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FlexShares STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index Fund

For investors seeking the potential of an expanded definition of global infrastructure.

FlexShares STOXX® Global Broad Infrastructure Index Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the STOXX® Global Broad Infrastructure Index (Underlying Index).

$55.52 (0.78%)





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The STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index measures the performance of companies that generate a least half of their revenues from one of the following 17 sectors defined as infrastructure-specific by a propriety classification system used by STOXX: Communication (Cable & Satellite, Data Centers, Wireless, Wireless Towers, Wireline), Energy (Energy Utilities, Midstream Energy), Government Outsourcing / Social (Correctional Facilities, Hospitals, Postal Services), Transportation (Air Transportation, Passenger Transportation, Rail Transportation, Road Transportation, Water Transportation) and Utilities (Waste Management and Water Utilities).

The universe of securities for STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index encompasses all constituents of the STOXX Global Total Market Index listed in developed or emerging markets. The companies within the index universe for the STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index which derive at least 50% of their revenues from one of the 17 sectors above are screened to meet a minimum liquidity measurement and sorted by their free-float market capitalization. The index methodology limits the number of index constituents from each supersector (Communication, Energy, Government Outsourcing / Social, Transportation, Utilities). Further, a maximum number of constituents per sector within each supersector is defined.

FlexShares STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index Fund (NFRA) is passively managed and uses a representative sampling strategy to track its underlying index. Use of a representative sampling strategy creates tracking risk where the Fund’s performance could vary substantially from the performance of the underlying index along with the risk of high portfolio turnover. It is subject to infrastructure-related companies risk and MLP risk. Risks associated with infrastructure-related companies include: realized revenue volume may be significantly lower than projected and/or there will be costs overruns; infrastructure project sponsors will alter their terms making a project no longer economical; macroeconomic factors such as low gross domestic product ("GDP") growth or high nominal interest rates will raise the average cost of infrastructure funding; government regulation may affect rates charged to infrastructure customers; government budgetary constraints will impact infrastructure projects; and special tariffs will be imposed. Investments in foreign market securities involve certain risks such as currency volatility, political and social instability and reduced market liquidity. To the extent that the Fund invests in Emerging markets, those investments may be subject to increased price volatility and may be more susceptible to adverse economic, market, political or regulatory occurrences affecting that country, market, industry, sector or asset class.

The STOXX Global Infrastructure Index is the intellectual property (including registered trademarks) of STOXX Limited, Zurich, Switzerland and/or its licensors ("Licensors"), which is used under license. The securities based on the Index are in no way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by STOXX and its Licensors and neither of the Licensors shall have any liability with respect thereto.

All data provided by: Northern Trust, J.P. Morgan, Refinitiv and Morningstar.