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FlexShares Developed Markets ex-US Quality Low Volatility Index Fund (QLVD)

Quick StatsAs Of 12/05/2019

Market Price
$25.78 (-0.11%)
52-Week High
$25.97
52-Week Low
$24.04
Inception
07/15/2019
Primary Exchange
NYSE
CUSIP
33939L647
Total Net Assets
$5.13M
Number of Holdings*
191
SEC Subsidized Yield1 (as of 11/30/2019)
2.98%
SEC Unsubsidized Yield2 (as of 11/30/2019)
2.98%
Distribution Yield3
1.37%
12-Month Dividend Yield4
.35%
Gross Expense Ratio
.32%
Net Expense Ratio**
.32%
Weighted Average Market Cap
$56.40B
*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.

OBJECTIVE AND STRATEGY

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

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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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. 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 data quoted. Shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemable from the fund. 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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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. 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 data quoted. Shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemable from the fund.

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QLVD holdings lean towards Large Cap

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QLVD is style balanced with a lean towards Value

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INDEX

The Northern Trust Developed Markets ex-US 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 Global Index, excluding the United States. The Underlying Index looks to select companies from the Parent Index that are designated as Large/Mid cap companies as defined by the Parent Index and 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 developed ex-US equity market.

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