Dimensional strengthens EMEA investment leadership team

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Dimensional Fund Advisors, a specialist in systematic factor investing, is bolstering leadership in its affiliate’s London-based EMEA Investment team, effective 1 August 2021.

Paul Foley will be assuming the role of Head of EMEA Portfolio Management, while Kipp Cummins becomes Head of EMEA Fixed Income.

As Head of EMEA Portfolio Management, Foley will oversee all portfolio management activities in London for Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd. (Dimensional UK), reporting to Nathan Lacaze, Co-Chief Executive Officer at Dimensional UK. Lacaze previously held these responsibilities in addition to his Co-CEO role. 

Foley previously served as Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional UK. Prior to that, he was a Portfolio Manager. Foley joined Dimensional in 2003 on the Trading team. He holds a bachelor’s in business studies (first class honours) from the University of Portsmouth and is a CFA® charterholder. 

Cummins assumes the newly created role of Head of EMEA Fixed Income. He will have responsibility for fixed income portfolio management and trading for Dimensional UK, reporting to Foley in London and Dimensional’s Head of International Fixed Income Joel Kim, who is based in Singapore.

Cummins was previously a Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional UK. He joined Dimensional in 2012 as a Fixed Income Trader, having spent several years as a trader at a Texas-based asset manager. A CFA® charterholder, Cummins earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BS in business administration with a finance concentration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

“With extensive knowledge of the industry and Dimensional’s investment approach, Paul and Kipp bring significant experience to their new roles as we build strength in leadership in our London-based Investment team,” says Lacaze. “Both have the focus and integrity required to manage money for Dimensional, and it is a pleasure to work with them as they strive to deliver the best outcomes for our clients. They are valuable additions to our senior Investment team.”

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