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Global Small/Mid Cap Eq

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NAVPS
(04-11-2024)
$20.13
Change
$0.03 (0.16%)

As at March 31, 2024

As at December 31, 2023

As at February 29, 2024

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DFA International Vector Equity Fund Class A

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Fund Returns

Inception Return (October 29, 2003): 4.95%

Fund Returns
Row Heading Return Annualized Return
1 Mth 3 Mth 6 Mth YTD 1 Yr 2 Yr 3 Yr 4 Yr 5 Yr 6 Yr 7 Yr 8 Yr 9 Yr 10 Yr
Fund 2.79% -0.78% -2.10% 5.91% 13.00% 7.85% 4.30% 12.60% 5.10% 2.88% 4.56% 6.17% 4.64% 5.13%
Benchmark 3.87% 7.66% 17.91% 7.66% 17.86% 7.94% 5.21% 15.70% 8.17% 6.98% 7.65% 9.04% 7.63% 8.48%
Category Average 2.99% 15.38% 15.38% 6.16% 13.01% 5.24% 2.24% 13.64% 6.38% 4.82% 5.24% 6.22% 4.97% 5.54%
Category Rank 171 / 281 159 / 278 221 / 278 159 / 278 160 / 269 76 / 246 78 / 223 146 / 205 129 / 182 127 / 155 113 / 144 98 / 139 91 / 114 75 / 90
Quartile Ranking 3 3 4 3 3 2 2 3 3 4 4 3 4 4

Monthly Return

Monthly Return
Return % Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
Fund 2.01% -3.63% 2.13% 3.99% -1.50% -1.74% -2.10% 5.44% 2.28% -0.78% 3.85% 2.79%
Benchmark 0.39% -2.87% 4.01% 4.07% -0.53% -4.79% -3.18% 7.14% 5.59% -1.54% 5.26% 3.87%

Best Monthly Return Since Inception

12.83% (April 2009)

Worst Monthly Return Since Inception

-15.77% (March 2020)

Calendar Return (%)

Calendar Return
Return % 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund 1.73% 13.63% 1.30% 21.92% -11.08% 11.10% 2.85% 9.40% -8.76% 12.96%
Benchmark 9.59% 16.61% 7.47% 15.40% -7.34% 20.09% 11.07% 15.50% -13.14% 14.59%
Category Average 6.30% 9.56% 3.48% 12.62% -10.42% 13.76% 14.53% 12.37% -15.59% 12.82%
Quartile Ranking 4 3 3 1 3 3 4 4 2 3
Category Rank 76/ 89 60/ 109 87/ 139 13/ 144 115/ 154 118/ 180 164/ 186 184/ 221 103/ 246 137/ 262

Best Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

21.92% (2017)

Worst Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

-11.08% (2018)

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation
Name Percent
International Equity 98.82
Cash and Equivalents 0.58
US Equity 0.35
Income Trust Units 0.21
Canadian Equity 0.03
Other 0.01

Sector Allocation

Sector Allocation
Name Percent
Financial Services 20.24
Consumer Goods 12.36
Basic Materials 10.50
Technology 10.43
Industrial Goods 8.41
Other 38.06

Geographic Allocation

Geographic Allocation
Name Percent
Asia 50.19
Europe 40.96
Africa and Middle East 3.73
Latin America 3.28
North America 0.62
Other 1.22

Top Holdings

Top Holdings
Name Percent
TotalEnergies SE 1.24
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 0.73
Shell PLC - ADR 0.72
HSBC Holdings PLC - ADR 0.60
Toyota Motor Corp 0.55
Shell PLC 0.43
Daimler AG Cl N 0.40
UBS Group AG 0.35
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc 0.32
Deutsche Telekom AG Cl N 0.31

Equity Style

Market capitalization is large. Equity style is blend.

