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 15 March 2019
Asset Under Management 363.10 Million (USD)
1 Month Total Return 2.94 %
Year To Date Return 12.44 %
1 Year Total Return 8.33 %
3 Year Annualized Total Return 12.42 %
NAV 44.28
Share Outstanding 8,200,000
Top 10 Holdings (15 March 2019)
Constituent Name Constituent Ticker Constituent Type Weighting
JOHNSON & JOHNSON JNJ EQUI 0.0376930000
CISCO SYSTEMS INC CSCO EQUI 0.0349650000
EXXON MOBIL CORP XOM EQUI 0.0325820000
MICROSOFT CORP MSFT EQUI 0.0293980000
APPLE INC AAPL EQUI 0.0269470000
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL PM EQUI 0.0226640000
BROADCOM INC AVGO EQUI 0.0202230000
ALTRIA GROUP INC MO EQUI 0.0194740000
ABBVIE INC ABBV EQUI 0.0192980000
INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP IBM EQUI 0.0192710000