Mr. Dignan graduated from Columbia University in 1991 with an A.B. degree in Philosophy/Economics. He received an M.A. degree in Economics from New York University in 1994 and his M.B.A. degree from Northwestern’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1996. Prior to joining Dodge & Cox in 1999, he worked in portfolio management for Fannie Mae. Mr. Dignan is a Vice President and shareholder of the firm and a CFA charterholder.