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NAVPS
(04-11-2024)
$14.84
Change
$0.03 (0.20%)

As at March 31, 2024

As at December 31, 2023

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DFA Global Real Estate Securities Fund Class A

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Fund Returns

Inception Return (January 11, 2008): 4.91%

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 2.14% -3.37% -1.47% 0.23% 5.20% -5.10% 1.28% 5.24% 0.21% 2.95% 2.13% 2.09% 2.37% 5.11%
Benchmark 2.80% 0.06% 14.73% 0.06% 8.93% -3.29% 3.38% 7.36% 1.37% 3.87% 3.14% 3.10% 3.30% 6.15%
Category Average 2.11% 12.37% 12.37% 0.80% 4.81% -5.98% 1.05% 5.52% 1.26% 3.30% 3.15% 3.14% 2.89% 4.91%
Category Rank 62 / 137 101 / 137 36 / 137 101 / 137 80 / 132 48 / 130 72 / 122 63 / 116 100 / 114 69 / 98 82 / 93 81 / 92 64 / 80 47 / 73
Quartile Ranking 2 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 4 3 4 4 4 3

Monthly Return

Monthly Return
Return % Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
Fund 1.55% -4.44% 0.52% 2.03% -1.02% -6.39% -1.47% 8.93% 6.07% -3.37% 1.54% 2.14%
Benchmark 2.01% -3.76% 0.71% 3.22% -0.62% -6.39% -2.07% 8.53% 7.88% -3.79% 1.17% 2.80%

Best Monthly Return Since Inception

15.40% (January 2015)

Worst Monthly Return Since Inception

-20.95% (October 2008)

Calendar Return (%)

Calendar Return
Return % 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund 31.68% 17.69% 1.43% 0.32% 2.23% 18.44% -11.71% 28.35% -19.92% 5.34%
Benchmark 30.89% 21.00% 1.59% 1.40% 2.74% 15.42% -11.04% 30.68% -19.44% 10.39%
Category Average 20.48% 11.96% 1.20% 5.38% 0.16% 19.52% -6.93% 27.77% -21.53% 6.48%
Quartile Ranking 1 3 3 4 2 3 4 3 1 4
Category Rank 2/ 73 41/ 78 47/ 92 88/ 93 25/ 98 76/ 106 111/ 116 69/ 122 12/ 122 104/ 132

Best Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

31.68% (2014)

Worst Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

-19.92% (2022)

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation
Name Percent
US Equity 73.80
International Equity 14.09
Income Trust Units 11.53
Cash and Equivalents 0.54
Canadian Equity 0.05
Other -0.01

Sector Allocation

Sector Allocation
Name Percent
Real Estate 99.09
Cash and Cash Equivalent 0.53
Industrial Goods 0.19
Industrial Services 0.05
Financial Services 0.05
Other 0.09

Geographic Allocation

Geographic Allocation
Name Percent
North America 75.31
Asia 16.32
Europe 7.22
Africa and Middle East 0.56
Latin America 0.53
Other 0.06

Top Holdings

Top Holdings
Name Percent
Prologis Inc 7.26
American Tower Corp 5.89
Equinix Inc 4.44
Welltower Inc 2.92
Crown Castle International Corp 2.88
Public Storage 2.83
Simon Property Group Inc 2.82
Digital Realty Trust Inc 2.46
Realty Income Corp 2.41
Extra Space Storage Inc 1.99

Equity Style

Market capitalization is large. Equity style is growth.

Fixed Income Style

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

DFA Global Real Estate Securities Fund Class A

Median

Other - Real Estate Equity

3 Yr Annualized

Standard Deviation 16.26% 16.45% 15.23%
Beta 0.97% 0.96% 0.98%
Alpha -0.02% -0.01% -0.01%
Rsquared 0.98% 0.97% 0.98%
Sharpe 0.00% -0.02% 0.31%
Sortino -0.04% -0.11% 0.30%
Treynor 0.00% 0.00% 0.05%
Tax Efficiency 42.47% - 81.75%
Volatility Volatility rating is 9 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 8 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 9 on a scale of 1 to 10

Risk Rating

Rating 9 out of ten

Annualized Key Ratio Period Comparison

Key Ratio
Key Ratio 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
Standard Deviation 14.86% 16.26% 16.45% 15.23%
Beta 0.94% 0.97% 0.96% 0.98%
Alpha -0.03% -0.02% -0.01% -0.01%
Rsquared 0.98% 0.98% 0.97% 0.98%
Sharpe 0.09% 0.00% -0.02% 0.31%
Sortino 0.34% -0.04% -0.11% 0.30%
Treynor 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.05%
Tax Efficiency 82.25% 42.47% - 81.75%

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 January 11, 2008
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
DFA390

Investment Objectives

The fundamental investment objective of the fund is to achieve long-term capital appreciation primarily through exposure to investments in securities of companies and other entities from around the world that are principally engaged in the real estate industry.

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.

Portfolio Manager(s)

Name Start Date
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP 01-11-2008
Dimensional Fund Advisors Pte. Ltd. 01-11-2008
Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd. 01-11-2008
DFA Australia Limited. 01-11-2008
Dimensional Japan Ltd. 01-11-2008
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 1.46%
Management Fee 1.20%
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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