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US Small Cap Portfolio (I)


Inception DateTicker SymbolCUSIP Number
March 19, 1992DFSTX233203843
The investment objective of the U.S. Small Cap Portfolio is to achieve long-term capital appreciation.

For a full description, please consult the Portfolio's prospectus.
Updated Daily
DateClosing PriceNAV Change$NAV Change %
April 28, 2016$29.28$-0.39-1.31%
Updated Monthly
DateTotal Net Assets
March 31, 2016$11,536,905,683.93
Updated Daily
Total Returns Year-to-Date
April 28, 2016 3.50%
Updated Monthly
Total Returns One Month Three Month Year-to-Date
March 31, 2016 7.61% 1.84% 1.84%
Updated Monthly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
March 31, 2016 -5.29% 9.06% 6.62% 10.23%
Updated Quarterly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
As of March 31, 2016 -5.29% 9.06% 6.62% 10.23%
Annual ExpensesNet Expense Ratio (to investor)Total Operating Expense Ratio
Expense information as of 10/31/2015. 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
Last 12 Months
TypeAmount per ShareRecord DateEx-dividend DatePayable DateEx-dividend Price
Dividend$0.07134 USD03/29/201603/30/201603/31/2016$28.78 USD
Short-Term Gain$0.00563 USD12/15/201512/16/201512/17/2015$28.73 USD
Long-Term Gain$1.45165 USD12/15/201512/16/201512/17/2015$28.73 USD
Dividend$0.12323 USD12/15/201512/16/201512/17/2015$28.73 USD
Dividend$0.07951 USD09/8/201509/9/201509/10/2015$30.05 USD
Dividend$0.07369 USD06/5/201506/8/201506/9/2015$32.29 USD
Top Holdings (2018 Total)
As of March 31, 2016Weight
Piedmont Natural Gas Co I0.33
MarketAxess Holdings Inc0.31
Cracker Barrel Old Countr0.28
Pool Corp0.28
Euronet Worldwide Inc0.27
Heartland Payment Systems0.27
Microsemi Corp0.27
WGL Holdings Inc0.27
Vail Resorts Inc0.27
EPAM Systems Inc0.27
Hanover Insurance Group I0.26
Thor Industries Inc0.26
Helen of Troy Ltd0.26
NorthWestern Corp0.25
SYNNEX Corp0.25
Deluxe Corp0.25
Wendy's Co/The0.25
ONE Gas Inc0.25
Laclede Group Inc/The0.25
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.

Sector Allocations
As of March 31, 2016% of portfolio
Financials 19.1
Consumer Discretionary 18.1
Information Technology 17.9
Industrials 17.6
Health Care 9.0
Utilities 4.9
Materials 4.5
Consumer Staples 4.5
Energy 3.3
Telecommunication Services 1.0
Other 0.0
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.

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.

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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