The list author says: "I am the founder and President of the Index Funds Advisors, Inc. (IFA), author of the ifa.com, ifa-i.com and indexfunds.com web sites, and the book, Index Funds: The 12-Step Program for Active Investors. Index Funds Advisors manages over $1 billion in client assets for high net worth individuals, 401(k) plans, retirement plans, pension plans, foundations and endowments. I have been a continuous President of various companies since 1975. For 2008, IFA was ranked as the third fastest growing Financial Advisor in the U.S. among firms with assets under management of greater than $1 billion. I have been nominated as the author of one of the three all-time greatest investment books, along with Warren Buffett and John Bogle. I am a frequent lecturer and have attended over thirty investment conferences and am considered the leading internet provider of information on investing, index funds and especially information on Dimensional Funds Advisors mutual funds and portfolios of the research indexes used by DFA. I am an Investment Advisor Representative (Series 7 and 65) and have a Masters in Business Administration from the University of California at Irvine. I have read and/or review just about every book available on investing and especially on passive investing."