The investment objective of the DFA International Value Portfolio is to achieve long-term capital appreciation. The portfolio pursues its objective by investing substantially all of its assets in its corresponding Master Fund, The International Value Series, which has the same investment objective and policies as the DFA International Value Portfolio.
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Expense information as provided in the prospectus, dated 2/28/2016. The "Total Operating Expense Ratio" has been adjusted to reflect the Feeder Portfolio's new investment management agreement, effective July 21, 2015, and includes an investment management fee payable by the Feeder Portfolio and an investment management fee payable by the Master Fund. For any period when the Feeder Portfolio is invested in other funds managed by the Advisor (collectively, "Underlying Funds"), the Advisor has contractually agreed to permanently waive the Feeder Portfolio's direct investment management fee to the extent necessary to offset the proportionate share of any Underlying Fund’s investment management fee paid by the Feeder Portfolio through its investment in such Underlying Fund. The fund's prospectus contains more information on fees and expenses.
Performance data represents past performance. Past performance is no guarantee of future results, and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance displayed. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate such that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Total returns include reinvestment of dividends and capital gains and are net of all fees and expenses. To obtain performance data current to the most recent month-end, visit www.dimensional.com.
Last 12 Months
Amount per Share
As of August 31, 2016
Royal Dutch Shell PLC
Vodafone Group PLC
HSBC Holdings PLC
Banco Santander SA
Suncor Energy Inc
BHP Billiton Ltd
Honda Motor Co Ltd
Bank of Montreal
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial
ING Groep NV
Canadian Natural Resource
Bayerische Motoren Werke
Koninklijke Philips NV
Please note that a Portfolio that invests in other Portfolios typically does not hold securities directly. As such, "Top Equity Holdings" information for such a Portfolio represents "Top Equity Holdings" information of underlying Portfolios.
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).
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.
Derivatives Risk Derivatives can be used for hedging (attempting to reduce risk by offsetting one investment position with another) or non-hedging purposes. While hedging can reduce or eliminate losses, it also can reduce or eliminate gains. The use of derivatives for non-hedging purposes may be considered more speculative than other types of investments. When the Portfolio uses derivatives, the Portfolio will be directly exposed to the risks of those derivatives. Derivative securities are subject to a number of risks, including commodity, correlation, interest rate, liquidity, market, credit and management risks, and the risk of improper valuation. The Portfolio also may use derivatives for leverage. The Portfolio's use of derivatives, particularly commodity-linked derivatives, involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other traditional investments. 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. For example, potential losses from commodity-linked notes or swap agreements can be unlimited. Additional risks are associated with the use of credit default swaps, including counterparty and credit risk (the risk that the other party to a swap agreement will not fulfill its contractual obligations, whether because of bankruptcy or other default) and liquidity risk (the possible lack of a secondary market for the swap agreement). Also, suitable derivative transactions may not be available in all circumstances and there can be no assurance that the Portfolio will engage in these transactions to reduce exposure to other risks when that would be beneficial.
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, an Underlying Fund may lose money and there may be a delay in
recovering the loaned securities. An Underlying Fund 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. 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.
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