Dimensional Fund Advisors Lists Emerging Core Equity Market ETF

Dimensional Fund Advisors Lists Emerging Core Equity Market ETF

New ETF offers broadly diversified, all cap core equity exposure to emerging markets with robust daily implementation

Austin, TX—December 2, 2020—Dimensional Fund Advisors, a global leader in systematic factor investing, has listed its third active transparent exchange-traded fund (ETF) and its first ETF that offers exposure to emerging markets stocks.

Dimensional Emerging Core Equity Market ETF (NYSE Arca: DFAE)
Net expense ratio: 0.35%
Listed: December 2, 2020

The ETF, listed on NYSE Arca, is designed to leverage the power of Dimensional’s investment engine—a consistent investment philosophy combined with a value-added approach to implementation that the firm has been testing, refining, and advancing for nearly four decades.  

The new fund follows the successful launch last month of Dimensional Core Equity ETFs offering exposure to US and non-US equity markets.

Dimensional US Core Equity Market ETF (NYSE Arca: DFAU)
Net expense ratio: 0.12%
Listed: November 18, 2020

Dimensional International Core Equity Market ETF (NYSE Arca: DFAI)
Net expense ratio: 0.18%
Listed: November 18, 2020

“We believe that our approach to systematic investing, using a flexible daily process based on rigorous research, offers investors a compelling alternative to existing active and index-based ETFs,” Co-CEO and Chief Investment Officer Gerard O’Reilly said.

Dimensional Core Equity solutions are designed to offer broadly diversified, all cap core exposure, with an emphasis on securities with higher expected returns using variables such as company size, relative price, and profitability. The Core Equity market portfolios aim to achieve a light level of tilt from market cap weights and low tracking error to the market through a daily managed approach.


Dimensional is a leading global investment firm that has been translating academic research into practical investment solutions since 1981. Guided by a strong belief in markets, we help investors pursue higher expected returns through a systematic investment process that integrates research insights with advanced portfolio design, management, and trading, while balancing tradeoffs that can impact returns. Dimensional is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices across North America, Europe, and Asia. As of September 30, 2020, Dimensional manages $527 billion for investors worldwide.



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