BASED ON UNDERSTANDING
Most exchange traded funds (ETFs) are designed to track indexes. FlexShares® are designed to pursue the real-world goals that matter most to investors building wealth, managing risk, generating income, and maintaining liquidity. FlexShares seek to provide the flexibility needed to construct, allocate and manage portfolios for whatever outcomes investors hope to achieve.
BUILT ON EXPERIENCE
FlexShares are sponsored and managed by Northern Trust, one of the worlds leading wealth managers and investment firms and a premier index manager. With a history of providing fiduciary investment management centered on the needs of investors, FlexShares leverages Northern Trusts global expertise in asset allocation, portfolio construction and risk management.
- 4th-Largest U.S. Equity Index Manager, U.S. Institutional Tax-Exempt Assets
Pensions & Investments Largest Money Managers Rankings, out of 48 ranked, May 2012.
- 4th-Largest U.S. Fixed Income Index Manager, U.S. Institutional Tax-Exempt Assets
Pensions & Investments Largest Money Managers Rankings, out of 45 ranked, May 2012.
- 3rd-Largest International Index Manager, U.S. Institutional Tax-Exempt Assets
Pensions & Investments Largest Money Managers Rankings, out of 25 ranked, May 2012.
- 4th-Largest Manager of Outsourced Assets
Northern Trust Global Advisors, Pensions & Investments Largest Money Managers Rankings, out of 36 ranked, May 2012.
Rankings are not indicative of future performance. No fees were paid to participate in the above rankings. Not representative of FlexShares ETFs.
FlexShares target specific investment outcomes, by blending:
- Intelligent Portfolio Construction engineering strategies to pursue targeted outcomes, with
- Operational Excellence containing cost through efficient portfolio management and trade execution
FOCUS AND FLEXIBILITY
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Carefully consider the FlexShares Funds investment objectives, risk factors and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the prospectus, which may be obtained by calling 1-855-353-9383 (1-855 FlexETF) or by downloading a Prospectus. Read the prospectus carefully before investing; investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.
Investment Products and Services are:
An investment in FlexShares is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of principal amount invested. Fund returns may not match the return of its respective index. The Funds may invest in emerging and foreign markets, derivatives and concentrated sectors. In addition, the Funds may be subject to asset class risk, small cap stock risk, value investing risk, non-diversification risk, fluctuation of yield, income risk, interest rate/maturity risk, currency risk, passive investment risk, inflation protected security risk, market risk and manager risk. For a complete description of risks associated with each Fund, please refer to the prospectus.