Our Team

Education:

B.S. – Kansas State University (Finance)

Experience:

Koch Industries

Jeff Deardorff, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Jeff joined the Buffalo Funds in 2002 and has 22 years of professional investment experience. From 1997 to 2001, Jeff worked at Koch Industries in Convertible Arbitrage and as a Money Markets Trader.

At the Buffalo Funds, Jeff works with fixed income and equity portfolios, and his focus areas include communications, energy, and financial sector.

Jeff received a B.S. from Kansas State University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Years of Experience

Years at Buffalo Funds

FUNDS MANAGED

Dividend Focus Fund

Total Assets $52.63 Million  (12/31/18)
Expense Ratio 0.95%
Benchmark Morningstar U.S. Large-Mid Cap

Manager since 2018

High Yield Fund

Total Assets $185.06 Million  (12/31/18)
Expense Ratio 1.03%
Benchmark ICE BofAML U.S. High Yield

Manager since 2015

Recent Articles

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

Market Sentiment vs Fundamentals

Above-average GDP growth, a robust job market, and double-digit earnings growth are some of the fundamentals that indicate current economic conditions are still fairly strong. However, the biggest threat to the economy is arguably investor confidence itself.

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“Industry Perspectives” 4Q 2018

Worries about rising interest rates, the continuing trade friction between the U.S. and China, and geopolitical tensions tempered risk appetites among investors in the 4th quarter.

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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.