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Global Tactical Asset Allocation

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NAV AS OF 09/23/20

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Summary

For those long-term investors looking to diversify your investment among various asset classes (stocks, bonds, commodities, and other) both domestic and foreign. The Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation and current income. The Fund invests primarily in shares of a combination of underlying mutual funds and exchange-traded funds ("ETFs"), with its asset allocation model adjusted based on changing market conditions. The Fund will invest significantly in companies that are represented in diversified foreign indices. Dividends, if any, are declared and paid quarterly. Capital gains, if any, are distributed at least annually.

Fund Objective

Capital Appreciation and Current Income.

Fund Strategy

  • Diversify among various asset classes (stocks, bonds, commodities, and other) both domestic and foreign. The allocation will be based on an asset allocation framework developed by the Investment Policy Committee of The Northern Trust Company (TNTC) and Northern Trust Investments, Inc. (NTI).
  • Invest significantly in funds that invest in companies that are located outside of the U.S. as represented in either the MSCI EAFE® Index, MSCI Emerging Markets Index or other diversified foreign indices.
  • Monitor the current asset allocation framework regularly to ensure the allocation is aligned with evolving investment views amid changing market and economic conditions.

Investor Profile

For those long-term investors looking to diversify your investment among various asset classes (stocks, bonds, commodities, and other) both domestic and foreign, then this Fund may be right for you.

Risk/Reward Potential

risk reward

Asset Allocation Weightings

As of 8/31/20
Asset ClassInvestment VehicleHoldings Weight
U.S. EquityFlexShares Morningstar US Market Factor TILT Index Fund12.5
U.S. EquityFlexShares US Quality Dividend Index Fund6.3
U.S. EquityFlexShares US Quality Low Volatility Index Fund6.4
Non U.S. Equity - DevelopedFlexShares Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Factor TILT Index Fund10.1
Non U.S. Equity - DevelopedFlexshares International Quality Dividend Index Fund5.0
Non U.S. Equity - Emerging MarketsFlexShares Morningstar Emerging Market Factor TILT Index Fund4.0
Global Real EstateFlexShares Global Quality Real Estate Index Fund2.0
U.S. Bonds - High YieldFlexShares High Yield Value Scored Bond Index Fund9.0
U.S. Bonds -
Investment Grade
FlexShares Credit-Scored Long US Corporate Bond Index Fund12.9
U.S. Bonds -
Investment Grade
FlexShares Disciplined Duration Fund4.8
U.S. Bonds -
Investment Grade
FlexShares Credit-Scored US Corporate Bond Index Fund4.0
U.S. Bonds -
Investment Grade
FlexShares iBoxx 5-Year Target Duration TIPS Index Fund2.0
U.S. Bonds -
Investment Grade
FlexShares Ready Access Variable Income Fund2.0
U.S. Bonds -
Investment Grade
iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF2.6
U.S. Bonds -
Investment Grade
iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond Fund0.2
U.S. Bonds -
Investment Grade
iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Fund1.4
U.S. Bonds -
Investment Grade
iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund2.5
U.S. Bonds -
Investment Grade
iShares MBS ETF5.3
U.S. Bonds -
Investment Grade
iShares Trust Long Term Corporate Bond ETF0.9
Commodities/
Natural Resources
FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund2.0
Global InfrastructureFlexShares STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index Fund4.0
CashNIF U.S. Governments Portfolio0.1
Total 100.0%

Important risk information can be found on the Portfolio tab.

Not FDIC insured | May lose value | No bank guarantee

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Please carefully read the prospectus and summary prospectus and consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of Northern Funds before investing. Call 800-595-9111 to obtain a prospectus and summary prospectus, which contains this and other information about the funds.

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