Recently our clients had the privilege of hearing Apollo Lupescu, PhD, Vice President of Dimensional Fund Advisors. Dr.
Dimensional Fund Advisors
You may recall I shared some ideas shared by Apollo Lupescu, PhD in last week’s blog. Dr. Lupescu of Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) was our guest speaker at a recent luncheon.
Last month we were honored to host Apollo Lupescu, PhD of Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) as a guest speaker at a luncheon. A member of the DFA Investment Strategies Group, Dr. Lupescu’s role is to educate the public on DFA’s academic foundations, investment beliefs and state‐of‐the‐art portfolio design and trading practices.
Last month’s Bloomberg View’s Masters in Business radio podcast with David Booth, founder, Chairman and co-Chief Executive Officer of Dimensional Funds Advisors (DFA) is well worth a listen.
It’s been a volatile start to 2015. If you believe the headlines screaming out at you from personal finance magazine, market volatility is something new and unexpected. However, when we look at market history, we see that volatility is not new at all. In fact, it is par for the course — and certainly no reason to stay on the sidelines.
I came across an article in the Financial Post that I thought was worth sharing.  The article was titled Investing is Boring: If You Want Excitement Go to Vegas.
According to Jim Parker Vice President DFA Australia Limited understanding investment risk begins with accepting that “the market itself has already done a lot of the worrying for you.” As Parker notes “Markets are highly competitive which means that new information is quickly built into prices.
In Which Risks Are Worth Taking Jim Parker a vice president at Dimensional Fund Advisors writes “Even the most self-declared risk-averse people take risks every day.” Parker notes that routine risks to our safety include crossing the road exercising at the gym choosing lunch and using electrical equipment.
Someone recently asked me for information about the story of Dimensional Fund Advisors.  I recalled this video and provided a link to it. I enjoyed watching the video again and decided I should share it on my blog.  I hope you find it informative.