*Effective April 30, 2020, the Fund’s investment objective, principal investment strategies and underlying index were changed. Additionally, the underlying index for SKOR was changed from the Northern Trust Credit-Scored US Corporate Bond Index to the Northern Trust US Corporate Bond Quality Value Index. Performance information for the Northern Trust US Long Corporate Bond Quality Value Index is not available for periods prior to its commencement date of January 31, 2020. The fund recently experienced significant negative short-term performance due to market volatility associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Performance data quoted
on this website represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed or sold in the secondary market, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Investors will incur usual and customary brokerage commissions when buying or selling shares of the exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) in the secondary market, and that, if reflected, the brokerage commissions would reduce the performance returns. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance shown. Shares are bought and sold at market price not net asset value (“NAV”) and are not individually redeemable from the fund. Call 855-FLEXETF (855-353-9383) for more information.
Index performance does not represent FlexShares fund performance. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. 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. Market price performance is determined using the bid/ask midpoint at 4:00pm Eastern time, when the NAV is typically calculated. NAV price performance is determined using the daily calculated NAV. They do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Performance figures do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or upon redemption or sale of fund shares. 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 09/24/2015, when the fund first traded on an exchange. Click here
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to view or download a summary prospectus. Northern Trust Investments, Inc. (“NTI” or the “Adviser”) has contractually agreed to reimburse a portion of the operating expenses of the Fund (other than Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses) to the extent the “Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses” exceed 0.22% until March 1, 2021. Performance would have been lower without fee waivers and expense reimbursements in effect.
The Northern Trust US Corporate Bond Quality Value Index has an inception date of January 31, 2020, and is designed to measure the performance of a diversified universe of intermediate maturity, US -dollar denominated bonds of companies with investment grade credit quality, favorable valuations, and enhanced short-term and long-term solvency.
Bloomberg Barclays Long U.S. Corporate Index designed to measure the performance of U.S. corporate bonds that have a maturity of greater than or equal to 10 years.