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DFA VIT Inflation-Protected Secs Instl
Release date as of 2022-05-31. Data on page is subject to change.
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Overall Morningstar
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As of 2022-05-31
Out of 200
Inflation-Protected Bond Funds
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As of 2022-04-30
Total Fund Assets ($ Mil)
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  Investment Objective & Strategy  
The investment seeks to provide inflation protection and earn current income consistent with inflation-protected securities.
The Portfolio seeks its investment objective by investing in a universe of inflation- protected securities that are structured to provide returns linked to the rate of inflation over the long-term. It ordinarily invests in inflation-protected securities issued by the U.S. government and its agencies and instrumentalities and the credit quality of such inflation-protected securities will be that of such applicable U.S. government, agency or instrumentality issuer.
  Morningstar Category: Inflation-Protected Bond
Inflation-protected bond portfolios invest primarily in debt securities that adjust their principal values in line with the rate of inflation. These bonds can be issued by any organization, but the U.S. Treasury is currently the largest issuer for these types of securities. 
  Investment Risks
There are no additional fund specific investment risks (e.g. liquidity risk, currency risk, foreign investment risk, etc.) associated with this fund beyond the normal risks generally associated with investing in a mutual fund.
  Portfolio Profile
Asset Allocation
% of Net Assets
Bullet U.S. Stocks U.S. Stocks 0.0
Bullet Non-U.S. Stocks Non-U.S. Stocks 0.0
Bullet Bonds Bonds 99.7
Bullet Cash Cash 0.3
Bullet Other Other 0.0
Asset Allocation Rescaled Graph
Data through 2022-04-30
Morningstar Fixed-Income Sectors
% Fund
Government 99.71
Corporate 0.00
Securitized 0.00
Municipal 0.00
Cash & Equivalents 0.29
Other 0.00
Data through 2022-04-30
Credit Analysis
% Bonds
AAA 100.00
AA 0.00
A 0.00
BBB 0.00
BB 0.00
B 0.00
Below B 0.00
Not Rated 0.00
Data through 2022-04-30
Credit Analysis Graph
Holding Status
Total Number of Stock Holdings 0
Total Number of Bond Holdings 18
% of Net Assets in Top 10 Holdings 73.24
Turnover % (as of 2021-10-31) 17.00
30 Day SEC Yield % -0.02
Top Holdings
% of Net
United States Treasury Notes 0.5% 2028-01-15 23,049 24,067 9.12
United States Treasury Bonds 3.875% 2029-04-15 17,754 22,662 8.59
United States Treasury Bonds 2.5% 2029-01-15 18,957 22,363 8.48
United States Treasury Notes 0.125% 2030-01-15 21,883 22,209 8.42
United States Treasury Notes 0.375% 2027-01-15 18,493 19,226 7.29
United States Treasury Bonds 3.625% 2028-04-15 14,892 18,344 6.95
United States Treasury Bonds 2.125% 2041-02-15 12,693 16,744 6.35
United States Treasury Bonds 1.75% 2028-01-15 14,865 16,597 6.29
United States Treasury Bonds 3.375% 2032-04-15 11,697 15,765 5.98
United States Treasury Bonds 2.375% 2027-01-15 13,396 15,217 5.77
Data through 2022-04-30
  Principal Risks   
Lending, Credit and Counterparty, Inflation-Protected Securities, Loss of Money, Not FDIC Insured, Income, Interest Rate, Market/Market Volatility, Other, Restricted/Illiquid Securities, Derivatives, Management
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  Other Information
Inception Date: 2015-05-29
Portfolio Manager(s)
David A. Plecha   (2015-05-29)
David Plecha is Dimensional’s Global Head of Fixed Income. A member of the Investment Committee and Investment Research Committee, he not only manages US and global portfolios but also maintains much of the fixed income research and client communications. Dave received his Chartered Financial Analyst® designation in 1996. Prior to joining Dimensional in 1989, he managed stock index futures and options for Leland O’Brien Rubinstein Associates and was an operations planner for Texas Instruments.
Alan R. Hutchison   (2016-02-28)
Mr. Hutchison is a Portfolio Manager of Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Mr. Hutchison holds an MBA from Drake University and a BBA from Texas Tech University. Mr. Hutchison joined Dimensional Fund Advisors LP in 2006, has been a portfolio manager since 2010.
Joseph F. Kolerich   (2015-05-29)
Joseph Kolerich is Head of Fixed Income, Americas, Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional and a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Kolerich has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS from Northern Illinois University. Mr. Kolerich joined DFA as a portfolio manager in 2001 and has been responsible for the fixed income portfolios since 2012.
Investment Advisor(s)
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP
Dimensional Fund Advisors
Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd
DFA Australia Limited
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