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FlexShares Emerging Markets Quality Low Volatility Index Fund

For investors seeking an investment that emphasizes emerging markets quality and low volatility.

The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Northern Trust Emerging Markets Quality Low Volatility Index (the “Underlying Index”).

$21.75 (-0.07%)

$22.00

0.40%

$27.19/$20.23

OBJECTIVE AND STRATEGY

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Northern Trust Emerging Markets Quality Low Volatility Index

Diagraming the index process

Targeting Volatility and Emerging Market Quality

In depth discussion of the index and fund process

INDEX

The Northern Trust Emerging Markets Quality Low Volatility Index (Underlying Index) is designed to reflect the performance of a selection of companies that, in aggregate, possess lower overall absolute volatility characteristics relative to the Northern Trust Global Index. The Underlying Index looks to select companies from the Parent Index that are domiciled in an emerging market countries, designated as Large/Mid cap companies as defined by the Parent Index and exhibit financial strength and stability (i.e., quality) characteristics. The Underlying Index seeks to enhance risk-return characteristics and have lower volatility to the broader emerging market.

Index Methodology

The FlexShares Emerging Markets Quality Low Volatility Index Fund (QLVE) 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 higher portfolio turnover. Although the fund seeks lower volatility than the broader emerging equity market, there is no guarantee it will be successful as securities or other assets in the Fund’s portfolio may be subject to greater price volatility than the market as a whole. Foreign and emerging markets securities may involve certain risks such as currency volatility, political and social instability and reduced market liquidity. The Fund is also is at increased risk of Industry Concentration, where it may be more than 25% invested in the assets of a single industry. Derivatives may be more sensitive to changes in market conditions and may amplify risks.

The Northern Trust Emerging Markets Quality Low Volatility 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.