FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds were launched in September 2011, and are sponsored and managed by Northern Trust. Our value proposition leverages Northern Trust's portfolio management expertise, collaborative relationships with investing clients, and an enduring fiduciary culture to deliver distinctive investment products.
Focus and Flexibility
FlexShares ETFs seek to improve the flexibility that investors require to construct, allocate and manage portfolios for the real-world outcomes they hope to achieve.
Introducing International Dividend-Focused Indexing
Attempts to help investors meet income needs while participating in capital growth potential from a diversified portfolio of international stocks.
As an ETF sponsor, Northern Trust seeks to offer a differentiated product array that favors long-term investment strategies.
- Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) continue to be the fastest growing product category in the U.S. asset management industry with a 10-year compound annual growth rate of 29.5% in AUM ($1.3 Trillion in U.S. ETF AUM Year-End 2012). (*Source: Morningstar Direct).
- Total AUM across FlexShares ETF family totaled $4.5 Billion as of March 31, 2013, thus ranking approximately 17th among the 47 U.S. ETF sponsors (*Source: Morningstar Direct).
- ETFs are increasingly a core vehicle utilized by institutional and individual investors as they adapt to challenging markets and economic environments.