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Northern Trust Quality Low Volatility Index

 
 
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Index Overview
The Northern Trust Quality Low Volatility Index is designed to construct a high quality universe of companies that possess lower overall absolute volatility (i.e. risk) relative to the Northern Trust 1250 Index. An emphasis is placed on a company’s income and capital growth, while also reducing overall volatility of returns relative to the benchmark. The proprietary Northern Trust quality factor is used to identify companies that exhibit strength in profitability, management expertise and cash flow.
Index Construction
Optimized
Index Methodology
The construction of the Index begins with a universe of eligible securities. All eligible securities are then optimized to achieve a reduction in volatility, as well as a quality tilt, all while systematic risk relative to the benchmark is managed during the optimization utilizing several constraints.

For more details on this methodology, please see the Index Documents tab.
Index Return Streams & Symbols
  • Price Return: NTUQLV
  • Total Return: NTUQLVTR
Inception Date31-DEC-13
Index Value at Inception Date1,000
Hypothetical Inception Date12/31/1999
Index Value at Hypothetical Inception Date392.53

Total Returns

As of 19-AUG-19
 1 Month %1 Month Annualized %3 Month %3 Month Annualized %6 Month %6 Month Annualized %YTD %YTD Annualized %Since Inception %Since Inception Annualized %Inception Date
NTUQLVTR
1.6721.545.9925.3612.5126.8222.7238.40100.3213.1231-DEC-13
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Index Characteristics
 
Index Constituents133
Weighted Average Market Capitalization$171,331,683,364.47
Weighted Average Yield2.07%
19-AUG-19
Weighted Average P/E21.61
Weighted Average P/B3.76
Weighted Average ROE24.73
Index Composition

Top 10 Constituents Weights
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as of 19-AUG-19
Security NameWeight
JOHNSON & JOHNSON4.42%
MASTERCARD INCORPORATED3.54%
PEPSICO INC3.08%
VISA INC2.85%
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC2.50%
MICROSOFT CORP2.44%
APPLE INC2.42%
STARBUCKS CORP2.25%
AT&T INC2.16%
COCA-COLA CO2.10%
% of Index27.76%

Index Sector Weightings
 

as of 19-AUG-19
SectorWeight
Information Technology18.38%
Financials14.16%
Health Care13.00%
Consumer Discretionary10.62%
Consumer Staples9.89%
Communication Services9.82%
Real Estate7.05%
Industrials6.72%
Utilities6.21%
Energy2.31%
Materials1.84%
TOTAL100.00%

Top 10 Country Weightings

as of 19-AUG-19
CountryWeight
UNITED STATES100.00%
% of Index100.00%
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Hypothetical Inception
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