QDEF

FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund
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QDEF Fund Description

The FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive fund tracks an index of companies with higher dividend yields and lower betas chosen from the Northern Trust 1250 Index.

QDEF Factset Analytics Insight

QDEF is one of three December 2012 launches in the Total Market segment from FlexShares, one that employs a high-dividend/low-volatility strategy. The fund attempts to build a portfolio of high-quality, low-beta companies with relatively high dividend yields by selecting and weighting firms based on management efficiency, dividend policy, profitability and cash flow. The portfolio is therefore a significant departure from our market-cap-weighted benchmark. QDEF overweights more defensive sectors like consumer non-cyclicals and utilities, and delivers higher yield. Performance in 2014 was solid as the fund beat our benchmark. QDEF isn't the cheapest fund to own, and trading it can be a challenge for smaller investors, but the fund has built a viable asset base, perhaps aided by delivering on its promise of higher yield and lower market risk.

QDEF 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 December 14, 2017 the FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 4.67 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. QDEF ranks in the 21st percentile within its peer group and in the 23th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.

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QDEF Summary Data

FlexShares
12/14/12
Open-Ended Fund
0.37%
$325.44M
$623.68K
0.10%

QDEF Portfolio Data

$128.57B
19.95
3.08
2.59%
12/21/17
170

QDEF Index Data

Multi-Factor
Proprietary
MSCI USA Investable Markets_net

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QDEF Portfolio Management

0.37%
-0.83%
-0.50%
-1.08%

QDEF Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

QDEF Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
No Policy
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QDEF Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 12/15/17
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This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of QDEF. QDEF is rated a 5 out of 5.

QDEF Tradability

14,553
$623.68K
8,581
$361.90K
0.10%
$0.04
0.01%
0.27% / -0.32%
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0.17
0.03%
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QDEF Sector/Industry BreakdownView All

QDEFSegment Benchmark
23.00% 18.47%
18.40% 18.21%
7.48% 11.24%
10.83% 10.77%
13.07% 10.49%
12.73% 10.18%
5.62% 8.70%
3.16% 6.23%
2.93% 2.96%

QDEF Geographic Exposure

QDEFSegment Benchmark
99.82% 100.42%
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QDEFSegment Benchmark
99.91% 100.42%
0.06% --
0.04% --
99.96% / 0.04% 100.00% / 0.00%

QDEF Performance Statistics

0.84
0.84
0.83
0.86
0.18%
MSCI USA Investable Markets_net

QDEF MSCI ESG Ratings

4.67 / 10
20.66
23.09
12.94%
4.54%
277.43

QDEF BENCHMARK COMPARISON

    QDEF
    170 Holdings
    Segment Benchmark
    2405 Constituents
    Shared Holdings
    167 (Count)
     
    28.74% (Weight)
QDEFSegment Benchmark
157.29 B 128.57 B
79.63% 70.84%
15.51% 27.88%
4.48% 1.28%
0.38% 0.00%
1.79% 3.09%