Portfolio Guidelines

    • A long-biased fund with typically 40–60 long positions and 20–45 short positions

Exposure Guidelines

  • Maximum gross market exposure (long % + short %) = Up to 140%
  • Target net market exposure (long % - short %) = 40-75%

Top Five Long Equity Holdings
As Of September 30, 2019

Citigroup, Inc.
United Airlines Holdings, Inc.
Alphabet, Inc. (Cl A)
Communication Services
MetLife, Inc.
American International Group, Inc.

Top Five Short Equity Holdings
As Of September 30, 2019

Consolidated Edison, Inc.
Cincinnati Financial Corp.
Tesla, Inc.
Cons. Discretionary
Boston Beer Co., Inc. (Cl A)
Consumer Staples

Sector Allocation1
As Of September 30, 2019

Long Portfolio Russell 1000 Index Short Portfolio
Financials 23.9% 13.2% (4.3)%
Industrials 14.2 9.7 (4.2)
Health Care 11.0 13.3 (1.9)
Communication Services 9.8 9.8 (0.3)
Cons. Discretionary 8.4 10.9 (7.2)
Info. Technology 7.6 22.0 (3.6)
Materials 5.1 2.8 (0.8)
Energy 2.9 4.3 0.0
Consumer Staples 2.5 6.4 (2.2)
Utilities 0.0 3.4 (2.4)
Real Estate 0.0 4.0 (0.4)
Cash & Other 14.6 0.0 0.0

The Fund uses short selling which incurs significant additional risk. Theoretically, stocks sold short have the risk of unlimited losses.

Fund holdings, sector allocations, and portfolio statistics subject to change without notice.

1 Cash & Other may include cash, treasuries, money market funds, and short duration fixed income funds.

The Russell 1000 Index is an unmanaged market capitalization-weighted index comprised of the largest 1,000 companies by market capitalization in the Russell 3000 Index, which is comprised of the 3,000 largest U.S. companies by total market capitalization. The blended index represents a 60% weighting of the Russell 1000 Index and a 40% weighting of the ICE BofAML U.S. T-Bill 0-3 Month Index. The ICE BofAML U.S. T-Bill 0-3 Month Index is comprised of U.S. dollar denominated U.S. Treasury Bills with a term to maturity of less than 3 months. The index data referenced herein is the property of ICE Data Indices, LLC, its affiliates (“ICE Data”) and/or its third party suppliers and has been licensed for use by Diamond Hill Capital Management, Inc. ICE Data and its third party suppliers accept no liability in connection with its use. See diamond-hill.com for a full copy of the disclaimer. ICE Data was not involved in the creation of the blended index. These indices do not incur fees and expenses (which would lower returns) and are not available for direct investment.

As of 9/30/19 there were 0 gold rated, 1 silver rated, 4 bronze rated, 4 neutral rated, and 107 not rated funds in the U.S. Long-Short Equity category.

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The Overall Morningstar Rating™ is based on 198 long-short equity funds as of 9/30/19. The Fund’s Class I rating was 4 stars among 198, 4 stars among 137, and 5 stars among 38 long-short equity funds for the 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods ended 9/30/19, respectively.

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

The Morningstar Broad Fee Level data point compares the fund's net expense ratio to the net expense ratio of all the other funds within its Morningstar Category.

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3 Definitions: Active Share measures the difference between portfolio holdings and the benchmark. The higher the active share, the greater the difference. Standard Deviation measures the volatility of the Fund’s returns. Beta measures the Fund’s sensitivity to market movements. Sharpe Ratio uses the Fund’s standard deviation and average excess return over the risk-free ratio to determine reward per unit of risk. Alpha measures excess return relative to the market that is attributable to active portfolio management. R-squared represents the percentage of the portfolio’s movements that can be explained by general market movements. Upside / Downside Capture Ratio measures a manager’s ability to generate excess return above the benchmark return in up markets and retain more of the excess return in down markets. Statistics for periods less than one year are not annualized. Risk statistics are relative to the Russell 1000 Index.

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