First Trust to Cross-List Three More AlphaDEX® ETFs in Mexico

Three new international funds based on the AlphaDEX® Methodology will be cross listed on the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores

WHEATON, Ill.--()--First Trust Advisors L.P. (“First Trust”) a global exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider and asset manager, announced that it has cross listed the First Trust United Kingdom AlphaDEX® Fund (Ticker: FKU), the First Trust Japan AlphaDEX® Fund (Ticker: FJP) and the First Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Japan AlphaDEX® Fund (Ticker: FPA) on the International Segment (SIC) of the Mexican stock exchange, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV).

J.P. Morgan sponsors the cross-listing of First Trust’s ETFs and services the ETFs by handling corporate actions, disseminating information and working with investors in Mexico.

First Trust is excited to offer internationally focused ETFs for Mexican investors built on the fundamentals of the AlphaDEX® Methodology. The First Trust AlphaDEX® ETFs are designed to track the performance of a group of indexes which employ the patented, rules-based AlphaDEX fundamental stock selection methodology. The AlphaDEX methodology is designed to use fundamental valuation factors to select and weight stocks based on their investment merit. We believe that, while different methods of indexing will have inherent limitations at different times, fundamental indexes have the potential to generate higher long-term returns, and often times reduce volatility, compared to similar cap-weighted indexes.

These three funds increase the number of First Trust ETFs cross listed on the BMV to 42.

For more information about First Trust, please contact Ryan Issakainen of First Trust at (630) 765-8689 or RIssakainen@FTAdvisors.com.

About First Trust

First Trust Advisors L.P., along with its affiliate First Trust Portfolios L.P., are privately held companies which provide a variety of investment services, including asset management and financial advisory services, with collective assets under management or supervision of approximately $119 billion as of July 31, 2015 through unit investment trusts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds and separate managed accounts. First Trust is based in Wheaton, Illinois. For more information, visit http://www.ftlatinamerica.com.

You should consider a fund’s investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing. Contact First Trust Portfolios L.P. at 1-800-621-1675 or visit www.ftlatinamerica.com to obtain a prospectus which contains this and other information about a fund. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing.

ETF Characteristics

A fund’s return may not match the return of its underlying index. Securities held by the funds will generally not be bought or sold in response to market fluctuations.

Investors buying or selling fund shares on the secondary market may incur customary brokerage commissions. Market prices may differ to some degree from the net asset value of the shares. Investors who sell fund shares may receive less than the share’s net asset value. Shares may be sold throughout the day on the exchange through any brokerage account. However, unlike mutual funds, shares may only be redeemed directly from the fund by authorized participants, in very large creation/redemption units.

Risks

A fund’s shares will change in value, and you could lose money by investing in a fund. One of the principal risks of investing in a fund is market risk. Market risk is the risk that a particular security owned by a fund, fund shares or securities in general may fall in value. There can be no assurance that a fund’s investment objective will be achieved.

A fund may invest in securities issued by companies concentrated in a particular industry, sector or country. A fund may invest in small capitalization and mid-capitalization companies. Such companies may experience greater price volatility than larger, more established companies.

An investment in a fund containing securities of non-U.S. issuers is subject to additional risks, including currency fluctuations, political risks, withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting non-U.S. issuers. These risks may be heightened for securities of companies located in, or with significant operations in, emerging market countries.

A fund may invest in depositary receipts which may be less liquid than the underlying shares in their primary trading market. A fund may effect a portion of creations and redemptions for cash, rather than in-kind securities. As a result, a fund may be less tax-efficient.

The funds are classified as “non-diversified” and may invest a relatively high percentage of their assets in a limited number of issuers. As a result, the funds may be more susceptible to a single adverse economic or regulatory occurrence affecting one or more of these issuers, experience increased volatility and be highly concentrated in certain issuers.

The United Kingdom is a member of the European Union and the continued implementation of the European Union provisions and political and social change throughout Europe make the extent of future economic development and their effect on securities issued by United Kingdom companies impossible to predict. Despite the fact that the United Kingdom did not convert to the Euro, the European sovereign debt crisis has resulted in a weakened Euro and has put into question the future financial prospects of the United Kingdom and the surrounding region.

FPA is more susceptible to the economic, market, regulatory, political, natural disasters and local risks of the Asia Pacific region than a fund that is more geographically diversified. The region has historically been highly dependent on global trade, with nations taking strong roles in both the importing and exporting of goods; such a relationship creates a risk with this dependency on global growth. Varying levels of accounting and disclosure standards, restrictions on foreign ownership, minority ownership rights, and corporate governance standards are also common for the region.

Because Japan’s economy and equity market share a strong correlation with the U.S. markets, the Japanese economy may be affected by economic problems in the U.S. Japan also has a growing economic relationship with China and other Southeast Asian countries. Should political tension increase, it could adversely affect the economy and destabilize the region as a whole. Japan also remains heavily dependent on oil imports, and higher commodity prices could therefore have a negative impact on the economy. Japanese securities may also be subject to lack of liquidity, excessive taxation, government seizure of assets, different legal or accounting standards and less government supervision and regulation of exchanges than in the U.S. Furthermore, the natural disasters that have impacted Japan and the ongoing recovery efforts have had a negative effect on Japan’s economy, and may continue to do so.

The funds are classified as “non-diversified” and may invest a relatively high percentage of their assets in a limited number of issuers. As a result, the funds may be more susceptible to a single adverse economic or regulatory occurrence affecting one or more of these issuers, experience increased volatility and be highly concentrated in certain issuers.

First Trust Advisors L.P. is the adviser to the funds. First Trust Advisors L.P. is an affiliate of First Trust Portfolios L.P., the funds’ distributor.

“AlphaDEX®” is a registered trademark of First Trust Portfolios L.P. First Trust Portfolios L.P. has obtained a patent for the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The views and opinions expressed are for informational purposes only. This material is not intended to be relied upon as investment advice or recommendations, does not constitute a solicitation to buy or sell securities (in any jurisdiction to any person to whom it is not lawful to make such an offer) and should not be considered specific legal, investment or tax advice.

For Investors in Mexico:

The funds have been cross-listed on the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores.

Investors should review all relevant offering materials, including all applicable risk factors, and should consult with financial and tax advisors relating to tax and other consequences of investing in a particular security prior to making an investment. None of the securities herein have been registered with the National Securities Registry (Registro Nacional de Valores) maintained by the Mexican National Banking and Securities Commission (Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores). Securities not cross-listed on the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores nor registered with the National Securities Registry (Registro Nacional de Valores) may not be offered or sold publicly or otherwise be the subject of brokerage activities in Mexico, except pursuant to the private placement exemption set forth in article 8 of the Securities Market Law (Ley del Mercado de Valores), to institutional and qualified investors, as defined under Mexican law and rules thereunder.

Contacts

First Trust
Ryan Issakainen, (630) 765-8689
RIssakainen@FTAdvisors.com

Contacts

First Trust
Ryan Issakainen, (630) 765-8689
RIssakainen@FTAdvisors.com