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Dimensional Fund Advisors

No one can predict the future. Trying to time the market or pick the right stocks may work on rare occasions, but, more often than not, it is doomed for failure.

This is why Dimensional Fund Advisors chooses instead to stick to the things they can control. Backed by a team of financial experts including Nobel Laureates Eugene Fama and Robert Merton, their investment approach is grounded in solid economic theory, decades of empirical research, and an enduring belief in the power of the markets.

Through their rigorous application of financial science and a low-cost fee structure, identifying and focusing on the most efficient dimensions of return, Dimensional has managed to consistently outperform indices over the long term.

Watch the short video below to learn about Dimensional's scientific foundation for investing:

On 31 August 2016, GYC became the first financial advisory firm in Singapore to sign a platform deal with Dimensional, opening up their funds and strategies to individual Accredited Investors* through our Everest portfolio series.

In December 2016, in collaboration with UOB Asset Management, we further expanded access to retail investors by incorporating Dimensional sub-funds in the United G Strategic Fund – marking the first time that retail investors will also be able to benefit from Dimensional's expertise.

*Accredited Investors are defined as individuals with a net worth of at least SGD$2 million (or its equivalent in a foreign currency), or whose income in the past 12 months was at least SGD$300,000.

To find out more about Everest, click here.
To find out more about the United G Strategic Fund, click here.

Visit the links below for more information on Dimensional!

Who Are Dimensional Fund Advisers?

Dimensional Fund Advisors – Official Website

Why You Should Know Dimensional Fund Advisors
Robert Schmansky, Forbes.com. 3 Dec 2013.

A little known fund company that keeps fees low
Rob Carrick, The Globe and Mail. 31 Aug 2012.

Market Beaters: A Different Dimension
Beverly Goodman, Barron's. 6 Jan 2014.

The Active-Passive Powerhouse
Jason Zweig, The Wall Street Journal. 21 Oct 2016.

DFA’s Dominance
Ben Carlson, AWealthOfCommonSense.com. 13 Jan 2015.

David Booth Brings Academic Research to Life
Julie Segal, Institutional Investor. 10 May 2016.

Access the "3d Dimension" in Investing: Dimensional Fund Advisors
Eve Kaplan, Forbes.com. 2 Nov 2015.

Finding Success, Passionate Followers in Tow
Ron Lieber, The New York Times. 28 Jan 2011.

How DFA Outperforms

How Dimensional Fund Advisors Really Earn Better Returns
Andrew Hallam, AssetBuilder. 27 Apr 2015.

9 Reasons Why Investors Are Loving Vanguard and DFA Funds
Greg Brown, Pathway Planning. 16 Jun 2015.

Why We Use Dimensional Fund Advisors
Marcus A. Winbush, True North Capital Alliance.

Dimensional Fund Advisors picks advisers, not stocks, and it works
(Subscribers Only) Bloomberg News via Investment News. 19 Jan 2015.

Fama’s Nobel Work Shows Active Managers Fated to Lose
Charles Stein, Bloomberg. 15 Oct 2013.

DFA Fund Family: An Alternative to Smart Beta?
Allan S. Roth, FinancialPlanning.com. 31 Aug 2015.

DFA in Your Portfolio

The ‘Average Returns’ Myth
Dan Solin, The Huffington Post. 17 Feb 2017.

Billionaire David Booth’s investment tips for New Zealanders
Richard Meadows, Stuff.co.nz. 6 Mar 2016.

DFA Vs. Other Passive Strategies

DFA vs. Vanguard - Which is better?
Allan Roth, CBS News. 19 April 2010.

Dimensional vs Vanguard
Mark Hebner, Index Fund Advisors. 2 Jan 2015.

DFA and Vanguard: Setting the Record Straight
Jeff Troutner, Equius Partners. 23 Apr 2013.

Your Move, Bogleheads: Advisor Finds DFA’s Returns Trump Vanguard’s
(Subscribers Only) ThinkAdvisor. 25 Apr 2013.


To learn more about how the stock market works and the investing strategies behind the success of firms like DFA, you can download and watch the award-winning documentary Index Funds: The Movie, available for free on iTunes, Amazon Prime and Google Play. (A transcript is available at this link.)

You may also wish to check out these short video clips at the Index Fund Advisors website.

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