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DFCEX DFA Emerging Markets Core Equity I

  • Fund
  • DFCEX
  • Price as of: Nov 22, 2017
  • $22.91
  • + $0.13
  • + 0.57%
  • Category
  • Emerging Markets Equities

DFCEX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 32.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 5.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 5.4%
  • Net Assets $27.1 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 12.1%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$22.91
$17.05
$22.91

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.61%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 20.60%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$0

IRA

N/A

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Emerging Markets Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Diversified Emerging Mkts

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 32.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.20%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.7%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name DFA Emerging Markets Core Equity Fund
  • Fund Family Name Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Inception Date Apr 05, 2005
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inst
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Jed S. Fogdall

Fund Description

The Emerging Markets Core Equity Portfolio purchases a broad and diverse group of securities associated with emerging markets, which may include frontier markets (emerging market countries in an earlier stage of development), authorized for investment by the Advisor's Investment Committee ("Approved Markets"), with an increased exposure to securities of small cap issuers and securities.

DFCEX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFCEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 32.0% -29.2% 49.9% 50.73% 3
1 Yr 24.0% -38.0% 57.7% 36.63% 2
3 Yr 5.9% * -13.2% 11.0% 31.51% 2
5 Yr 5.4% * -11.8% 15.2% 34.85% 2
10 Yr 1.8% * -4.6% 7.6% 26.54% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFCEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 10.2% -32.2% 248.4% 20.52% 2
2015 -16.7% -47.4% 3.8% 58.77% 4
2014 -2.8% -40.7% 42.6% 30.04% 2
2013 -4.6% -30.3% 32.4% 60.48% 4
2012 18.3% -23.9% 37.9% 30.69% 2

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFCEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 32.0% -11.8% 49.9% 51.26% 3
1 Yr 24.0% -25.4% 55.8% 30.85% 2
3 Yr 5.9% * -11.1% 11.0% 26.37% 2
5 Yr 5.4% * -12.2% 15.2% 32.99% 2
10 Yr 1.8% * -4.6% 7.6% 26.15% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFCEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 12.0% -24.1% 248.4% 12.62% 1
2015 -15.3% -24.6% 6.9% 60.89% 4
2014 -0.8% -17.4% 60.9% 30.63% 2
2013 -2.9% -14.9% 60.9% 59.69% 4
2012 22.5% -36.9% 83.1% 24.81% 2

NAV & Total Return History

DFCEX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2017

Concentration Analysis

DFCEX Category Low Category High DFCEX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 27.1 B 272 88.9 B 0.72% 1
Number of Holdings 4766 1 4766 0.14% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 3.13 B 0 15.3 B 1.59% 1
Weighting of Top 10 12.1% 0.0% 188.6% 36.38% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 3.90%
  2. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 1.13%
  3. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd 0.75%
  4. China Construction Bank Corp H 0.78%
  5. Tencent Holdings Ltd 1.73%
  6. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ADR 1.12%
  7. SK Hynix Inc 0.88%
  8. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR 0.70%
  9. ITAU UNIBANCO HOLDING S PREF 0.56%
  10. Vale SA 0.54%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High DFCEX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
94.84% 0.00% 100.53% 19.13% 3
Other
2.56% -1.53% 31.18% 11.30% 2
Preferred Stocks
1.50% 0.00% 14.58% 9.42% 2
Cash
1.08% -68.34% 100.00% 22.32% 4
Bonds
0.02% 0.00% 94.00% 7.97% 2
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 11.12% 2.03% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DFCEX % Rank Quintile
Technology
22.04% 0.00% 36.22% 18.00% 3
Financial Services
16.36% 0.00% 45.48% 28.16% 4
Consumer Cyclical
11.53% 0.00% 31.89% 19.45% 3
Basic Materials
10.02% 0.00% 18.34% 5.08% 1
Industrials
8.29% 0.00% 27.34% 9.29% 2
Consumer Defense
7.03% 0.00% 39.19% 20.17% 3
Energy
4.35% 0.00% 19.84% 17.85% 3
Real Estate
4.01% 0.00% 13.84% 6.82% 1
Communication Services
3.99% 0.00% 20.02% 16.40% 3
Utilities
3.39% 0.00% 51.79% 9.87% 2
Healthcare
3.03% 0.00% 12.40% 16.55% 3

