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ETFs-Exchange Traded Funds


Based on Understanding. Built on Experience.

Find out more about FlexShares® ETFs, which build upon the insights and expertise of one of the world’s largest index managers – Northern Trust.

FlexShares Credit-Scored US Corporate Bond Index Fund (SKOR)
FlexShares ETFs
, sponsored and managed by Northern Trust, has introduced a new fund that seeks to provide investors the investment benefits of intermediate maturity corporate bonds while offering a contemporary credit evaluation process with improved liquidity.

SKOR Offering contemporary credit evaluation, with improved transparency and liquidity.

FlexShares Disciplined Duration MBS Index Fund (MBSD)
FlexShares ETFs
, sponsored and managed by Northern Trust, has introduced a new FlexShares ETF that provides exposure to mortgage-backed securities (MBS) utilizing a disciplined duration approach.

MBSD A disciplined duration approach that offers incremental yield potential and fixed income diversification.

ETF Tickers
TILT FlexShares Morningstar U.S. Market Factor Tilt Index Fund
TLTD FlexShares Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt Index Fund
TLTE FlexShares Morningstar Emerging Markets Factor Tilt Index Fund
GUNR  FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund
NFRA  FlexShares STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index Fund
GQRE  FlexShares Global Quality Real Estate Index Fund
QDF FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund
QDEF FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund
QDYN FlexShares Quality Dividend Dynamic Index Fund
IQDF FlexShares International Quality Dividend Index Fund
IQDE FlexShares International Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund
IQDY FlexShares International Quality Dividend Dynamic Index Fund
TDTT FlexShares iBoxx 3-Year Target Duration TIPS Index Fund
TDTF FlexShares iBoxx 5-Year Target Duration TIPS Index Fund
MBSD FlexShares Disciplined Duration MBS Index Fund
SKOR FlexShares Credit-Scored US Corporate Bond Index Fund
RAVI FlexShares Ready Access Variable Income Fund

Market Perspective
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 27.3% in AUM ($1.7 Trillion in U.S. ETF AUM Year-End 2013). (*Source: Morningstar Direct).
  • FlexShares ETFs spans 17 funds and $8.4 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2014, thus ranking approximately 14th among the 64 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.



Carefully consider the FlexShares® Funds’ investment objectives, risk factors and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the prospectus, which may be obtained by calling 1-855-353-9383 (1-855 FlexETF) or by downloading a Prospectus. Read the prospectus carefully before investing; investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

Investment Products and Services are:
Not FDIC insured | May lose value | No bank guarantee

An investment in FlexShares is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of principal amount invested. Fund returns may not match the return of its respective index. The Funds may invest in emerging and foreign markets, derivatives and concentrated sectors. In addition, the Funds may be subject to asset class risk, small cap stock risk, value investing risk, non-diversification risk, fluctuation of yield, income risk, interest rate/maturity risk, currency risk, passive investment risk, inflation protected security risk, market risk and manager risk. For a complete description of risks associated with each Fund, please refer to the prospectus.

Shares of FlexShares may be sold throughout the day on the exchange through any brokerage account. However, shares may only be redeemed directly from the Fund by Authorized Participants, in very large creation/redemption units. There can be no assurance that an active trading market for shares of an ETF will develop or be maintained.

All registered investment companies, including FlexShares, are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders at year-end regardless of performance. Trading FlexShares Funds will also generate tax consequences and transaction expenses. The information provided is not intended to be tax advice. Tax consequences of dividend distributions may vary by individual taxpayer.

The FlexShares Funds, registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (“Funds”) are distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC , not affiliated with Northern Trust.

Northern Trust Corporation. Head Office: 50 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A. Incorporated with limited liability in the U.S. Products and services provided by subsidiaries of Northern Trust Corporation may vary in different markets and are offered in accordance with local regulation. For more information, read our legal and regulatory information about individual market offices.