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Emerging Markets Social Core Equity Portfolio


Inception DateTicker SymbolCUSIP Number
August 31, 2006DFESX233203363
The Emerging Markets Social Core Equity Portfolio is a no-load mutual fund designed to achieve long-term capital appreciation. The portfolio seeks to purchase a broad and diverse group of securities associated with emerging markets, which may include frontier markets, authorized for investment by Dimensional’s Investment Committee, with an increased exposure to securities of small cap issuers and securities that it considers to be value securities, while excluding securities of certain emerging markets companies based upon the portfolio's social issue screens In assessing value, Dimensional may consider factors such as the issuer’s securities having a high book value in relation to their market value, as well as price to cash flow or price to earnings ratios. The criteria Dimensional uses for assessing value are subject to change from time to time. In addition, Dimensional may adjust the representation in the portfolio of an eligible company, or exclude a company, after considering the expected profitability relative to other eligible companies. In assessing expected profitability, Dimensional may consider different ratios, such as that of earnings or profits from operations relative to book value or assets.

For a full description, please consult the Portfolio's prospectus.
Updated Daily
DateClosing PriceNAV Change$NAV Change %
August 29, 2014$13.78$0.020.15%
Updated Monthly
DateTotal Net Assets
August 29, 2014$916,043,129.19
Updated Daily
Total Returns Year-to-Date
August 29, 2014 10.94%
Updated Monthly
Total Returns One Month Three Month Year-to-Date
August 31, 2014 2.84% 6.42% 10.94%
Updated Monthly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
August 31, 2014 20.90% 8.26% -- 7.82%
Updated Quarterly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
As of June 30, 2014 15.42% 10.15% -- 7.48%
Annual ExpensesNet Expense Ratio (to investor)Total Operating Expense Ratio
Operating Expense ratio as of 10/31/2013. The net expense ratio takes into account contractual management fee waivers/caps and expense assumption agreements that are in effect through 2/28/2015. 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
Last 12 Months
TypeAmount per ShareRecord DateEx-dividend DatePayable DateEx-dividend Price
Dividend$0.0625 USD06/6/201406/9/201406/10/2014$13.22 USD
Dividend$0.0740 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$12.29 USD
Short-Term Gain$0.0020 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$12.29 USD
Dividend$0.0830 USD09/9/201309/10/201309/11/2013$12.33 USD
Top Holdings (3106 Total)
As of July 31, 2014Weight
Samsung Electronics Co Lt2.95
Taiwan Semiconductor Manu1.75
Itau Unibanco Holding SA1.13
China Construction Bank C1.13
Tencent Holdings Ltd1.12
China Mobile Ltd1.04
Banco Bradesco SA1.00
Vale SA1.00
Industrial & Commercial B0.94
Hon Hai Precision Industr0.89
Sasol Ltd0.84
Petroleo Brasileiro SA0.83
Gazprom OAO0.73
America Movil SAB de CV0.68
CNOOC Ltd0.68
Cemex SAB de CV0.59
Bank of China Ltd0.53
Grupo Mexico SAB de CV0.44
SK Hynix Inc0.42
Fomento Economico Mexican0.41
Sector Allocations
As of July 31, 2014% of portfolio
Financials 26.1
Information Technology 17.3
Materials 12.2
Consumer Discretionary 10.4
Industrials 10.1
Consumer Staples 7.2
Energy 7.2
Telecommunication Services 4.8
Utilities 4.3
Health Care 0.4
REITs 0.0
Other 0.0
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.

Social Investment Risk
Social issue screens may limit the number of investment opportunities available; and as a result, at times, investors may experience more modest gains than when investing in a fund not subject to such special investment 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.