Risk Disclosure: Overall equity market risks may affect the value of all funds. The Small Cap Fund, Small-Mid Cap Fund, Mid Cap Fund, All Cap Select Fund and Research Opportunities Fund invest in small and medium capitalization stocks; there are special risks associated with small and medium capitalization issues such as market illiquidity and greater market volatility than large capitalization issues. The All Cap Select Fund expects to hold a concentrated portfolio of a limited number of securities; because of this a decline in the value of these investments would cause the Fund’s overall value to decline to a greater degree than a less concentrated portfolio. The Long-Short Fund, Financial Long-Short Fund, and Research Opportunities Fund use short selling which incurs significant additional risk. Theoretically, stocks sold short have unlimited risk. The Global Fund and Research Opportunities Fund invest in non-U.S. securities. Investing in non-U.S. securities may entail risk due to foreign economic and political developments; this risk may be higher when investing in emerging markets. Changes in currency exchange rates and differences in accounting and taxation policies outside the U.S. can raise or lower returns.
Performance is not guaranteed. The performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. The Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Investors may obtain performance information current to the most recent month-end, within 7 business days, at diamond-hill.com.
Performance returns assume reinvestment of all distributions. Returns for the periods less than one year are not annualized. The total return figures for the Fund reflect the maximum sales charge applicable to each class. Class C and I shares include performance based on Class A shares for the Small Cap Fund, Large Cap Fund, Long-Short Fund, and Financial Long-Short Fund which was achieved prior the creation of Class C and Class I shares. Except for the Mid Cap Fund, the Global Fund, and Research Opportunities Fund, Class Y shares include performance based on Class A shares, which was achieved prior to the creation of Class Y shares. These total return figures may reflect the waiver of a portion of a Fund’s advisory or administrative fees for certain periods. In such instances, and without such waiver of fees, the total returns would have been lower. The maximum sales charge for A shares of the Small Cap Fund, Small-Mid Cap Fund, Mid Cap Fund, Large Cap Fund, All Cap Select Fund, Global Fund, Long-Short Fund, Financial Long-Short Fund, and Research Opportunities Fund is 5.00%; C shares have a maximum contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC) of 1.00% for redemptions within the first year of purchase; I shares and Y shares have no sales charge.
The Russell unmanaged market capitalization-weighted equity indices seek to benchmark the entire U.S. stock market. The Russell 3000 measures the performance of the 3,000 largest U.S. companies by total market capitalization. The Russell 1000 Index is comprised of the largest 1,000 companies by market capitalization in the Russell 3000 Index. The Russell 2000 Index represents the next 2,000 companies by market capitalization in the Russell 3000 Index. The Russell 2500 Index is comprised of the smallest 2,500 companies by market capitalization in the Russell 3000 Index. The Russell Midcap Index represents the 800 smallest companies in the Russell 1000 Index. The Long-Short Fund 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 Financial Long-Short Fund blended index benchmark represents a 80% weighting of the Russell 3000 Financials Index and a 20% weighting of the ICE BofAML U.S. T-Bill 0-3 Month Index. The Research Opportunities Fund blended index represents a 75% weighting of the Russell 3000 Index and a 25% 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 Russell 3000 Financials Index consists of Russell 3000 companies involved in banking, mortgage finance, consumer finance, specialized finance, investment banking and brokerage, asset management and custody, corporate lending, insurance, financial investments, and real estate, including REITs. The Morningstar Global Markets Index is an unmanaged, float market capitalization weighted index of more than 7,000 securities that is designed to cover 97% of the equity market capitalization of developed and emerging markets. These indices do not incur fees and expenses (which would lower the return) and are not available for direct investment.
The Long-Short Fund was long-only from inception through June 2002.
The Financial Long-Short Fund was long-only from inception through April 2006.
The quoted performance for the Global Fund reflects the past performance of Diamond Hill Global Fund L.P. (the “Global Partnership”), a private fund managed with full investment authority by the fund’s Adviser. The Fund is managed in all material respects in a manner equivalent to the management of the predecessor unregistered fund. The assets of the Global Partnership were converted into assets of the fund prior to commencement of operation of the fund. The performance of the Global Partnership has been restated to reflect the net expenses and maximum applicable sales charge of the fund for its initial years of investment operations. The Global Partnership was not registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and therefore was not subject to certain investment restrictions imposed by the 1940 Act. If the Global Partnership had been registered under the 1940 Act, its performance may have been adversely affected. Performance is measured from December 31, 2013, the inception of the Global Partnership and is not the performance of the fund. The Global Partnership’s past performance is not necessarily an indication of how the fund will perform in the future either before or after taxes.
The quoted performance for the Research Opportunities Fund reflects the past performance of Diamond Hill Research Partners, L.P. (the "Research Partnership"), a private fund managed with full investment authority by the fund’s Adviser. The Fund is managed in all material respects in a manner equivalent to the management of the predecessor unregistered fund. The assets of the Research Partnership were converted into assets of the fund prior to commencement of operation of the fund. The performance of the Research Partnership has been restated to reflect the net expenses and maximum applicable sales charge of the fund for its initial years of investment operations. The Research Partnership was not registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and therefore was not subject to certain investment restrictions imposed by the 1940 Act. If the Research Partnership had been registered under the 1940 Act, its performance may have been adversely affected. Performance is measured from March 31, 2009, the inception of the Research Partnership and is not the performance of the fund. The Research Partnership’s past performance is not necessarily an indication of how the fund will perform in the future either before or after taxes.
As of 12/31/17, there were 0 gold rated, 1 silver rated, 5 bronze rated, 9 neutral rated and 127 not rated funds in the U.S. Long-Short Equity category.
The Morningstar Analyst Rating™ is not a credit or risk rating. It is a subjective evaluation performed by Morningstar’s manager research group, which consists of various Morningstar, Inc. subsidiaries (“Manager Research Group”). In the United States, that subsidiary is Morningstar Research Services LLC, which is registered with and governed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Manager Research Group evaluates funds based on five key pillars, which are process, performance, people, parent, and price. The Manager Research Group uses this five pillar evaluation to determine how they believe funds are likely to perform relative to a benchmark, or in the case of exchange-traded funds and index mutual funds, a relevant peer group, over the long term on a risk-adjusted basis. They consider quantitative and qualitative factors in their research, and the weight of each pillar may vary.
The Analyst Rating scale is Gold, Silver, Bronze, Neutral, and Negative. A Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold, Silver, or Bronze reflects the Manager Research Group’s conviction in a fund’s prospects for outperformance. Analyst Ratings ultimately reflect the Manager Research Group’s overall assessment, are overseen by an Analyst Rating Committee, and are continuously monitored and reevaluated at least every 14 months. For more detailed information about Morningstar’s Analyst Rating, including its methodology, please go to global.morningstar.com/managerdisclosures/.
The Morningstar Analyst Rating (i) should not be used as the sole basis in evaluating a fund, (ii) involves unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause Analyst expectations not to occur or to differ significantly from what they expected, and (iii) should not be considered an offer or solicitation to buy or sell the fund.
The Overall Morningstar Rating™ is based on 202 long-short equity funds as of 12/31/17. The Fund’s Class I rating was 3 stars among 202, 4 stars among 107, and 3 stars among 27 long-short equity funds for the 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods ended 12/31/17, 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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