About Dimensional Fund Advisors
SMART529 invests in mutual funds advised by Dimensional Fund Advisors.
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Dimensional Fund Advisors is a global investment firm that has been translating academic research into practical investment solutions since 1981. Guided by a belief in markets, the firm helps investors pursue higher expected returns through a systematic investment process that integrates research insights with advanced portfolio design, management, and trading while balancing tradeoffs that can impact returns. Dimensional is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has 14 global offices across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. 


Dimensional Facts

  • Founded in 1981, with 14 offices in eight countries
  • One investment philosophy based on a belief in the power of markets
  • Low-cost strategies informed by financial science
  • Focused on the dimensions of expected returns and value-added implementation

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Dimensional Fund Advisors is not an affiliate or subsidiary of Hartford Funds.

“Dimensional” refers to the Dimensional separate but affiliated entities generally, rather than to one particular entity. These entities are Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd., Dimensional Ireland Limited, DFA Australia Limited, Dimensional Fund Advisors Canada ULC, Dimensional Fund Advisors Pte. Ltd, Dimensional Japan Ltd., and Dimensional Hong Kong Limited. Dimensional Hong Kong Limited is licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission to conduct Type 1 (dealing in securities) regulated activities only and does not provide asset management services.