FlexShares US Quality Low Volatility Index Fund (QLV)

Quick StatsAs Of 08/19/2019

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*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 certain expenses (amount is less than 0.005%) of the Trust's independent trustees until June 25, 2020. The Fund's Board of Trustees may terminate the contractual arrangement at any time if it determines that it is in the best interest of the Fund and its shareholders.


The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Northern Trust Quality Low Volatility IndexSM (the "Underlying Index").


1. Invests in US-based companies and employs quality factor as a tool to potentially mitigate future volatility
2. Utilize constraints to help optimize and remove biases
3. Maximize exposure to low volatility factor


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.


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Information presented here is historical, and is not indicative of future results. Investment premiums or discounts may vary, and at the time of purchase or sale of an investment it may not be indicative of the numbers above. Shareholders may pay more than net asset value when they buy Fund shares and receive less than net asset value when they sell those shares, because shares are bought and sold at current market prices.
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Pricing information presented here is historical, and is not indicative of future results. Investment pricing may vary, and at the time of purchase or sale of an investment it may not be indicative of the numbers above. For most recent pricing please call 1-855-353-9383 (1-855-FlexETF).

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 16July2019, when the fund first traded on NYSE. 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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QLV holdings lean towards Large Cap


QLV is style balanced with a lean towards Value



The Northern Trust Quality Low Volatility Index (Underlying Index) is designed to reflect the performance of a selection of companies that, in aggregate, possess lower overall absolute volatility characteristics relative to the Northern Trust 1250 Index, a float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index of U.S. domiciled large- and mid-capitalization companies. In addition, the Underlying Index looks to select companies from the Parent Index that exhibit financial strength and stability (i.e., quality) characteristics. The Underlying Index seeks to enhance risk-return characteristics and have lower volatility to the broader U.S. equity market.

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