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FlexShares STOXX® Global ESG Impact Index Fund

Objective and Strategy

The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the STOXX® Global ESG Impact IndexSM (Underlying Index).

Different, by Design

1. Track STOXX® index designed to serve as a core equity holding with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) exposure in an effort to enhance risk adjusted returns
2. Index assesses global companies based on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in ESG categories
3. Index aggregates criteria into one score and "tilts" the portfolio to companies with the highest scores
4. Constraints are utilized in an effort to minimize overall risk within the strategy

Fund Facts

as of 08/18/2017
Inception07/13/2016
CUSIP33939L688
Total Net Assets$ 8,722,424.95
Shares Outstanding100,001
# of Holdings*699
Gross Expense Ratio.45%
Net Expense Ratio**.42%
Index ProviderSTOXX
Primary ExchangeNASDAQ
MarginableY
Derivative UseY
*Cash positions and derivatives such as futures and currency forwards are not included in the number of holdings.

**Northern Trust Investments, Inc. ("NTI" or "Investment Adviser") has contractually agreed to reimburse the fees and expenses of the Trust’s independent trustees and their independent legal counsel until March 1, 2018.

Tickers

ETF TickerESGG
Related IndexSXEIMGL
NAVESGG.NV
IOPVESGG.IV
Shares OutstandingESGG.SO
Estimated CashESGG.EU
Total CashESGG.TC

Fund Characteristics1

as of 08/18/2017
SEC Subsidized Yield2 (as of 07/31/2017)1.95%
SEC Unsubsidized Yield3
 (as of 07/31/2017)
1.92%
Distribution Yield43.10%
Weighted Average Market Cap164,140,391,558.65
Price to Earnings (as of 07/31/2017)25.69
Price to Book  (as of 07/31/2017)4.88
Price to Cash Flow  (as of 07/31/2017)16.40
Price to Sales  (as of 07/31/2017)3.31
View Standardized Performance

Market Cap (%)

as of 08/18/2017
Large-Cap91.50
Mid-Cap7.82
Small-Cap.66
Micro-Cap.02
Total100.00

Style (%)

as of 08/18/2017
Value34.02
Core39.25
Growth26.73
Total100.00

SECTOR ALLOCATIONS

COUNTRY ALLOCATIONS

Performance information presented on this website is historical, and is not indicative of future results. Investment returns and principal may vary, and at the time of sale an investment may be worth more or worth less than its original value. For most recent month end performance please call 1-855-353-9383 (1-855-FlexETF). All performance figures assume reinvestment of dividend and capital gains at net asset value; actual returns may differ. Performance 1-year and less are cumulative; performance over 1-year are average annualized total returns. The fund inception date is generally several days prior to when the fund begins trading. NAV prices are used to calculate market price performance prior to 07/14/2016, when the fund first traded on NASDAQ. Market performance is determined using the bid/ask midpoint at 4:00pm Eastern time, when the NAV is typically calculated. They do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Index performance does not represent FlexShares fund performance. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Definitions

1Glossary contains definitions of widely used investment terms found on this page.
2SEC Subsidized Yield
The 30-Day SEC Subsidized Yield is computed under an SEC standardized formula based on net income earned over the past 30 days. It is a "subsidized" yield, which means it includes contractual expense reimbursements and it would be lower without those reimbursements. It may also include an inflation adjustment that can cause the yield to vary substantially from one month to the next.
3SEC Unsubsidized Yield
The 30-Day SEC Unsubsidized Yield calculation is also computed under the same SEC standardized formula based on net income earned over the past 30 days, but excludes contractual expense reimbursements, resulting in a lower yield. It may also include an inflation adjustment that can cause the yield to vary substantially from one month to the next.
4Distribution Yield
This yield is calculated by taking the most recent distribution annualized and dividing by the fund NAV from the as of date. For Funds that distribute monthly, an NA will be displayed if the fund has not distributed within the last 35 days.

