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

Quick StatsAs Of 01/17/2020

Market Price
$26.64 (0.26%)
52-Week High
$26.64
52-Week Low
$24.04
NAV Price
$26.55
Primary Exchange
NYSE Arca
CUSIP
33939L647
Total Net Assets
$10.62M
Number of Holdings*
192
SEC Subsidized Yield1 (as of 12/31/2019)
3.02%
SEC Unsubsidized Yield2 (as of 12/31/2019)
3.02%
Distribution Yield3
2.84%
12-Month Dividend Yield4
1.05%
Gross Expense Ratio
.32%
Net Expense Ratio**
.32%
Weighted Average Market Cap
$60.12B
Inception
07/16/2019
*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”).

PRICING AND PERFORMANCE

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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 07/15/2019, when the fund first traded on an exchange. Click here to view or download a full prospectus or click here to view or download a summary prospectus.

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 March 1, 2020. Performance would have been lower without fee waivers and expense reimbursements in effect.

Northern Trust Developed Markets ex-US Quality Low Volatility Index tracks a portfolio of 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. MSCI AC World ex USA Index captures large and mid cap representation across 22 of 23 Developed Markets (DM) countries excluding the United States.
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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. 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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SEC Unsubsidized Yield
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Yield information presented here is historical, and is not indicative of future results. Yield 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.

Click here to view or download a full prospectus or click here to view or download a summary prospectus. For standardized performance, please see the Performance tab above.
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HOLDINGS

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SECTOR BREAKDOWN

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MARKET CAP

QLVD holdings lean towards Large Cap

STYLE

QLVD is style balanced with a lean towards Value

COUNTRY BREAKDOWN

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.

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.
412-Month Dividend Yield
This yield is calculated by assuming any income distributions over the past twelve months and dividing by the sum of the most recent NAV.

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