Masters in Business Dimensional Fund Advisors’ David Booth

This week, our Masters in Business radio podcast, we speak with David Booth, the founder, chairman and co-CEO of Dimensional Funds Advisors (DFA).

At the University of Kansas, Booth earned his B.A. in economics and M.S. in business. He went to receive his MBA from University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, where he became the teaching assistant for future Nobel Laureate Eugene Fama.

Based on the academic work of his professors at Chicago, Booth set up DFA. It has been called “applied think tank from the University of Chicago.” Initially, the firm had a small capitalization tilt; it subsequently added a value “dimension.” As of 2015, there are 4 separate dimensions that have led DFA to outperforming 80 percent of its peers over the pat 5 years. DFA now manages over $400 billion dollars.

Booth described his time at Chicago as “life changing.” He eventually made the largest gift in the school’s history to the graduate business program, now known as University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Next week, we speak with Jazz guitarist and signer John Pizzarelli.

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  1. Orange14 commented on May 28

    Typo on the tag line about the upcoming interview with John Pizzarelli – while he may sign autographs, he is better known as a singer. Just goes to show that some of us read all the way to the end of the posts!

    • ADMIN commented on May 28

      John Pizzarelli:

      John Paul Pizzarelli, Jr. (born April 6, 1960) is an American jazz guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and bandleader. He has had a lengthy career as a recording artist, performing for a variety of labels that include Telarc Records, RCA Records and Chesky Records, among others. He has recorded twenty-three albums of his own, as well as other joint recordings with his father, Bucky Pizzarelli. Additionally, he has appeared on more than forty albums of other recording artists, including those of Sir Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Rosemary Clooney and his wife, Jessica Molaskey.

  2. tennisman commented on May 28

    Is there any simple way of reading a transcript of the interview? Thanks!

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