Supplemental Charts

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Time Series Construction of the IFA Indexes

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DFA Fund and Index Comparison

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The Evolution of IFA Index Portfolios

If the original 4 equity indexes from 1928 (IFA US Large Company Index; IFA US Large Cap Value Index; IFA US Small Cap Index; IFA US Small Cap Value Index) are held constant until December 2015, the annualized rate of return of this simplified version of IFA Index Portfolio 100 was 11.06%, after the deduction of a 0.9% IFA advisory fee and a standard deviation of 23.11%. The evolving IFA Indexes over the same period had a 10.98% annualized return for IFA Index Portfolio 100 after the same IFA advisory fees and a standard deviation of 22.37%. The stitching together of index and live fund data and adding international markets, emerging markets and REITs only had a slight impact on risk and return over this 88 year period. Instead, it demonstrates the value of a small cap and value tilt in global equity markets, since over the same period a Simulated S&P 500 Index had a return of 9.72% (with no fees deducted), at a standard deviation of 18.96%.

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