Fund Range

The Fonds voor Gemene Rekening (FGR) structure enables Dutch investors to benefit from tax efficiencies through the Dutch Treaty Network. The fund reclaims part of the withholding tax paid in other countries – meaning investors get all of the benefit with none of the work. Through this process our North America Equity Index fund, for example, has the potential to offer an enhanced performance of approximately 0.60% when compared to other fund structures.

Our FGR Funds

Our FGR funds cover Index, ESG and Factor exposures, explore these using the tabs below.

The Benefits of Index Investing

As our FGR funds are passively managed, they offer investors a low cost, transparent and efficient way to capture the returns of a market with the additional benefit of tax efficiency. Index funds can be seen as useful building blocks for investors seeking to construct diversified portfolios as they capture the market return across a range of asset classes.

Choose an Index Fund:

Developed Real Estate Index

The Northern Trust Developed Real Estate Index UCITS FGR Fund seeks to closely match the risk and return of the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index with net dividends reinvested. The fund primarily invests its assets in companies included in the index and seeks to minimise costs and reduce risks using proprietary optimisation techniques.

Investor Profile

  • Open to all investors
  • Suitable for investors seeking exposure to listed developed real estate which incorporates Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Real Estate Holding & Development companies.
  • May not be appropriate for investors planning to withdraw money within five years

Please seek appropriate investment advice to determine the suitability of this fund for your investment needs.

Risk Characteristics

Fund Risk Chart

Don’t take any unnecessary risks.

Read the Key Investor Information Document.

Investment in the Fund involves a degree of risk. There is no guarantee that the Fund's investment objective, or its risk monitoring, will be achieved and results may vary substantially over time. The Fund's investment strategy may carry considerable risks. The value of investments and the income from them, can go down as well as up and an investor may not get back the amount originally invested.

This is a mandatory announcement.

Integrating ESG

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria are growing in importance and it is becoming increasingly difficult for investors to ignore the impact of these issues on their portfolios. In our range of FGR funds we leverage our extensive experience in this area to integrate ESG factors with both traditional and innovative investment methods. Our aim is to preserve and create value for investors whilst reflecting their principles.

Choose an ESG Fund:

Developed Real Estate ESG Index

The Northern Trust Developed Real Estate ESG Index Fund seeks to closely match the risk and return of the Northern Trust GRESB Developed Real Estate ESG Index. The Index excludes companies based on the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) assessment. Companies shall be excluded from the Index if they do not have a GRESB rating of at least 2 stars (0 to 5) and at least one rating in the last three years.

Investor Profile

  • Open to all investors
  • Suitable for those seeking diversified equity exposure to developed markets across North America, Europe and Asia.
  • The fund may not be appropriate for investors who plan to withdraw their money within 5 years

Please seek appropriate investment advice to determine the suitability of this fund for your investment needs.

Risk Characteristics

Fund Risk Chart

Don’t take any unnecessary risks.

Read the Key Investor Information Document.

Investment in the Fund involves a degree of risk. There is no guarantee that the Fund's investment objective, or its risk monitoring, will be achieved and results may vary substantially over time. The Fund's investment strategy may carry considerable risks. The value of investments and the income from them, can go down as well as up and an investor may not get back the amount originally invested.

This is a mandatory announcement.

Emerging Markets Custom ESG Equity Index

The Northern Trust Emerging Markets Custom ESG Equity Index UCITS FGR Fund seeks to closely match the risk and return characteristics of MSCI Emerging Markets Custom ESG Index this is the MSCI Emerging Markets Index with the exclusion of companies not considered to meet the socially responsible principles of the UN Global Compact ten principles, as well as other Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria selected by the investment manager.

Investor Profile

  • Open to all investors
  • Suitable for investors seeking exposure to emerging market equities whilst meeting their environmental, social and governance commitments.
  • May not be appropriate for investors planning to withdraw money within five years

Please seek appropriate investment advice to determine the suitability of this fund for your investment needs.

Risk Characteristics

Fund Risk Chart

Don’t take any unnecessary risks.

Read the Key Investor Information Document.

Investment in the Fund involves a degree of risk. There is no guarantee that the Fund's investment objective, or its risk monitoring, will be achieved and results may vary substantially over time. The Fund's investment strategy may carry considerable risks. The value of investments and the income from them, can go down as well as up and an investor may not get back the amount originally invested.

