Dimensional Fund Advisors
Grady M. Smith is a portfolio manager and vice president at Dimensional, and a member of our Investment Strategies Group. He has general oversight responsibilities for a broad array of global equity and fixed income strategies. His role also includes communicating with clients and others on how Dimensional's portfolios are designed, implemented, and operated, and the principles and academic research on which the firm is founded. Grady's experience at Dimensional includes portfolio responsibilities and managing US and global equity mutual funds and separate accounts, as well as tax-managed equity portfolios.
Prior to joining Dimensional in 2001, Grady spent more than twenty years as a management consultant, most recently with Mercer. As a principal in their Los Angeles office, he was a lead consultant for some of the firm's largest accounts. Before Mercer, Grady held a similar role with KPMG, where he also served as a national consulting skills instructor, training new consulting staff from throughout the US.
Grady earned a BA in economics from Stanford University in 1978 and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in 2001 (Harold M. Williams Fellow), and is a CFA Charterholder.