Find out more about FlexShares® ETFs, which are built on the insights and expertise of one of the world’s largest index managers – Northern Trust.
The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Northern Trust International Quality Dividend Defensive IndexSM (Underlying Index).
IQDF -- Assess the financial state of international companies based on a proprietary quality factor
The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Morningstar® Emerging Markets Factor Tilt IndexSM (Underlying Index).
TLTE -- "Tilt" the portfolio to the small cap and value segments of the emerging markets equity universe.
FlexShares Morningstar® Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Morningstar® Global Upstream Natural Resources IndexSM (Underlying Index).
GUNR -- Identify upstream natural resources equities based on a Morningstar® Industry classification system.
|BNDC||FlexShares Core Select Bond Fund|
|ESG||FlexShares STOXX® US ESG Impact Index Fund|
|ESGG||FlexShares STOXX® Global ESG Impact Index Fund|
|ASET||FlexShares Real Assets Allocation Index Fund|
|LKOR||FlexShares Credit-Scored US Long Corporate Bond Index Fund|
|QLC||FlexShares US Quality Large Cap Index Fund|
|TLDH||Currency Hedged Morningstar® DM ex-US Factor Tilt Index Fund|
|TLEH||FlexShares Currency Hedged Morningstar® EM Factor Tilt Index Fund|
|TILT||FlexShares Morningstar® U.S. Market Factor Tilt Index Fund|
|TLTD||FlexShares Morningstar® Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt Index Fund|
|TLTE||FlexShares Morningstar® Emerging Markets Factor Tilt Index Fund|
|GUNR||FlexShares Morningstar® Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund|
|NFRA||FlexShares STOXX® Global Broad Infrastructure Index Fund|
|GQRE||FlexShares Global Quality Real Estate Index Fund|
|QDF||FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund|
|QDEF||FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund|
|QDYN||FlexShares Quality Dividend Dynamic Index Fund|
|IQDF||FlexShares International Quality Dividend Index Fund|
|IQDE||FlexShares International Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund|
|IQDY||FlexShares International Quality Dividend Dynamic Index Fund|
|TDTT||FlexShares iBoxx® 3-Year Target Duration TIPS Index Fund|
|TDTF||FlexShares iBoxx® 5-Year Target Duration TIPS Index Fund|
|MBSD||FlexShares Disciplined Duration MBS Index Fund|
|SKOR||FlexShares Credit-Scored US Corporate Bond Index Fund|
|RAVI||FlexShares Ready Access Variable Income Fund|
As an ETF sponsor, Northern Trust seeks to offer a differentiated product array that favors long-term investment strategies.
FlexShares ETFs are "engineered" to produce persistent return attributes and serve as valuable components for portfolio construction. Our Flexible Indexing approach emphasizes transparency and cost efficiency to deliver non-traditional index strategies. Our approach to ETF product design is characterized as follows:
FlexShares leverages the investment expertise across our equity and fixed income disciplines to design solutions to address investor needs. Each strategy purposefully targets one or more of our fundamental investment objectives:
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.
Shares of FlexShares may be sold throughout the day on the exchange through any brokerage account. However, shares may only be redeemed directly from the Fund by Authorized Participants, in very large creation/redemption units. There can be no assurance that an active trading market for shares of an ETF will develop or be maintained.
All registered investment companies, including FlexShares, are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders at year-end regardless of performance. Trading FlexShares Funds will also generate tax consequences and transaction expenses. The information provided is not intended to be tax advice. Tax consequences of dividend distributions may vary by individual taxpayer.
The FlexShares Funds, registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (“Funds”) are distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC , not affiliated with Northern Trust.
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