Index StrategyMorningstar US Market Factor Tilt Index
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The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Morningstar US Market Factor Tilt Index (Underlying Index).
The Morningstar U.S. Market Factor Tilt Index measures the performance of US equity markets with increased exposure toward small-capitalization and value stocks. Stocks that are deemed to be small-capitalization or value will have an overweighting compared to their weight in a corresponding market capitalization-weighted index. Likewise, stocks designated as “large” or “growth” stocks will have underweighting compared to a standard market-capitalization weighting. The Morningstar index methodology defines "US market” as those stocks that form the top 99.5% of the market capitalization of the stocks eligible to be included in Morningstar’s investable universe. All stocks are then designated as "core," "growth" or "value" based on factors such as price-to-book ratios and price-to-earnings ratios, and a “modified free float” market-capitalization weighting. Stocks of companies with, for example, relatively low valuations based on price-to-book ratios, price-to-earnings ratios and other factors are designated as "value" securities. Similarly, stocks of companies with relatively high valuations based on price-to-book ratios, price-to-earnings ratios and other factors would be designated as "growth" securities. Stocks that are not designated as "growth" or "value" securities are designated as "core" securities. One cannot invest directly in an index.
FlexShares Morningstar US Market Factor Tilt Index Fund (TILT) 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 concentration risk. The Fund's investments are concentrated in the securities of issuers in a particular market, industry, sector or asset class. The Fund may be subject to increased price volatility and may be more susceptible to adverse economic, market, political or regulatory occurrences affecting that market, industry, sector or asset class. The Fund may also 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 Morningstar US Market Factor Tilt Index is the intellectual property (including registered trademarks) of Morningstar 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 Morningstar and its Licensors and neither of the Licensors shall have any liability with respect thereto.
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