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Name

As of 05/24/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$14.26

$3.34 B

0.00%

0.34%

Vitals

YTD Return

6.9%

1 yr return

17.8%

3 Yr Avg Return

2.9%

5 Yr Avg Return

8.6%

Net Assets

$3.34 B

Holdings in Top 10

10.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$14.1
N/A
N/A

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.34%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 15.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$0

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund


Name

As of 05/24/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$14.26

$3.34 B

0.00%

0.34%

DFVQX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 6.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 2.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.35%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    International Vector Equity Portfolio
  • Fund Family Name
    Dimensional Funds
  • Inception Date
    Oct 13, 2008
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Other
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    Jed Fogdall

Fund Description

To achieve the International Vector Equity Portfolio’s investment objective, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (the “Advisor”) implements an integrated investment approach that combines research, portfolio design, portfolio management, and trading functions. As further described below, the Portfolio’s design emphasizes long-term drivers of expected returns identified by the Advisor’s research, while balancing risk through broad diversification across companies and sectors. The Advisor’s portfolio management and trading processes further balance those long-term drivers of expected returns with shorter-term drivers of expected returns and trading costs.

The International Vector Equity Portfolio is designed to purchase a broad and diverse group of equity securities of non-U.S. companies in developed markets. The Portfolio invests in companies of all sizes, with increased exposure to smaller capitalization, lower relative price, and higher profitability companies as compared to their representation

in the International Universe. For purposes of this Portfolio, the Advisor defines the International Universe as a market capitalization weighted set (e.g., the larger the company, the greater the proportion of the International Universe it represents) of non-U.S. companies in developed markets that have been authorized for investment by the Advisor’s Investment Committee. The Portfolio’s increased exposure to smaller capitalization, lower relative price, and higher profitability companies may be achieved by decreasing the allocation of the Portfolio’s assets to larger capitalization, higher relative price, or lower profitability companies relative to their weight in the International Universe or by avoiding purchases in that segment of the market. An equity issuer is considered to have a high relative price (i.e., a growth stock) primarily because it has a high price in relation to its book value. An equity issuer is considered to have a low relative price (i.e., a value stock) primarily because it has a low price in relation to its book value. In assessing relative price, the Advisor may consider additional factors such as price to cash flow or price to earnings ratios. An equity issuer is considered to have high profitability because it has high earnings or profits from operations in relation to its book value or assets. The criteria the Advisor uses for assessing relative price and profitability are subject to change from time to time.

The Advisor determines company size on a country or region specific basis and based primarily on market capitalization. The Advisor will also establish a minimum market capitalization that a company must meet in order to be considered for purchase, which minimum will change due to market conditions.

The International Vector Equity Portfolio intends to purchase securities of companies associated with developed market countries that the Advisor has designated as approved markets for investment. As a non-fundamental policy, under normal circumstances, the Portfolio will invest at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities. The percentage allocation of the assets of the Portfolio to securities of the largest high relative price companies will generally be reduced by between 5% and 50% of their percentage weight in the International Universe. For example, as of December 31, 2023, securities of the largest high relative price companies in the International Universe comprised approximately 16% of the International Universe and the Advisor allocated approximately less than 2% of the Portfolio to securities of the largest high relative price companies in the International Universe. The percentage by which the Portfolio’s allocation to securities of the largest high relative price companies is reduced, as compared to their representation in the International Universe, will change due to market movements and other factors.

The Advisor may also increase or reduce the International Vector Equity Portfolio’s exposure to an eligible company, or exclude a company, based on shorter-term considerations, such as a company’s price momentum, short-run reversals, and investment characteristics. In assessing a company’s investment characteristics, the Advisor considers ratios such as recent changes in assets divided by total assets. The criteria the Advisor uses for assessing a company’s investment characteristics are subject to change from time to time. In addition, the Advisor seeks to reduce trading costs using a flexible trading approach that looks for opportunities to participate in the available market liquidity, while managing turnover and explicit transaction costs.

The International Vector Equity Portfolio may gain exposure to companies associated with approved markets by purchasing equity securities in the form of depositary receipts, which may be listed or traded outside the issuer’s domicile country. The Portfolio may purchase or sell futures contracts and options on futures contracts for foreign or U.S. equity securities and indices to increase or decrease equity market exposure based on actual or expected cash inflows to or outflows from the Portfolio. Because many of the Portfolio’s investments may be denominated in foreign currencies, the Portfolio may enter into foreign currency exchange transactions, including foreign currency forward contracts, in connection with the settlement of foreign securities or to transfer cash balances from one currency to another currency.

The International Vector Equity Portfolio may lend its portfolio securities to generate additional income.

