DFA engages former Moss Adams analyst as it pilots its intel deeper into RIA space
The Austin, Texas-based firm is bringing on Jeff Pierce as part of its initiative to build its own in-house research arm
BNY Mellon's new CEO is an RIA fan, and Pershing Advisor Solutions made a big personnel move to reflect it
Charles Scharf loosened the Pershing purse strings for Mark Tibergien who created 'head of platforms' position for Christina Townsend
March 12, 2019 at 10:14 PM
RIA Quick Takes: Orion deepens DFA embrace by using it as portfolio manager-inside-ETF ~ Hardship withdrawals surge at Vanguard and Fidelity ~ Schwab hires 400 ~ Fidelity flips six funds into ETFs ~ Kitces makes list before Christmas ~ Amit Dogra has $1 billion of good news from his new Portland gig
Americans are struggling, though jobs are plentiful; Larry Fink's ESG zeal costs BlackRock another client, just as the Vatican issues ESG guidance; UBS says we didn't like you anyway to mass affluent and Michael Kitces and Craig Iskowitz join forces.
December 3, 2022 at 3:16 AM
After adding an ex-iShares product chief to call the shots and -- oye -- lowering fees, Dimensional Fund Advisors humbly and belatedly charges into ETFs and should score $5 billion in two years, an analyst says
DFA nabbed Nicole Hunter's BlackRock ETF playbook and committed to ETF-level fees to show the industry it plans to play to win assets -- even if some come from within.
November 12, 2020 at 4:43 AM
Behind the scenes, Ben Harrison's rise to replace Mark Tibergien at Pershing was more shock and awe than a symphonic succession
Harrison's appointment was baked in the cake -- or not -- and Tibergien departed with Swiss-watch precision in Moss Adams-style--or not.
March 13, 2020 at 7:22 AM
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Elmer Rich III
Along with Ken Fisher, DFA is certainly the most successful asset gathering firm and marketer in the business — delivering stunning wealth for the owners. They have untold amounts of money to invest in any new distribution scheme and stunning profit margins.
Any new marketing effort is trivial compared to the additional wealth it could produce for DFA Principals.
Ken Fisher and DFA have no comparison.
DFA is a mutual fund company, Ken Fisher is a stock picker. I’ll concede that he’s a good marketer, but I’m yet to see a single advertisement for DFA, whereas you’ll Fisher’s name “everywhere”.
Also, DFA has expense ratios much lower than industry averages, maybe they just use their resources more efficiently?