This is a mandatory announcement.

Europe Custom ESG Equity Index Feeder Fund

The Northern Trust Europe Custom ESG Equity Index UCITS FGR Feeder Fund seeks to closely match the risk and return characteristics of the MSCI Europe Custom ESG Index with net dividends reinvested. This is achieved with a diversified portfolio of transferable equity and where appropriate, equity related securities issued by companies or linked to companies within the index.

Investor Profile

  • Open to all investors
  • Suitable for those seeking diversified European equity exposure whilst meeting their environmental, social and governance commitments.
  • May not be appropriate for investors planning to withdraw money within five years

Please seek appropriate investment advice to determine the suitability of this fund for your investment needs.

Risk Characteristics

Fund Risk Chart

Don’t take any unnecessary risks.

Read the Key Investor Information Document.

Investment in the Fund involves a degree of risk. There is no guarantee that the Fund's investment objective, or its risk monitoring, will be achieved and results may vary substantially over time. The Fund's investment strategy may carry considerable risks. The value of investments and the income from them, can go down as well as up and an investor may not get back the amount originally invested.

This is a mandatory announcement.

Europe Custom ESG Index Fund

The Northern Trust Europe Custom ESG Index FGR Fund seeks to closely match the risk and return of the MSCI Europe Custom ESG Index with net dividends reinvested. The fund primarily invests its assets in companies included in the index and seeks to minimise costs and reduce risks using proprietary optimisation techniques.

Investor Profile

  • Open to all investors
  • Suitable for those seeking diversified European equity exposure
  • May not be appropriate for investors planning to withdraw money within five years

Please seek appropriate investment advice to determine the suitability of this fund for your investment needs.

Risk Characteristics

Fund Risk Chart

Don’t take any unnecessary risks.

Read the Key Investor Information Document.

Investment in the Fund involves a degree of risk. There is no guarantee that the Fund's investment objective, or its risk monitoring, will be achieved and results may vary substantially over time. The Fund's investment strategy may carry considerable risks. The value of investments and the income from them, can go down as well as up and an investor may not get back the amount originally invested.

This is a mandatory announcement.

World Small Cap ESG Low Carbon Index

The Northern Trust World Small Cap ESG Low Carbon Index FGR Fund seeks to closely match the risk and return characteristics of the MSCI World Small Cap Custom ESG Low Carbon Index (the “Index”) with net dividends reinvested. The Index corresponds with the MSCI World Index with the exclusion of companies not considered to meet socially responsible principles identified by applying criteria that refer to the UN Global Compact ten principles, as well as other Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria selected by the investment manager.

Investor Profile

  • Open to all investors
  • Suitable for those looking for a passively managed investment whilst meeting their environmental, social and governance commitments.
  • May not be appropriate for investors planning to withdraw money within five years

Please seek appropriate investment advice to determine the suitability of this fund for your investment needs.

Risk Characteristics

Fund Risk Chart

Don’t take any unnecessary risks.

Read the Key Investor Information Document.

Investment in the Fund involves a degree of risk. There is no guarantee that the Fund's investment objective, or its risk monitoring, will be achieved and results may vary substantially over time. The Fund's investment strategy may carry considerable risks. The value of investments and the income from them, can go down as well as up and an investor may not get back the amount originally invested.

This is a mandatory announcement.

Literature

Download Key Investor Information Documents & prospectus

North America Custom ESG Equity Index Feeder Fund

The Northern Trust North America Custom ESG Equity Index UCITS FGR Feeder Fund seeks to closely match the risk and return characteristics of the MSCI North America Custom ESG Index – this is the MSCI North America Index with the exclusion of companies not considered to meet the socially responsible principles of the UN Global Compact ten principles, as well as other Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria selected by the investment manager.

Investor Profile

  • Open to all investors
  • Suitable for those seeking diversified North America equity exposure whilst meeting their environmental, social and governance commitments.
  • May not be appropriate for investors planning to withdraw money within five years

Please seek appropriate investment advice to determine the suitability of this fund for your investment needs.

Risk Characteristics

Fund Risk Chart

Don’t take any unnecessary risks.

Read the Key Investor Information Document.

