WHEATON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Trust Advisors L.P. (“FTA”) announces the declaration of distributions for 91 exchange-traded funds advised by FTA.
The following dates apply to today’s distribution declarations:
|Expected Ex-Dividend Date:||March 23, 2017|
|Record Date:||March 27, 2017|
|Payable Date:||March 31, 2017|
|ACTIVELY MANAGED EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS|
|First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund III|
|FEMB||Nasdaq||First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF||Monthly||$0.1817|
|FMB||Nasdaq||First Trust Managed Municipal ETF||Monthly||$0.1100|
|FPE||NYSE Arca||First Trust Preferred Securities and Income ETF||Monthly||$0.1086|
|FTLS||NYSE Arca||First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF||Quarterly||$0.0287|
|HDMV||NYSE Arca||First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Developed International ETF||Quarterly||$0.0474|
|HUSV||NYSE Arca||First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Domestic ETF||Quarterly||$0.0685|
|RFDI||Nasdaq||First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Developed International ETF||Quarterly||$0.0483|
|RFEM||Nasdaq||First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF||Quarterly||$0.0551|
|RFEU||Nasdaq||First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Europe ETF||Quarterly||$0.0287|
|First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund IV|
|EMLP||NYSE Arca||First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund||Quarterly||$0.2303|
|FCVT||Nasdaq||First Trust SSI Strategic Convertible Securities ETF||Monthly||$0.0300|
|FDIV||Nasdaq||First Trust Strategic Income ETF||Monthly||$0.1550|
|FTSL||Nasdaq||First Trust Senior Loan Fund||Monthly||$0.1400|
|FTSM||Nasdaq||First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF||Monthly||$0.0650|
|HYLS||Nasdaq||First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF||Monthly||$0.2100|
|LMBS||Nasdaq||First Trust Low Duration Opportunities ETF||Monthly||$0.1175|
|PRME||NYSE Arca||First Trust Heitman Global Prime Real Estate ETF||Quarterly||$0.0303|
|First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI|
|FTHI||Nasdaq||First Trust High Income ETF||Monthly||$0.0775|
|FTLB||Nasdaq||First Trust Low Beta Income ETF||Monthly||$0.0525|
|First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VIII|
|FCEF||Nasdaq||First Trust CEF Income Opportunity ETF||Monthly||$0.1100|
|FIXD||Nasdaq||First Trust TCW Opportunistic Fixed Income ETF||Monthly||$0.1110|
|MCEF||Nasdaq||First Trust Municipal CEF Income Opportunity ETF||Monthly||$0.0600|
|INDEX EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS|
|First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund|
|FCG||NYSE Arca||First Trust Natural Gas ETF||Quarterly||$0.0548|
|FDL||NYSE Arca||First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund||Quarterly||$0.2161|
|FDM||NYSE Arca||First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index Fund||Quarterly||$0.1249|
|FIW||NYSE Arca||First Trust Water ETF||Quarterly||$0.2927|
|FPX||NYSE Arca||First Trust US Equity Opportunities ETF||Quarterly||$0.1550|
|FRI||NYSE Arca||First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund||Quarterly||$0.1027|
|FTCS||Nasdaq||First Trust Capital Strength ETF||Quarterly||$0.1353|
|FVD||NYSE Arca||First Trust Value Line® Dividend Index Fund||Quarterly||$0.1468|
|FVL||NYSE Arca||First Trust Value Line® 100 Exchange-Traded Fund||Quarterly||$0.0775|
|QABA||Nasdaq||First Trust NASDAQ® ABA Community Bank Index Fund||Quarterly||$0.1324|
|QCLN||Nasdaq||First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Green Energy Index Fund||Quarterly||$0.0188|
|QQEW||Nasdaq||First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund||Quarterly||$0.0456|
|QQXT||Nasdaq||First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund||Quarterly||$0.0218|
|QTEC||Nasdaq||First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector Index Fund||Quarterly||$0.0938|
|TUSA||Nasdaq||First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX® ETF||Quarterly||$0.0812|
|VIXH||NYSE Arca||First Trust CBOE® S&P 500® VIX® Tail Hedge Fund||Quarterly||$0.0823|
|First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund II|
|BICK||Nasdaq||First Trust BICK Index Fund||Quarterly||$0.0117|
|CARZ||Nasdaq||First Trust NASDAQ Global Auto Index Fund||Quarterly||$0.0032|
|FAN||NYSE Arca||First Trust Global Wind Energy ETF||Quarterly||$0.0466|
|FDD||NYSE Arca||First Trust STOXX® European Select Dividend Index Fund||Quarterly||$0.0271|
|FGD||NYSE Arca||First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund||Quarterly||$0.1115|
|FTAG||Nasdaq||First Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF||Quarterly||$0.0023|
|FTRI||Nasdaq||First Trust Indxx Global Natural Resources Income ETF||Quarterly||$0.0516|
