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DFEMX DFA Emerging Markets I

  • Fund
  • DFEMX
  • Price as of: Aug 08, 2016
  • $24.14
  • + $0.16
  • + 0.67%
  • Category
  • Emerging Markets Equities

DFEMX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 16.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 0.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -2.0%
  • Net Assets $4.82 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 14.1%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$24.14
$18.27
$24.14

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.60%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 4.00%

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 16.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -2.0%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.97%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name DFA Emerging Markets Portfolio
  • Fund Family Name Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Inception Date Apr 25, 1994
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inst
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Jed S. Fogdall

Fund Description

The Portfolio is a Feeder Portfolio and pursues its objective by investing substantially all of its assets in its corresponding Master fund, the Emerging Markets Series (the "Emerging Markets Series") of the DFA Investment Trust Company (the "Trust"), which has the same investment objective and policies as the Portfolio. As a non-fundamental policy, under normal circumstances, it will invest at least 80% of its net assets in emerging markets investments that are defined in the Prospectus as Approved Market securities.

DFEMX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFEMX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 16.8% -32.2% 261.5% 14.48% 1
1 Yr 2.3% -24.4% 25.4% 22.03% 2
3 Yr 0.5% * -9.8% 21.2% 36.29% 2
5 Yr -2.0% * -11.8% 7.4% 43.77% 3
10 Yr 4.9% * -2.0% 8.0% 21.16% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFEMX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -17.5% -47.4% 5.5% 69.74% 4
2014 N/A -6.6% -6.6% N/A N/A
2013 N/A 7.7% 7.7% N/A N/A
2012 N/A 20.4% 20.4% N/A N/A
2011 N/A -19.6% -19.6% N/A N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFEMX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 16.8% -14.5% 261.5% 14.78% 1
1 Yr 2.3% -28.2% 21.4% 17.83% 1
3 Yr 0.5% * -10.9% 21.2% 31.47% 2
5 Yr -2.0% * -12.2% 7.4% 39.85% 2
10 Yr 4.9% * -2.0% 8.0% 19.50% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFEMX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -17.5% -47.4% 5.5% 69.52% 4
2014 N/A -6.6% -6.6% N/A N/A
2013 N/A 8.4% 8.4% N/A N/A
2012 N/A 21.1% 21.1% N/A N/A
2011 N/A -18.5% -18.5% N/A N/A

NAV & Total Return History

DFEMX - Holdings

Filings data as of: May 31, 2016

Concentration Analysis

DFEMX Category Low Category High DFEMX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 4.82 B 272 64.2 B 2.03% 1
Number of Holdings 1124 1 4232 1.30% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 615 M 0 9.53 B 3.33% 1
Weighting of Top 10 14.1% 0.0% 181.6% 28.70% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 2.72%
  2. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 2.38%
  3. China Mobile Ltd ADR 1.17%
  4. Industrial And Commercial Bank Of China Ltd H 0.86%
  5. China Construction Bank Corp H 1.01%
  6. Naspers Ltd Class N 1.23%
  7. Tencent Holdings Ltd 2.18%
  8. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd 0.87%
  9. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ADR 0.93%
  10. Infosys Ltd 0.79%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High DFEMX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
97.60% 0.00% 100.40% 7.54% 2
Cash
1.31% -81.97% 100.00% 17.39% 4
Other
0.59% -1.37% 31.18% 17.10% 4
Preferred Stocks
0.50% 0.00% 9.90% 5.36% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 11.35% 0.87% 4
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 98.05% 5.36% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DFEMX % Rank Quintile
Financial Services
21.79% 0.00% 45.31% 10.33% 2
Technology
20.74% 0.00% 38.96% 11.64% 2
Consumer Cyclical
9.17% 0.00% 29.65% 21.54% 4
Consumer Defense
9.02% 0.00% 43.71% 16.45% 3
Basic Materials
8.38% 0.00% 15.64% 6.55% 1
Energy
6.40% 0.00% 23.29% 9.61% 2
Industrials
6.16% 0.00% 28.91% 14.70% 3
Communication Services
6.05% 0.00% 20.02% 10.63% 2
Utilities
3.51% 0.00% 53.57% 10.63% 2
Healthcare
3.09% 0.00% 20.10% 16.45% 3
Real Estate
2.12% 0.00% 11.28% 16.01% 3

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DFEMX % Rank Quintile
Non US
97.60% 0.00% 100.52% 4.93% 1
US
0.00% -3.75% 99.89% 18.41% 5

DFEMX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DFEMX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.60% 0.08% 935.74% 39.39% 1
Management Fee 0.60% 0.03% 2.00% 7.97% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.00% 0.55% 9.84% 1

Sales Fees

DFEMX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High DFEMX 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

DFEMX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High DFEMX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.50% 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.

DFEMX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High DFEMX Rank Quintile
Turnover 4.00% 0.00% 947.00% 19.77% 1

DFEMX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DFEMX Category Low Category High DFEMX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 1.0% 0.00% 3.56% 2.34% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

DFEMX Category Low Category High DFEMX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.97% -1.67% 5.89% 10.03% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

DFEMX - Managers

Jed S. Fogdall

Manager

Start Date

Feb 28, 2010

Tenure

6.42

Tenure Rank

4.3%

Mr. Fogdall is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional and a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Fogdall has an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.S. from Purdue University. Mr. Fogdall joined Dimensional as a Portfolio Manager in 2004 and has been responsible for the international equity portfolios since 2010 and domestic equity portfolios since 2012.


Joseph H. Chi

Manager

Start Date

Feb 28, 2010

Tenure

6.42

Tenure Rank

4.3%

Mr. Chi is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of the Dimensional and a member of the 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 the international equity portfolios since 2010 and domestic equity portfolios since 2012.


Henry F. Gray

Manager

Start Date

Feb 28, 2012

Tenure

4.42

Tenure Rank

6.1%

Mr. Gray is Head of Global Equity Trading and a Vice President of Dimensional Funds Advisors LP and a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Gray received his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1995 and his AB from Princeton University in 1989. Mr. Gray joined DFA in 1995, was a Portfolio Manager from 1995 to 2005, and has been Head of Global Equity Trading since 2006, and since 2012 responsible for the international portfolios managed by Dimensional.


Daniel C. Ong

Manager

Start Date

Jul 21, 2015

Tenure

1.03

Tenure Rank

10.7%

Mr. Ong is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Mr. Ong holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA from the University of California, Irvine. Mr. Ong joined Dimensional Fund Advisors LP in 2005, has been a portfolio manager since 2005.


Bhanu P. Singh

Manager

Start Date

Jul 21, 2015

Tenure

1.03

Tenure Rank

10.7%

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.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

24.8

Category Average

4.78

Category Mode

1.6