Diamond Hill Launches Small-Mid Cap Fund and Portfolio Manager Chris Welch Joins Investment Team

Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DHIL), today announced that it launched the Diamond Hill Small-Mid Cap Fund (“Fund”) and Christopher A. Welch joined the equity investment team as a portfolio manager of the Fund. Mr. Welch, who will be based in New York City, is a graduate of Yale University and holds the CFA designation. Most recently he was a Portfolio Manager for Fiduciary Trust Company International and from 1995 to 2002 served as portfolio manager and equity analyst for Nationwide Insurance and its mutual fund unit. Chuck Bath, Diamond Hill’s managing director of equities, said, “We are very pleased that Chris has joined our investment team, he shares our investment philosophy and I know from personal experience that he is an excellent investor.”

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