DFA International Small Company Portfolio

Class Inst (DFISX)
Scorecard
3 / 5 Stars
Lipper
4 4 3 5 2
Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
4 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
C- (Hold)

#5 in Foreign Small/Mid Blend

U.S. News evaluated 30 Foreign Small/Mid Blend Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

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Performance

The fund has returned 31.19 percent over the past year, 9.67 percent over the past three years, 15.49 percent over the past five years, and 9.64 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 6.9%
1 Year 31.2%
3 Years (Annualized) 9.7%
5 Years (Annualized) 15.5%
10 Years (Annualized) 9.6%

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Summary

The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. 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.

Fees

Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
DFA International Small Company Portfolio has an expense ratio of 0.54 percent.

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Risk

Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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Fund Opinions

The fund's Value Line Overall Rank, a measure of risk-adjusted performance and relative growth in fund returns, is 3 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the best and 5 the worst.

Value Line 2014-06-11

The fund's Value Line Growth Persistence rank, which awards funds that consistently outperform their broad universes, is 1 for one year, 3 for five years, and 3 for 10 years. Scores are on a 1 to 5 scale, with 1 being the best and 5 the worst.

Value Line 2014-06-11

The fund's Value Line Risk Rank, a measure of volatility, is 4 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the least volatile and 5 the most.

Value Line 2014-06-11