QDF

FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund
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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 February 15, 2018 the FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 4.81 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 28th percentile within its peer group and in the 26th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.

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QDF Summary Data

FlexShares
12/14/12
Open-Ended Fund
0.37%
$1.93B
$4.27M
0.04%

QDF Portfolio Data

$134.33B
19.53
3.24
2.69%
03/19/18
148

QDF Index Data

Multi-Factor
Proprietary
MSCI USA Investable Markets_net

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Total Return
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QDF Portfolio Management

0.37%
-0.69%
-0.47%
-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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QDF Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 02/16/18
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

93,605
$4.27M
82,494
$3.72M
0.04%
$0.02
0.02%
0.17% / -0.17%
None
100.00%
50,000
1.65
0.03%
0.02%
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$45.29
5

QDF Sector/Industry BreakdownView All

QDFSegment Benchmark
18.27% 19.04%
22.54% 18.20%
10.93% 12.50%
13.21% 10.89%
12.89% 9.61%
5.76% 8.20%
2.93% 4.87%
2.95% 3.65%

QDF Geographic Exposure

QDFSegment Benchmark
99.93% 100.48%
0.07% --

QDFSegment Benchmark
100.00% 100.48%
0.00% / 0.00% 0.00% / 0.00%

QDF Performance Statistics

0.91
0.96
0.93
1.01
0.19%
MSCI USA Investable Markets_net

QDF MSCI ESG Ratings

4.81 / 10
28.37
26.36
10.75%
4.95%
275.42

QDF BENCHMARK COMPARISON

    QDF
    148 Holdings
    Segment Benchmark
    2398 Constituents
    Shared Holdings
    145 (Count)
     
    26.47% (Weight)
QDFSegment Benchmark
162.73 B 134.33 B
80.41% 70.96%
14.86% 27.85%
4.30% 1.19%
0.35% 0.00%
1.74% 2.92%