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Peter interviews Gerard O’Reilly, Co-Chief Investment Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Dimensional Fund Advisors, which manages $653 billion for clients across the globe.

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  • Gerard’s perspective on current market valuations, interest rates, and inflation
  • A behind-the-scenes look at Dimensional’s approach to research and implementation decisions
  • What to expect for the future of the investing universe

Show Notes

Gerard O’Reilly serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and is a Dimensional Director. Gerard joined Dimensional in 2004, but was named Co-CEO in 2017. Along with Co-CEO Dave Butler, Gerard guides the firm’s vision and strategy through daily oversight of the company’s people and processes. 

Since joining the firm, Gerard has been instrumental in the evolution of Dimensional’s systematic approach to creating and implementing investment solutions. He was formerly Head of Research, managing the firm’s rigorous, scientific approach to interpreting, testing, and applying research in portfolios. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Research Committee, which reviews potential investment strategy enhancements, and a member of the Investment Committee, which oversees portfolio and account management.

Prior to joining Dimensional, Gerard obtained his PhD in aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology. He holds a master of science degree in high-performance computing from Trinity College Dublin in his native country of Ireland, where he also received a first-class honors degree in theoretical physics and was a recipient of the Foundation Scholarship.

Perspective on What Investors Are Seeing In The Media

  • Market valuations
  • Interest rates
  • Inflation

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Dimensional’s Approach to Research & Decisions Around Implementation & Design 

  • Profitability and Momentum could be good case studies
  • Could share how you think about the “end investor” when designing products using your research as your guide
  • How does the Investment Committee work? How does it influence day-to-day operations?

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The Future of Investing

  • How do you think the investing universe will look different in the future?
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Investing
  • Separately managed accounts

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Closing Questions

  • How do you invest?
  • What does being a long-term investor mean to you? 

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