The Evolution of the Asset-Backed Securities Market
Fixed Income Perspectives: An Educational Series
By Douglas Gimple
  • Growth in the asset-backed securities (ABS) market over the past 10 years has provided diversification and strong risk-reward characteristics in a sector largely ignored by the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index.
  • As growth in some historic sectors of the ABS market slows, the emergence of new securitization sectors has expanded the opportunities available to investors.
  • The Diamond Hill fixed income team is able to exploit some of the pricing inefficiencies in the ABS market through our bottom-up analysis, along with our deep understanding of deal structures and the companies bringing them to market.
Bargain Shopping in China Amidst Trade Wars
Industry Perspectives: A Monthly Research Analyst Series
By Kyle Schneider, CFA
While we hope for an amicable resolution to the trade dispute, Weigao should be a relative winner in the current economic climate.

Portfolio Manager John McClain, CFA, joins us to discuss recent developments in the high yield market and how volatility can provide opportunity for investors focused on security selection. After the difficulties of the previous month and the rough start to November, our high yield team believes that opportunities have been uncovered if investors focus on long term fundamentals.

While our selection process is driven by bottom-up, fundamental research with a strict valuation discipline, finding attractive companies that will also benefit from long-term macroeconomic trends can give us multiple ways to win.
Understanding Trends and Consumer Tastes in the Restaurant Industry
Industry Perspectives: A Monthly Research Analyst Series
By Brian Hilderbrand, CFA
While we are encouraged by secular trends that should benefit the restaurant industry over the long term, we remain selective due to intense competition, tepid grocery inflation, and valuations.
The Case for a Strategic Allocation to High Yield
Fixed Income Perspectives: An Educational Series
By Douglas Gimple
  • The high yield market has come a long way since its creation in the early 1970s, evolving from a tactical asset class to a significant component of investors’ asset allocation.
  • Dispelling the myths around the asset class is key to understanding the opportunity and value provided by high yield corporate credit.
  • Understanding the nuances of the high yield market can provide investors with exposure to the asset class while potentially avoiding some of the pitfalls of benchmark construction and ETFs.

John Loesch, Banking analyst, Co-Director of Research and Portfolio Manager joins us for an in-depth discussion about Bank OZK, a high-quality bank that has demonstrated an unmatched ability to grow intrinsic value at attractive rates and has done so with remarkable consistency. Businesses like Bank OZK don’t come along every day, and John discusses what excites us about these types of investments. Read more about Bank OZK in our August Industry Perspective.

Bank OZK: A True Compounder
Industry Perspectives: A Monthly Research Analyst Series
By John Loesch, CFA
Identifying businesses with unique business models, skilled management teams, and competitive positioning, which have also demonstrated an ability to grow intrinsic value at attractive rates over the long term, is what truly excites us.

The guest for this episode is Josh Barber. Josh is one of the portfolio managers on our financial long/short strategy, a sleeve manager for the research opportunity strategy, and his research focus is on REITs title and mortgage insurance.

We believe the combination of best internet services for users, providing best-in-class self-serve advertising platforms to advertisers, as well as other internet ecosystem benefits will position Google and Facebook well for the coming years.
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