Style drift is when what you get isn’t what you thought you were getting. This typically happens with actively managed mutual funds. True indexed funds may not experience this, although the index itself may drift between styles as the companies within the index change characteristics.
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In the interest of disclosure: I do use DFA sub-managed SA Funds with most clients (not a fund requirement, but a business decision I’ve made for clients). This blog is not a solicitation; simply an explanation of the basic philosophy and approach of the funds.