‘ FlexShares ’

Northern Trust’s FlexShares launches listed private equity ETF in Europe

Dec 16th, 2021 | By
Northern Trust FlexShaes

FlexShares, the ETF business of asset manager Northern Trust, has rolled out a new ETF in Europe providing exposure to listed private equity companies globally.


The timely opportunity in infrastructure ETFs

Oct 5th, 2021 | By
Chris Huemmer, Senior Vice President and Senior Investment Strategist for FlexShares ETFs.

By Chris Huemmer, Senior Investment Strategist, FlexShares ETFs.

As the US House of Representatives prepares to vote on a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure bill, investment opportunities in infrastructure have become front and center for many ETF investors.


Northern Trust’s FlexShares launches two EM factor ESG ETFs in Europe

Sep 28th, 2021 | By
Marie Dzanis, Head of Northern Trust Asset Management for EMEA

Northern Trust has rolled out two new FlexShares-branded ETFs on Xetra and Euronext Amsterdam that target the high dividend and low volatility equity factors within emerging markets while also seeking to deliver an enhanced ESG and climate profile.


FlexShares rolls out climate-tilted ESG core portfolio ETFs

Sep 23rd, 2021 | By
Chris Huemmer, Senior Vice President and Senior Investment Strategist for FlexShares ETFs.

Northern Trust has rolled out a new suite of FlexShares ETFs on NYSE Arca providing low-cost core portfolio exposures with improved ESG scores and reduced carbon risk compared to traditional broad market benchmarks.


Northern Trust unveils first FlexShares ETFs in Europe

Mar 1st, 2021 | By
Northern Trust FlexShaes

Northern Trust Asset Management has launched its first FlexShares ETFs in Europe, debuting with a pair of ESG equity factor strategies listed on LSE and Euronext Amsterdam.


Dividend quality in action

Jul 21st, 2020 | By
Chris Huemmer, Senior Vice President and Senior Investment Strategist for FlexShares ETFs.

By Chris Huemmer, Senior Vice President and Senior Investment Strategist for FlexShares ETFs.

Since the beginning of March 2020, dividend payments have been slashed as companies are faced with a combination of sharply declining revenues and regulatory restrictions.


FlexShares upgrades US corporate bond ETFs with new factor indices

May 1st, 2020 | By
Darek Wojnar, Head of Funds and Managed Accounts at Northern Trust Asset Management

Northern Trust’s FlexShares has announced changes to two ETFs providing exposure to US corporate bonds with the adoption of new indices that tilt towards quality and value factors. Darek Wojnar, Head of Funds and Managed Accounts at Northern Trust Asset Management, commented, “In this low-yielding market environment, income generation and capital appreciation are critical for today’s investors. We believe these needs can be most effectively met by prioritizing quality and value.”


Benefits of real assets ETFs in a diversified portfolio

Jan 2nd, 2020 | By
Michael Natale, Head of Intermediary Distribution at FlexShares.

By Michael Natale, Head of Intermediary Distribution at FlexShares.

We believe that real assets – defined as real estate, infrastructure and natural resources – should be an essential element of any diversified portfolio.


FlexShares blends quality with low volatility in new equity ETFs

Jul 17th, 2019 | By
Christopher Huemmer, Senior Investment Strategist at FlexShares.

Northern Trust’s FlexShares has expanded its line-up of factor-based ETFs with the launch of three funds that combine quality with low volatility. Listed on NYSE Arca, the ETFs track proprietary indices that provide exposure to US, international developed, and emerging market equities. Christopher Huemmer, Senior Investment Strategist at FlexShares, said, “Existing low volatility strategies often rely exclusively on historical return data and fail to account for future price fluctuations and unintended risks. Our quality-focused approach addresses these flaws in an effort to provide a more efficient means of accessing the low volatility factor.”


The advantages of an integrated approach to ESG

Jun 4th, 2019 | By
Chris Huemmer, Senior Investment Strategist at FlexShares ETFs.

By Chris Huemmer, Senior Investment Strategist at FlexShares ETFs.

While there’s been a clear uptick in ESG ETF interest, there remains a lack of consensus as to how to define or apply ESG criteria and, as such, ETFs that focus on ESG take a variety of different approaches.