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Emerging Markets Small Cap Portfolio (I)

 

Inception DateTicker SymbolCUSIP Number
March 5, 1998DEMSX233203611
The Emerging Markets Small Cap Portfolio is a no-load mutual fund designed to achieve long-term capital appreciation. The Portfolio pursues its objective by investing substantially all of its assets in its corresponding Master Fund, The Emerging Markets Small Cap Series. The Master Fund purchases broad market coverage of small companies in a diverse group of countries, which may include both emerging and frontier markets, that Dimensional has designated as approved markets.

For a full description, please consult the Portfolio's prospectus.
Prices
Updated Daily
DateClosing PriceNAV Change$NAV Change %
April 24, 2014$21.08$-0.03-0.14%
Updated Monthly
DateTotal Net Assets
March 31, 2014$4,222,771,866.67
Performance
Updated Daily
Total Returns Year-to-Date
April 24, 2014 4.82%
Updated Monthly
Total Returns One Month Three Month Year-to-Date
March 31, 2014 3.43% 3.38% 3.38%
Updated Monthly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
March 31, 2014 -0.43% 20.97% 12.57% 12.98%
Updated Quarterly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
As of March 31, 2014 -0.43% 20.97% 12.57% 12.98%
Annual ExpensesNet Expense Ratio (to investor)Total Operating Expense Ratio
 0.75%0.75%
Operating Expense ratios as of 10/31/2013. The fund's prospectus contains more information on fees and expenses.
Performance data shown represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. To obtain performance data current to the most recent month-end, visit www.dimensional.com.
Distributions
Last 12 Months
TypeAmount per ShareRecord DateEx-dividend DatePayable DateEx-dividend Price
Dividend$0.1880 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$19.94 USD
Long-Term Gain$0.3250 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$19.94 USD
Dividend$0.1080 USD09/9/201309/10/201309/11/2013$19.95 USD
Dividend$0.1230 USD06/7/201306/10/201306/11/2013$21.00 USD
Top Holdings (3145 Total)
As of March 31, 2014% of portfolio
Promotora y Operadora de 0.54
Estacio Participacoes SA0.49
Grupo Aeroportuario del S0.46
Genomma Lab Internacional0.44
Grupo Aeroportuario del P0.39
Sappi Ltd0.36
Gruma SAB de CV0.35
Anhanguera Educacional Pa0.35
Alsea SAB de CV0.34
AVI Ltd0.34
Clicks Group Ltd0.33
Coronation Fund Managers 0.31
Equatorial Energia SA0.31
Cia Hering0.30
MRV Engenharia e Particip0.28
Sul America SA0.28
SPAR Group Ltd/The0.28
PPC Ltd0.28
Kingsoft Corp Ltd0.27
Sino Biopharmaceutical Lt0.27
Total6.99
Sector Allocations
As of March 31, 2014% of portfolio
Industrials 18.3
Consumer Discretionary 18.0
Financials 16.1
Information Technology 13.5
Materials 12.5
Consumer Staples 8.7
Health Care 5.9
Utilities 3.4
Energy 2.6
Telecommunication Services 0.9
REITs 0.1
Other 0.0
Total100.00
Sectors defined by MSCI
Market Risk
Even a long-term investment approach cannot guarantee a profit. Economic, political, and issuer-specific events will cause the value of securities, and the funds that own them, to rise or fall. Because the value of your investment in a fund will fluctuate, there is a risk that you will lose money.

Foreign Securities and Currencies Risk
Foreign securities prices may decline or fluctuate because of: (a) economic or political actions of foreign governments, and/or (b) less regulated or liquid securities markets. Investors holding these securities are also exposed to foreign currency risk (the possibility that foreign currency will fluctuate in value against the US dollar).

Small Company Risk
Securities of small companies are often less liquid than those of large companies. As a result, small company stocks may fluctuate relatively more in price. In general, small companies are also more vulnerable than larger companies to adverse business or economic developments and they may have more limited resources.

Emerging Markets Risk
Numerous emerging countries have recently experienced serious, and potentially continuing, economic and political problems. Stock markets in many emerging countries are relatively small, expensive and risky. Foreigners are often limited in their ability to invest in, and withdraw assets from, these markets. Additional restrictions may be imposed under other conditions.


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These Net Asset Values ("NAVs") have been prepared by the fund accounting agent. Dimensional Fund Advisors reserves the right to restate these NAV figures, if necessary, at any time.

Top Holdings data provided by State Street.