Why Systematic Active Over Either Active or Passive

The conversion of mutual funds into ETFs that Dimensional Fund Advisors undertook earlier this year—the biggest conversion in history—is great news for investors and financial advisors. The firm’s time-tested systematic active approach is now available in efficient, transparent, and low-cost Dimensional ETFs. 

In this upcoming webcast, Dimensional Fund Advisors and ETF Trends will explain key aspects of Dimensional’s investment approach and showcase solutions that differentiate Dimensional ETFs from others in the industry.

October 19, 2021
9am PT | 12pm ET
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Topics will include:

  • Why Dimensional has undertaken the industry’s largest ever mutual fund-to-ETF conversion
  • How Dimensional can add value through systematically managed, active, and fully transparent ETFs
  • Where Dimensional anticipates growth in its ETF lineup, including forthcoming fixed income offerings

NOT accepted for one hour of CFP/CIMA CE credit for live and on-demand attendees

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Gerard O’Reilly

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
Dimensional Fund Advisors

Tom Lydon

ETF Trends

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Important Disclosures

This information is provided for registered investment advisors and institutional investors and is not intended for public use. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP is an investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of the Dimensional funds carefully before investing. For this and other information about the Dimensional funds, please read the prospectus carefully before investing. Prospectuses are available by calling Dimensional Fund Advisors collect at (512) 306-7400 or at us.dimensional.com. Dimensional funds are distributed by DFA Securities LLC.

ETFs trade like stocks, fluctuate in market value, and may trade either at a premium or discount to their net asset value. ETF shares trade at market price and are not individually redeemable with the issuing fund, other than in large share amounts called creation units. ETFs are subject to risks similar to those of stocks, including those regarding short-selling and margin account maintenance. Ordinary broker commissions may apply. Risks include loss of principal and fluctuating value.