AUSTIN, TX—Wednesday, October 21, 2020—Dimensional Fund Advisors, a global leader in systematic factor investing, has hired ETF industry veteran Nicole Hunter as Head of Capital Markets, effective October 26. In this role, Hunter will work with stakeholders across the firm to launch and grow Dimensional’s suite of ETFs and to monitor primary markets activity, as well as provide client support and lead Dimensional’s engagement with Authorized Participants. She will report to Jed Fogdall, Global Head of Portfolio Management.
“Nicole is a highly accomplished financial services leader and we are thrilled to welcome her to Dimensional, where she will be a key contributor to our ETF initiative,” said Fogdall.
Hunter has two decades of experience managing ETFs and mutual funds across multiple global asset classes while promoting performance through tax efficiency and effective trading by broker-dealers. She brings considerable expertise to the role, having led many facets of BlackRock’s iShares business, including while serving as Head of US iShares Broker and Exchange Business Development. She has also held senior roles at BlackRock in ETF product development, ETF product management, and ETF broker-dealer relationship management.
Hunter has more recently been independently advising asset managers, service providers, and institutional investors on capital market strategies, product development, risk oversight, manager due diligence, and trading.
“Dimensional stands out because of its steadfast client-first culture, 40-year track record, and robust offering of broadly diversified, low cost systematic investment solutions,” said Hunter. “In my consulting work with Dimensional, the team has been knowledgeable and thoughtful with big ambitions for the ETF marketplace.”
Dimensional has more than five years of experience managing ETFs through subadvisory relationships. Within its Portfolio Management group, it has an ETF team with expertise on Dimensional’s approach and processes as well as experience managing ETFs.
“We intend to apply the same team-based investment approach to ETFs that we apply to mutual funds, separate accounts, and commingled trusts,” Fogdall added.
Dimensional has four decades of systematic investing expertise and an investment team that includes more than 200 investment professionals across our research, investment solutions, portfolio design, portfolio management, and trading teams.