The Core Bond strategy is a style-pure, conservative strategy focused on the long-term preservation of capital and delivering consistent returns with low volatility.

The strategy can serve as a stabilizing segment of your asset allocation, providing an opportunity to complement more aggressive fixed income holdings and diversify your equity exposure.

Period And Average Annual Total Returns
as of July 31, 2017

  Since Inception  
(7/31/2016) 1‑YR YTD 3MO. Jul.
Core Bond Composite
Gross of Fees
1.10% 1.10% 3.63% 1.36% 0.46%
Net of Fees
0.79 0.79 3.44 1.28 0.43
Benchmark
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index
-0.51 -0.51 2.71 1.10 0.43

Diamond Hill Capital Management, Inc. (DHCM) claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) and has prepared and presented this report in compliance with the GIPS Standards. DHCM has been independently verified for the period 5/31/00 – 3/31/17. DHCM’s current verification firm is ACA Compliance Group. Verification assesses whether (1) the firm has complied with all the composite construction requirements of the GIPS standards on a firm-wide basis and (2) the firm’s policies and procedures are designed to calculate and present performance in compliance with the GIPS standards. The verification and performance exam reports are available upon request. DHCM is a registered investment adviser and wholly owned subsidiary of Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. DHCM provides investment management services to individuals and institutional investors through mutual funds, separate accounts, exchange traded funds and private investment funds.

A complete list and description of all composites and policies for valuing portfolios, calculating and reporting returns, and preparing compliant presentations are available upon request. The composite results reflect the reinvestment of dividends, capital gains, and other earnings when appropriate. Composite returns and benchmark returns are presented gross of withholding taxes on dividends, interest income and capital gains. Returns are calculated using U.S. Dollars. Net of fees returns are presented net of management fees, transaction costs and performance-based fees. Actual investment management fees are used in the calculation. Only transaction costs are deducted from gross of fees returns.

The Core Bond Composite is comprised of discretionary non-fee and fee paying non-wrap accounts with a market value over $10M managed according to the firm’s Core Bond fixed income strategy. The strategy’s investment objective is to maximize total return with the preservation of capital by investing in a diversified portfolio of intermediate and long-term debt securities. The portfolio generally invests at least 80% of its assets in a diversified portfolio of investment grade, fixed income securities and may invest a significant portion or all of its assets in mortgage-related and mortgage-backed securities. The portfolio will typically maintain an average portfolio duration within 20% of the duration of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index.

The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index is an unmanaged index representing the U.S. investment grade fixed rate bond market, with index components for government and corporate securities, mortgage pass-through, and asset-backed securities. Our selection process may lead to portfolios that differ markedly from the benchmarks presented. Returns may be more volatile than, and/or may not be correlated to, these indices, which are for comparative purposes only. The dispersion measure is the asset weighted standard deviation of the annual portfolio returns. Only portfolios represented in the composite for the entire year are included in the calculation. The calculation is not performed if the composite contains 5 or fewer accounts for the full year. The three year standard deviation is only presented beginning 2011 where 36 month returns are available.

The Firm’s standard fee schedule for Core Bond separate accounts is as follows (fees are payable quarterly in arrears): First $50,000,000 = 0.29%; Next $50,000,000 = 0.22%; Balance = 0.18%. Total end of period managed assets for Diamond Hill Capital Management, Inc. were $19.4 billion in 2016. As of 12/31/16, the Core Bond Composite included 5 or fewer accounts with $39.7 million in assets. The Core Bond Composite was created in July 2016.

No alteration of composites as presented here has occurred because of changes in personnel at any time. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

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