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Dane turns research into higher returns at quant pioneer

When Dimensional Fund Advisors asked Mamdouh Medhat to leave academia and Cass Business School in London and help the firm translate research into higher returns, it was a “no-brainer”. He tells AMWatch why.

Mamdouh Medhat, senior researcher at Dimensional Fund Advisors, the US-based asset manager. | Photo: PR / Dimensional Fund Advisors

In June 2020, amid a global pandemic, lockdown and financial market chaos, Danish asset pricing researcher Mamdouh Medhat was presented with an offer he could not refuse.

While researching the various implications for asset pricing, US quant powerhouse Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) reached out to him.

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