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Dan Reyes: 'Despite the ETF’s capable advisor and sound approach to factor investing, it has not gained scale since its 2018 debut.'

There were so many good reasons for Vanguard to fold its first ETF but radical underperformance may stand out for the 'illiquidity' fund

The Malvern, Pa., manager blamed $44-million fund's scale, but marked underperformance and a manager departure as likely doomed it, one Vanguard watcher says

September 27, 2022 at 1:51 AM

David Booth has kept a steady hand on the tiller at DFA, but is it enough?

Dimensional Fund Advisors, long the flagship of factor investing, struggles to chart a course as a nimble rival and big foot competitors cut into its market--and exploit its slow move to ETFs

Vanguard, BlackRock and Avantis rattle a complacent Dimensional Fund Advisors with fee cuts and ETF roll outs based on 'smart beta.'

August 9, 2022 at 1:57 AM

Larry Fink: It's just a number.

Five RIA Doubletakes: BlackRock AUM tops $10 trillion as active funds make comeback • Schwab has killer quarter and Wall Street sells its shares • DFA is now the largest active ETF manager • SEC flummoxes RIAs with "inaccurate" guidance • Fidelity pulls in $146 billion in workplace assets

After record AUM high, BlackRock chairman and CEO Larry Fink brushes off a milestone • SchwabSchwab hits records; Wall Street wants more • Mutual fund giant's ETF conversion yields bragging rights • Regulation Best Interest headaches unnecessary, despite SEC brouhaha, lawyers say • Workplace scheme wins big for Fidelity.

January 21, 2022 at 3:16 AM

Marlena Lee: It's important to understand that we converted tax-managed mutual funds because we think the ETF provides a better tool for tax efficiency.

Dimensional Fund Advisors rocks the mutual fund industry by undertaking mass conversion of its mutual funds to ETFs

The Austin, Tex., manager of $640 billion largely for RIAs went from diehard mutual fund holdout to top-11 ETF provider with the swipe of a pen, and analysts predict copycats will convert trillions of dollars of their own mutual fund assets.

July 9, 2021 at 1:04 AM

Nicole Hunter is ready to show DFA's University of Chicago PhD mafia how to do ETFs

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

Dave Butler: We take the time to understand clients’ evolving needs.

Dimensional Fund Advisors finally launches ETFs, but as a 'defensive' measure as outflows mount, Morningstar says

The Austin, Texas, manager of $508 billion enters the exchange-traded fund market after advisor input reached critical decibel levels but also after its former CEO's ETF startup surpassed $1.5 billion in nine months

June 27, 2020 at 2:35 AM

Former BlackRock global COO Lisa Dallmer has joined Dimensional Fund Advisors as its COO

Dimensional Fund Advisors makes unprecedented slash of fees across all its mutual funds and declines to rule out DFA ETFs muscling into the crowded market

The $579-billion Texas-based factor investor responds to apparent DFA RIA allocations to ETFs and rampant fee compression across the board.

December 26, 2019 at 10:10 PM

Tim Welsh braved the Utah wilds to write this report and found DFA and BlackRock had joined the hacker scene.

Eric Clarke keeps FUSE lit by rebalancing deep-suburbia hackathon with BlackRock and DFA real economiks

The event's subversive air drew the local police, yet again, to the door of the Park City, Utah weekend hackathon

September 11, 2017 at 6:43 PM

Dave Butler: During my tenure with the firm, we’ve grown from less than $10 billion to $460 billion.

As Dimensional Fund Advisors' AUM nears half-a-trillion, David Booth yields his co-CEO duties to David Butler

Booth retains chairman role and Butler, long head of the advisor business, will serve alongside Eduardo Repetto as co-CEO as DFA hits $460 billion of managed assets

February 23, 2017 at 1:10 AM

Tom Kimberly: We heard consistent feedback about the need for greater portfolio flexibility.

Betterment makes Goldman Sachs and Vanguard partners as it shifts into higher RIA gear

With advisors demanding to get back in the driver's seat, the robo's RIA chief, Tom Kimberly goes for two big-name model portfolio strategists under the 'Betterment for Advisors' brand

September 14, 2016 at 1:29 PM

Brooke Southall: RIA vendors are selling the wrong product, selling it in the wrong spirit or marketing it in the wrong way.

How vendors fail RIAs -- and themselves in the bargain -- by insulting RIA intelligence

Anything with a whiff of closed architecture, overcharging, inauthenticity, opacity or idiocy masquerading as information is a long-term credibility corrosive

December 9, 2015 at 12:42 AM

David Butler: We don't talk much about the performance of funds. We talk a lot more about the theory of the investment process.

Cogent rates the top fund wholesalers to RIAs, and all advisors, and the 'sales' units at DFA, PIMCO, BlackRock and Franklin Templeton stand out

Dimensional Fund Advisors and PIMCO deliver some inside scoop without the sales dance to lead the sales-to-RIA pack in gaining netry to inner sanctums

May 30, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Jim Lowell: The big news here is that Fidelity and Vanguard still can't seem to figure out a way to play nice in our multi-trillion dollar sandbox.

Fidelity Investments soon to jack up commissions on DFA and Vanguard Group mutual fund trades

At the same time, the Boston giant slashes commissions on 99% of the other mutual funds and, analysts say, may have declared war on Vanguard and Schwab in one move

December 5, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Robert Clarfeld: It's a minority investment with revenues-sharing and they have no control over expenses.

AMG delves deeper into the RIA business with second deal -- of $4-billion player in NY

Its purchase of a stake in Clarfeld Financial Advisors, Barron's No. 3, shows the Veritable deal was, indeed, a warm up

August 20, 2013 at 3:18 AM

Dave Butler: 'Aha' moments don't usually come at convenient times.

A veteran DFA exec tells what enduring RIA success is made of -- and why the next-gen advisors will not disappoint

Dave Butler's front row seat on dozens of highly effective firms allows him to look past the surface to see what runs deep

August 5, 2013 at 2:14 AM

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