David G. Booth
David Booth was a founder of Dimensional Fund Advisors in 1981 and is Chairman and Co-CEO.
David has written numerous articles, including "Diversification Returns and Asset Management" with Eugene F. Fama, which won a Graham and Dodd Award of Excellence from the Financial Analysts Journal in 1992.
In 2012, he was awarded the Outstanding Financial Executive Award by the Financial Management Association International. David was selected for his background and accomplishments in applying financial theory and research to the practical world of asset management, particularly for his pioneering work in indexing and small capitalization investing.
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business was named in honor of David, where he also serves as a lifetime member of the school's business advisory council. David is a member of the board of trustees of the University of Chicago, the University of Kansas Endowment Association, and is on the board of directors of Georgetown University. David is also on the board of overseers for the Becker Friedman Institute. In 2010, Investment News named David as one of "The Power 20" in the financial services industry, and MutualFundWire ranked him 12th in its list of the “100 Most Influential People in the 40 Act Industry.”
David received his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1971. He also holds an MS and a BA from the University of Kansas.