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DFVQX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFVQX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 6.9% 2.5% 20.8% 55.56%
1 Yr 17.8% 4.9% 44.5% 62.96%
3 Yr 2.9%* -2.8% 30.4% 39.22%
5 Yr 8.6%* 4.6% 21.2% 46.67%
10 Yr 4.8%* 2.2% 6.6% 54.55%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFVQX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 12.8% -5.4% 35.2% 58.49%
2022 -15.0% -22.7% 5.8% 52.94%
2021 9.7% -5.7% 19.7% 47.06%
2020 3.9% -10.7% 30.9% 34.69%
2019 17.5% 2.1% 31.6% 24.44%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFVQX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 6.9% 2.5% 20.8% 55.56%
1 Yr 17.8% 4.9% 44.5% 62.96%
3 Yr 2.9%* -2.8% 30.4% 39.22%
5 Yr 8.6%* 4.6% 21.2% 46.67%
10 Yr 4.8%* 2.2% 6.6% 54.55%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFVQX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 17.0% 3.2% 40.0% 50.94%
2022 -12.5% -22.3% 6.4% 52.94%
2021 15.1% 9.0% 77.0% 58.82%
2020 6.1% -10.3% 37.2% 40.82%
2019 20.9% 8.6% 31.9% 28.89%

NAV & Total Return History


DFVQX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

DFVQX Category Low Category High DFVQX % Rank
Net Assets 3.34 B 6.93 M 10.9 B 5.56%
Number of Holdings 4772 10 5068 3.70%
Net Assets in Top 10 348 M 610 K 3.03 B 18.52%
Weighting of Top 10 10.41% 2.6% 109.4% 74.07%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. DFA Investment Trust Co. 3.35%
  2. DFA Short Term Investment Fund 3.25%
  3. TotalEnergies SE 0.78%
  4. Shell PLC 0.76%
  5. Orange SA 0.46%
  6. Bayer AG 0.38%
  7. HSBC Holdings PLC 0.38%
  8. Nestle SA 0.38%
  9. Novartis AG 0.34%
  10. Novo Nordisk AS 0.33%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High DFVQX % Rank
Stocks
101.62% 81.91% 101.62% 1.85%
Cash
3.25% 0.00% 18.09% 31.48%
Preferred Stocks
0.45% 0.00% 4.46% 31.48%
Other
0.03% -1.36% 4.62% 22.22%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.41% 76.92%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 5.03% 74.07%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DFVQX % Rank
Industrials
18.95% 5.36% 31.52% 67.31%
Financial Services
18.94% 3.05% 32.74% 36.54%
Basic Materials
13.58% 1.74% 28.84% 26.92%
Consumer Cyclical
12.31% 4.00% 24.14% 28.85%
Energy
7.27% 0.00% 19.25% 36.54%
Technology
6.77% 0.00% 18.01% 65.38%
Consumer Defense
6.34% 3.45% 18.05% 48.08%
Healthcare
5.78% 0.00% 9.89% 25.00%
Communication Services
5.05% 0.00% 8.94% 34.62%
Real Estate
2.63% 0.00% 16.01% 67.31%
Utilities
2.36% 0.00% 15.19% 48.08%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DFVQX % Rank
Non US
91.14% 0.00% 100.52% 68.52%
US
10.47% 0.00% 99.83% 22.22%

DFVQX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DFVQX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.34% 0.34% 4.59% 100.00%
Management Fee 0.30% 0.30% 1.05% 1.85%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 0.75% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.15% 4.00%

Sales Fees

DFVQX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 5.75% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 1.00% N/A

Trading Fees

DFVQX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A N/A N/A N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

DFVQX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 15.00% 2.00% 119.00% 10.42%

DFVQX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DFVQX Category Low Category High DFVQX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 8.78% 42.59%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

DFVQX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annual Quarterly Annual

Net Income Ratio Analysis

DFVQX Category Low Category High DFVQX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.35% -0.10% 4.33% 25.00%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

DFVQX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Distributions History

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DFVQX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Jed Fogdall


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 28, 2010

12.26

12.3%

Jed S. Fogdall is a Co-Head of Portfolio Management and Vice President of Dimensional and a member of Dimensional’s Investment Committee. Mr. Fogdall has an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles and a BS from Purdue University. Mr. Fogdall joined Dimensional as a Portfolio Manager in 2004 and has been responsible for international portfolios since 2010 and domestic portfolios since 2012.

Allen Pu


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 21, 2015

6.87

6.9%

Allen Pu is Deputy Head of Portfolio Management, North America, a member of the Investment Commit- tee, Vice President and a Senior Portfolio Manager of the Sub-Adviser. Mr. Pu joined Dimensional as a Portfolio Manager in 2006. Mr. Pu has an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, an M.S. and Ph.D. from Caltech, and a B.S. from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

Bhanu Singh


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 21, 2015

6.87

6.9%

Bhanu P. Singh is Vice President and a Senior Portfolio Manager of the Sub-Adviser. Mr. Singh joined Dimensional originally in 2003 and has been a portfolio manager since 2012. Mr. Singh has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Mary Phillips


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 28, 2017

5.25

5.3%

Mary T. Phillips, CFA, Deputy Head of Portfolio Management, North America, Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional, joined Dimensional in 2012 and has been a portfolio manager since 2014. Ms. Phillips began managing Dimensional’s allocated portion of the Fund’s portfolio in March 2018. Ms. Phillips earned an MBA with concentration in analytic finance, statistics and econometrics, and managerial and organizational behavior from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of Puget Sound.

William Collins-Dean


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 28, 2019

3.25

3.3%

Will Collins-Dean is a Portfolio Manager and Vice President of the Sub-Adviser. Mr. Collins-Dean received his MBA from the University of Chicago and is bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University. Mr. Collins-Dean joined the Sub-Adviser in 2014 and has been a portfolio manager since 2016.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.06 26.6 7.22 10.34