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Global Equity Portfolio (I)

Ticker DGEIX
Inception Date 12/24/03
Fund Net Assets $7.5 B (As Of 08/31/22)

The investment objective of the Global Equity Portfolio is to achieve long-term capital appreciation.

Returns (As of 08/31/22)(As of 06/30/22)

Calendar Year Returns

portfolio benchmark
2021 23.20% 21.82%
2020 13.49% 15.90%
2019 26.67% 27.67%
2018 -11.49% -8.71%
2017 22.15% 22.40%
2016 12.93% 7.51%
2015 -2.71% -0.87%
2014 4.62% 4.94%
2013 29.15% 26.68%
2012 18.24% 15.83%

Annualized Returns

portfolio benchmark
YTD -15.33% -17.78%
1 Year -12.46% -15.08%
3 Year 9.91% 8.77%
5 Year 7.75% 7.85%
10 Year 9.97% 9.47%
Since Inception 8.11% 7.26%

Annualized Returns

portfolio benchmark
YTD -18.16% -20.51%
1 Year -12.92% -14.34%
3 Year 7.70% 7.00%
5 Year 7.49% 7.67%
10 Year 9.95% 9.51%
Since Inception 7.99% 7.14%

Performance is reported net of all advisory fees and includes reinvestment of dividends and other earnings. 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.  

Performance less than one year is not annualized.

Indices are not available for direct investment; therefore, their performance does not reflect the expenses associated with the management of an actual portfolio.

MSCI data copyright MSCI 2022, all rights reserved.

Dimensional funds are distributed by DFA Securities LLC.

Fees & Expenses

Management Fee 0.20%
Total Operating Expense Ratio 0.44%
Net Expense Ratio (to investor) 0.25%

The “Management Fee” and “Total Operating Expense Ratio” for certain Portfolios have been adjusted to reflect the decrease in the management fee payable by the Portfolio effective February 28, 2022. Certain Portfolios have entered into fee waiver and/or expense assumption arrangements with the Advisor. In these cases, the Advisor has contractually agreed, under certain circumstances, to waive certain fees and/or assume certain expenses of the Portfolio. Unless otherwise stated in the prospectus, the Advisor may amend or discontinue these arrangements at any time, one year from the date of the prospectus. The net expense ratio reflects the total annual fund operating expenses of the Portfolio after taking into account any such fee waiver and/or expense assumption arrangements. Please read the Portfolio's prospectus for details and more information.

Characteristics (As Of 08/31/22)


Price-to-Book 2.12
% in Top 10 Holdings 12.37%
Wtd. Avg. Mkt. Cap. (Millions) $250084
Number of Holdings 15386

Sector Allocation

Information Technology 18.78%
Financials 14.48%
Industrials 13.61%
Consumer Discretionary 10.79%
Health Care 10.17%
Materials 6.86%
Consumer Staples 6.65%
Communication Services 6.28%
Energy 6.15%
REITs 2.66%
Utilities 2.60%
Real Estate 0.97%

Top Holdings

Apple Inc 3.60%
Microsoft Corp 2.80%
Alphabet Inc 1.33% Inc 1.05%
Meta Platforms Inc 0.71%
Exxon Mobil Corp 0.61%
Johnson & Johnson 0.60%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc 0.58%
JPMorgan Chase & Co 0.55%
UnitedHealth Group Inc 0.54%

Top Countries

United States 70.80%
Japan 4.66%
United Kingdom 2.74%
China 2.48%
Canada 2.40%

Please note that a Portfolio that invests in other Portfolios typically does not hold securities directly. As such, "Top Holdings" information for such a Portfolio represents "Top Holdings" information of underlying Portfolios.

Please click here to access Top Holdings as of the most recent month end available.

Holdings are subject to change.

Numbers may not total 100% due to rounding.

Portfolio Risks

Fund of Funds Risk: The investment performance of the Portfolio is affected by the investment performance of the Underlying Funds in which the Portfolio invests. The ability of the 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. The Portfolio may allocate assets to an Underlying Fund or asset class that underperforms other funds or asset classes. There can be no assurance that the investment objective of the Global Equity Portfolio or any Underlying Fund will be achieved. When the Portfolio invests in Underlying Funds, investors are exposed to a proportionate share of the expenses of those Underlying Funds in addition to the expenses of the Portfolio. Through its investments in Underlying Funds, the Portfolio is subject to the risks of the Underlying Funds’ investments. Certain of the risks of the Portfolio’s and the Underlying Funds’ investments are described below.

Equity Market Risk: Even a long-term investment approach cannot guarantee a profit. Economic, market, political, and issuer-specific conditions and events will cause the value of securities, and the Portfolio or Underlying Fund that owns them, to rise or fall. Stock markets tend to move in cycles, with periods of rising prices and periods of falling prices.

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 may also be exposed to foreign currency risk (the possibility that foreign currency will fluctuate in value against the U.S. dollar or that a foreign government will convert, or be forced to convert, its currency to another currency, changing its value against the U.S. dollar).

Depositary receipts are generally subject to the same risks as the foreign securities that they evidence or into which they may be converted. In addition, the underlying issuers of certain depositary receipts, particularly unsponsored or unregistered depositary receipts, are under no obligation to distribute shareholder communications to the holders of such receipts, or to pass through to them any voting rights with respect to the deposited securities. Depositary receipts that are not sponsored by the issuer may be less liquid and there may be less readily available public information about the issuer.