|SKYY||Nasdaq||First Trust Cloud Computing ETF||Quarterly||$0.0340|
|First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI|
|AIRR||Nasdaq||First Trust RBA American Industrial Renaissance® ETF||Quarterly||$0.0044|
|FTXD||Nasdaq||First Trust Nasdaq Retail ETF||Quarterly||$0.0862|
|FTXG||Nasdaq||First Trust Nasdaq Food & Beverage ETF||Quarterly||$0.0486|
|FTXH||Nasdaq||First Trust Nasdaq Pharmaceuticals ETF||Quarterly||$0.0313|
|FTXL||Nasdaq||First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF||Quarterly||$0.0264|
|FTXN||Nasdaq||First Trust Nasdaq Oil & Gas ETF||Quarterly||$0.1107|
|FTXO||Nasdaq||First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF||Quarterly||$0.0075|
|FTXR||Nasdaq||First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF||Quarterly||$0.0916|
|MDIV||Nasdaq||Multi-Asset Diversified Income Index Fund||Monthly||$0.1085|
|QINC||Nasdaq||First Trust RBA Quality Income ETF||Quarterly||$0.1078|
|RDVY||Nasdaq||First Trust Rising Dividend Achievers ETF||Quarterly||$0.0695|
|TDIV||Nasdaq||First Trust NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index Fund||Quarterly||$0.1541|
|YDIV||Nasdaq||International Multi-Asset Diversified Income Index Fund||Monthly||$0.0876|
|First Trust Exchange-Traded AlphaDEX® Fund|
|FAB||Nasdaq||First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.1341|
|FAD||Nasdaq||First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.0103|
|FEX||Nasdaq||First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.1162|
|FMK||Nasdaq||First Trust Mega Cap AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.0954|
|FNK||Nasdaq||First Trust Mid Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.0606|
|FNX||Nasdaq||First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.0815|
|FTA||Nasdaq||First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.1585|
|FTC||Nasdaq||First Trust Large Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.0353|
|FXD||NYSE Arca||First Trust Consumer Discretionary AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.0748|
|FXG||NYSE Arca||First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.1703|
|FXL||NYSE Arca||First Trust Technology AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.0422|
|FXN||NYSE Arca||First Trust Energy AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.0348|
|FXO||NYSE Arca||First Trust Financials AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.0895|
|FXR||NYSE Arca||First Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.0384|
|FXU||NYSE Arca||First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.1597|
|FXZ||NYSE Arca||First Trust Materials AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.0876|
|FYT||Nasdaq||First Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.0568|
|FYX||Nasdaq||First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.0299|
|First Trust Exchange-Traded AlphaDEX® Fund II|
|FAUS||NYSE Arca||First Trust Australia AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.4115|
|FBZ||Nasdaq||First Trust Brazil AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.0885|
|FCAN||Nasdaq||First Trust Canada AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.0759|
|FDT||Nasdaq||First Trust Developed Markets ex-US AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.0782|
|FDTS||Nasdaq||First Trust Developed Markets ex-US Small Cap AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.0941|
|FEM||Nasdaq||First Trust Emerging Markets AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.0561|
|FEP||Nasdaq||First Trust Europe AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.0464|
|FEUZ||Nasdaq||First Trust Eurozone AlphaDEX® ETF||Quarterly||$0.0722|
|FGM||Nasdaq||First Trust Germany AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.0386|
|FHK||Nasdaq||First Trust Hong Kong AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.0148|
|FKO||Nasdaq||First Trust South Korea AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.1104|
|FKU||Nasdaq||First Trust United Kingdom AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.1305|
|FLN||Nasdaq||First Trust Latin America AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.1111|
|FPA||Nasdaq||First Trust Asia Pacific ex-Japan AlphaDEX® Fund||Quarterly||$0.1725|
FTA, the Funds’ investment advisor, 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 $104 billion as of February 28, 2017 through unit investment trusts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds and separate managed accounts.
You should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of a Fund before investing. Prospectuses for the Funds contain this and other important information and are available free of charge by calling toll-free at 1-800-621-1675 or visiting www.ftportfolios.com. A prospectus should be read carefully before investing.
