INDEX STRATEGYiBoxx 3-Year Target Duration TIPS Index
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For investors seeking the inflation-hedging attributes of TIPS with targeted duration exposure.
FlexShares iBoxx 3-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 3-Year Target Duration TIPS Index (Underlying Index).
The iBoxx 3-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 3.0 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.
FlexShares iBoxx 3-Year Target Duration TIPS Index Fund (TDTF) is passively managed and primarily uses a replication strategy to track its underlying index. Use of a replication 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 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 subject to fluctuation of yield risk, income risk, inflation protected security risk and interest rate/maturity risk. The Fund is 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 its assets in securities issued by or representing a small number of issuers.
The iBoxx 3-Year Target Duration TIPS Index is the intellectual property (including registered trademarks) of Markit iBoxx 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 Markit iBoxx 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.