QDEFFlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund
QDEF Fund Description
QDEF tracks an index of companies with higher dividend yields and lower betas chosen from the Northern Trust 1250 Index.
QDEF Factset Analytics Insight
QDEF approaches the total market segment with a high-dividend/low-volatility strategy. The fund attempts to build its portfolio of by selecting and weighting dividend paying firms from the parent index based on proprietary quality factor. Stocks are ranked based on management efficiency, dividend policy, profitability, and cash flow. Constituents ranked in the lowest quintile are removed and an optimization process is also used in order to maximize the overall quality score relative to the parent index. Caps on individual securities, sectors and industries are employed to manage diversification. The objective of the fund is to attain an aggregate dividend yield in excess of the parent index and target an aggregate beta 0.5 to 1.0x. The fund is rebalanced on a quarterly basis.
QDEF MSCI ESG Analytics Insight
FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of A based on a score of 6.41 out of 10. The MSCI ESG Fund Rating measures the resiliency of portfolios to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors. ESG Fund Ratings range from best (AAA) to worst (CCC). Highly rated funds consist of companies that tend to show strong and/or improving management of financially relevant environmental, social and governance issues. These companies may be more resilient to disruptions arising from ESG events.
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. FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund ranks in the 53th percentile within its peer group and in the 26th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.
QDEF MSCI FaCS and Factor Box
MSCI FaCS is a standard method for evaluating and reporting the Factor characteristics of equity portfolios including ETFs. The Factor Box includes 6 Factors that MSCI has identified that historically provided a return premium. On the vertical axis, the Factor Groups, are displayed and the horizontal axis displays the Factor exposure, overweight, underweight or neutral.
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QDEF Factset Analytics Block Liquidity
This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of QDEF. QDEF is rated a 5 out of 5.
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