Dimensional World Allocation 70/30 Trust

About this Fund

Fund Detail

PDS https://informedinvestor.com.au/view/pds/100206-2023-11-12-02:21.pdf
ASX Code
INVESTMENT STYLE The Trust invests in a diversified portfolio of companies and real estate securities listed on approved developed and emerging markets, and domestic and global fixed interest securities.
INVESTMENT PROFILE The investment objective of the Trust is to provide a total return, consisting of capital appreciation and income.
FEES 0.407% p.a. of the NAV of the Trust



Benefits of investing in the Dimensional World Allocation 70/30 Trust

An investment in the Trust offers investors a range of key benefits:

  • The investment strategy is grounded in rigorous academic research.
  • The Trust's asset allocation is monitored and rebalanced by Dimensional.
  • The investment strategy will provide continuous exposure to a professionally managed portfolio of securities.
  • The investment strategy is diversified to manage risk. Diversification also provides flexibility, which in turn allows for more efficient implementation of the portfolio.
  • Dimensional seeks to keep costs low by paying close attention to costs, including both management and implementation costs.
  • Direct investors receive regular investment statements and an annual tax statement to keep you up-to-date on your investment.
  • For the taxable investor, Dimensional seeks to maximise after-tax returns. It does this by managing the Trust in a way that aims to defer the realisation of net capital gains where possible and to manage dividend income.

Risk level


The likelihood of the capital value of your investment going down over the short term is relatively high compared to funds investing only in lower-risk assets such as fixed interest assets or cash.

Investor suitability

The Trust may suit those investors seeking exposure to a diversified portfolio primarily invested in equities. Investors in this Trust will be exposed to share market volatility.




Key Features

Fund overview and significant features

The Trust seeks to provide long-term capital growth by gaining exposure to a diversified portfolio of securities. The Trust will seek to target approximately 70% exposure to equities and 30% exposure to fixed interest assets. Normally, the Trust will gain some or all of its exposure by investing in other funds managed by the Dimensional Group. The portfolio emphasises investment in securities with a higher expected return (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 a combination of market indices based on the strategic asset allocation of the Trust. For further details please refer to www.dimensional.com.au

Description of Trust

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).

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.

About 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

Normally, the Trust will gain some or all of its exposure by investing in other funds managed by the Dimensional Group (including other Dimensional Wholesale Trusts) that invest in equity, real estate and fixed interest securities. As at the date of the PDS, the Trust will seek to target approximately 70% exposure to equities (including real estate securities) and 30% exposure to fixed interest (including cash), as set out in the table above. The actual exposure may vary from the target exposure due to trading, portfolio management or market considerations.

As at the date of the PDS, it is intended that, within the Trust's equities exposure, the weighting to Australian equities will be significantly greater than this asset class would represent if it were Market Capitalisation Weighted. The underlying funds in which the Trust may invest, its allocation with respect to each underlying fund, the target allocation range, the target allocation between equities and fixed interest assets, and the investment policies of the underlying funds, may be changed at any time by Dimensional. The Trust may also gain exposure by investing directly in securities that would fall within each asset class set out above as determined by Dimensional. Please refer to Dimensional's website for updated asset allocation information.

Strategic asset allocation

Under normal circumstances, the Trust will invest in accordance with the following target allocation range*:

(Asset Class - Underlying Fund**: Target Allocation Range**)

  • Australian equities - Dimensional Australian Core Equity Trust: 15-30%
  • International equities (Developed markets) - Dimensional Global Core Equity Trust AUD hedged class units and unhedged class units: 25-45%
  • International equities (Emerging markets) - Dimensional Emerging Markets Trust: 0-10%
  • Real estate securities - Dimensional Global Real Estate Trust***: 0-10%
  • Cash - Dimensional Short Term Fixed Interest Trust: 0-10%
  • Fixed interest - Dimensional Global Bond Trust: 15-35%

*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.

**As at the date of the PDS.

***The Trust may obtain additional exposure to real estate securities through investment in the Dimensional Australian Core Equity Trust and Dimensional Global Core Equity Trust.