Founded in 2000, we are an independent investment management firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. We provide investment management services to institutions and individuals through mutual funds, separate accounts, exchange traded funds, and private investment funds.
We place our fiduciary duty to our clients at the top of our corporate objectives, and we invest the capital you entrust to us with the same care that we invest our own capital. All of our portfolio managers are significant investors in the same portfolios in which our clients invest, and Diamond Hill employees and affiliates are collectively one of the largest investors in our strategies, ensuring that our interests are aligned with those of our clients.
At Diamond Hill, we serve our clients by providing investment strategies that deliver lasting value through a shared commitment to our intrinsic value-based investment philosophy, long-term perspective, disciplined approach and alignment with our clients’ interest.
We believe market price and intrinsic value are independent in the short-term but tend to converge over time.
We maintain a long-term focus both in investment analysis and management of our business.
We invest with discipline to increase potential return and protect capital.
We align our interests with those of our clients through significant personal investment in our strategies.
The Guiding Principles of Our Investment Philosophy
- Recognize that market price and intrinsic value tend to converge over a reasonable period of time
- Possess a long-term investment temperament (five years or longer)
- Always invest with a margin of safety
- Treat every investment as a partial ownership interest in that company
Our intrinsic value philosophy is shared by all of our portfolio managers and research analysts, allowing us to apply our investment discipline consistently across all equity and fixed income strategies.
Each portfolio is supported by our entire research team, all of whom are dedicated to bottom-up, fundamental analysis and provide research coverage across the capital structure. Each team member covers small, mid and large capitalization companies, long and short opportunities, equity and debt, as well as global and domestic companies.
We believe we can achieve better-than-market returns over the long term through active portfolio management, and our primary focus is always on achieving value-added results for our clients.