Investment in the Fund involves a degree of risk. There is no guarantee that the Fund's investment objective, or its risk monitoring, will be achieved and results may vary substantially over time. The Fund's investment strategy may carry considerable risks. The value of investments and the income from them, can go down as well as up and an investor may not get back the amount originally invested.

This is a mandatory announcement.

North America Custom ESG Index Fund

The Northern Trust North America Custom ESG Index FGR Fund seeks to closely match the risk and return of the MSCI North America Custom ESG Index with net dividends reinvested. The fund primarily invests its assets in companies included in the index and seeks to minimise costs and reduce risks using proprietary optimisation techniques.

Investor Profile

  • Open to all investors
  • Suitable for those seeking diversified North American equity exposure
  • May not be appropriate for investors planning to withdraw money within five years

Please seek appropriate investment advice to determine the suitability of this fund for your investment needs.

Risk Characteristics

Fund Risk Chart

Don’t take any unnecessary risks.

Read the Key Investor Information Document.

Investment in the Fund involves a degree of risk. There is no guarantee that the Fund's investment objective, or its risk monitoring, will be achieved and results may vary substantially over time. The Fund's investment strategy may carry considerable risks. The value of investments and the income from them, can go down as well as up and an investor may not get back the amount originally invested.

This is a mandatory announcement.

Pacific Custom ESG Index Fund

The Northern Trust Pacific Custom ESG Index FGR Fund seeks to closely match the risk and return characteristics of the MSCI Pacific Custom ESG Index with net dividends reinvested.

This is achieved with a diversified portfolio of transferable equity and where appropriate, equity related securities issued by companies or linked to companies within the index.

Investor Profile

  • Open to all investors
  • Suitable for those looking seeking diversified Pacific equity exposure whilst meeting their environmental, social and governance commitments.
  • May not be appropriate for investors planning to withdraw money within five years

Please seek appropriate investment advice to determine the suitability of this fund for your investment needs.

Risk Characteristics

Fund Risk Chart

Don’t take any unnecessary risks.

Read the Key Investor Information Document.

Investment in the Fund involves a degree of risk. There is no guarantee that the Fund's investment objective, or its risk monitoring, will be achieved and results may vary substantially over time. The Fund's investment strategy may carry considerable risks. The value of investments and the income from them, can go down as well as up and an investor may not get back the amount originally invested.

This is a mandatory announcement.

World Custom ESG Equity Index

Northern Trust World Custom ESG Equity Index UCITS FGR Feeder Fund seeks to closely match the risk and return characteristics of the MSCI World Custom ESG Index with net dividends reinvested This is achieved with a diversified portfolio of transferable equity and where appropriate, equity related securities issued by companies or linked to companies within the index.

Investor Profile

  • Open to all investors
  • Suitable for those seeking diversified equity exposure across North America, Europe and Asia whilst meeting their environmental, social and governance commitments.
  • May not be appropriate for investors planning to withdraw money within five years

Please seek appropriate investment advice to determine the suitability of this fund for your investment needs.

Risk Characteristics

Fund Risk Chart

Don’t take any unnecessary risks.

Read the Key Investor Information Document.

Investment in the Fund involves a degree of risk. There is no guarantee that the Fund's investment objective, or its risk monitoring, will be achieved and results may vary substantially over time. The Fund's investment strategy may carry considerable risks. The value of investments and the income from them, can go down as well as up and an investor may not get back the amount originally invested.

This is a mandatory announcement.

World Custom ESG Minimum Volatility Equity Index

The investment objective of the Fund is to closely match the risk and return of the MSCI World Custom ESG Minimum Volatility (EUR) Index with net dividends reinvested. A custom index calculated and screened by MSCI based on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria selected by Northern Trust which excludes certain companies not considered to meet socially responsible principles.

Investor Profile

  • Open to all investors
  • Suitable for those seeking diversified equity exposure to developed markets across North America, Europe and Asia whilst meeting their environmental, social and governance commitments.
  • May not be appropriate for investors planning to withdraw money within five years

Please seek appropriate investment advice to determine the suitability of this fund for your investment needs.

Risk Characteristics

Fund Risk Chart

Don’t take any unnecessary risks.

Read the Key Investor Information Document.

