Dr Steve Garth is the Principal of Principia Investment Consultants.

Steve provides his expertise and experience in areas such as policy making, planning, asset allocation, implementation and the evaluation of investment strategies and investment managers.

For nearly two decades, he played a key role in helping grow the Australian arm of global asset manager Dimensional Fund Advisors. During his career he has managed Australian and global equity portfolios, managed the Asia Pacific trading team and oversaw the introduction of direct market access trading, and for the last 10 years he specialized in managing the firm’s fixed interest strategies.

Steve also had a key role in helping to communicate Dimensional's investment processes to institutional and advisor clients and prospects. He has the gift of synthesizing complex ideas, adding context and bringing them to life in new ways for multiple audiences.

Before joining Dimensional in 2001, Steve was on the faculty of the University of New South Wales. His teaching and research interests were in optical fiber technology and quantitative finance. 

Steve received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from the Australian National University. He also holds a BSc in Mathematics and Physics, a BA with majors in History and Politics, and holds a Masters of Applied Finance (MAppFin). As well, he has a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.

Steve is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.