Large Cap Value Fund

Class - A


Fund Objective

The Fund seeks to maximize total return from capital appreciation and dividends.

Sub-Adviser Background

Great Lakes Advisors, LLC (“Great Lakes”), an investment management firm located at Metro Center, 1 Station Place, Suite 470, Stamford, CT 06902, serves as the Sub-Adviser to the Dunham Large Cap Value Fund. As of December 31, 2022, Great Lakes had approximately $10.5 billion in assets under management, including discretionary and non-discretionary (model delivery) portfolios.

Tickers & Cusips

Ticker DALVX
Cusip 265458877
Share Class A-Shares
Fund Code 306

Fund Information

Dividend Frequency Annual*
Capital Gains Paid December*
Fund Inception 1/3/2007
FISCAL Year-End October
* If applicable

Minimum Investments

For Class A shares, the initial minimum investment amount for regular accounts is $5,000, and for tax-deferred accounts is $2,000. The minimum subsequent investment is $100. An account fee of $15 annually will be charged for all non-retirement accounts with a balance below $2,500. The account fee will not be charged if the balance falls below $2,500 due solely to depreciation of the investment. The fee will be waived if you have multiple accounts and your total investment amount is $50,000 or more.

The minimum can also be waived by the Adviser for shareholders investing through a wrap program or similar arrangement.


Price & YTD Total Return (5/17/2024)

Net Asset Value (NAV): NAV Change: NAV Percentage Change:
$19.13 $0.08 0.42 %
Net Asset Value (NAV): $19.13
NAV Change: $0.08
NAV Percentage Change: 0.42 %
YTD Return at NAV:
10.26 %
YTD Return at NAV: 10.26 %

Performance Inception Date (As of 1/3/2007)

Most recent
month-end (as of 4/30/2024)
1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yrs Since
Fund Performance 13.92 % 5.55 % 8.74 % 7.69 % 6.25 %
Fund Performance
with Maximum Sales Charge
7.35 % 3.48 % 7.46 % 7.05 % 5.89 %
Average Annual
Total Return (as of 3/31/2024)
1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yrs Since
Fund Performance 21.46 % 8.23 % 10.49 % 8.25 % 6.54 %
Fund Performance
with Maximum Sales Charge
14.50 % 6.12 % 9.19 % 7.61 % 6.18 %
Most recent
month-end (as of 4/30/2024)
1 Yr 13.92 %
3 Yr 5.55 %
5 Yr 8.74 %
10 Yrs 7.69 %
Since Inception 6.25 %
Most recent
month-end (as of 4/30/2024)
Fund Performance
with Maximum Sales Charge
1 Yr 7.35 %
3 Yr 3.48 %
5 Yr 7.46 %
10 Yrs 7.05 %
Since Inception 5.89 %
Average Annual Total Return
(as of 3/31/2024)
1 Yr 21.46 %
3 Yr 8.23 %
5 Yr 10.49 %
10 Yrs 8.25 %
Since Inception 6.54 %
Average Annual Total Return
(as of 3/31/2024)
Fund Performance
with Maximum Sales Charge
1 Yr 14.50 %
3 Yr 6.12 %
5 Yr 9.19 %
10 Yrs 7.61 %
Since Inception 6.18 %
Per prospectus dated 3/1/2024
Expense Ratio: 1.29 %
Maximum Front-End Load: 5.75 %
Per prospectus dated 3/1/2024
Expense Ratio:
1.29 %
Maximum Front-End Load:
5.75 %

Prices and returns quoted represent past results and are no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.


Date $/Share Type
12/28/2022 $0.11 Dividend
12/28/2022 $0.14 Short-Term Capital Gain
12/28/2022 $0.20 Long-Term Capital Gain
12/28/2022 $0.18 Dividend
12/28/2022 $0.24 Short-Term Capital Gain
12/28/2022 $0.46 Long-Term Capital Gain
12/29/2021 $0.37 Short-Term Capital Gain
12/29/2021 $0.78 Long-Term Capital Gain
12/29/2021 $0.07 Dividend
12/30/2020 $0.12 Dividend
12/27/2019 $0.34 Long-Term Capital Gain
12/27/2019 $0.14 Dividend
12/27/2018 $0.06 Short-Term Capital Gain
12/27/2018 $0.48 Long-Term Capital Gain
12/27/2018 $0.12 Dividend
12/27/2017 $0.10 Long-Term Capital Gain
12/28/2016 $0.19 Dividend
12/29/2015 $4.10 Long-Term Capital Gain
12/29/2015 $0.14 Dividend
12/29/2014 $0.09 Dividend
12/27/2012 $0.10 Dividend
12/28/2011 $0.02 Dividend
12/28/2010 $0.06 Dividend
12/29/2009 $0.03 Dividend
12/29/2008 $0.05 Dividend
12/27/2007 $0.04 Short-Term Capital Gain
12/27/2007 $0.23 Long-Term Capital Gain
12/27/2007 $0.13 Dividend

