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Dimensional Investing

Key people at Dimensional – Booth, Butler, Fama, French, and McQuown – discuss the firm’s distinctive approach to investing. (March 2018, 3 minutes)


Booth and McQuown Look Back

Two old friends, David Booth and Mac McQuown, reminisce about the early days of modern finance, the first index funds, and the beginnings of Dimensional. This enjoyable and informative conversation is about half an hour long. (August 2016, 35 minutes)


Great Ideas

This brief video highlights Dimensional's mission of implementing the great ideas of finance. (January 2016, 2 minutes)


Volatile Markets

Key people at Dimensional - Booth, Fama, French, Butler - reflect on challenges advisors and clients face when markets turn volatile. (February 2016, 3 minutes)


Wellington on Dimensional

Weston explains his experience of coming to embrace the Dimensional approach to investing. This is a great account of what I think all of us go through in one way or another in choosing this approach for ourselves. (June 2015, 4 minutes)


Booth on Indexing

David Booth reflects on the early days of indexing, its success, and its ongoing importance for the investing world. (March 2015, 2 minutes)


Adding Up

David Booth explains how Dimensional strives to add value at every step of the investment process — from portfolio construction, to implementation, to operations — in the effort to deliver higher returns to investors. (March 2015, 3 minutes)


Research

In brief excerpts from an informal conversation, David Booth and Gene Fama discuss empirical research in finance and its proper use in designing investment products. (March 2015, 1 to 2 minutes each)




Origins

Dimensional Origins: Chairman and co-CEO David Booth and others talk about Dimensional's origins and how the firm works to implement the great ideas of finance. (January 2015, 4 minutes)


Fama's Prize

Dimensional announces Gene Fama's Nobel Prize in Economics with two short videos. In the first, Gene discusses the evolution of modern finance. In the second, he gives us a bit of his life story. (October 2013, 3 minutes and 7 minutes)



Fama on Finance

In this podcast, Gene Fama discusses his understanding of how markets work and offers some unconventional thoughts about the 2008 financial crisis, among other things. (January 2012, 60 minutes)


Future of Money Management

Gene Fama and David Booth discuss a wide range of issues surrounding money management at the Chicago Booth 2010 Management Conference. (April 2010, 50 minutes)


Investment Risk

Several short interviews with Ken French on aspects of understanding and managing investment risk. (December 2010, 5 minutes each)




Fama Interviewed

A wide-ranging interview with Gene Fama sponsored by the American Finance Association as part of its History of Finance project. The interview is conducted by an old friend and colleague of Gene's, Richard Roll. The result is, I think, a warm tribute to Gene, giving a sense of the breadth of his research and the significance of his contributions to the field of finance. (September 2009, 45 minutes)


Efficient Markets

Gene Fama on efficient markets, answering questions investors might have after experiencing the volatile markets of 2008 and 2009. (August 2009, 8 minutes)


Investing Well

Ken French in a series of short interviews on aspects of good investing. (June/July 2009, 5 minutes each)







Why We Invest

David Booth on why we take the risk of investing in stocks rather than simply owning Treasury Bills, generally regarded as the safest investment. (June 2009, 7 minutes)


The Future of Markets

Gene Fama interviewed at Chicago Booth's 57th Annual Management Conference, "On the Future of Markets." Gene discusses efficient markets, the credit crisis, and research at business schools, among other topics. (June 2009, 55 minutes)