David Booth, the co-founder and CEO of Dimensional Fund Advisors, and one of the pioneers of indexing, will soon share his insights at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School. Booth will be on campus Thursday, November 11, where he will address MBA and undergraduate students.

David Booth

Booth’s visit is part of the Mays Dean’s Distinguished MBA Executive Speaker Series.

In the beginning of his career while working at Wells Fargo, Booth collaborated on the first index funds. In 1981, he founded Dimensional, focusing on investment strategies in the small capitalization dimension, which he felt was largely underrepresented. Many of the concepts he will speak about underpin Dimensional’s overall strategy, and his problem-solving innovations for clients that set the firm apart from its competitors.

Booth received his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1971. He also holds an MS and a BA from the University of Kansas. The University of Chicago Booth School of Business was named for Booth; he serves as a lifetime member of the school’s business advisory council.