Nicholas Limited Edition, Inc. Portfolio Manager

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David O. Nicholas, CFA

Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager
Industry experience: 33 years
Nicholas Company Tenure: 30 years
Lead Portfolio Manager - Nicholas II, Inc. and Nicholas Limited Edition, Inc.
Co-Portfolio Manager - Nicholas Fund, Inc.


Dave Nicholas joined Nicholas Company as an investment analyst in 1986.  His current responsibilities include Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer.   Dave’s focus has been primarily on small and mid-capitalization companies that meet the criteria for Nicholas II and Nicholas Limited Edition Funds.  Dave’s approach is aligned with the Nicholas core investment philosophy and process, while adjusting it to meet the characteristics of small and mid-capitalization growth companies.  Core elements to the philosophy include identifying companies with secular growth capabilities, consistent earnings growth, strong balance sheets and solid management teams.  Dave also shares Ab’s preference for non-consensus strategies when market opportunities arise.

Dave began his career with First Wisconsin Bank, now known as U.S. Bank, where he worked as an analyst before joining Nicholas Company.

Dave is the lead manager of the Nicholas II and Nicholas Limited Edition Funds, our mid-cap growth and small-cap growth strategies.  He also serves as Chief Investment Officer for Nicholas Company.

Dave earned a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and completed his M.S. in Finance at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, where he is a member of the University’s Business School Advisory Board.   Dave is a member of the Milwaukee Investment Analysts Society, and a Chartered Financial Analyst.



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An investment in the Money Market Fund, Inc. is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Although the Fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in the Fund.

Please refer to each prospectus for important information about each investment company, including investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. 

Mutual fund investing involves risk; principal loss is possible. Small- and medium-capitalization companies tend to have limited liquidity and greater price volatility than large-capitalization companies. Investments in debt securities typically decrease in value when interest rates rise. This risk is usually greater for longer-term debt securities such as limited liquidity and great volatility. Investment by the Funds in lower-rated and non-rated securities presents a greater risk of loss to principal and interest than higher-rated securities. 

Past performance does not guarantee future results.

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

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