Fund Rationale: Dimensional World Equity Fund

Dimensional World Equity Fund (the "Fund")
SGD Institutional Class Accumulation Shares (ISIN: IE00BF20L762)
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Endowus has selected the Dimensional World Equity Fund for its broadly diversified and passive exposure to the global developed and emerging equity market, and its ability to add value to market returns through harvesting  factor premiums  using a cost-efficient and systematic investment process.

Key Information

Fund Objective: Aims to achieve long-term total return by primarily investing in shares of companies traded in developed and/or emerging markets.

Suitability: Investors who are seeking to maximise long-term total return, have a long-term investment horizon, and understand that the principal of the Fund will be at risk.

* Total Fund-level Fees include fund management fee of 0.30%.
** Endowus do not charge a preliminary sales charge or any other additional fees, other than the all-in Endowus Access Fee.

Fund Characteristics

Fund Inception: 9 September 2011
Share Class Inception: 19 March 2018
Benchmark: MSCI All Country World Index

Fund AUM: SGD 3.4bn
Source: MorningStar as of 30 March 2021. Please refer to the FMC page for the most updated AUM.

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Sector Allocation:

Source: MorningStar as of 31 December 2020. Allocation data indicate actual exposure as a percentage of the Fund's total Net Asset Value. Please refer to the Fund Manager Page for the most updated information on Fund Holdings and Breakdown.

Selection Criteria

Endowus has selected the Dimensional World Equity Fund for its broadly diversified and passive exposure to the global developed and emerging equity market, and its ability to add value to market returns through harvesting  factor premiums using a cost-efficient and  systematic investment process.

Research by academics shows that tilts in equities towards cheaper valuation (value), smaller cap (size) and higher profitability (profitability) add statistically-significant positive returns above the market. These are called value, size and profitability premium, and they are considered as proven drivers of equity returns.

Dimensional has a systematic and time-tested investment process that translates the academic insights mentioned above into real-life portfolios. Importantly, Dimensional also has a strong focus on cost-efficient implementation and trading. Therefore, Dimensional’s portfolios not only capture the broad market total return, but also add value by harvesting the proven equity premiums and through its cost-efficient implementation. We have reviewed many funds that purport to have smart beta or factor-based investing, but our analysis shows that Dimensional consistently delivers better returns through long cycles and under all market conditions versus peers.

The Fund is the most broadly diversified portfolio for the global equity market, covering all market capitalisations, sectors, and geographies, and in general holds more than 10,000 names in the portfolio. The Fund captures the total return of the broad equity market, and adds value by harvesting value, size and profitability premiums. We are using Dimensional’s institutional clean share class with no loaded fees. It is an Irish-domiciled UCITS fund which is more tax-efficient, and it is also denominated in Singapore dollars to make it an FX-efficient portfolio for Singapore-based investors matching your assets with your future liabilities and thereby removing unnecessary FX risks and costs.

Updated by Endowus: May 2021

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