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BUILT BY INVESTORS, FOR INVESTORS.

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

FlexShares Credit-Scored US Corporate Bond Index Fund (SKOR)

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 Real Assets Allocation Index Fund (ASET)

Seeks to provide investors with a core real assets allocation that helps address their inflation-hedging, diversification, and income needs.

ASET Gain exposure to real assets by investing in three FlexShares ETFs.

ETF Tickers

ASET FlexShares Real Assets Allocation Index Fund
LKOR FlexShares Credit-Scored US Long Corporate Bond Index Fund
QLC FlexShares US Quality Large Cap Index Fund
TLDH Currency Hedged Morningstar DM ex-US Factor Tilt Index Fund
TLEH FlexShares Currency Hedged Morningstar EM Factor Tilt Index Fund
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.

FlexShares ETFs are "engineered" to produce persistent return attributes and serve as valuable components for portfolio construction. Our Flexible Indexing approach emphasizes transparency and cost efficiency to deliver non-traditional index strategies. Our approach to ETF product design is characterized as follows:

  • We deliver distinctive products that target long-term investors.
  • We utilize empirically driven analysis and application.
  • We emphasize a deliberate product development and launch process.

FlexShares leverages the investment expertise across our equity and fixed income disciplines to design solutions to address investor needs. Each strategy purposefully targets one or more of our fundamental investment objectives:

  • Capital Appreciation Solutions are designed to meet specific goals over defined time horizons.
  • Risk Management Solutions are created to help limit or hedge certain risks: inflation (or purchasing power over time) or concentration (diversification).
  • Income Generation Solutions provide targeted, innovative income sources to respond to dynamic market factors.
  • Liquidity Management Solutions offer targeted sources of liquidity in varied market environments and with levels of sensitivity.

 

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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.



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