FlexShares Blog

FlexShares 2016 Year in Review

Posted by FlexShares on May 1, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Investors are always looking for better ways to reduce risk and increase returns. There is growing demand for more simplicity, more transparency, and improved cost efficiency. We believe that this demand may be one of the reasons ETF shares replaced individual stocks as the most actively traded securities in the market. In 2016, FlexShares listed three new funds targeting specific investor needs:

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Topics: ETF Industry

Why ETFs Close - And What You Should Know If It Happens to You

Posted by FlexShares on Oct 18, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Active investors who keep up with financial news undoubtedly noted the recent announcement of a new milestone in the ETF world: this past July, the 600th ETF was delisted prior to market opening on July 18. Judging just how important that number is and what it means to investors who have already embraced considering ETFs, this may require further explanation and some industry context.

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Topics: ETF Industry

How to Choose an ETF Thats Right for Your Portfolio

Posted by FlexShares on Apr 27, 2016 7:30:00 AM

ETFs offer investors compelling reasons to use them to build an entire portfolio, or “fill in the blanks” of a developed portfolio for those who want to further diversify. But how to choose the fund or funds that are a perfect fit — either within your current investment plan or with each other? With more than 1,600 funds to choose from, plus hundreds of indexing approaches, it can be a daunting task. Here are some guidelines for investors who are interested in a long-term strategy.

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Topics: ETF Industry


Before investing, carefully consider the FlexShares investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other information is in the prospectus, a copy of which may be obtained by visiting www.flexshares.com. Read the prospectus carefully before you invest. Foreside Fund Services, LLC, distributor.

An investment in FlexShares is subject to numerous risks, including possible loss of principal. Fund returns may not match the return of the respective indexes. The Funds are subject to the following principal risks: asset class; commodity; concentration; counterparty; currency; derivatives; dividend; emerging markets; equity securities; fluctuation of yield; foreign securities; geographic; income; industry concentration; inflation-protected securities; interest rate / maturity risk; issuer; management; market; market trading; mid cap stock; natural resources; new funds; non-diversification; passive investment; privatization; small cap stock; tracking error; value investing; and volatility risk. A full description of risks is in the prospectus. 
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