Founded in 1981, we have a long history of applying academic research to practical investing. Today, we offer a full range of equity and fixed income strategies designed to target higher expected returns. We regard the assets we manage as more than just shares in a portfolio. The money represents the savings, sacrifice, and dreams that investors have entrusted to us. We take this responsibility seriously.



Dimensional Origins

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For more than 35 years, Dimensional has been putting financial science to work for investors by translating compelling research into real-world investment solutions.

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Kenneth French
Kenneth French
Professor, Dartmouth College; Director and Consultant, Dimensional
“People at Dimensional care much more about getting the right answer than defending their answer.”

We are passionate about what we do, and through our close relationships with institutional investors, consultants, and financial advisors globally, we’ve seen the difference our approach has made in people’s lives over the past 35 years. Hear from our employees.

Our Leadership

Since the firm was founded in 1981, Dimensional’s leadership has remained committed to fostering a culture of learning, teamwork, innovation, and dedication to always doing what’s right for our clients.

Global Leadership

“Global Leadership” refers to Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (US).
David Booth
David Booth
Founder and Executive Chairman
Dave Butler
Dave Butler
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Head of Global Financial Advisor Services, and Dimensional Director
Gerard O'Reilly
Gerard K. O’Reilly
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, and Dimensional Director
Steve Clark
Stephen Clark
Head of Global Institutional Services and President, Dimensional International
Sam Gilliland
Sam Gilliland
Senior Adviser and Chief Operating Officer
Catherine Newell
Catherine L. Newell
General Counsel
Chris Crossan
Christopher Crossan
Global Chief Compliance Officer
Aaron Marcus
Head of Global Human Resources

Global Affiliates

These entities are Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd., DFA Australia Limited, Dimensional Fund Advisors Canada ULC, Dimensional Fund Advisors Pte. Ltd., and Dimensional Japan Ltd.
Art Barlow
Art Barlow
Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd. (UK)
Glenn Crane
Glenn Crane
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DFA Australia Limited (Australia)
Peng Chen
Peng Chen
Chief Executive Officer, Dimensional Fund Advisors Pte. Ltd. (Asia ex Japan)
John Alkire
John R. Alkire
Chief Executive Officer, Dimensional Japan Ltd. (Japan)

Dimensional Directors

Dimensional Directors refers to the Board of Directors of the general partner of Dimensional Fund Advisors LP.
David Booth
David Booth
Chairman
Eugene Fama
Eugene Fama
Nobel laureate, Dimensional Director, and Consultant
Ken French
Kenneth French
Dimensional Director, Consultant, and Co-Chair of the Investment Research Committee
John McQuown
John A. McQuown
Dimensional Director
Gerard O'Reilly
Gerard K. O’Reilly
Dimensional Director
Dave Butler
Dave Butler
Dimensional Director

Board of Directors, Dimensional Mutual Funds, US

David Booth
David Booth
Chairman
George Constantinides
George M. Constantinides
Independent Director and Leo Melamed Professor of Finance, University of Chicago
Douglas Diamond
Douglas W. Diamond
Independent Director and Merton H. Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago
John Gould
John P. Gould
Independent Director and Steven G. Rothmeier Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
Roger Ibbotson
Roger G. Ibbotson
Independent Director and Professor in the Practice of Finance, Yale University
Ed Lazear
Edward P. Lazear
Independent Director and Jack Steele Parker Professor of Human Resources Management and Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Myron Scholes
Myron S. Scholes
Nobel laureate, Independent Director, and Frank E. Buck Professor Emeritus of Finance and Law, Stanford University
Abbie Smith
Abbie J. Smith
Independent Director and Boris and Irene Stern Professor of Accounting, University of Chicago