Dissecting Dimensional

Dimensional Fund Advisors began with the idea that using academic research to invest in smaller, underpriced companies with a tilt to profitability could outperform the market by avoiding subjective stock picking, and the rigidness of pure index investing. The firm’s assets have grown significantly since the financial crisis as institutions look for low-cost active strategies that deliver alpha. It is the largest manager of quantitative strategies, strictly to institutional investors.

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