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Going against the grain in managing assets

By sticking to a solid philosophy, Dimensional Fund Advisors today has garnered strong historical returns and a fiercely loyal following

''When you are in the middle of an earthquake you don't know if you are seeing a pre-quake to a big one, or that's all there is. People have a tendency to panic and get out at the wrong time. It's not so much about investing, but about investment counselling.'' - DFA co-founder David Booth (above)


US-BASED Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) has made its name swimming against the tide of conventional thinking in the asset management industry since its founding in 1981.

Today, key aspects of its core philosophy have become mainstream such as its insistence on low costs...

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