Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Sep 30, 1996
CUSIP: 233203629
Ticker Symbol: DFISX
Morningstar Category:Foreign Small/Mid Blend
As of Mar 31, 2018
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $14,199

Documents for Fund or Underlying Fund(s)  



The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Principal Investment Strategies  

As a non-fundamental policy, under normal circumstances, the International Small Company Portfolio, through its investments in the underlying funds, will invest at least 80% of its net assets in securities of small companies. The International Small Company Portfolio and each underlying fund may invest in affiliated and unaffiliated registered and unregistered money market funds to manage its cash pending investment in other securities or to maintain liquidity for the payment of redemptions or other purposes.

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 Mar 31, 2018
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
DFA International Small Coa-0.38%-0.38%19.70%11.86%10.32%6.16%7.59%
MSCI World Ex USA Small Cap Index (Net)a,b-0.50%-0.50%21.16%11.30%9.71%5.81%N/A
Morningstar Foreign Small/Mid Blenda,c-0.38%-0.38%20.74%10.26%9.33%6.06%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

Fund Expensesa
Gross Expenses0.53%
Net Expenses0.53%


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b. The MSCI World ex USA Small Cap NR Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of small capitalization companies in developed markets, excluding the U.S.

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.


Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Dec 15, 2017Dec 15, 2017$0.979700000
Sep 28, 2017Sep 28, 2017$0.073660000
Jun 29, 2017Jun 29, 2017$0.119700000
Dec 15, 2016Dec 15, 2016$0.607600000
Sep 29, 2016Sep 29, 2016$0.034180000
Jun 29, 2016Jun 29, 2016$0.193200000
Mar 30, 2016Mar 30, 2016$0.076360000
Dec 16, 2015Dec 16, 2015$0.607150000
Sep 9, 2015Sep 9, 2015$0.076720000
Jun 8, 2015Jun 8, 2015$0.084580000
Dec 16, 2014Dec 16, 2014$0.832010000
Sep 9, 2014Sep 9, 2014$0.073430000
Jun 9, 2014Jun 9, 2014$0.112490000
Dec 12, 2013Dec 12, 2013$0.775000000
Sep 10, 2013Sep 10, 2013$0.008000000
Jun 10, 2013Jun 10, 2013$0.226000000

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Mar 31, 2018
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 4 Stars78
3-Year 4 Stars78
5-Year 3 Stars61
10-Year 4 Stars41

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 Mar 31, 2018
Equity Stylebox
Small Blend
Allocation of Assets As of Feb 28, 2018
Type of Asset Percent
Fixed Income0%

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



Allocation of Assets As of Feb 28, 2018
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock0.9%
Foreign Stock95.9%
Domestic Bond0.0%
Foreign Bond0.0%

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

Equity Sector As of Feb 28, 2018
Consumer Cyclical17.0%
Basic Materials11.2%
Financial Services11.1%
Consumer Defensive6.5%
Real Estate3.9%
Communication Services1.8%

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

Top Ten Country Exposure As of Feb 28, 2018
United Kingdom15.1%
Top Ten Holdings As of Feb 28, 2018
Holding NamePercent
S+p500 Emini Fut Mar18 Xcme 201803160.9%
TDC A/S0.3%
Ubisoft Entertainment0.3%
Edenred SA0.2%
Rubis SCA0.2%
Umicore SA0.2%
ams AG0.2%
Elisa Oyj0.2%
Nokian Tyres PLC0.2%
Rheinmetall AG0.2%


Portfolio Statistics As of Mar 31, 2018
Standard Deviation11.1011.44



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