Established in 2000, Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. manages six traditional and alternative equity strategies and one fixed-income strategy, available in separately managed accounts, mutual funds and private investment funds. Its client base includes institutions, financial intermediaries and individuals. Assets under management as of January 31, 2012, were $8.9 billion. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. is a subadviser of Nationwide Funds.
Charles S. Bath, CFA
Charles S. Bath has been the managing director–investments for Diamond Hill since September 2002. From 1985 to September 2002, Bath was a senior portfolio manager for Nationwide Insurance and Gartmore Global Investments, a global investment firm that at the time was affiliated with Nationwide Insurance. Bath was first employed by Nationwide Insurance as an investment professional in 1982.
Bath has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Miami University, a Masters of Business Administration from The Ohio State University and holds the CFA designation.
William Dierker, CFA
William Dierker has a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in accounting from Xavier University and holds the CFA designation. He has been an investment professional with Diamond Hill since September 2006. From September 2004 to August 2006, Dierker was a senior portfolio manager/senior vice president at Federated Investors. He was a senior portfolio manager and managing director of the value equity team at Banc One Investment Advisers from April 2003 to September 2004. He served as an investment officer and vice president, equity securities with Nationwide Insurance from March 1998 to January 2002; and as vice president/ portfolio manager with Gartmore Global Investments, at the time an affiliate of Nationwide Insurance, from January 2002 to April 2003.
Christopher Welch, CFA
Christopher Welch has a Bachelors of Arts in economics from Yale University and holds the CFA designation. He has been an investment professional with Diamond Hill since November 2005. From 2004 to November 2005, Welch was a portfolio manager for Fiduciary Trust Company International, an investment management firm. From 1995 to 2002, Welch served as portfolio manager and senior equity analyst for Nationwide Insurance and its affiliated mutual fund unit, Gartmore Global Investments.