Investment Insights: Embracing Asset Class Strategies with Apollo Lupescu (Ep. 140)

Investment Insights: Embracing Asset Class Strategies with Apollo Lupescu (Ep. 140)

“Swimming with a school of fish”, that’s how Apollo from Dimensional Fund Advisors describes asset class investing in this episode of Life Unlimited. 

Larry Heller, CFP®, CDFA ® welcomes Apollo Lupescu, Vice President of Dimensional Fund Advisors, a prominent global investment management firm to discuss the emotional and logical thought process associated with investing. Listen as Apollo delves into the distinctive investment approaches employed by Dimensional Fund Advisors, placing significant emphasis on their meticulous data analysis and their commitment to asset-class investing. The conversation also touches on the significance of effectively managing your investment expectations, the merits of diversification, and gaining a deep understanding of market probabilities.

Key takeaways from this episode include:

  • The importance of asset class investing and understanding stock behavior
  • Why managing your expectations is beneficial to your investment strategy, and your sanity  
  • Differences between a Bear and Bull market and how they can often be predicted
  • Understanding that investing is mainly about grasping the concept of statistics and probabilities 
  • Why limiting how often you check the markets can produce a better outcome
  • And more


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About Apollo Lupescu:

Apollo Lupescu is a Vice President at Dimensional Fund Advisors, where he started in 2004 after finishing his Ph.D. in economics and finance at the University of California, Santa Barbara. During his tenure at the firm, Apollo has gained experience in a wide variety of practical subject matters. He was part of the Dimensional Investment Strategies group, worked directly with financial advisors in the Northeast area to assist in the development of their business, managed the internal Client Services team that provides broad analytical support, and then oversaw the firm’s national advisor retirement business. He is currently Dimensional’s “secretary of explaining stuff.” In this role, he frequently presents around the country and the world at financial advisor professional conferences and individual investor events.

Prior to joining Dimensional, Apollo had his own consulting firm, which provided services to the US Department of State and the White House on a variety of projects. His interests in finance and investments led him to teaching engagements at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition to his Ph.D. from UCSB, Apollo has a BA from Michigan State University, where he competed in and coached water polo.


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