The VA Global Moderate Allocation Portfolio seeks total return consisting of capital appreciation and current income. The portfolio is a "fund of funds," meaning that it uses its assets to purchase other mutual funds managed by Dimensional, the "underlying funds." Under normal market circumstances, the portfolio seeks to achieve its investment objective through a moderate allocation to both global equity and global fixed income securities by allocating approximately 50% to 70% of its assets to domestic and international equity underlying funds and 30% to 50% of its assets to fixed income underlying funds. In order to achieve the intended allocations, the portfolio will generally purchase shares of the following underlying funds: the DFA Real Estate Securities Portfolio, US Core Equity 1 Portfolio, US Core Equity 2 Portfolio, VA US Large Value Portfolio, International Core Equity Portfolio, Emerging Markets Core Equity Portfolio, VA International Value Portfolio, DFA Two-Year Global Fixed Income Portfolio, DFA Selectively Hedged Global Fixed Income Portfolio, VA Global Bond Portfolio, and VA Short-Term Fixed Portfolio. To maintain target allocations, adjustments may be made by purchasing or selling shares of the underlying funds or applying future investments and redemptions by the portfolio in proportions necessary to rebalance the investments in the underlying funds.
For a full description, please consult the Portfolio's prospectus.
The portfolio is available only to insurance company separate accounts funding variable life and variable annuity insurance contracts.
Anticipated fees and expenses for the first full fiscal year. 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.
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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).
Fund of Funds Risk The investment performance of each Portfolio is affected by the investment performance of the Underlying Funds in which the Portfolio invests. The ability of a Portfolio to achieve its investment objective depends on the ability of the Underlying Funds to meet their investment objectives and on the Advisor's decisions regarding the allocation of the Portfolio's assets among the Underlying Funds. There can be no assurance that the investment objective of any Portfolio or Underlying Fund will be achieved. Through their investments in the Underlying Funds, the Portfolios are subject to the risks of the Underlying Funds investments. The risks of the Underlying Funds may include Market Risk, Small Company Risk, Risks of Concentrating in the Real Estate Industry, Emerging Markets Risk, Interest Rate Risk, Credit Risk, and Risks of Banking Concentration. For more details regarding these risks, please see the DIG Global Portfolios Prospectus.
Foreign Government Debt Risk The risk that: (a) the governmental entity that controls the repayment of
government debt may not be willing or able to repay the principal and/or to pay the interest when it becomes due,
due to factors such as political considerations, the relative size of the governmental entity’s debt position in
relation to the economy, cash flow problems, insufficient foreign currency reserves, the failure to put in place
economic reforms required by the International Monetary Fund or other multilateral agencies, and/or other
national economic factors; (b) governments may default on their debt securities, which may require holders of
such securities to participate in debt rescheduling; and (c) there is no legal or bankruptcy process by which
defaulted government debt may be collected in whole or in part.
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Mutual funds distributed by DFA Securities LLC.
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.