skor

Fixed Income

Income Generation

FlexShares Credit-Scored US Corporate Bond Index Fund

For investors seeking exposure to investment grade US corporate bonds with intermediate-term maturities and a focus on issuer quality and value.

The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Northern Trust US Corporate Bond Quality Value Index (Underlying Index).

$46.61 (0.08%)

$46.44

0.22%

$53.43/$44.75

OBJECTIVE AND STRATEGY

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Northern Trust US Corporate Bond Quality Value Index

Diagraming the index process

Intermediate Term With a Focus on Quality

In depth discussion of the index and fund process

INDEX

 

The Northern Trust US Corporate Bond Quality Value Index is designed to measure the performance of a diversified universe of intermediate maturity, US-dollar denominated bonds of companies with investment grade credit quality, favorable valuations, and enhanced short-term and long-term solvency.

Index Methodology

FlexShares Credit-Scored US Corporate Bond Index Fund (SKOR) 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. The fund is subject to the risk that the Fund’s investment in companies whose securities are believed to be undervalued will not appreciate in value as anticipated or the past performance of companies that have exhibited quality characteristics does not continue. It is subject corporate bond risk, which is the risk that the issuer is unable to meet principal and interest rate payments on the obligation and may also be subject to price volatility due to such factors as interest rate sensitivity, market perception of credit worthiness of and general market liquidity. When interest rates rise, the value of corporate debt can be expected to decline. The Fund may invest in derivative instruments. Changes in the value of the derivative may not correlate with the underlying asset, rate or index and the Fund could lose more than the principal amount invested. The Fund is also non-diversified meaning the Fund performance may depend on the performance of a small number of issuers because the Fund may invest a large percentage of assets in securities issued by or representing a small number of issuers.

The Northern Trust US Corporate Bond Quality Value Index is the intellectual property (including registered trademarks) of Northern Trust 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 Northern Trust 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.