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DFCEX % Rank Quintile
Non US
94.11% 0.00% 100.53% 15.65% 3
US
0.73% -3.75% 100.02% 14.93% 3

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DFCEX % Rank Quintile
Corporate
1.52% 0.00% 44.26% 11.86% 2
Cash & Equivalents
1.08% -39.14% 100.00% 21.67% 4
Derivative
0.00% -49.59% 7.99% 3.07% 4
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 29.23% 1.02% 4
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 1.50% 0.88% 4
Government
0.00% -20.09% 78.82% 4.83% 5

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DFCEX % Rank Quintile
Non US
0.02% -24.49% 91.30% 4.35% 1
US
0.00% 0.00% 64.15% 6.38% 5

DFCEX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DFCEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.61% 0.05% 935.74% 39.10% 1
Management Fee 0.47% 0.00% 2.00% 9.13% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.00% 0.55% 10.08% 1

Sales Fees

DFCEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High DFCEX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 0.50% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

DFCEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High DFCEX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.45% 2.00% N/A N/A

Turnover Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

DFCEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High DFCEX Rank Quintile
Turnover 20.60% 0.00% 947.00% 16.57% 1

DFCEX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DFCEX Category Low Category High DFCEX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.7% 0.00% 3.80% 3.26% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

DFCEX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

DFCEX Category Low Category High DFCEX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 2.20% -2.15% 6.38% 6.98% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

DFCEX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

DFCEX - Managers

Jed S. Fogdall

Manager

Start Date

Feb 28, 2010

Tenure

7.68

Tenure Rank

5.1%

Jed S. Fogdall is a Co-Head of Portfolio Management and Vice President of Dimensional and a member of Dimensional’s Investment Committee. Mr. Fogdall has an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles and a BS from Purdue University. Mr. Fogdall joined Dimensional as a Portfolio Manager in 2004 and has been responsible for international portfolios since 2010 and domestic portfolios since 2012.


Joseph H. Chi

Manager

Start Date

Feb 28, 2010

Tenure

7.68

Tenure Rank

5.1%

Joseph H. Chi, CFA, is a Co-Head of Portfolio Management and Vice President of Dimensional and the Chairman of Dimensional’s Investment Committee. Mr. Chi has an MBA and BS from the University of California, Los Angeles and also a JD from the University of Southern California. Mr. Chi joined Dimensional as a Portfolio Manager in 2005 and has been responsible for international portfolios since 2010 and domestic portfolios since 2012.


Allen Pu

Manager

Start Date

Jul 21, 2015

Tenure

2.28

Tenure Rank

12.9%

Mr. Pu is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Mr. Pu has an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles, an MS and PhD from Caltech, and a BS from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Mr. Pu joined Dimensional Fund Advisors LP as a portfolio manager in 2006 and has been responsible for the World Core Equity Portfolio since 2015.


Bhanu P. Singh

Manager

Start Date

Jul 21, 2015

Tenure

2.28

Tenure Rank

12.9%

Bhanu P. Singh is a Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional. Mr. Singh received his MBA from the University of Chicago and his BA from the University of California, Los Angeles. Mr. Singh joined Dimensional originally in 2003, has been a portfolio manager since 2012 and has been responsible for domestic portfolios since 2014.


Mary T. Phillips

Manager

Start Date

Feb 28, 2017

Tenure

0.67

Tenure Rank

15.5%

Ms. Phillips is a Senior Portfolio Manager of Dimensional Fund Advisors LP . Ms. Phillips holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA from the University of Puget Sound. Ms. Phillips joined Dimensional Fund Advisors LP in 2012, has been a portfolio manager since 2014.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.1

Category High

23.8

Category Average

5.3

Category Mode

0.7