The investment seeks long-term total return.
The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities. It invests in at least three countries, and invests at least 40% of its total assets in securities of non-U.S. companies. Equity securities include, but are not limited to, common stocks, preferred stocks, convertible securities, rights and warrants, and depositary receipts (including ADRs, EDRs and GDRs, which are certificates typically issued by a bank or trust company that represent ownership interests in securities of non-U.S. or U.S. companies.
The investment seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Northern Trust International Quality Dividend Dynamic IndexSM.
The fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets in the securities of the index and in ADRs and GDRs based on the securities in the index. The index is designed to provide exposure to a high-quality, income-oriented portfolio of international equity securities issued by non-U.S.-based companies, with an emphasis on long-term capital growth and a targeted overall volatility that is greater than that of the Northern Trust International Large Cap IndexSM.