FlexShares iBoxx® 5-Year Target Duration TIPS Index Fund seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the iBoxx® 5-Year Target Duration TIPS Index (Underlying Index).
The iBoxx® 5-Year Target Duration TIPS Index measures the performance of Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) as determined by Markit iBoxx's proprietary index methodology. The iBoxx® index methodology targets a modified adjusted duration of 5.0 years and defines the eligible universe of TIPS as having no less than one year and no more than ten years until maturity as of the Index determination date. A proprietary regression calculation is then used to determine the modified adjusted duration of the TIPS and weight the TIPS in the Index at a modified adjusted duration level within a range of 5.0 years, plus or minus 5% within Index constraints. One cannot invest directly in an index.