QDF

FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund
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*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

QDF Fund Description

The FlexShares Quality Dividend fund tracks an index of companies deemed to have secure dividends that matches the beta of the Northern Trust 1250.

QDF Factset Analytics Insight

QDF targets neutral market risk with a higher dividend yield using a multifactor model, aiming for high yield from 'quality' dividend payers. It doesn't look for firms that are simply paying the greatest dividends, but attempts to find the firms whose dividends are durable and unlikely to be cut in the future. To select its constituents, the index provider created a proprietary scoring model that determines a "quality factor" for each firm. The result of this process is not a radically different portfolio from the market, with the exception of a slight bias toward defensive sectors and midcaps. QDF trades in decent volume with small spreads, and underlying liquidity is ample for larger investors. QDF charges a reasonable fee for its niche exposure, and tracking is solid.

QDF 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 19, 2018 the FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 4.95 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. QDF ranks in the 31st percentile within its peer group and in the 30th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.

QDF CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE

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PERFORMANCE [as of 06/19/18] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
QDF 1.63% 3.75% 3.09% 13.43% 10.95% 12.20% --
QDF (NAV) 1.64% 3.73% 3.21% 13.48% 10.93% 12.31% --
Northern Trust Quality Dividend Index 1.62% 3.60% 2.89% 13.71% 11.29% 12.73% --
MSCI USA Investable Markets_net 2.34% 3.06% 5.14% 15.71% 11.46% 13.47% 10.00%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

QDF Top 10 Countries

QDF Top 10 Sectors

QDF Top 10 Holdings [View All]

QDF Summary Data

FlexShares
12/14/12
Open-Ended Fund
0.37%
$1.79B
$7.41M
0.05%

QDF Portfolio Data

$123.90B
17.46
3.01
2.59%
06/18/18
140

QDF Index Data

Multi-Factor
Proprietary
MSCI USA Investable Markets_net

QDF Portfolio Management

0.37%
-0.60%
-0.13%
-1.18%

QDF Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

QDF Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
No Policy
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
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LAST 10 TRADES
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Daily Spread
Premium/Discount
Volume

QDF Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 06/20/18
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of QDF. QDF is rated a 5 out of 5.

QDF Tradability

164,869
$7.41M
57,785
$2.68M
0.05%
$0.02
0.02%
0.46% / -0.11%
None
100.00%
50,000
1.16
0.03%
0.02%
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$45.91
5

QDF Sector/Industry Breakdown


QDF
Segment Benchmark
19.67%
18.05%
18.79%
23.44%
13.08%
10.54%
10.70%
12.96%
9.60%
12.84%
9.16%
5.82%
6.74%
6.80%
5.78%
2.92%
3.33%
1.73%
2.43%
2.79%

QDF TOP 10 HOLDINGS[View All]

4.59%
2.81%
2.73%
2.67%
2.55%
2.25%
2.20%
2.12%
2.06%
2.04%
26.02%

QDF Countries


QDF
Segment Benchmark
100.11%
99.93%
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0.07%

QDF Regions


QDF
Segment Benchmark
100.11%
100.00%

QDF Economic Development


QDF
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

QDF Performance Statistics

0.93
0.95
0.91
1.00
0.21%
MSCI USA Investable Markets_net

QDF MSCI ESG Ratings

4.95 / 10
30.96
30.34
10.68%
3.55%
203.61

QDF BENCHMARK COMPARISON HOLDINGS

140
2374
137
25.98%

QDF BENCHMARK COMPARISON SUMMARY


QDF
Segment Benchmark
140
2374
$123.90B
$167.55B
17.46
25.56
3.01
3.08
3.07%
1.82%
Low
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QDF BENCHMARK COMPARISON MARKET CAP SIZE


QDF
Segment Benchmark
70.02%
80.35%
27.59%
14.88%
2.39%
4.47%
0.00%
0.31%

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