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Intl. Vector Equity Fund (A)

FundCode DFA226
Inception Date 10/29/03
Fund Net Assets $835.5 M (As Of 01/31/18)

The fundamental investment objective of the International Vector Equity Fund is to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in the stocks of non-Canadian and non-US companies.

Returns (As of 01/31/18)(As of 12/31/17)

Annualized Returns

portfolio Benchmark
YTD 3.79% 3.69%
1 Year 24.89% 23.25%
3 Year 10.03% 8.90%
5 Year 11.84% 11.92%
10 Year 4.52% 5.60%
Since Inception 6.00% 7.23%

Annualized Returns

portfolio Benchmark
YTD 21.92% 19.64%
1 Year 21.92% 19.64%
3 Year 11.96% 11.07%
5 Year 11.93% 12.12%
10 Year 3.16% 4.34%
Since Inception 5.75% 7.00%

Calendar Year Returns

portfolio Benchmark
2017 21.92% 19.64%
2016 1.30% -0.33%
2015 13.63% 14.92%
2014 1.73% 4.35%
2013 23.04% 23.89%
2012 15.72% 14.94%
2011 -17.70% -11.66%
2010 6.99% 4.66%
2009 16.46% 19.27%
2008 -34.52% -31.86%

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 security holder 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

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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.

Fees & Expenses

Management Expense Ratio 1.77%

Characteristics (As Of 01/31/18)


Price-to-Book 1.42
% in Top 10 Holdings 6.49%
Wtd. Avg. Mkt. Cap. (Millions) $45165
Number of Holdings 5351

GICS Sector Allocation1

Financials 25.06%
Industrials 16.09%
Consumer Discretionary 14.62%
Materials 13.52%
Information Technology 8.97%
Energy 6.76%
Consumer Staples 5.90%
Health Care 3.98%
Telecommunication Services 2.92%
Utilities 2.18%

Top Holdings

Royal Dutch Shell PLC 1.15%
HSBC Holdings PLC 0.81%
BP PLC 0.70%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 0.65%
Daimler AG 0.59%
TOTAL SA 0.56%
China Construction Bank Corp 0.55%
Vodafone Group PLC 0.51%
Banco Santander SA 0.50%
Toyota Motor Corp 0.47%

Top Countries

Japan 19.07%
United Kingdom 12.59%
China 8.75%
France 5.99%
Germany 5.98%

1 Sectors defined by MSCI.

Please note that a Portfolio that invests in other Portfolios typically does not hold securities directly. As such, "Top Holdings" information for such a Portfolio represents "Top Holdings" information of underlying Portfolios.

Holdings are subject to change.

Numbers may not total 100% due to rounding.