Before investing, visit www.flexshares.com/prospectus to obtain a prospectus that includes the investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses and other information you should read carefully and consider carefully. Foreside Fund Services, LLC, distributor.
An investment in the Fund is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of principal amount invested. The Fund is subject to the following risks: asset class; concentration; counterparty; currency; derivatives; dividend; emerging markets; equity securities; foreign securities; issuer; management; market; market trading; passive investment; tracking error; valuation; and volatility risk. Please see the prospectus for a complete description of risks.
Investment in a FlexShares Quality Dividend fund (QDF, QDEF, QDYN, IQDE, IQDF, IQDY) is subject to numerous risks including loss of principal. Highlighted risks: dividend (issuers of underlying stock might not declare a dividend, or dividend rate may not remain at current levels); concentration (more than 25% of assets in a single industry); currency (foreign currencies may fluctuate in value relative to the US dollar, adversely affecting IQDE, IQDF & IQDY investments); emerging markets (countries potentially less liquid and subject to greater volatility); foreign securities (IQDE, IQDF & IQDY typically invest at least 80% of assets in ADRs and GDRs); and volatility (volatility may not equal target of Underlying Index). See prospectus for full description of risks. Beta is a statistical measure of the volatility, or sensitivity, of rates of return on a portfolio or security compared to a market index.