ETF Factor Report

Data as of market close on 12/7/2021.

Validea's ETF reports provide factor exposures and other fundamental data for US equity ETFs.
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FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensv ETF (QDEF)

Total Assets: $439,355,300 Expense Ratio: 0.37% Active Share vs. S&P 500: 64.57% Active Share vs. Russell 2000: 99.12% Fee for Active Share: 0.57% Fee for Quality Exposure: 0.39% Highest Scoring Metric: EPS Consistency
Issuer:FlexShares Validea Category: Large-Cap Quality Number of Holdings: 134 Median Mkt Cap (mil): $38,488 Average Mkt Cap (mil): $516,422 Implied Liquidity: $1,338,328,000 Concentration: 58/100
The investment seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance before fees and expenses of the Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive IndexSM. The underlying index is designed to reflect the performance of a selection of companies that in aggregate possess greater financial strength and stability characteristics relative to the Northern Trust 1250 Index a float-adjusted market-capitalization weighted index of U.S. domiciled large- and mid-capitalization companies. The fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets (exclusive of collateral held from securities lending) in the securities of the underlying index.

Factor Profile

QDEF's exposure to the major factors (100 is highest).

QDEF Sector Exposure

Largest overweights and underweights relative to the S&P 500

QDEF Industry Exposure

Largest overweights and underweights relative to the S&P 500

Comparable ETFs

ETFs with the closest factor profiles to QDEF.

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