Professor Elroy Dimson chairs the Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, and is Emeritus Professor of Finance at London Busine...
Professor 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 responsible investment and long-horizon investing, 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 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 2020 (with Paul Marsh and Mike Staunton), Financial Market History (with David Chambers), Endowment Asset Management (with Shanta Acharya), and Triumph of the Optimists (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), investing in art (Review of Asset Pricing Studies), endowment strategy (Financial Analysts Journal), and factor investing and ESG investing (both Journal of Portfolio Management). Case studies on fossil fuel divestment (Journal of Investing) and on manager selection, real estate, and stocks for the long run (all Harvard Business School).
Dr Dimson chairs the Advisory and Policy Boards of FTSE Russell, and serves on the Advisory Council of Financial Analysts Journal, and the Supervisory Council of the Geneva Finance Research Institute. 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 & Caius College, Cambridge. His PhD is from London Business School.