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Overview

Dimensional is a different kind of investment firm. Our confidence in the capital markets frees us to think differently about investing and push the frontiers of innovation. Over the years, we have translated financial research into real-world investment solutions, and through our revolutionary approach, investors may seek to capture what the market offers in all its dimensions.

In 1981, we launched our first strategy based on research documenting the stronger performance of US small cap stocks. Our second strategy, a short-term fixed income portfolio launched in 1983, applied Eugene Fama's term structure research. Later, a comprehensive analysis of prices and other research deepened our strategy repertoire. This evolution reflects an abiding belief in the principles of modern finance and the efficacy of capital markets.

We see markets as an ally, not an adversary. Rather than trying to take advantage of the ways markets are mistaken, we take advantage of the ways markets are right—the ways they compensate investors.

Dimensional is owned primarily by current and former employees and directors and manages assets for investors around the world. From offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, our professional staff manages portfolios across time zones and provides responsive service to clients.


Dimensional Fund Advisors is an investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of the Dimensional funds carefully before investing. For this and other information about the Dimensional funds, please read the prospectus carefully before investing. Prospectuses are available by calling Dimensional Fund Advisors collect at (512) 306-7400 or at this link.

Investing involves risks such as fluctuating value and possible loss of principal investment.

Mutual funds distributed by DFA Securities LLC