Investment in the Fund involves a degree of risk. There is no guarantee that the Fund's investment objective, or its risk monitoring, will be achieved and results may vary substantially over time. The Fund's investment strategy may carry considerable risks. The value of investments and the income from them, can go down as well as up and an investor may not get back the amount originally invested.

This is a mandatory announcement.

Adopting a factor-based approach

Factor-based investing is founded on the concept of improving returns through diversification. Historically, this involved diversifying portfolios by asset classes, but this approach has proven itself unreliable. Factor-based investing offers another means for investors to reduce risk and bolster investment returns by targeting specific risk exposures such as value, low volatility, dividend yield and quality. Different risk factors can be combined to improve a portfolio's ability to target goals such as generating income or reducing volatility.

Factor Investing: Build Your Portfolio with Purpose and Precision

Factor Investing: Combining Factors to Smooth the Factor Cycle

Choose a Factor Fund:

Europe Value ESG Fund

The Northern Trust Europe Value ESG Fund seeks to closely match the risk and return characteristics of the FTSE RAFI Europe Index - QSR with net dividends reinvested.

The methodology used by the index is designed to track the performance of European equities with the highest "RAFI fundamental scores" selected from the FTSE RAFI Developed ex US 1000 Index.

Investor Profile

  • Open to all investors
  • Suitable for those seeking diversified North American equity exposure
  • May not be appropriate for investors planning to withdraw money within five years

Please seek appropriate investment advice to determine the suitability of this fund for your investment needs.

Risk Characteristics

Fund Risk Chart

Don’t take any unnecessary risks.

Read the Key Investor Information Document.

Investment in the Fund involves a degree of risk. There is no guarantee that the Fund's investment objective, or its risk monitoring, will be achieved and results may vary substantially over time. The Fund's investment strategy may carry considerable risks. The value of investments and the income from them, can go down as well as up and an investor may not get back the amount originally invested.

This is a mandatory announcement.

World Small Cap ESG Low Carbon Index

The Northern Trust World Small Cap ESG Low Carbon Index FGR Fund seeks to closely match the risk and return characteristics of the MSCI World Small Cap Custom ESG Low Carbon Index (the “Index”) with net dividends reinvested. The Index corresponds with the MSCI World Index with the exclusion of companies not considered to meet socially responsible principles identified by applying criteria that refer to the UN Global Compact ten principles, as well as other Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria selected by the investment manager.

Investor Profile

  • Open to all investors
  • Suitable for those looking for a passively managed investment whilst meeting their environmental, social and governance commitments.
  • May not be appropriate for investors planning to withdraw money within five years

Please seek appropriate investment advice to determine the suitability of this fund for your investment needs.

Risk Characteristics

Fund Risk Chart

Don’t take any unnecessary risks.

Read the Key Investor Information Document.

Investment in the Fund involves a degree of risk. There is no guarantee that the Fund's investment objective, or its risk monitoring, will be achieved and results may vary substantially over time. The Fund's investment strategy may carry considerable risks. The value of investments and the income from them, can go down as well as up and an investor may not get back the amount originally invested.

This is a mandatory announcement.

Literature

Download Key Investor Information Documents & prospectus

World Custom ESG Minimum Volatility Equity Index

The investment objective of the Fund is to closely match the risk and return of the MSCI World Custom ESG Minimum Volatility (EUR) Index with net dividends reinvested. A custom index calculated and screened by MSCI based on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria selected by Northern Trust which excludes certain companies not considered to meet socially responsible principles.

Investor Profile

  • Open to all investors
  • Suitable for those seeking diversified equity exposure to developed markets across North America, Europe and Asia whilst meeting their environmental, social and governance commitments.
  • May not be appropriate for investors planning to withdraw money within five years

Please seek appropriate investment advice to determine the suitability of this fund for your investment needs.

Risk Characteristics

Fund Risk Chart

Don’t take any unnecessary risks.

Read the Key Investor Information Document.

Investment in the Fund involves a degree of risk. There is no guarantee that the Fund's investment objective, or its risk monitoring, will be achieved and results may vary substantially over time. The Fund's investment strategy may carry considerable risks. The value of investments and the income from them, can go down as well as up and an investor may not get back the amount originally invested.

This is a mandatory announcement.

Important dates for
*FGR income distribution

Fund Holidays for 2019

Annual Report & Accounts

Interim Report & Accounts