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Elroy Dimson chairs the Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, and is Emeritus Professor of Finance at London Business School. His research focuses on investing for the long term, and he and his co-authors have become well known for their studies of the investment performance since 1900 of financial assets in 23 countries and real assets such as wine, stamps, art and other collectibles. His publications, with several colleagues, on financial market history, endowment asset management, and responsible investing have been recognised by several awards.


Books include Global Investment Returns Yearbook (2018 with Paul Marsh and Mike Staunton), Financial Market History (2017 with David Chambers), Endowment Asset Management (2007 with Shanta Acharya), and Triumph of the Optimists (2002 with Paul Marsh and Mike Staunton). Publications since 2015 on active ownership (Review of Financial Studies), real assets (Journal of Financial Economics), financial history (Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis), endowment strategy (Financial Analysts Journal), and factor investing (Journal of Portfolio Management), plus cases on manager selection, real estate, and stocks for the long run (Harvard Business School).


Dimson chairs the Advisory and Policy Boards of FTSE Russell, and serves on the Advisory Council of Financial Analysts Journal, the Supervisory Council of the Geneva Finance Research Institute, and the Steering Committee of the Financial Economists’ Roundtable. Until 2016 he chaired the Strategy Council of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global, and before going to Cambridge was a Professor and Governor at London Business School. He is a Fellow or Honorary Fellow of CFA UK, the Institute of Actuaries, the Royal Historical Society, the Risk Institute at Ohio State University, and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. His PhD is from London Business School.

Current Projects

Long-term investing. Responsible investing.

Research Interests

Investing for the long term. Responsible investing.

Working Papers

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