Dimensional Fund Advisors Canada ULC Announces Risk Rating Changes for the DFA Canadian Vector Equity Fund, DFA U.S. Vector Equity Fund and DFA International Vector Equity Fund

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dimensional Fund Advisors Canada ULC (“Dimensional”), the manager of the Dimensional Funds, announced today that it is changing the risk ratings associated with the following funds as set out below:

Fund NameCurrent Risk RatingNew Risk Rating
DFA Canadian Vector Equity FundMedium to HighMedium
DFA U.S. Vector Equity FundMedium to HighMedium
DFA International Equity FundMedium to HighMedium

These changes resulted from a determination by Dimensional that the changes in risk ratings for the funds were reasonable in the circumstances in accordance with risk classification methodology of the funds.  No material changes have been made to the investment objectives or strategies of these funds.  The standardized risk classification methodology used by Dimensional to identify the investment risk level of the funds within the Dimensional Funds is available on request, by calling us collect at 604-685-1633, by email at info@dfacanada.com, or by writing to us at Suite 2110 – 745, Thurlow Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 0C5.

Additional details regarding the changes will be set out in Amendment No. 1 to the Simplified Prospectus dated June 28, 2017, Amendment No. 1 to the Annual Information Form dated June 28, 2017, and updated Fund Facts documents for each of the affected funds, expected to be filed on or about August 16, 2017.  These materials will be available at www.sedar.com.  


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