Month End Performance (%)

as of 07/31/2017
 1 MonthQTDYTD1 YearSince Inception
07/13/2016
Market Price2.552.5517.3617.8818.99
NAV2.722.7214.2417.5118.72
STOXX® Global ESG Impact Index (SXEIMGV)2.722.7214.0617.3018.57
MSCI World Index (M1WO)2.392.3913.3116.1217.11

Quarter End Performance (%)

as of 06/30/2017
 1 MonthQTDYTDSince Inception
07/13/2016
Market Price.534.0214.4517.04
NAV.093.8911.2216.56
STOXX® Global ESG Impact Index (SXEIMGV).083.8311.0416.40
MSCI World Index (M1WO).384.0310.6615.27
Performance information presented on this website is historical, and is not indicative of future results. Investment returns and principal may vary, and at the time of sale an investment may be worth more or worth less than its original value. For most recent month end performance please call 1-855-353-9383 (1-855-FlexETF). All performance figures assume reinvestment of dividend and capital gains at net asset value; actual returns may differ. Performance 1-year and less are cumulative; performance over 1-year are average annualized total returns. The fund inception date is generally several days prior to when the fund begins trading. NAV prices are used to calculate market price performance prior to 07/13/2016, when the fund first traded on NASDAQ. Market performance is determined using the bid/ask midpoint at 4:00pm Eastern time, when the NAV is typically calculated. They do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Index performance does not represent FlexShares fund performance. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Expense Ratios

as of 08/18/2017
Gross Expense Ratio.45%
Net Expense Ratio*.42%
*Northern Trust Investments, Inc. ("NTI" or "Investment Adviser") has contractually agreed to reimburse the fees and expenses of the Trust’s independent trustees and their independent legal counsel until March 1, 2018.


Definitions

  • Net Asset Value (NAV)
    NAV is a fund’s price per share, which is calculated by dividing the total value of all the securities in the fund’s portfolio plus cash, interest and receivables less any liabilities by the number of fund shares outstanding.
  • Market Price
    Because ETFs trade like stocks, ETF shares trade at market value on the secondary market, which can be a dollar value above (trading at a premium) or below (trading at a discount) the fund’s NAV.

Market Price

as of 08/18/2017
Price$87.20
Price $ Change$-.04
Price % Change-.05%
Avg Bid/Ask Spread$.23
Bid/Ask Midpoint$87.32
Closing Bid Price$87.23
Closing Ask Price$87.41

Trading

as of 08/18/2017
52-Week High$89.17
52-Week Low$74.89
Premium/Discount$.10
Daily Trading Volume (Shares)129
Average Trading Volume (Shares)288
Shares Outstanding100,001

NAV Price

as of 08/18/2017
Price$87.22
Price $ Change$-.33
Price % Change-.38%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS

as of 08/18/2017
NameTickerFund
Weight %
SectorMarket CapCountry
APPLE INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.00001AAPL5.0295Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
MICROSOFT CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.00000625MSFT4.2374Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
FACEBOOK INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.000006FB2.4805Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
AMAZON.COM INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.01AMZN1.8921Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
ALPHABET INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.001GOOG1.7554Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
BANK OF AMERICA CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.01BAC1.5881FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO/THE COMMON STOCK USD 0PG1.4775Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
CITIGROUP INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.01C1.3715FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO COMMON STOCK USD 0.06GE1.2789IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
INTEL CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.001INTC1.2603Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO COMMON STOCK USD 1JPM1.1907FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
CHEVRON CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.75CVX1.1870EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
NESTLE SA COMMON STOCK CHF 0.1NESN VX1.1461Consumer StaplesLarge-CapSwitzerland
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.0033BRK/B1.0887FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
WALT DISNEY CO/THE COMMON STOCK USD 0.01DIS1.0080Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP COMMON STOCK JPY7203 JP0.9805Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapJapan
NOVARTIS AG COMMON STOCK CHF 0.5NOVN VX0.7593Health CareLarge-CapSwitzerland
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.1VZ0.7531Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
MERCK & CO INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.5MRK0.7283Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
3M CO COMMON STOCK USD 0.01MMM0.7279IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
MEDTRONIC PLC COMMON STOCK USD 0.1MDT US0.7245Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
SCHLUMBERGER LTD COMMON STOCK USD 0.01SLB0.7176EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
PEPSICO INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.017PEP0.7019Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC COMMON STOCK GBP 0.5HSBA LN0.6931FinancialsLarge-CapUnited Kingdom
CISCO SYSTEMS INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.001CSCO0.6842Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP COMMON STOCKIBM0.6813Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PFIZER INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.05PFE0.6495Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
ROCHE HOLDING AG COMMON STOCK CHF 0ROG VX0.6413Health CareLarge-CapSwitzerland
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA COMMON STOCK AUD 0CBA AU0.6162FinancialsLarge-CapAustralia
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC COMMON STOCK GBP 0.07RDSA NA0.6110EnergyLarge-CapUnited Kingdom
ACCENTURE PLC COMMON STOCK USD 0.0000225ACN US0.6038Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
MCDONALD'S CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.01MCD0.5862Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
COCA-COLA CO/THE COMMON STOCK USD 0.25KO0.5812Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
UNILEVER NV DUTCH CERT EUR 0.16UNA NA0.5648Consumer StaplesLarge-CapNetherlands
CVS HEALTH CORPCVS0.5194Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
SIEMENS AG COMMON STOCK EUR 0SIE GR0.5194IndustrialsLarge-CapGermany
SANOFI COMMON STOCK EUR 2SAN FP0.5118Health CareLarge-CapFrance
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC COMMON STOCK USD 1TXN0.4996Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC COMMON STOCK GBP 25BATS LN0.4867Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited Kingdom
HONDA MOTOR CO LTD COMMON STOCK JPY7267 JP0.4835Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapJapan
WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.01WBA0.4814Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
ALTRIA GROUP INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.333MO0.4807Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.01UPS0.4712IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
SONY CORP COMMON STOCK JPY6758 JP0.4510Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapJapan
ABBOTT LABORATORIES COMMON STOCK USD 0ABT0.4505Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.01UNH0.4476Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
SAP SE COMMON STOCK EUR 0SAP GR0.4286Information TechnologyLarge-CapGermany
BAYER AG COMMON STOCK EUR 0BAYN GR0.4270Health CareLarge-CapGermany
LOWE'S COS INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.5LOW0.4053Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
BRIDGESTONE CORP COMMON STOCK JPY5108 JP0.4044Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapJapan
 

DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE

View by year:
Ex-DateRecord DatePayable DateIncomeShort-Term
Capital Gains
Long-Term
Capital Gains
Return of CapitalTotal Distribution
12/21/201712/22/201712/28/2017
09/18/201709/19/201709/22/2017
06/19/201706/21/201706/23/20170.6750630000.675063
03/20/201703/22/201703/24/20170.3003520000.300352
12/22/201612/27/201612/29/20160.4467560000.446756
09/19/201609/21/201609/23/20160.2325740000.232574

The STOXX® Global ESG Impact Index offers exposure to a set of global, developed-market companies that is tilted towards companies scoring better with respect to a select set of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) key performance indicators (KPIs). Eligible securities are selected from the STOXX Global 1800 Index. The bottom 50% of such companies based on their ESG KPI scores are excluded from the Index, as are companies that do not adhere to the UN Global compact principles, are involved in controversial weapons or are coal miners (ICB Subsector 1771). Components are then weighted by free-float market cap combined with a cap factor that is based on a company’s aggregate ESG KPI score. Component weightings may also be adjusted to ensure that the weight representation of each country in the Underlying Index does not vary from that in the STOXX Global 1800 Index by more than +/-1 percentage point and that the weight of a single company is less than 5% at time of each index rebalancing or reconstitution.