Year-End Distribution

Mutual funds typically distribute taxable capital gains to shareholders each December. Click below to view the year-end distribution factors (per share) for the Dunham Funds.


Top 10 Holdings (As of 4/30/2024)

Security % of Net Assets
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. 3.28 %
Exxon Mobil Corporation 3.27 %
Merck & Company, Inc. 2.61 %
Abbott Laboratories 2.18 %
Berkshire Hathaway Inc 1.97 %
Bank of America Corp 1.96 %
NextEra Energy Inc 1.89 %
Disney (Walt) Company 1.88 %
Procter & Gamble Company 1.87 %
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 1.87 %

Fund Sector Allocation (As of 4/30/2024)

Financials (19.45%)
Health Care (14.68%)
Information Technology (13.77%)
Industrials (13.03%)
Energy (8.47%)
Consumer Discretionary (7.16%)
Consumer Staples (6.56%)
Materials (5.57%)
Real Estate (3.79%)
Utilities (3.4%)
Cash (2.2%)
Telecommunication Services (1.92%)

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risk factors, charges, and expenses of the Dunham Funds carefully before investing. This and other important information is contained in the Dunham Funds’ summary prospectus and/or prospectus, which may be obtained by contacting your financial advisor, or by calling toll free (800) 442‐4358. Please read prospectus materials carefully before investing or sending money. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

Dunham Funds are distributed by Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser and Broker/Dealer. Member FINRA / SIPC.

Returns for Class A Shares include the maximum sales charge (5.75% for equity funds and 4.50% for fixed income funds). Net Asset Value (NAV) returns exclude these charges, which would have reduced returns.

Average annual total return is the annual compound return for the indicated period. It reflects the change in share price and the reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. Returns for periods of less than one year are cumulative total returns.

Large Cap Stock Risk - Because the investment focus of the Fund is on large cap stocks, the value of the Fund may be more volatile than the market as a whole and can perform differently from the value of the market as a whole. The value of securities of large cap issuers may change as large cap investing style goes in and out of favor depending on a variety of political, regulatory, market, or economic developments.

Stock Market Risk - Stock markets can be volatile. In other words, the prices of stocks can fall rapidly in response to developments affecting a specific company or industry, or to changing economic, political or market conditions. The Fund’s investments may decline in value if the stock markets perform poorly. There is also a risk that the Fund’s investments will underperform either the securities markets generally or particular segments of the securities markets.

Financial Services Sector Risk - The profitability of many types of financial services companies may be adversely affected in certain market cycles. For example, periods of rising interest rates may restrict the availability and increase the cost of capital for these companies. Moreover, when interest rates rise, the value of securities issued by many types of financial services companies generally falls. Declining economic conditions may cause credit losses due to financial difficulties of borrowers. In addition, financial services companies often are regulated by governmental entities, which can increase costs for new services or products and make it difficult to pass increased costs on to consumers. In certain areas, deregulation of financial services companies has resulted in increased competition and reduced profitability.

Natural Disaster / Endemic Risk - Natural or environmental disasters, such as earthquakes, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, and other severe weather-related phenomena generally, and widespread disease and illness, including pandemics and epidemics (such as the novel coronavirus), have been and can be highly disruptive to economies and markets.

Management Risk - The Fund is subject to management risk because it is an actively managed investment portfolio. The Sub-Adviser will apply its investment techniques and risk analyses in making investment decisions for the Fund, but there is no guarantee that its decisions will produce the intended result. The successful use of hedging and risk management techniques may be adversely affected by imperfect correlation between movements in the price of the hedging vehicles and the securities being hedged.

Securities Lending Risk - The risk of securities lending is that the financial institution that borrows securities from the Fund could go bankrupt or otherwise default on its commitment under the securities lending agreement and the Fund might not be able to recover the loaned securities or their value.