Dimensional Fund Advisor offers investment solutions from different asset classes to institutional and individual investors, investment consultants and financial advisors. With a workforce of more than 1400, Dimensional Fund Advisor has 13 offices in nine countries, including the United States.
It invests in both domestic and foreign equities, fixed-income securities, retirement income funds, and real estate and commodity markets. As of Dec 31, 2021, Dimensional Fund Advisor had nearly $679 billion in assets under management. For the past four decades, the company has provided investment management strategies to its clients. Founded 41 years ago, this fund family is headquartered in Austin, TX.
Below we share with you three top-ranked Dimensional mutual funds, namely DFA US Large Company Portfolio DFUSX, DFA Global Equity Portfolio DGERX and DFA US Targeted Value Portfolio Class R2 DFTPX. Each has earned a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and is expected to outperform its peers in the future. Investors can click here to see the complete list of funds†
DFA US Large Company Portfolio invests the majority of its net assets in equity securities that are part of the S&P 500 Index in almost the same proportion that they are represented in the index. DFUSX also purchases and sells futures contracts and options on futures contracts for US equity securities to adjust its exposure.
DFA US Large Company Portfolio fund has three-year annualized returns of 16.4%. As of January 2022, DFUSX held 503 issues with 7.1% invested in Apple Inc.
DFA Global Equity Portfolio allocates its net assets to an underlying fund that invests in equity securities of large, medium, or small-cap domestic and foreign companies. DGERX also invests in emerging markets stocks, as well as real estate securities.
DFA Global Equity Portfolio has three-year annualized returns of 13.3%. DGERX has an expense ratio of 0.51% compared with the category average of 0.95%.
DFA US Targeted Value Portfolio Class R2 seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in the equity of a diversified group of small and mid-cap companies that it believes are highly profitable. DFTPX also purchases and sells futures contracts and options on futures contracts for US equity securities to adjust its exposure.
DFA US Targeted Value Portfolio Class R2 fund has three-year annualized returns of 17.5%. Jed S. Fogdall has been one of the fund managers of DFTPX since February 2012.
To view the Zacks Rank and the past performance of all Dimensional mutual funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of Dimensional mutual funds.
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