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Emerging Markets Value Portfolio (R2)


Inception DateTicker SymbolCUSIP Number
January 29, 2008DFEPX23320G455
The Emerging Markets Value 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 Dimensional Emerging Markets Value Fund. The Master Fund purchases emerging markets equity securities that Dimensional deems to be value stocks at the time of purchase. Securities are considered value stocks primarily because a company's shares have a high book value in relation to their market value (BtM). The Master Fund invests in securities associated with emerging markets, which may include frontier markets, that Dimensional has designated as approved markets. Dimensional may adjust the representation in the Master Fund of an eligible company, or exclude a company, after considering 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 %
September 2, 2014$30.69$0.080.26%
Updated Monthly
DateTotal Net Assets
August 29, 2014$109,095,458.80
Updated Daily
Total Returns Year-to-Date
September 02, 2014 11.28%
Updated Monthly
Total Returns One Month Three Month Year-to-Date
August 31, 2014 2.20% 6.81% 10.99%
Updated Monthly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
August 31, 2014 20.25% 6.36% -- 1.81%
Updated Quarterly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
As of June 30, 2014 15.23% 8.34% -- 1.22%
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. An amount up to 0.25% of the average net assets of the Portfolio's Class R2 shares may be used to compensate service agents that provide shareholder servicing, record keeping, account maintenance and other services to investors.
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$0.0323 USD06/6/201406/9/201406/10/2014$29.42 USD
Short-Term Gain$0.0170 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$27.14 USD
Dividend$0.2270 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$27.14 USD
Long-Term Gain$0.4010 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$27.14 USD
Dividend$0.1410 USD09/9/201309/10/201309/11/2013$28.07 USD
Top Holdings (2198 Total)
As of July 31, 2014Weight
Petroleo Brasileiro SA4.16
Gazprom OAO2.44
China Construction Bank C2.06
Vale SA1.99
Bank of China Ltd1.81
Reliance Industries Ltd1.75
Shinhan Financial Group C1.64
China Petroleum & Chemica1.36
Standard Bank Group Ltd1.34
Fomento Economico Mexican1.30
KB Financial Group Inc1.12
Cemex SAB de CV1.11
Industrial & Commercial B1.03
ICICI Bank Ltd0.90
Grupo Financiero Banorte 0.78
Hana Financial Group Inc0.77
Fubon Financial Holding C0.69
Banco Santander Brasil SA0.69
Sector Allocations
As of July 31, 2014% of portfolio
Financials 34.7
Materials 17.2
Energy 13.4
Industrials 11.7
Information Technology 7.8
Consumer Discretionary 6.6
Consumer Staples 4.8
Utilities 2.1
Telecommunication Services 1.3
Health Care 0.3
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.

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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.