Our Team


B.A. – Dartmouth College (Economics)


ClearLight Partners
Salomon Smith Barney

Alex Hancock, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Alex joined the Buffalo Funds in 2002 and has 21 years of professional investment experience. From 2000 to 2002, Alex worked at ClearLight Partners as a Private Equity Research Analyst. From 1998 to 2000, he worked at Salomon Smith Barney as an Investment Banking Analyst.

At the Buffalo Funds, Alex works with equity portfolios, and his focus areas include large and small cap growth companies, business services, and IT.

Alex received a B.A. from Dartmouth College. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Years of Experience

Years at Buffalo Funds


Large Cap Fund

Total Assets $72.42 Million  (7/1/19)
Expense Ratio 0.94% / 0.79%
Benchmark Morningstar U.S. Large Growth

Manager since 2018

Small Cap Fund

Total Assets $527.80 Million  (7/1/19)
Expense Ratio 1.01% / 0.86%
Benchmark Morningstar U.S. Small Growth

Manager since 2017

Recent Articles

Media coverage regarding the Portfolio Manager, Funds Managed, and the Buffalo Funds in general.

Focusing on Midcaps with Secular Growth Tailwinds

Josh West and Chris Carter, Buffalo Mid Cap co-portfolio managers, discuss a variety of issues affecting their investment strategy, including the current interest rate environment, globalization, the growth of ESG investing, and Millennials.

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“Industry Perspectives” 1Q 2019

Equity markets produced a significant reversal in the 1st quarter of 2019 following one of the worst periods of performance to close out 2018. Much of the reversal in market sentiment was a result of the change in the Federal Reserve’s (the Fed) policies, providing a more growth-friendly backdrop, combined with the anticipation that a U.S. – China trade deal is imminent.

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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.