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.