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Enhanced Dividend Equity Strategy

The strategy seeks a high level of current income and long-term growth of capital by investing in dividend-paying, large cap equity securities. 

  • Disciplined and repeatable process supported by theory and evidence
  • Income focus without the traditional biases of high dividend investing
  • Sector neutral positioning
  • Low cost, value orientation, and high diversification with favorable risk/reward characteristics
Large Cap / Dividend Income
S&P 500
Jan. 1, 2016


The team believes:

  • Traditional dividend strategies often have unintentional embedded exposures
  • 4th quintile dividend-paying stocks tend to outperform over time 
  • Avoid large exposures that are not supported by strong investment rational

Portfolio Construction

  • Seeks to invest in 4th quintile dividend yielding stocks that enjoy competitive advantages and will grow dividends over time
  • Generally 90–110 holdings
  • Sector exposures limited to +/- 2% vs benchmark
  • At least 90% of the portfolio invested in S&P 500 securities

Strategy Facts

As of 9/30/2019
Assets Under Management
$677 million
 eVestment Universe U.S. Dividend Focus Equity
 Investment Vehicle Separate Account



Austin Kummer

Austin R. Kummer, CFA

Assistant Vice President, Portfolio Manager

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Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.

BBA - Ohio University
MBA - Xavier University

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Jamie Wilhelm

James E. Wilhelm, Jr.

Managing Director, Head of Public Equity

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Riggs Investment Management
First Union Securities
Evergreen Funds
Salomon Smith Barney

BS - Wingate University
MBA - Johns Hopkins University

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Brendan White

Brendan M. White, CFA

Senior Vice President, Co-Chief Investment Officer

Career Summary
Ohio Casualty Corporation

BS - The Ohio State University
MBA - Xavier University

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