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TA World Ex US Core Equity Portfolio

 

Inception DateTicker SymbolCUSIP Number
March 6, 2008DFTWX23320G505
The TA World ex US Core Equity Portfolio is a no-load mutual fund designed to achieve long-term capital appreciation while considering federal income tax implications of investment decisions. The portfolio seeks to purchase a broad and diverse group of securities of non-US companies with an increased exposure to small cap companies and those Dimensional considers value companies relative to the international market universe. The portfolio’s increased exposure to small capitalization and value companies may be achieved by decreasing the allocation of the portfolio’s assets to the largest growth companies relative to their weight in the Non-U.S. Universe, which would result in a greater weight allocation to small capitalization and value companies. An equity issuer is considered a growth company primarily because it has a low, non-negative book value in relation to its market capitalization. An equity issuer is considered a value company primarily because it has a high book value in relation to its market capitalization. The portfolio’s percentage allocation to all securities as compared to their representation in the international universe may be modified after considering factors such as free float, momentum, trading strategies, liquidity management, and expected profitability. In assessing expected profitability, Dimensional may consider different ratios, such as that of earnings or profits from operations relative to book value or assets. The international market universe is defined as a market cap weighted portfolio of non-US companies in developed and emerging markets that have been authorized for investment as approved markets by Dimensional.

For a full description, please consult the Portfolio's prospectus.
Prices
Updated Daily
DateClosing PriceNAV Change$NAV Change %
August 29, 2014$10.67$0.000.00%
Updated Monthly
DateTotal Net Assets
August 29, 2014$2,105,037,588.00
Performance
Updated Daily
Total Returns Year-to-Date
August 29, 2014 5.01%
Updated Monthly
Total Returns One Month Three Month Year-to-Date
August 31, 2014 0.95% 0.85% 5.01%
Updated Monthly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
August 31, 2014 18.57% 8.81% -- 3.52%
Updated Quarterly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
As of June 30, 2014 23.97% 12.16% -- 3.77%
Annual ExpensesNet Expense Ratio (to investor)Total Operating Expense Ratio
 0.46%0.46%
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 www.dimensional.com.
Distributions
Last 12 Months
TypeAmount per ShareRecord DateEx-dividend DatePayable DateEx-dividend Price
Dividend$0.1213 USD06/6/201406/9/201406/10/2014$10.74 USD
Dividend$0.0350 USD03/7/201403/10/201403/11/2014$10.36 USD
Dividend$0.0610 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$9.89 USD
Long-Term Gain$0.0240 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$9.89 USD
Dividend$0.0430 USD09/9/201309/10/201309/11/2013$9.77 USD
Top Holdings (7000 Total)
As of July 31, 2014Weight
Nestle SA1.02
Royal Dutch Shell PLC0.99
Total SA0.66
HSBC Holdings PLC0.65
BP PLC0.62
Samsung Electronics Co Lt0.55
Novartis AG0.54
Toyota Motor Corp0.39
BHP Billiton Ltd0.38
Suncor Energy Inc0.37
Daimler AG0.34
Sanofi0.31
BG Group PLC0.31
Banco Santander SA0.31
Rio Tinto PLC0.29
Australia & New Zealand B0.29
Allianz SE0.27
Vodafone Group PLC0.27
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial 0.27
Toronto-Dominion Bank/The0.27
Total9.10
Sector Allocations
As of July 31, 2014% of portfolio
Financials 22.6
Industrials 15.9
Consumer Discretionary 13.7
Materials 11.7
Energy 8.7
Information Technology 8.0
Consumer Staples 7.4
Health Care 5.3
Telecommunication Services 3.5
Utilities 3.2
REITs 0.0
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.

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.

Tax Advantage Strategy Risk
An investment strategy that considers the tax implications of investment decisions may alter the construction of the fund and affect fund holdings, when compared to those of non-tax-managed mutual funds. Dimensional anticipates that performance of the fund may deviate from that of non-tax-managed mutual funds.


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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.