Massi DeSantis, PhD
Vice President, Dimensional Fund Advisors
Massi De Santis is a financial economist with experience in asset management, academia, and consulting. At Dimensional, Massi is a vice president and contributes to the thought leadership research that shapes the investment philosophy of the firm. His research topics have included investments, dynamic asset allocation, retirement planning, and endowment and foundation portfolio policies.Massi holds a PhD in economics from the University of California, Davis. He was an assistant professor at Dartmouth College, where he taught finance and macroeconomics. His academic research has direct implications in valuation and risk measurement and has been published in journals including the American Economic Review, the BE Journal of Macroeconomics, and Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics. He has lectured and presented research at a number of universities, central banks, and professional associations.
For many plan participants, the goal of a retirement account is to provide a steady stream of income that will sustain their standard of living in retirement. Therefore, participants need a framework that aligns the management of their savings with their retirement income goal. This framework has three related components: Risk management that addresses the…