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 estates and commodity markets. As of Jun 30, 2021, Dimensional Fund Advisor had nearly $660 billion of assets under management. For the past three decades, the company has been providing investment management strategies to clients. Founded 39 years ago, this fund family is headquartered in Austin, TX.
Below we share with you three top-ranked Dimensional Fund Advisor mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1 (Strong Buy) or #2 (Buy) and is expected to outperform its peers in the future. Investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.
DFA U.S. Large Company Portfolio DFUSX fund aims to approximate the total investment return of the S&P 500 Index. The fund manager generally selects stocks from the S&P 500 Index and may purchase or sell futures contracts and options on futures contracts for U.S. equity securities and indices. DFUSX sports a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1 and has three-year annualized returns of 18.6%.
Jed S. Fogdall is one of the fund managers of DFUSX since 2012.
DFA U.S. Targeted Value Portfolio Class R1 DFTVX fund seeks the appreciation of capital over the long term. The fund invests in a diverse range of the readily marketable securities of U.S. small as well as mid-cap companies that its advisor identifies as high-profitability value stocks. DFTVX carries a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1 and has three-year annualized returns of 10%.
As of the end of May 2021, DFTVX had invested most of its assets in companies from the financial services space with 27.8% of its assets invested in it.
DFA International Sustainability Core 1 Portfolio DFSPX fund invests a major portion of its net assets in equity securities. It invests in companies associated with the developed market countries by purchasing the equity securities in the form of depositary receipts, which may be listed or traded outside the issuer’s domicile country. DFSPX has five-year annualized returns of 3.3%.
DFSPX has an expense ratio of 0.26% compared with the category average of 0.92%.
To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all Dimensional Investments mutual funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.
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