Flexible Income Fund


Overall Morningstar™ rating out of 739
Moderate Allocation funds as of 8-31-2014 (derived from a weighted average of the fund's three-, five-, and ten-year risk adjusted return measure, if applicable).


Superior 10-year Performance as of 11/30/2011 among 181 Mixed-Asset Target Allocation Moderate Funds for consistent, risk-adjusted returns.

Characteristics

  • Income and growth strategy
  • Seeking primarily income oriented equities
  • Bonds are primarily high yield corporates and convertibles

 

 

 

Strategy

This Fund invests primarily for income, but it also maintains a growth component in an attempt to offset inflation. Managers seek growth by investing in high-yield corporate bonds, dividend-paying stocks, and other investment asset classes. To reinforce the income objective, the Fund makes distributions on a monthly basis.

Investment Team

Paul Dlugosch  

Paul Dlugosch, CFA

Portfolio Manager


  • Investment professional since 1997
  • Joined KCM in 2002
  • Prior experience - Antares Capital Corporation and LaSalle National Bank
  • B.S. - University of Iowa
John Kornitzer  

John Kornitzer

President, KCM and Portfolio Manager


  • Investment professional since 1968
  • Founder KCM (1989) and Buffalo Funds (1994)
  • Prior experience - several Fortune 500 companies
  • B.A. - St. Francis College in Pennsylvania

 

For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ (based on a Morningstar Risk Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund’s monthly performance, including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each 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. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) The Buffalo Flexible Income Fund received 4 stars among 739 for the three-year, 5 stars among 653 for the five-year, and 5 stars among 423 Moderate Allocation funds for the ten-year period ending 8/31/2014.

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