Past performance is no assurance of future results. Investment return and market value of an investment in a Fund will fluctuate. Shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
Principal Risk Factors: A Fund’s shares will change in value, and you could lose money by investing in a Fund. An investment in a Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency. There can be no assurance that a Fund’s investment objectives will be achieved. An investment in a Fund involves risks similar to those of investing in any portfolio of equity securities traded on exchanges. The risks of investing in each Fund are spelled out in its prospectus, shareholder report, and other regulatory filings.
An Index ETF seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of an index. You should anticipate that the value of an Index Fund’s shares will decline, more or less, in correlation with any decline in the value of the index. An Index Fund’s return may not match the return of the index. Unlike a Fund, the indices do not actually hold a portfolio of securities and therefore do not incur the expenses incurred by a Fund.
Investors buying or selling Fund shares on the secondary market may incur customary brokerage commissions. 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. If the Fund's authorized participants are unable to proceed with creation/redemption orders and no other authorized participant is able to step forward to create or redeem, Fund shares may trade at a discount to the Fund's net asset value and possibly face delisting.
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.
An actively managed ETF is subject to management risk because it is an actively managed portfolio. In managing such a Fund’s investment portfolio, the portfolio managers, management teams, advisor or sub-advisor, will apply investment techniques and risk analyses that may not have the desired result.
A Fund that is concentrated in securities of companies in a certain sector or industry involves additional risks, including limited diversification. An investment in a Fund concentrated in a single country or region may be subject to greater risks of adverse events and may experience greater volatility than a Fund that is more broadly diversified geographically.
Certain Funds 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.
Investments in sovereign bonds involve special risks because the governmental authority that controls the repayment of the debt may be unwilling or unable to repay the principal and/or interest when due. In times of economic uncertainty, the prices of these securities may be more volatile than those of corporate debt obligations or of other government debt obligations.
A Fund that invests in the European region is subject to certain risks because member states in the European Union no longer control their own monetary policies, money supply and official interest rates for the Euro. Rather, such control is exercised by the European Central Bank.
Certain securities held by certain of the Funds are subject to credit risk, call risk, income risk, interest rate risk, prepayment risk, and zero coupon risk. Credit risk is the risk that an issuer of a security will be unable or unwilling to make dividend, interest and/or principal payments when due and that the value of a security may decline as a result. Credit risk is heightened for floating-rate loans and high-yield securities. Call risk is the risk that if an issuer calls higher-yielding debt instruments held by a Fund, performance could be adversely impacted. Income risk is the risk that income from a Fund’s fixed-income investments could decline during periods of falling interest rates. Interest rate risk is the risk that the value of the fixed-income securities in a Fund will decline because of rising market interest rates. Prepayment risk is the risk that during periods of falling interest rates, an issuer may exercise its right to pay principal on an obligation earlier than expected. This may result in a decline in a Fund’s income. Zero coupon risk is the risk that zero coupon bonds may be highly volatile as interest rates rise or fall.
Senior floating-rate loans are usually rated below investment grade but may also be unrated. As a result, the risks associated with these loans are similar to the risks of high-yield fixed income instruments. High-yield securities, or “junk” bonds, are subject to greater market fluctuations and risk of loss than securities with higher ratings, and therefore, may be highly speculative. These securities are issued by companies that may have limited operating history, narrowly focused operations, and/or other impediments to the timely payment of periodic interest and principal at maturity. The market for high yield securities is smaller and less liquid than that for investment grade securities.
Income from municipal bonds held by a Fund could be declared taxable because of, among other things, unfavorable changes in tax laws, adverse interpretations by the Internal Revenue Service or state tax authorities, or noncompliant conduct of a bond issuer. Income from municipal bonds held by a Fund may be subject to the federal alternative minimum income tax.
Convertible securities have characteristics of both equity and debt securities and, as a result, are exposed to certain additional risks. The values of certain synthetic convertible securities will respond differently to market fluctuations than a traditional convertible security because such synthetic convertibles are composed of two or more separate securities or instruments, each with its own market value. A Fund is subject to the credit risk associated with the counterparty creating the synthetic convertible instrument. Synthetic convertible securities may also be subject to the risks associated with derivatives.
Exchange-traded notes (ETNs) are senior, unsecured, unsubordinated debt securities whose returns are linked to the performance of a particular market benchmark or strategy minus applicable fees. The value of an ETN may be influenced by various factors.
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) and real estate operating companies (REOCs) are subject to certain risks, including changes in the real estate market, vacancy rates and competition, volatile interest rates and economic recession.
Master limited partnerships (MLPs) are subject to certain risks, including price and supply fluctuations caused by international politics, energy conservation, taxes, price controls, and other regulatory policies of various governments. In addition, there is the risk that a MLP could be taxed as a corporation, resulting in decreased returns from such MLP.
