Before investing in a fund offered by Dimensional Fund Advisors Canada ULC, every interested investor should read the relevant prospectus. The prospectus contains information about the funds, their investment policies, their fees, investment risks, and other information that prospective investors should know before investing in these funds.
The Dimensional Funds managed by DFA Canada are available only to Canadian residents and sold only through approved registered dealers. By downloading or viewing the prospectuses, or by seeking any information regarding these Funds, you agree that you are a Canadian resident.
For funds with "USD" in the name, a U.S. dollar purchase option will be provided as a convenience to permit investors in this share class to purchase, switch and redeem units in U.S. dollars. The U.S. dollar purchase option is not a means to effect currency arbitrage, and simply allows you to purchase, switch and redeem units based on the applicable net asset value per unit converted into U.S. dollars.
When purchasing units of a fund using the U.S. dollar purchase option, the net asset value per unit will be converted into U.S. dollars using the U.S. dollar exchange rate the fund’s valuation agent uses to calculate the value of U.S. dollar denominated investments held by the fund, when calculating the fund’s net asset value on that day. The performance of a class of units of a fund purchased in U.S. dollars may differ from the performance of that same class of the fund purchased in Canadian dollars due to fluctuations in the Canadian dollar and the U.S. dollar exchange rate and as such, purchasing a class of units of a fund in U.S. dollars will not shield you from, or act as a hedge against, such currency fluctuations.
For Class I units, the percentage shown does not include the management fee paid directly to us by investors.
Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees, and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their value changes frequently and past performance may not be repeated. The fund's prospectus contains more complete information on risks, advisory fees, distribution charges, and other expenses and should be read carefully before you invest or send money. Prospectuses for Dimensional Funds can be obtained directly from Dimensional Fund Advisors Canada ULC at Suite 2110, 745 Thurlow Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 0C5, by calling 604-685-1633, or by visiting ca.dimensional.com..
Past performance information will only be available after a complete 12 month period. Funds that appear in gray represent share classes that are restricted to institutional investors.
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On November 17, 2009, the DFA U.S. Small Cap Fund merged into the DFA U.S. Vector Equity Fund (formerly, the DFA U.S. Value Fund). In connection with the merger, the investment objectives and strategies of the DFA U.S. Vector Equity Fund were changed to allow the fund to purchase a broad portfolio of common stocks of U.S. companies with an emphasis on small and value companies. The changes to the fund's investment objectives and strategies could have affected the performance of the fund, had they been in effect throughout the performance measurement periods presented.
On November 17, 2009, the DFA International Small Cap Fund merged into the DFA International Vector Equity Fund (formerly, the DFA International Value Fund). In connection with the merger, the investment objectives and strategies of the DFA International Vector Equity Fund were changed to allow the fund to purchase a broad portfolio of common stocks of non-Canadian and non-U.S. companies with an emphasis on small and value companies. Additionally, the DFA International Vector Equity Fund began purchasing common stocks of companies from emerging markets as well as from developed markets. The management fee and maximum annual fees and expenses of the fund were also increased to reflect the additional expense associated with the changes to the investment objectives and strategies of the fund. The changes to the fund's investment objectives and strategies, management fee and maximum annual fees and expenses could have affected the performance of the fund, had they been in effect throughout the performance measurement periods presented.