Dimensional Fund Advisors
Michael F. Lane brings nearly 25 years of experience in the financial services business to his role as CEO of Dimensional SmartNest LLC. His responsibilities include overseeing a subsidiary of Dimensional Fund Advisors that produces and distributes the Dimensional Managed DC solution, a defined contribution managed account product focused on improving the probability of achieving a targeted retirement income.
Prior to becoming chief executive of Dimensional SmartNest, Michael worked closely with Dimensional Chairman David Booth on long-term global strategic initiatives in his role as vice president of the Office of the Chairman. Michael also was instrumental in developing Dimensional's broker/dealer business, and he oversaw bank and TAMP business development.
Before joining Dimensional in 2004, he was a director of advisor services at TIAA-CREF. In this role, Michael was responsible for creating third-party distribution of mutual funds, annuities, and education savings plans, as well as other financial planning and retirement solutions. Previously, he was president of advisor resources at AEGON, where he was in charge of marketing and sales of annuity and mutual fund products to financial advisors.
Michael has published three books, including Secrets of the Wealth Makers, and a number of articles on financial planning and advisory practices. He holds a BA in political science from Binghamton University in New York, where he was a member of the varsity tennis team.