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US Social Core Equity 2 Portfolio

Ticker DFUEX
Inception Date 10/01/07
Fund Net Assets $1.2 B (As Of 05/31/20)

The investment objective of the U.S. Social Core Equity 2 Portfolio is to achieve long-term capital appreciation.

Returns (As of 05/31/20)(As of 03/31/20)

Annualized Returns

portfolio benchmark
YTD -11.55% -5.63%
1 Year 4.63% 11.46%
3 Year 5.70% 9.54%
5 Year 6.20% 9.17%
10 Year 10.77% 12.80%
Since Inception 6.15% 7.67%

Annualized Returns

portfolio benchmark
YTD -26.41% -20.90%
1 Year -15.94% -9.13%
3 Year -0.42% 4.00%
5 Year 2.63% 5.77%
10 Year 8.27% 10.15%
Since Inception 4.68% 6.26%

Calendar Year Returns

portfolio benchmark
2019 30.21% 31.02%
2018 -9.98% -5.24%
2017 18.98% 21.13%
2016 17.78% 12.74%
2015 -4.64% 0.48%
2014 8.00% 12.56%
2013 37.08% 33.55%
2012 17.50% 16.42%
2011 -2.64% 1.03%
2010 22.48% 16.93%

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.

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Fees & Expenses

Management Fee 0.23%
Total Operating Expense Ratio 0.27%
Net Expense Ratio (to investor) 0.27%

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 05/31/20)


Price-to-Book 2.30
% in Top 10 Holdings 19.30%
Wtd. Avg. Mkt. Cap. (Millions) $228037
Number of Holdings 2273
Annual Turnover as of 10/31/19 18%

Sector Allocation

Information Technology 26.28%
Financials 15.30%
Industrials 13.42%
Consumer Discretionary 12.77%
Communication Services 8.45%
Health Care 7.78%
Consumer Staples 5.21%
Materials 4.62%
Energy 3.47%
Utilities 2.47%
Real Estate 0.24%

Top Holdings

Apple Inc 4.62%
Microsoft Corp 4.26% Inc 2.57%
Intel Corp 1.28%
Alphabet Inc 1.23%
Facebook Inc 1.20%
Verizon Communications Inc 1.17%
Visa Inc 1.07%
JPMorgan Chase & Co 1.03%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc 0.87%

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

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 equity securities, and the Portfolio that owns them, to rise or fall. Stock markets tend to move in cycles, with periods of rising prices and periods of falling prices.

Value Investment Risk: Value stocks may perform differently from the market as a whole and following a value-oriented investment strategy may cause the Portfolio to at times underperform equity funds that use other investment strategies.

Profitability Investment Risk:
High relative profitability stocks may perform differently from the market as a whole and following a profitability-oriented strategy may cause the Portfolio to at times underperform equity funds that use other investment strategies.

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

Social Investment Risk: The U.S. Social Core Equity 2 Portfolio’s social issue screens may limit the number of investment opportunities available to the Portfolio, and as a result, at times the Portfolio may underperform funds that are not subject to such special investment conditions. For example, the Portfolio may decline to purchase certain securities when it is otherwise advantageous to do so, or the Portfolio may sell certain securities for social reasons when it is otherwise disadvantageous to do so.

Derivatives Risk: Derivatives are instruments, such as futures contracts, and options thereon, whose value is derived from that of other assets, rates or indices. The use of derivatives for non-hedging purposes may be considered to carry more risk than other types of investments. When the U.S. Social Core Equity 2 Portfolio uses derivatives, the Portfolio will be directly exposed to the risks of those derivatives. Derivative instruments are subject to a number of risks including counterparty, 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 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 U.S. Social Core Equity 2 Portfolio may lose money and there may be a delay in recovering the loaned securities. The U.S. Social Core Equity 2 Portfolio could also lose money if it does 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.

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 U.S. Social Core Equity 2 Portfolio 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 U.S. Social Core Equity 2 Portfolio’s and its service providers’ use of internet, technology and information systems may expose the Portfolio 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 and/or its service providers to suffer data corruption or lose operational functionality.


Calendar Year

Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date Type Rate per Share
03/29/17 03/30/17 03/31/17 Dividend $0.04757
06/28/17 06/29/17 06/30/17 Dividend $0.05210
09/27/17 09/28/17 09/29/17 Dividend $0.05586
12/14/17 12/15/17 12/18/17 Dividend $0.08645
12/14/17 12/15/17 12/18/17 Long-Term Capital Gain $0.18498
Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date Type Rate per Share
03/27/18 03/28/18 03/29/18 Dividend $0.02153
06/27/18 06/28/18 06/29/18 Dividend $0.05482
09/26/18 09/27/18 09/28/18 Dividend $0.06160
12/17/18 12/18/18 12/19/18 Short-Term Capital Gain $0.01222
12/17/18 12/18/18 12/19/18 Long-Term Capital Gain $0.23459
12/17/18 12/18/18 12/19/18 Dividend $0.06372
Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date Type Rate per Share
03/27/19 03/28/19 03/29/19 Dividend $0.05546
06/26/19 06/27/19 06/28/19 Dividend $0.06421
09/26/19 09/27/19 09/30/19 Dividend $0.06071
12/13/19 12/16/19 12/17/19 Long-Term Capital Gain $0.38450
12/13/19 12/16/19 12/17/19 Dividend $0.07216
Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date Type Rate per Share
03/27/20 03/30/20 03/31/20 Dividend $0.04461
06/26/20 06/29/20 06/30/20
09/28/20 09/29/20 09/30/20
12/11/20 12/14/20 12/15/20

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