QDF

Fund Description
QDF 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, match the beta of the Parent Index (Northern Trust 1250) and improve on the Parent Indexs dividend yield.
Fund Profile
Fund Name FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund
Fund Exchange Ticker QDF
Fund Sponsor Flexshares (Northern Trust)
Fund ISIN US33939L8607
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 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 1701.37 Million (USD)
1 Month Total Return 5.03 %
Year To Date Return 6.20 %
1 Year Total Return -6.00 %
3 Year Annualized Total Return 13.07 %
NAV 42.27
Share Outstanding 40,250,000
Top 10 Holdings (18 January 2019)
Constituent Name Constituent Ticker Constituent Type Weighting
JOHNSON & JOHNSON JNJ EQUI 0.0339070000
CISCO SYSTEMS INC CSCO EQUI 0.0338940000
MICROSOFT CORP MSFT EQUI 0.0312160000
WALMART INC WMT EQUI 0.0283630000
EXXON MOBIL CORP XOM EQUI 0.0236650000
HOME DEPOT INC HD EQUI 0.0235590000
ABBVIE INC ABBV EQUI 0.0216360000
PFIZER INC PFE EQUI 0.0206230000
INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP IBM EQUI 0.0205470000
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL PM EQUI 0.0205240000