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DFA VA International Small Portfolio
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 87
Foreign Small/Mid Blend Funds
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As of 2022-04-30
Total Fund Assets ($ Mil)
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  Investment Objective & Strategy  
The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation.
The fund, using a market capitalization weighted approach, purchases securities of (1) Japanese small companies; (2) United Kingdom small companies; (3) small companies organized under the laws of certain European countries; (4) small companies associated with Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Rim Asian countries; and (5) Canadian small companies. It may have some exposure to small cap equity securities associated with other countries or regions.
  Morningstar Category: Foreign Small/Mid Blend
Foreign small/mid-blend portfolios invest in a variety of international stocks that are smaller. These portfolios primarily invest in stocks that fall in the bottom 30% of each economically integrated market (such as Europe or Asia ex-Japan). The blend style is assigned to portfolios where neither growth nor value characteristics predominate. These portfolios typically will have less than 20% of assets invested in U.S. stocks. 
  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 0.9
Bullet Non-U.S. Stocks Non-U.S. Stocks 98.8
Bullet Bonds Bonds 0.0
Bullet Cash Cash 0.3
Bullet Other Other 0.0
Asset Allocation Rescaled Graph
Data through 2022-04-30
Morningstar Equity Sectors
% of Stocks
Cyclical 42.23
Basic Materials 11.85
Consumer Cyclical 12.80
Financial Services 12.86
Real Estate 4.72
Sensitive 42.53
Communication Services 3.45
Energy 5.52
Industrials 23.19
Technology 10.37
Defensive 15.24
Consumer Defensive 5.91
Healthcare 5.39
Utilities 3.94
Data through 2022-04-30
Morningstar World Regions
% Fund
Americas 12.5
North America 12.3
Latin America 0.2
Greater Europe 53.7
United Kingdom 12.3
Europe Developed 38.7
Europe Emerging 0.2
Africa/Middle East 2.5
Greater Asia 33.8
Japan 22.4
Australasia 7.9
Asia Developed 3.0
Asia Emerging 0.5
Data through 2022-04-30
Holding Status
Total Number of Stock Holdings 3716
Total Number of Bond Holdings 0
% of Net Assets in Top 10 Holdings 2.87
Turnover % (as of 2021-10-31) 23.00
30 Day SEC Yield % ---
Top Holdings
Sector Country % of Net
Rheinmetall AG Germany 0.47
K+S AG Germany 0.35
Rexel SA France 0.29
PSP Swiss Property AG Switzerland 0.29
Bank of Ireland Group PLC Ireland 0.27
Vifor Pharma AG Switzerland 0.25
Enagas SA Spain 0.25
Helvetia Holding AG Switzerland 0.24
Drax Group PLC United Kingdom 0.23
Yamana Gold Inc Canada 0.23
Data through 2022-04-30
  Principal Risks   
Lending, Currency, Foreign Securities, Loss of Money, Not FDIC Insured, Value Investing, Market/Market Volatility, Equity Securities, Other, Derivatives, Management, Small Cap
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  Other Information
Inception Date: 1995-10-03
Portfolio Manager(s)
Jed S. Fogdall   (2010-02-28)
Jed S. Fogdall is a Co-Head of Portfolio Management and Vice President of Dimensional and a member of Dimensional’s Investment Committee. Mr. Fogdall has an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles and a BS from Purdue University. Mr. Fogdall joined Dimensional as a Portfolio Manager in 2004 and has been responsible for international portfolios since 2010 and domestic portfolios since 2012.
Bhanu P. Singh   (2015-07-21)
Bhanu P. Singh is Vice President and a Senior Portfolio Manager of the Sub-Adviser. Mr. Singh joined Dimensional originally in 2003 and has been a portfolio manager since 2012. Mr. Singh has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Joel P. Schneider   (2020-02-28)
Mr. Schneider is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Mr. Schneider holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an MS from the University of Minnesota, and a BS from Iowa State University. Mr. Schneider joined Dimensional in 2011, has been a portfolio manager since 2013.
Arun C. Keswani   (2015-07-21)
Mr. Keswani is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Mr. Keswani joined Dimensional in 2011 and has been a portfolio manager since 2013. Mr. Keswani holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, an MS from Pennsylvania State University, and a BS from Purdue University.
Investment Advisor(s)
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP
Dimensional Fund Advisors
Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd
DFA Australia Limited
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