Small and Mid-Cap Company Risk: Securities of small and mid-cap companies are often less liquid than those of large companies and this could make it difficult to sell a small or mid-cap company security at a desired time or price. As a result, small and mid-cap company stocks may fluctuate relatively more in price. In general, small and mid-capitalization companies are also more vulnerable than larger companies to adverse business or economic developments and they may have more limited resources.

Value Investment Risk: Value stocks may perform differently from the market as a whole and an investment strategy purchasing these securities may cause the Portfolio or an Underlying Fund to at times underperform equity funds that use other investment strategies. Value stocks can react differently to political, economic, and industry developments than the market as a whole and other types of stocks. Value stocks also may underperform the market for long periods of time.

Profitability Investment Risk: High relative profitability stocks may perform differently from the market as a whole and an investment strategy purchasing these securities may cause the Portfolio or an Underlying Fund to at times underperform equity funds that use other investment strategies.

Emerging Markets Risk: Numerous emerging market countries have a history of, and continue to experience serious, and potentially continuing, economic and political problems. Stock markets in many emerging market countries are relatively small, expensive to trade in and generally have higher risks than those in developed markets. Securities in emerging markets also may be less liquid than those in developed markets and foreigners are often limited in their ability to invest in, and withdraw assets from, these markets. Additional restrictions may be imposed under other conditions. Frontier market countries generally have smaller economies or less developed capital markets and, as a result, the risks of investing in emerging market countries are magnified in frontier market countries.

Derivatives Risk: Derivatives are instruments, such as futures, and options thereon, and foreign currency forward contracts, whose value is derived from that of other assets, rates or indices. Derivatives can be used for hedging (attempting to reduce risk by offsetting one investment position with another) or non-hedging purposes. Hedging with derivatives may increase expenses, and there is no guarantee that a hedging strategy will work. While hedging can reduce or eliminate losses, it can also reduce or eliminate gains or cause losses if the market moves in a manner different from that anticipated by the Portfolio or if the cost of the derivative outweighs the benefit of the hedge. In regard to currency hedging, it is generally not possible to precisely match the foreign currency exposure of such foreign currency forward contracts to the value of the securities involved due to fluctuations in the market values of such securities and cash flows into and out of the Portfolio or Underlying Fund between the date a foreign currency forward contract is entered into and the date it expires. The use of derivatives for non-hedging purposes may be considered to carry more risk than other types of investments. When the Portfolio or an Underlying Fund uses derivatives, the Portfolio or Underlying Fund will be directly exposed to the risks of those derivatives. Derivative instruments are subject to a number of risks including counterparty, settlement, liquidity, interest rate, market, credit and management risks, as well as the risk of improper valuation. Changes in the value of a derivative may not correlate perfectly with the underlying asset, rate or index, and the Portfolio or Underlying Fund could lose more than the principal amount invested.

Securities Lending Risk: Securities lending involves the risk that the borrower may fail to return the securities in a timely manner or at all. As a result, the Underlying Funds may lose money and there may be a delay in recovering the loaned securities. The Underlying Funds could also lose money if they do not recover the securities and/or the value of the collateral falls, including the value of investments made with cash collateral. Securities lending also may have certain adverse tax consequences. To the extent that the Portfolio holds securities directly and lends those securities, it will be also subject to the foregoing risks with respect to its loaned securities.

Operational Risk: Operational risks include human error, changes in personnel, system changes, faults in communication, and failures in systems, technology, or processes. Various operational events or circumstances are outside the Advisor’s control, including instances at third parties. The Portfolio, Underlying Funds, and the Advisor seek to reduce these operational risks through controls and procedures. However, these measures do not address every possible risk and may be inadequate to address these risks.

Cyber Security Risk: The Portfolio’s, Underlying Funds’, and their service providers’ use of internet, technology and information systems may expose the Portfolio and Underlying Funds to potential risks linked to cyber security breaches of those technological or information systems. Cyber security breaches, amongst other things, could allow an unauthorized party to gain access to proprietary information, customer data, or fund assets, or cause the Portfolio, Underlying Funds, and/or their service providers to suffer data corruption or lose operational functionality.


Calendar Year

Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date Type Rate per Share
03/27/19 03/28/19 03/29/19 Dividend $0.06440
06/26/19 06/27/19 06/28/19 Dividend $0.14166
09/26/19 09/27/19 09/30/19 Dividend $0.11855
12/16/19 12/17/19 12/18/19 Dividend $0.10636
12/16/19 12/17/19 12/18/19 Long-Term Capital Gain $0.12120
Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date Type Rate per Share
03/27/20 03/30/20 03/31/20 Dividend $0.07413
06/26/20 06/29/20 06/30/20 Dividend $0.11244
09/28/20 09/29/20 09/30/20 Dividend $0.09573
12/15/20 12/16/20 12/17/20 Long-Term Capital Gain $0.25735
12/15/20 12/16/20 12/17/20 Dividend $0.11268
Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date Type Rate per Share
03/29/21 03/30/21 03/31/21 Dividend $0.06856
06/28/21 06/29/21 06/30/21 Dividend $0.14499
09/28/21 09/29/21 09/30/21 Dividend $0.13833
12/14/21 12/15/21 12/16/21 Long-Term Capital Gain $0.85460
12/14/21 12/15/21 12/16/21 Dividend $0.18936
Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date Type Rate per Share
03/29/22 03/30/22 03/31/22 Dividend $0.05294
06/28/22 06/29/22 06/30/22 Dividend $0.16297
09/28/22 09/29/22 09/30/22
12/13/22 12/14/22 12/15/22
12/28/22 12/29/22 12/30/22

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