DIMENSIONAL (DFA)


Financial Science at Work


We take your investments into a different dimension. Our primary objective is to help you achieve your financial goals. We work with you in a collaborative fashion, to understand your needs and your risk tolerance, and remove all the guesswork so that you feel comfortable along the way. Then, you can focus on what you do best without worrying about your investments. We do this by thoughtful diversification, and implementing the academic research-based premise that portfolios tilted toward small cap, low relative price (i.e. value) and more profitable stocks have higher expected returns over a long period of time than traditional index-based funds.



Why Dimensional?

Simply put… because our approach is different. It’s scientific. It’s based on research. And, it’s proven. Dimensional works with a select group of financial advisors globally.  We have worked through a comprehensive due-diligence process and continue to participate in rigorous ongoing education in capital markets, portfolio management, and trading in order to stay abreast of how the latest advances are applied to  Dimensional’s investment strategies.

           

“We consider a dimension to be a factor that explains differences in returns, is persistent and pervasive, can be cost-effectively captured in diversified portfolios, and is consistent with an equilibrium view of investing.”

Contrast with Conventional Management

Dimensional’s investment philosophy is centred on an equilibrium, or “efficient market”, view of public markets. In this view, the best way to add value over conventional benchmarks is to structure portfolios along the dimensions of expected returns. For equity portfolios, expected returns are increased by giving greater weight to small cap, low relative price (value), and more profitable firms.  Dimensional tries to beat the market without “forecasting” in the usual sense.

We don’t have to tell you that your portfolio is important to you. And it’s important to us too. If you have an appetite for increasing expected returns while lowering the cost of investing, contact me today for a consultation on how the Dimensional approach can work for you.

For more information on Dimensional, call Albert Brandstatter at 905 272 3501