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 16 April 2021
Asset Under Management 507.01 Million (USD)
1 Month Total Return 5.74 %
Year To Date Return 11.22 %
1 Year Total Return 38.94 %
3 Year Annualized Total Return 11.46 %
NAV 53.09
Share Outstanding 9,550,000
Top 10 Holdings (15 April 2021)
Constituent Name Constituent Ticker Constituent Type Weighting
APPLE INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.00001 AAPL EQUI 0.0788590000
MICROSOFT CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.00000625 MSFT EQUI 0.0417450000
HOME DEPOT INC/THE COMMON STOCK USD 0.05 HD EQUI 0.0357930000
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.01 UNH EQUI 0.0335100000
JOHNSON & JOHNSON COMMON STOCK USD 1 JNJ EQUI 0.0329040000
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO COMMON STOCK USD 1 JPM EQUI 0.0313330000
CISCO SYSTEMS INC/DELAWARE COMMON STOCK USD 0.001 CSCO EQUI 0.0261920000
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC COMMON STOCK USD 1 TXN EQUI 0.0212770000
ORACLE CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.01 ORCL EQUI 0.0201810000
ELI LILLY & CO COMMON STOCK USD 0 LLY EQUI 0.0192120000