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Eduardo Repetto: ETFs Are Winning the Battle

The CIO of Avantis Investors discusses the firm’s strategies and academic research, as well as his thoughts on the future of ESGs and ETFs.

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Our guest this week is Eduardo Repetto. Eduardo is chief investment officer of Avantis Investors, where he is responsible for overseeing the research, design, and implementation of the firm's investment strategies. Prior to forming of Avantis in 2019, Eduardo was co-CEO, co-CIO, and a director at Dimensional Fund Advisors. Eduardo earned a Ph.D. in aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology, and an MSc degree in engineering from Brown University.

Background

Bio

American Century Launches Systematic Active Manager Avantis Investors,” by Christine Williamson, Pensions & Investments, June 26, 2019.

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Markets and Factors

"'Is a Hot Dog a Sandwich?' Ex-DFA Chief Weighs Factor Funds and Starting Anew,” by Alex Steger, citywireusa.com, July 30, 2019.

The Joint Distribution of Value and Profitability: International Evidence,” by Sunil Wahal and Eduardo Repetto, papers.ssrn.com, Nov. 30, 2020.

Could ‘Flying to Safety’ Be Dangerous?” by Eduardo Repetto and Phil McInnis, avantisinvestors.com, April 2020.

Patrick O’Shaughnessy: ‘Custom Indexing Unlocks a Lot of Benefits,’” The Long View, Morningstar.com, May 12, 2021.

A Discussion About Value and Small-Cap Factors With Avantis Investors’ CIO Dr. Eduardo Repetto,” Jonathan Chevreau, findependencehub.com, March 30, 2021.”

Two Active ETFs We Like,” by Ben Johnson and Susan Dziubinski, Morningstar.com, Feb. 21, 2021.