Rex A. Sinquefield

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Rex A. Sinquefield
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Occupation Director
Employer Dimensional Fund Advisors
Location Austin (headquarters)

Rex A. Sinquefield is a director of Dimensional Fund Advisors, which he co-founded with David G. Booth.[1]


He is best known for his influential article “Stocks, Bonds, Bills and Inflation,” co-authored with Roger G. Ibbotson, which led to a seminal database for historical prices. Sinquefield and Ibbotson received a Graham and Dodd Award of Excellence for the article, which appeared in the Financial Analysts Journal in 1979. The publication's editorial board, which Sinquefield joined in 2003, again awarded Sinquefield the award in 1996 for "Where Are the Gains from International Diversification?"

Sinquefield was raised in St. Vincent Home for Children in St. Louis[2] and was one of the first money managers to successfully apply the findings of academic finance to money management and pioneered many of the first index funds at American National Bank of Chicago in the early 1970s.

Through the Sinquefield Family Foundation, he supports organizations focused on music, children and education, recently donating $1 million to $1 million to the University of Missouri School of Music[3]. He also provided the seed capital for the creation of The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, a destination for both new and seasoned chess players in Saint Louis.

He is a life trustee of DePaul University and serves on the boards of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri History Museum, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Symphony and Saint Louis University. He is also a member of the Investment Committee of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis and the recipient of numerous awards for scholarship and service.



  1. Bios. Dimensional Fund Advisors.
  2. Our Board. The Chess Club And Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.
  3. Sinquefields give $1M to Mizzou. St. Louis Business Journal.