Dimensional Australian Value Trust
About this Fund
|FUND MANAGER||DFA Australia|
|ASSET CLASS||AUSTRALIAN EQUITIES|
|INVESTMENT STYLE||The Trust invests in a diversified portfolio of large Value companies listed in Australia.|
|INVESTMENT PROFILE||The investment objective of the Trust is to provide long-term capital growth.|
|NO. OF HOLDINGS||100-200|
|FEES||0.336% p.a. of the NAV of the Trust|
Benefits of investing in the Dimensional Australian Value Trust
An investment in the Trust offers investors a range of key benefits:
The likelihood of the capital value of your investment going down over the short term is relatively high compared to funds investing in lower-risk assets such as fixed interest assets or cash.
The Trust may suit those investors seeking exposure to a diversified portfolio of Value Companies listed in Australia with the potential for long-term capital growth. Investors in this Trust will be exposed to share market volatility.
Fund overview and significant features
The Trust seeks to provide long-term capital growth by gaining exposure to a diversified portfolio of Value Companies listed in Australia (see section 5 of the PDS for details).
The Trust is not managed with the objective of achieving a particular return relative to a benchmark index. However, to compare the performance of the Trust with a broad measure of market performance, reference may be made to the S&P/ASX 300 Index. Investors should note that the index is referred to for comparison purposes only. The index is not intended to represent the current or targeted asset allocation of the Trust. The performance of the Trust may differ significantly from the index.
Description of Trust
Dimensional's equity portfolios are based on dimensions of expected returns that have been identified by academic research:
The Trust may lend securities for the purpose of generating additional income. The Trust may gain some or all of its market exposure by investing in other funds managed by Dimensional or its affiliates (including other Dimensional Wholesale Trusts).
Other members of the Dimensional Group may on occasion undertake the day-to-day trading of the securities, and make investment decisions under delegated authority from Dimensional.
Dimensional is a leading global investment firm that has been translating academic research into practical investment solutions since 1981.
Guided by a strong belief in markets, Dimensional offers strategies that focus on the drivers of expected returns. The firm applies a dynamic implementation process that integrates advanced research, methodical portfolio design, and careful execution, while balancing risks, costs, and other tradeoffs that may impact performance. This approach is applied across a full suite of investment strategies to help meet the needs of investors worldwide.
How we invest your money
Ordinarily, the Trust will invest in a diversified market-wide portfolio of Australian low relative price or Value' Companies. Within the Trust's eligible universe of low relative price companies, the portfolio emphasises investment in securities with a higher expected return considering the dimensions described above. In addition, Dimensional may also take into account other factors when determining a security's weight in the portfolio.
Strategic asset allocation
Under normal circumstances, the Trust will invest in accordance with the following target allocation range*:
*The Trust is expected to be fully invested. A portion of the portfolio may be allocated to cash for liquidity purposes. Please refer to the Additional Information Guide for further information.