Fixed Income Style

Fixed income style data not available
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Risk vs Return (3 Yr)

DFA International Vector Equity Fund Class A

Median

Other - Global Small/Mid Cap Eq

3 Yr Annualized

Standard Deviation 12.30% 14.82% 12.90%
Beta 0.69% 0.81% 0.82%
Alpha 0.01% -0.01% -0.02%
Rsquared 0.69% 0.82% 0.79%
Sharpe 0.19% 0.28% 0.35%
Sortino 0.26% 0.30% 0.32%
Treynor 0.03% 0.05% 0.05%
Tax Efficiency 82.23% 86.25% 88.07%
Volatility Volatility rating is 6 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 7 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 7 on a scale of 1 to 10

Risk Rating

Rating 6 out of ten

Annualized Key Ratio Period Comparison

Key Ratio
Key Ratio 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
Standard Deviation 10.00% 12.30% 14.82% 12.90%
Beta 0.66% 0.69% 0.81% 0.82%
Alpha 0.01% 0.01% -0.01% -0.02%
Rsquared 0.85% 0.69% 0.82% 0.79%
Sharpe 0.80% 0.19% 0.28% 0.35%
Sortino 1.82% 0.26% 0.30% 0.32%
Treynor 0.12% 0.03% 0.05% 0.05%
Tax Efficiency 93.02% 82.23% 86.25% 88.07%

Fundata ESG Metrics

Fundata ESG Score

The E, S, and G scores are averaged for each security in the portfolio, to arrive at an ESG score for each security. We take the portfolio weighted average of the ESG scores for each fund and rank them against their peers to arrive at the Fundata ESG Score from 0-100.

Fundata E Score

Three scores under the Environment bucket are averaged to yield the Fundata Environment Score for each fund from 0-100: (1) Pollution Prevention, (2) Environmental Transparency, (3) Resource Efficiency.

Fundata S Score

Six scores under the Social bucket are averaged to yield the Fundata Social Score for each fund from 0-100. (1) Compensation and Satisfaction, (2) Diversity and Rights, (3) Education and Work Conditions, (4) Community and Charity, (5) Human Rights, (6) Sustainability Integration.

Fundata G Score

Three scores under the governance bucket are averaged to yield the Fundata Governance Score for each fund from 0-100: (1) Board Effectiveness, (2) Management Ethics, (3) Disclosure and Accountability.

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Fund Details

Start Date October 29, 2003
Instrument Type Mutual Fund
Share Class Commission Based Advice
Legal Status Trust
Sales Status Open
Currency CAD
Distribution Frequency Quarterly
Assets ($mil) -

Fund Codes

FundServ Code Load Code Sales Status
DFA226

Investment Objectives

The fundamental investment objective of the fund is to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in the stocks of non-Canadian and non-U.S. companies.

Investment Strategy

To achieve the fund’s investment objectives, the Sub-Advisor implements an integrated investment approach that combines research, portfolio design, portfolio management, and trading functions. The fund’s design emphasizes long-term drivers of expected returns identified by the Sub-Advisor’s research, while balancing risk through broad diversification across companies and sectors.

Portfolio Manager(s)

Name Start Date
Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd. 10-29-2003
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP 10-29-2003
Dimensional Japan Ltd. 10-29-2003
Dimensional Fund Advisors Pte. Ltd. 10-29-2003
DFA Australia Limited. 10-29-2003
07-13-2020

Management and Organization

Fund Manager Dimensional Fund Advisors Canada ULC
Advisor Dimensional Fund Advisors Canada ULC
Custodian RBC Investor Services Trust (Canada)
Registrar RBC Investor Services Trust (Canada)
Distributor -
Auditor PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP

Investment Minimums

RSP Eligible Yes
PAC Allowed Yes
PAC Initial Investment 2,500
PAC Subsequent 50
SWP Allowed Yes
SWP Min Balance -
SWP Min Withdrawal 50

Fees

MER 1.67%
Management Fee 1.35%
Load No Load
FE Max -
DSC Max -
LL Max -
Trailer Fee Max (FE) -
Trailer Fee Max (DSC) -
Trailer Fee Max (NL) 1.00%
Trailer Fee Max (LL) -

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