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 8 December 2022
Asset Under Management 355.60 Million (USD)
1 Month Total Return 6.23 %
Year To Date Return -10.42 %
1 Year Total Return -8.66 %
3 Year Annualized Total Return 5.66 %
NAV 52.8772
Share Outstanding 6,725,000
Top 10 Holdings (8 December 2022)
Constituent Name Constituent Ticker Constituent Type Weighting
APPLE INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.00001 AAPL EQUI 0.0642890000
MICROSOFT CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.00000625 MSFT EQUI 0.0402940000
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO/THE COMMON STOCK USD 0 PG EQUI 0.0339860000
HOME DEPOT INC/THE COMMON STOCK USD 0.05 HD EQUI 0.0330200000
ELI LILLY & CO COMMON STOCK USD 0 LLY EQUI 0.0304150000
JOHNSON & JOHNSON COMMON STOCK USD 1 JNJ EQUI 0.0297830000
VISA INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.0001 V EQUI 0.0278360000
BROADCOM INC COMMON STOCK USD AVGO EQUI 0.0260670000
CISCO SYSTEMS INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.001 CSCO EQUI 0.0252850000
MCDONALDS CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.01 MCD EQUI 0.0252120000