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Dimensional Fund Advisors

Dimensional Fund Advisors is a leading global investment firm that has been translating academic research into practical investment solutions since 1981. Guided by a strong belief in markets, Dimensional helps investors pursue higher expected returns through advanced portfolio design and careful implementation. An enduring philosophy, dedicated commitment to clients, and a strong connection with the academic community underpin the firm’s approach.

Dimensional has forged deep working relationships with leading financial economists—including Eugene Fama, Kenneth French, and Robert Merton—who work closely with the portfolio management, trading, and research teams, in addition to serving on the firm’s Investment Policy Committee. The opportunity for vigorous exchange between Dimensional’s internal researchers and these lauded academics allows the firm to bring the ideas of financial science to life for investors.

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Dimensional Fund Advisors LP is an investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and provides subadvisory services to Virtus Investment Partners for the Virtus DFA Target Date Retirement Income Funds.

Eugene Fama and Ken French are members of the Board of Directors for and provide consulting services to Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Robert Merton provides consulting services to Dimensional Fund Advisors LP.