/21); Payment Date (11/18/21) – Ordinary Income & Capital Gains, if any

— Record Date (12/2/21); Payment Date (12/3/21) – Capital Gains, if any

— Record Date (12/17/21); Payment Date (12/20/21) – Ordinary Income, if any
Net Investment
Short-Term Capital
Long-Term Capital
5/17/215/18/21$17.19 (Inv)

$17.18 (Inst)




4/19/214/20/21$16.65 (Inv)

$16.64 (Inst)




3/17/213/18/21$16.01 (Inv)

$16.00 (Inst)




2/17/212/18/21$15.82 (Inv)

$15.82 (Inst)




1/19/211/20/21$15.71 (Inv)

$15.70 (Inst)




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Portfolio Characteristics
(As of 3/31/21) 
# of Equity Holdings48
# of Fixed Holdings2
Median Market Cap$72.83 B
Weighted Average Market Cap$256.78 B
3-Yr Annualized Turnover Ratio4.51%
Average Duration0.28 years
Average Maturity9.65 years
30-day SEC Yield2.03%
Top 10 Holdings
HoldingTicker / MaturitySector% of Net
Nuance Communications11/1/35, 1.500%Communications3.99%
Costco WholesaleCOSTConsumer Staples3.18%
Johnson & JohnsonJNJHealth Care3.03%
Truist FinancialTFCFinancial Services2.89%
Digital Realty TrustDLRReal Estate2.87%
PepsiCoPEPConsumer Staples2.86%
As of 12/31/20. Top 10 Holdings for the quarter are not disclosed until 60 days after quarter end. Fund holdings are subject to change and are not recommendations to buy or sell any securities.
Sector Weighting
As of 3/31/21. Security weightings are subject to change and are not recommendations to buy or sell any securities. Sector Allocation may not equal 100% due to rounding.
Asset Allocation
As of 3/31/21. Allocation percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding.


John Kornitzer
Portfolio Manager

53 Years of Experience

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Paul Dlugosch, CFA
Portfolio Manager

24 Years of Experience

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(As of 3/31/21) — Equity markets continued to move higher in the 1st quarter of 2021, with the S&P 500 Index returning 6.17%. The period was marked by outperformance of value stocks as the market rotation that began in the last quarter of 2020 became even more pronounced. The vaccination rollout, combined with prospects for more fiscal stimulus, bolstered optimism towards companies that could benefit from the economy reopening. Additionally, an 80+ basis point move higher in the 10-Year U.S. Treasury yield during the quarter left sentiment towards growth stocks relatively more subdued.

The broad market Russell 3000 Index advanced 6.35% in the quarter. Value outperformed growth for the second straight quarter, with the Russell 3000 Value Index up 11.89% compared to the Russell 3000 Growth Index returning 1.19%. Relative performance was inversely-correlated with market cap size in the quarter, with the Russell Micro Cap Index up 23.89%, the small cap Russell 2000 Index up 12.70%, the Russell Midcap Index up 8.14%, and the large cap Russell 1000 Index returning 5.91%. The more cyclically-sensitive Energy, Financial, and Industrial sectors performed best in the quarter. Consumer Staples, Information Technology, and Utilities were the bottom three performing sectors. All sectors produced positive returns.


(As of 3/31/21) — The Buffalo Flexible Income Fund (BUFBX) produced a return of 9.11% in the quarter, outperforming the Morningstar Moderately Aggressive Target Risk Index return of 4.08%. The top three contributors to the Fund’s performance during the quarter were Hess, Chevron, and ConocoPhillips. All of these companies experienced significant price appreciation as oil prices increased due to the improved outlook for global travel and the corresponding potential for an increase in oil consumption. The top three detractors were Costco, Clorox, and Pepsi. Stocks most leveraged to rising interest rates, a steepening yield curve, and reopening did relatively better, while pricey, more crowded beneficiaries of COVID lockdowns experienced some investor rotation away.


(As of 3/31/21) — The S&P 500 Index achieved a record high during the period and ended just below the intra-quarter peak. The rise can be attributed to the expectation that the economy can recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. New COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths have declined in the U.S. as vaccines have been approved and injected into arms. The market favorably reacted to the new administration, passage of additional fiscal stimulus, and the central banks’ continued accommodative policies. Although the Federal Reserve continues to indicate that interest rates increases are on hold for the near future, the longer end of the treasury market sold off on concerns that inflation will increase. The rise in bond yields resulted in some market rotation as investors shifted from growth to value sectors. As the year continues to unfold, investors will be focused on the administration’s recently announced infrastructure proposal, vaccine rollouts, COVID-19 related reopening, and the length of accommodative monetary policy.

Despite the uncertainty created by the pandemic, we remain focused on wide moat, large capitalization dividend paying companies trading at reasonable valuations, in our view. As stock market volatility spikes, we will look for opportunities to find companies that fit our investment criteria, as we continue to follow our process of finding new investment ideas and to be ready when market declines provide better entry points.

The opinions expressed are those of the Portfolio Manager(s) and are subject to change, are not guaranteed and should not be considered recommendations to buy or sell any security. Earnings growth is not representative of the fund’s future performance.


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Fundamental Approach

We get to know the companies we invest in and learn how they run their business.

Top-Down & Bottom-Up

We identify Top-Down broad, secular growth trends and search for companies from the Bottom-Up.

Proprietary Philosophy

We construct our portfolios based on our own proprietary investment strategy.

Disciplined Investing

Sticking to our disciplined investment strategy ensures we maintain a consistent, balanced approach.

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The Buffalo Flexible Income Fund (BUFBX) received 1 star among 140 for the 3-year, 1 star among 127 for the 5-year, and 1 star among 89 Allocation 85%+ Equity funds for the 10-year period ending 5/31/21.

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