London Stock Exchange welcomes FlexShares® by Northern Trust Asset Management to celebrate the launch of its FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds in Europe

Today, London Stock Exchange markets were opened by Northern Trust Asset Management to celebrate the launch of two climate focused exchange-traded funds (ETFs): the FlexShares® Developed Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETF (QVFD) and the FlexShares® Developed Market High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETF (QDFD). 

The Funds represent the first FlexShares’ ETFs available in Europe, with additional funds planned to launch in the coming months.

FlexShares partnered with index provider STOXX® to develop benchmarks for both QVFD and QDFD. The funds underlying indices, the iSTOXX® Northern Trust Developed Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG Index and the iSTOXX® Northern Trust Developed Markets High Dividend Climate ESG Index, utilise Northern Trust Asset Management’s proprietary Quality factor in an effort to identify companies that exhibit strength in profitability, management expertise and cash flow while maximizing the portfolio’s ESG exposure and reducing its carbon footprint.

Marie Dzanis, EVP, Head of Asset Management, EMEA Northern Trust Asset Management, said: “We’re pleased to present the first FlexShares products in Europe, which reflect Northern Trust Asset Management’s three decades of experience in managing sustainability-focused investment strategies. Actively designed with the transparency of indexing, these two ETFs are built specifically to fit within professional investors’ evolving needs to help manage portfolio volatility and target income in a low yield environment while doing so with a focus on quality.”

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This material is directed to eligible counterparties and professional clients only and is not intended for retail clients. For Asia-Pacific markets, it is directed to expert, institutional, professional and wholesale investors only and should not be relied upon by retail clients or investors. For legal and regulatory information about our offices and legal entities visit flexshares.com/disclosures.

Information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but its accuracy and completeness are not guaranteed. Information is only current as of the date stated and is subject to change without notice. Fund performance data provided herein should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions; performance data may be revised. 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. The prospectus in available in English and the key investor information document is available in English, Dutch and German at www.flexshares.com/funds. 

Investing involves risk- no investment strategy or risk management technique can guarantee returns or eliminate risk in any market environment. For professional investors only.

The Funds are sub-funds of FlexShares ICAV which is a regulated collective investment scheme in Ireland under Central Bank of Ireland UCITS regulations. FlexShares® Developed Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETF and the FlexShares® Developed Market High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETF have been categorized in accordance with the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, for detailed information please visit flexshares.com/disclosures.

FlexShares® Developed Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETF (QVFD) and the FlexShares® Developed Market High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETF (QDFD) are registered for marketing and sales in Ireland, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden.

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 and investment personnel of The Northern Trust Company of Hong Kong Limited, Belvedere Advisors, LLC and The Northern Trust Company. Issued in the United Kingdom by Northern Trust Global Investments Limited. Issued in the EEA by Northern Trust Fund Managers (Ireland) Limited.

© 2021 Northern Trust Corporation. Head Office: 50 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A.

The iSTOXX® Northern Trust Developed Markets High Dividend Climate ESG Index and the iSTOXX® Northern Trust Developed Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG Index are the intellectual property (including registered trademarks) of STOXX® Limited, Zurich, Switzerland and/or its licensors ("Licensors"), which is used under license. The securities based on the Index are in no way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by STOXX® and its Licensors and neither of the Licensors shall have any liability with respect thereto.

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