Before investing, carefully consider the FlexShares investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other information is in the prospectus, a copy of which may be obtained by visiting flexshares.com/prospectus. Read the prospectus carefully before you invest. Foreside Fund Services, LLC, distributor.
An investment in the Fund is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of principal amount invested. The Fund is subject to the following risks: asset class; commodities; concentration; currency; derivatives; emerging markets; foreign securities; global natural resources industry; issuer; management; market trading; non-diversification; passive investment; small cap stock; and tracking error risk. Please see the prospectus for a complete description of risks.
In addition, FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund is subject to the global natural resource industry. As the demand for or prices of natural resources increase, the Fund’s equity investment generally would be expected to also increase. Conversely, declines in demand for or prices of natural resources generally would be expected to cause declines in value of such equity securities. Such declines may occur quickly and without warning and may negatively impact your investment in the Fund.