Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) is an investment management company that prides itself on its investment strategies based on solid academic research. (Particularly from economists Eugene Fama and Kenneth French, who work closely with DFA) led many of the best known financial research of the past two decades, to investment strategies DFA. DFA began as a small-stock funds, trying to “influence size” the advantages of the (excess performance of small stocks), which had been discovered by a number of ac to take … Read more »

Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) is an investment management company that prides on its investment strategies based on solid academic research. (Particularly from economists Eugene Fama and Kenneth French, who work closely with DFA) led many of the best known financial research of the past two decades, to investment strategies DFA. DFA began as a small-stock funds, trying to “influence size” the advantages of the (excess performance of small stocks), which had been discovered by a number of academic researchers take. Later DFA “value” added strategies to its mix of services. According to academic research documented superior performance of value stocks in a variety of countries, DFA began to create a variety of international value-bearing and small bearing investment funds. The company was very successful, although not stock on the large-1990s growth boom. DFA assets under management grew from $ to $ 8000000000 40000000000 1991 to 2002. Is performed with value stocks with good in the first two years of the new decade, DFA will experience consistent growth in its investor base and is seeking new areas where it can add to investors, while continuing to assert no special “stock-picking “ability.
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Randolph B. Cohen
Source: HBS Premier Case Collection
21 pages.
Publication Date: Sep 30, 2002. Prod #: 203026-PDF-ENG
Dimensional Fund Advisors in 2002 HBR case solution