QDF

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

QDF Fund Description

QDF 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

FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of A based on a score of 6.25 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 Index Fund ranks in the 71st percentile within its peer group and in the 78th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

QDF 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.

QDF Charts And Performance

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PERFORMANCE [as of 02/20/20] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
QDF -0.83% 5.03% 0.87% 13.71% 9.86% 8.96% --
QDF (NAV) -0.78% 5.07% 0.93% 13.76% 9.87% 8.97% --
MSCI USA IMI 1.62% 9.08% 4.79% 22.29% 14.47% 11.68% 14.01%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

QDF Summary Data

FlexShares
12/14/12
Open-Ended Fund
0.37%
$1.77B
$3.93M
0.04%

QDF Portfolio Data

$210.62B
17.49
3.34
3.02%
03/20/20
131

QDF Index Data

Northern Trust Quality Dividend (TR)
Multi-Factor
Proprietary
MSCI USA IMI

QDF Portfolio Management

0.37%
-0.86%
-0.10%
-1.48%

QDF Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
0.60%
Qualified dividends
No

QDF Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
No Policy
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
Cboe Book Viewer
Top Of Book
Last 10 Trades
Bats BZX Real-time Quote -

QDF Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 02/21/20
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

81,176
$3.93M
63,858
$3.10M
0.04%
$0.02
0.00%
0.11% / -0.09%
None
100.00%
50,000
1.28
0.03%
0.01%
0
$48.93
5

QDF Sector/Industry Breakdown


QDF
Segment Benchmark
20.92%
27.00%
20.63%
17.15%
13.00%
13.74%
11.55%
13.15%
8.68%
6.41%
6.79%
10.50%
6.52%
4.17%
5.78%
3.14%
3.23%
2.79%
2.89%
1.95%

QDF Top 10 Holdings[View All]

Apple Inc. 3.97%
Amgen Inc. 2.19%
AbbVie, Inc. 2.06%
31.68%

QDF Countries


QDF
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
99.92%
--
0.08%

QDF Regions


QDF
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

QDF Economic Development


QDF
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

QDF Performance Statistics

0.94
0.98
0.99
1.01
0.18%
MSCI USA IMI

QDF MSCI ESG Ratings

6.25 / 10
78.40
71.13
6.24%
7.53%
216.74

QDF Benchmark Comparison Holdings

131
2395
130
30.00%

QDF Benchmark Comparison Summary


QDF
Segment Benchmark
131
2395
$210.62B
$249.60B
17.49
27.20
3.34
3.43
2.96%
1.73%
Low
Low

QDF Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


QDF
Segment Benchmark
79.39%
83.72%
19.92%
12.40%
0.69%
3.56%
0.00%
0.32%