Austin American Statesman Top Workplaces 2011
Dimensional Fund Advisors
- Employees in region:
- Financial Services & Insurance
- HQ location:
- Austin, TX
Dimensional is a global investment firm with $227 billion in assets under management as of July 31, 2011. The firm is headquartered in Austin and has offices in six countries around the world. Through its robust research capabilities and collaborative relationships with leading financial economists, Dimensional is known for bringing the best science to the practical world of investing. The funds managed by Dimensional have three distinguishing characteristics: an emphasis on the higher expected return dimensions of the markets, a high degree of diversification, and relatively low costs.
Dimensional's investment offering includes a broad range of equity and fixed income strategies. Dimensional's clients are sophisticated professional investors. They include traditional institutional investors such as pension plan sponsors, endowments, foundations, and public funds. The firm also works with fee-only financial advisors who have been approved to use Dimensional strategies to develop wealth management solutions for their clients.
“Our approach to what we do is based in academics and our major focus is in doing what is best for our clients.”
“I feel appreciated that Dimensional takes my technology requests seriously, and doesn't leave computer problems delinquent for very long. ”
“The people/culture are a big part of it. I have a great manager who really cares about our group and the direction we are headed. Leadership is incredibly thoughtful and forward-thinking. ”
“I like the various sessions we have where we get access to Portfolio Managers and other senior people.”
“It allows me to exercise autonomy, creative thinking, and is intellectually interesting and challenging. I also feel we are getting paid for creating meaningful, positive change, and that's awesome.”