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August 01, 2015 5:10 AM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of Dimensional Fund Advisors LP

Company Overview

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP is an employee owned investment manager. The firm provides its services primarily to investment companies and mutual funds. It also provides its services to high net worth individuals, pension and profit sharing plans, pooled investment vehicles, charitable organizations, corporations, and state or municipal government entities. The firm manages separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and balanced portfolios. It also launches and manages equity and fixed income mutual funds for its clients. The firm invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. It also invests in real estate markets. The firm primarily invests in growth and value s...

Palisades West

6300 Bee Cave Road

Building One

Austin, TX 78746

United States

Founded in 1981

Phone:

512-306-7400

Fax:

512-306-7499

Key Executives for Dimensional Fund Advisors LP

Chairman, Co-Chief Executive Officer, and President
Age: 68
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Director, and Member of the Investment Committee
Age: 48
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer
Age: 58
Chief Executive Officer Asia-Ex Japan, Member of Investment Policy Committee, and Chairman of the Global Defined Contribution Business Committee
Age: 44
Head of Research, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Member of Investment Policy Committee, and Member of Investment Committee
Age: 38
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Key Developments

John Hancock Selects Dimensional Fund Advisors to Manage Six Multifactor ETFs

John Hancock Investments has selected Dimensional Fund Advisors LP to manage six John Hancock multifactor exchange-traded funds, or ETFs. This rules-based, or strategic beta, approach seeks to improve outcomes for investors by focusing on additional factors outside of market capitalization that, through historical analysis, have been shown to have the potential for higher expected returns. The Board of Trustees of John Hancock Exchange-Traded Fund Trust approved the ETF product offering in June 2015. Dimensional started applying the concept of multifactor investing more than 30 years ago, and the firm is one of the most well-respected managers in the industry. Dimensional's approach is rooted in decades of academic research into the factors that drive expected returns, along with a record of delivering results to investors.

John Hancock Investments Selects Dimensional Fund Advisors to Manage Suite of Multifactor ETFs

John Hancock Investments disclosed that Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (Dimensional) was selected to manage six John Hancock multifactor exchange-traded funds (ETFs), leveraging Dimensional's long record of applying insight from academic research into a systematic investment process across asset classes. This rules-based, or strategic beta, approach seeks to improve outcomes for investors by focusing on additional factors outside of market capitalization that, through historical analysis, have been shown to have the potential for higher expected returns.

Dimensional Fund Advisors to Open East Coast Regional Headquarters in Charlotte

Dimensional Fund Advisors will locate its East Coast regional headquarters in Charlotte, creating 316 jobs and investing $105 million in a new facility. The company says it plans to lease office space uptown initially and is finalizing plans for a new building that would be complete as early as the fourth quarter of 2018.

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