Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Dec 24, 2003
CUSIP: 25434D674
Ticker Symbol: DGEIX
Morningstar Category:World Large Stock
As of Sep 30, 2017
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $6,251

Documents for Fund or Underlying Fund(s)  

Description

Objective  

The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The fund normally allocates its assets to underlying funds that invest in domestic and international equity securities. It further diversifies its investment portfolio by allocating its assets among underlying funds that represent a variety of different asset classes, such as large capitalization, small capitalization and emerging markets stocks.

Principal Investment Risks  

There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. Please see the Fund’s prospectus or other disclosure documents for information about the Fund’s risks.

 

Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Sep 30, 2017
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
DFA Global Equity Port Instla4.90%14.56%18.99%8.51%12.08%5.55%8.39%
MSCI World Index (Net)a,b4.84%16.01%18.17%7.69%10.99%4.22%N/A
Morningstar World Large Stocka,c4.71%17.60%17.50%7.21%10.39%3.98%N/A

Fund past performance, as shown, is no guarantee of how the Fund will perform in the future. The performance shown has been annualized for periods greater than one year. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For current performance, visit www.icmarc.org.

Fund performance is shown comparing it to a "benchmark" which may be a (i) broad-based securities market index (ii) a group of mutual funds with similar investment objectives, or (iii) a short term government backed debt obligation such as a U.S. Treasury Bill. An index is not available for direct investment, is unmanaged, and does not reflect the costs of portfolio management or trading. A fund's portfolio may differ from the securities held in an index.

Fund Expensesa,d
Gross Expenses0.58%
Net Expenses0.30%

 

a. Certain information including, but not limited to, benchmark performance or other performance and/or fee information, is provided by Morningstar, Inc., © 2017 All rights reserved. This information: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar and/or its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of information. Morningstar is a registered trademark of Morningstar, Inc.

b. The MSCI World Index (Net) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance around the world. The net version of this index reinvests dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes, using a tax rate applicable to non-resident institutional investors who do not benefit from double taxation treaties.

c. The Morningstar category represents the average return for a category of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies. The average is calculated and funds are assigned to a category by Morningstar.

d. Differences between the net expense ratio and gross expense ratio of a fund are typically due to fee waivers, expense reimbursements, expense limits, and/or the reimbursement of fees to the fund.

Distributions

Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Sep 28, 2017Sep 28, 2017$0.093250000
Jun 29, 2017Jun 29, 2017$0.125730000
Mar 30, 2017Mar 30, 2017$0.056120000
Dec 15, 2016Dec 15, 2016$0.109620000
Sep 29, 2016Sep 29, 2016$0.058510000
Jun 29, 2016Jun 29, 2016$0.122850000
Mar 30, 2016Mar 30, 2016$0.078670000
Dec 16, 2015Dec 16, 2015$0.098480000
Sep 9, 2015Sep 9, 2015$0.080010000
Jun 8, 2015Jun 8, 2015$0.099540000
Mar 9, 2015Mar 9, 2015$0.070910000
Dec 16, 2014Dec 16, 2014$0.100760000
Sep 9, 2014Sep 9, 2014$0.075970000
Jun 9, 2014Jun 9, 2014$0.120030000
Mar 10, 2014Mar 10, 2014$0.050150000
Dec 12, 2013Dec 12, 2013$0.098000000
Sep 10, 2013Sep 10, 2013$0.066000000
Jun 10, 2013Jun 10, 2013$0.115000000
 

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Sep 30, 2017
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 4 Stars703
3-Year 4 Stars703
5-Year 4 Stars583
10-Year 4 Stars320

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange–traded funds, closed–end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three–year history. Exchange–traded funds and open–ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk–Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product′s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three–, five–, and 10–year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three–year rating for 36–59 months of total returns, 60% five–year rating⁄40% three–year rating for 60–119 months of total returns, and 50% 10–year rating⁄30% five–year rating⁄20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Morningstar Stylebox As of Sep 30, 2017
Equity Stylebox
Large Blend
Allocation of Assets As of Aug 31, 2017
Type of Asset Percent
Equity98%
Fixed Income0%
Cash/Other2%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

 
 

Characteristics

Allocation of Assets As of Aug 31, 2017
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock66.9%
Foreign Stock30.7%
Domestic Bond0.0%
Foreign Bond0.0%
Preferred0.0%
Convertible0.0%
Cash1.2%
Other1.2%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

 
Equity Sector As of Aug 31, 2017
SectorPercent
Financial Services17.5%
Technology14.9%
Industrials13.8%
Consumer Cyclical13.4%
Healthcare9.0%
Basic Materials6.7%
Consumer Defensive6.6%
Energy4.6%
Communication Services3.8%
Real Estate3.6%
Utilities2.3%

Exposure reflects equity securities only and will sum to the equity exposure of the fund.

 
Top Ten Country Exposure As of Aug 31, 2017
CountryPercent
United States66.0%
Japan5.6%
United Kingdom3.9%
Germany1.8%
France1.7%
Canada1.6%
China1.5%
Switzerland1.4%
Australia1.4%
South Korea1.3%
Top Ten Holdings As of Aug 31, 2017
Holding NamePercent
DFA US Core Equity 2 I48.9%
DFA International Core Equity I24.2%
DFA US Core Equity 1 I16.3%
DFA Emerging Markets Core Equity I8.0%
DFA Real Estate Securities I2.6%
 

Statistics

Portfolio Statistics As of Sep 30, 2017
Statistic3-Year5-Year
Beta0.950.98
Alpha1.141.20
Standard Deviation10.2610.02
 
 

Footnotes

1.

Please read the fund's prospectus carefully for a complete summary of all fees, expenses, investment objectives and strategies, risks, financial highlights, and performance information. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of the amount invested. Investors should carefully consider the information contained in the prospectus before investing. You may contact us to obtain a prospectus or to answer questions by calling 800-669-7400, emailing investorservices@icmarc.org, or visiting www.icmarc.org.

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