Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd.
As Dimensional's head of international portfolio management in London, Akbar Ali oversees global equity portfolios managed for clients in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He sits on the London Investment Committee and is a member of Dimensional's Investment Policy Committee, which formulates strategy enhancements and develops new strategies. Akbar previously managed international equity portfolios in Dimensional's Santa Monica office, with a focus on emerging markets and the firm's international core equity strategies. He regularly speaks on international investment topics with clients and at conferences.
Akbar came to Dimensional in 2002 after developing equity and fixed income strategies for high net worth clients at Goldman Sachs. Prior to that, he was senior technology officer at JPMorgan Chase, where he developed trading systems to manage fixed income derivatives. Akbar began his career at Bankers Trust, where he developed derivatives pricing software.
He received his MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MS in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.