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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 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. Securities are considered value stocks primarily because a company's shares have a high book value in relation to their market value (BtM). In assessing value, additional factors such as price to cash flow or price to earnings ratios may be considered, as well as economic conditions and developments in the issuer's industry. The criteria for assessing value are subject to change from time to time. The Portfolio invests in securities associated with 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.
Updated Daily
DateClosing PriceNAV Change$NAV Change %
April 22, 2014$12.74$-0.01-0.08%
Updated Monthly
DateTotal Net Assets
March 31, 2014$776,331,847.01
Updated Daily
Total Returns Year-to-Date
April 22, 2014 2.08%
Updated Monthly
Total Returns One Month Three Month Year-to-Date
March 31, 2014 3.56% 0.24% 0.24%
Updated Monthly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
March 31, 2014 -1.84% 16.41% -- 6.83%
Updated Quarterly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
As of March 31, 2014 -1.84% 16.41% -- 6.83%
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$0.0740 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
Dividend$0.0860 USD06/7/201306/10/201306/11/2013$12.31 USD
Top Holdings (3073 Total)
As of March 31, 2014% of portfolio
Samsung Electronics Co Lt2.61
Taiwan Semiconductor Manu1.33
Gazprom OAO1.23
Petroleo Brasileiro SA1.13
Itau Unibanco Holding SA1.13
Vale SA1.05
Banco Bradesco SA1.02
China Construction Bank C0.88
China Mobile Ltd0.85
Sasol Ltd0.80
Industrial & Commercial B0.78
Tencent Holdings Ltd0.72
Lukoil OAO0.69
Hon Hai Precision Industr0.66
Naspers Ltd0.65
Cemex SAB de CV0.65
Sberbank of Russia0.63
Bank of China Ltd0.59
America Movil SAB de CV0.58
Grupo Financiero Banorte 0.46
Sector Allocations
As of March 31, 2014% of portfolio
Financials 27.0
Information Technology 15.4
Materials 12.7
Industrials 10.6
Consumer Discretionary 10.3
Energy 8.5
Consumer Staples 6.9
Utilities 4.2
Telecommunication Services 4.2
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.

Top Holdings data provided by State Street.