London Stock Exchange welcomes FlexShares Listed Private Equity UCITS ETF

The London Stock Exchange today welcomes FlexShares Listed Private Equity UCITS ETF (ticker: FLPE). The ETF offers investors direct exposure to the listed private equity market. Since its launch in December 2021, the fund has attracted over US$140 million in AUM.

FLPE tracks the Foxberry Listed Private Equity SDG Screened USD Net Total Return index, which seeks an intentional focus on firms most involved in private equity by employing a thematic purity score, which ranks securities according to their exposure to private equity themes. This screening process helps integrate a unique Private Equity Purity Score in order to identify investment opportunities and emphasize portfolio exposure towards securities reflecting the private equity theme.

Through FLPE, professional investors can gain exposure to private equity with an ETF that is designed to offer liquidity, lower minimum investments and the potential to achieve diversified exposure to multiple private equity firms and investment strategies. FlexShares believes it’s important for listed private equity strategies to employ active index design and disciplined portfolio management techniques in order for an ETF to achieve these types of goals.

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Market: Main Market
Instrument market cap (£m)
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Listing/Admission to trading
07 Feb 2022

Marie Dzanis, head of Northern Trust Asset Management in EMEA, said:

“The private equity market is growing, and investors want access. FLPE was developed in direct response to our client’s demand for private equity exposure, which traditionally has been a difficult asset class to access. This product offers the ability to capture unique pockets of the market and combines our more than a decade of experience developing exchange traded funds to deliver a low-cost, liquid product that can meet client needs.”

The ETF will now be listed on the London Stock Exchange and is available in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. It is FlexShares’ fifth ETF available in Europe since its entry into the European market in March of last year.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This is a marketing communication. Please refer to the prospectus and to the KIID before making any final investment decisions. This information does not constitute a recommendation for any investment strategy or product described herein. This information is not intended as investment advice and does not take into account an investor’s individual circumstances.

Investing involves risk – no investment strategy or risk management technique can guarantee returns or eliminate risk in any market environment.

Northern Trust Asset Management is composed of Northern Trust Investments, Inc. Northern Trust Global Investments Limited, Northern Trust Fund Managers (Ireland) Limited, Northern Trust Global Investments Japan, K.K, NT Global Advisors, Inc., 50 South Capital Advisors, LLC, Belvedere Advisors LLC and investment personnel of The Northern Trust Company of Hong Kong Limited and The Northern Trust Company. © 2022 Northern Trust Corporation. Head Office: 50 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A.

Issued in the United Kingdom by Northern Trust Global Investments Limited. Issued in the EEA by Northern Trust Fund Managers (Ireland) Limited.

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