QDEF

Fund Description
QDEF seeks to provide exposure to the long-term growth potential of U.S. securities while providing dividend payments. It is intended as a core stock market option that also helps investors try to meet their income needs. The strategy applies a proprietary scoring model approach that determines a "quality factor" and an optimization process that seeks to maximize this factor, target a beta lower than the Parent Index (Northern Trust 1250) and improve on the Parent Indexs dividend yiel
Fund Profile
Fund Name FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund
Fund Exchange Ticker QDEF
Fund Sponsor Flexshares (Northern Trust)
Fund ISIN US33939L8458
Net Expense Ratio 0.37 %
Fund Inception Date 14 December 2012
Fund Legal Structure ETF (Open end fund)
Exchange NYSE Arca
Listing Country Code US
Fund Investment Objective
ETF Type Specific US Equities - Dividend & Fundamental
Asset Class Equities (Stocks)
Index Linked Passive
Index Name Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index
Index Provider Northern Trust
Currency Hedged No
Inverse / Leveraged Not Applicable
Developed / Emerging Developed Market Funds
Market Capitalization Range Large Cap
Growth Value Core / Blend
Continent North America
Key Statistics
Return As of Date 18 January 2019
Asset Under Management 328.48 Million (USD)
1 Month Total Return 4.07 %
Year To Date Return 5.24 %
1 Year Total Return -2.52 %
3 Year Annualized Total Return 13.23 %
NAV 41.58
Share Outstanding 7,900,000
Top 10 Holdings (18 January 2019)
Constituent Name Constituent Ticker Constituent Type Weighting
JOHNSON & JOHNSON JNJ EQUI 0.0363680000
EXXON MOBIL CORP XOM EQUI 0.0324570000
CISCO SYSTEMS INC CSCO EQUI 0.0316500000
MICROSOFT CORP MSFT EQUI 0.0296870000
WALMART INC WMT EQUI 0.0281130000
ABBVIE INC ABBV EQUI 0.0277070000
APPLE INC AAPL EQUI 0.0226090000
INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP IBM EQUI 0.0222460000
PFIZER INC PFE EQUI 0.0195080000
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL PM EQUI 0.0189280000