IQDFFlexShares International Quality Dividend Index Fund
IQDF Fund Description
The FlexShares International Quality Dividend Index Fund tracks an index of non-US companies from developed and emerging markets selected by dividend payments and other fundamentals. The index aims for marketlike risk.
IQDF Factset Analytics Insight
IQDF aims to hold a basket of high-quality, dividend-paying firms with marketlike risk, and it largely succeeds in delivering higher yield for roughly equivalent risk to our benchmark. It accomplishes this by selecting from among the broader large-cap space those firms that meet certain targets for dividend yield and other fundamental factors, then constructing a portfolio from among eligible firms that provide similar risk to the broader large-cap market while providing greater-than-average yield. IQDF ends up with a midcap tilt and a host of small sector biases, but is nevertheless marketlike in its risk and exposure with markedly higher yield. IQDF is easily traded on a retail basis, with strong daily volume and narrow spreads. Larger investors should be able to get good execution with the help of a liquidity provider. Holding costs are a bit high here: IQDF charges an expensive fee for the large-cap space even considering its niche strategy, and tracking is spotty, meaning investors may realize markedly higher costs.
IQDF MSCI ESG Analytics Insight
The MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score measures the ability of ETF underlying holdings to manage key medium to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors, as determined by MSCI ESG Research LLC. As of June 17, 2018 the FlexShares International Quality Dividend Index Fund MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 5.86 out of 10.
The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. IQDF ranks in the 19th percentile within its peer group and in the 65th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.
IQDF CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE
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IQDF Factset Analytics Block Liquidity
This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of IQDF. IQDF is rated a 5 out of 5.
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