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FlexShares STOXX® Global ESG Impact Index Fund (ESGG)

Quick StatsAs Of 10/16/2018

Market Price
$94.58 (1.66%)
52-Week High
$101.95
52-Week Low
$90.81
Inception
07/13/2016
Primary Exchange
NASDAQ
CUSIP
33939L688
Total Net Assets
$75,702,121.21
Number of Holdings*
637
SEC Subsidized Yield1 (as of 09/30/2018)
1.77%
SEC Unsubsidized Yield2 (as of 09/30/2018)
1.77%
Distribution Yield3
1.71%
Gross Expense Ratio
.45%
Net Expense Ratio**
.42%
Price to Earnings (as of 09/30/2018)
$24.12
Price to Book (as of 09/30/2018)
$6.59
Weighted Average Market Cap
$239,045,653,917.70
*Cash positions and derivatives such as futures & 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, 2019.

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

VIDEO

 

2:57 | ESGG Integration Process | Transcript

Learn how we are investing in companies that are making a positive impact on the environment, social issues, and governance while exhibiting positive risk versus return.

FLEXSHARES STRATEGY

Capital Appreciation

Many investors have discrete goals in mind when they consider long-term growth of their investment portfolios. A few of the common goals include retirement savings, education plans, capital purchases, bequests and/or charitable intentions. Capital appreciation emphasizes the components of an investment portfolio dedicated to achieving long-term goals. It goes beyond wealth preservation and focuses on potential return on principal. There is an expansive array of investment options with an emphasis on equities. FlexShares capital appreciation strategies may complement investor’s portfolios by offering targeted solutions that seek to meet specific goals over defined time horizons. Risk-adjusted returns, risk tolerance, time horizon and performance expectations are key considerations when designing and delivering capital appreciation solutions.

PRICING AND PERFORMANCE

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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. 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.
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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. 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.
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Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. The Growth of $10,000 chart is hypothetical based upon the historical performance of the Fund. It includes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains at net asset value: actual returns may differ. It does not reflect the deduction of other fees and expenses, in which case the performance would have been lower. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

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. 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.
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HOLDINGS

Top 10 holdings for ESGG make up _!HOLDINGPERCENT of the fund's total holdings

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

ESGG holdings span _!SECTORNUMBER sectors

MARKET CAP

ESGG holdings lean towards Large Cap

STYLE

ESGG style is concentrated in both Core and Value

COUNTRY BREAKDOWN

Note: The chart above reflects the top 10 countries.

INDEX

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.

Index Methodology

Definitions

1SEC 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.
2SEC 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.
3Distribution 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.

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