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As a Giant Enters, an ETF Vet Joins
ETF industry vet Nicole Hunter is joining Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) as head of capital markets.
Effective October 26, California-based Hunter will work with stakeholders across the firm to launch and grow Dimensional's planned suite of ETFs and to monitor primary markets activity. She will also provide client support and lead Dimensional's engagement with authorized participants, a spokesperson for Dimensional confirms to MFwire.
Hunter will report to Jed Fogdall, global head of portfolio management at Dimensional.
"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," stated Fogdall.
"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," stated Hunter. "In my consulting work with Dimensional, the team has been knowledgeable and thoughtful with big ambitions for the ETF marketplace."
A University of Oklahoma graduate, Hunter has served as an ETF business consultant for the past three years. Prior, she served at USAA Asset Management for more than two years as senior consultant for exchange traded funds business. Before that, Hunter served at BlackRock for 15 years in a variety of roles, including: head of U.S. iShares broker dealer business development; U.S. iShares product management and development; head of US iShares broker dealer account management; and iShares broker dealer business development.
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