The use of futures, options, and other derivatives can lead to losses because of adverse movements in the price or value of the underlying asset, index or rate, which may be magnified by certain features of the derivatives. These risks are heightened when a Fund’s portfolio managers use derivatives to enhance a Fund’s return or as a substitute for a position or security, rather than solely to hedge (or offset) the risk of a position or security held by a Fund.
The stocks of companies that have recently conducted an initial public offering have exhibited above average price appreciation in connection with the initial public offering prior to inclusion in a Fund, which may not continue, and these investments may be subject to additional risks, price volatility and speculative trading.
A Fund may effect a portion of creations and redemptions for cash, rather than in-kind securities. As a result, an investment in a Fund may be less tax-efficient than an investment in an exchange-traded fund that effects its creations and redemptions for in-kind securities.
Commodity futures contracts traded on non-U.S. exchanges or with non-U.S. counterparties present risks because they may not be subject to the same degree of regulation as their U.S. counterparts.
A Fund’s investment in repurchase agreements may be subject to market and credit risk with respect to the collateral securing the repurchase agreements.
Alternative investments may employ complex strategies, have unique investment and risk characteristics and may not be suitable for all investors.
Certain Funds may invest in other investment companies, including closed-end funds (CEFs), ETFs and affiliated ETFs, which involves additional expenses that would not be present in a direct investment in the underlying funds. In addition, a Fund's investment performance and risks may be related to the investment and performance of the underlying funds.
A Fund may invest in U.S. government obligations. U.S. Treasury obligations are backed by the “full faith and credit” of the U.S. government. Securities issued or guaranteed by federal agencies and U.S. government sponsored instrumentalities may or may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.
Short selling creates special risks which could result in increased volatility of returns. In times of unusual or adverse market, economic, regulatory or political conditions, a Fund may not be able, fully or partially, to implement its short selling strategy.
Certain Funds may invest in distressed securities and many distressed securities are illiquid or trade in low volumes and thus may be more difficult to value. Illiquid securities involve the risk that the securities will not be able to be sold at the time desired by the Fund or at prices approximately the value at which the Fund is carrying the securities on its books.
Because the shares of CEFs cannot be redeemed upon demand, shares of many CEFs will trade on exchanges at market prices rather than net asset value, which may cause the shares to trade at a price greater than NAV (premium) or less than NAV (discount). There can be no assurance that the market discount on shares of any CEF purchased by a Fund will ever decrease or that when a Fund seeks to sell shares of a CEF it can receive the NAV for those shares. A Fund may also be exposed to higher volatility in the market due to indirect use of leverage through its investment in CEFs. CEFs may issue senior securities in an attempt to enhance returns.
Certain Funds are classified as “non-diversified” and may invest a relatively high percentage of its assets in a limited number of issuers. As a result, the Fund 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.
Certain Funds have fewer assets than larger, more established funds, and like other relatively new funds, large inflows and outflows may impact such Funds’ market exposure for limited periods of time.
“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.
Nasdaq®, NASDAQ-100®, NASDAQ-100 Index®, NASDAQ-100 Technology Sector IndexSM, NASDAQ-100 Ex-Tech Sector IndexSM, NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted IndexSM, and NASDAQ OMX Global Auto IndexSM, are trademarks of Nasdaq, Inc. (which with its affiliates is referred to as the “Corporations”) and are licensed for use by FTA. The Funds have not been passed on by the Corporations as to its legality or suitability. The Funds are not issued, endorsed, sold, or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE FUNDS.
Nasdaq® and Clean Edge® are the registered trademarks (the “Marks”) of Nasdaq, Inc. (“Nasdaq”) and Clean Edge, Inc. (“Clean Edge”) respectively. Nasdaq and Clean Edge are, collectively with their affiliates, the “Corporations”. The Marks are licensed for use by FTA. The Funds have not been passed on by the Corporations as to its legality or suitability. The Funds are not issued, endorsed, sold or promoted by the Corporations. The Funds should not be construed in any way as investment advice by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE FUNDS.
Nasdaq®, and NASDAQ OMX® ABA Community Bank IndexSM are trademarks of Nasdaq, Inc. and American Bankers Association, (Nasdaq and ABA, collectively with their affiliates, are referred to as the "Corporations") and are licensed for use by FTA. The Fund has not been passed on by the Corporations as to its legality or suitability. The Fund is not issued, endorsed, sold, or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE FUND.
Nasdaq®, NASDAQ Technology Dividend IndexSM, NASDAQ Multi-Asset Diversified Income IndexSM, NASDAQ International Multi-Asset Diversified Income IndexSM, and NASDAQ US Rising Dividend Achievers IndexSM are registered trademarks and service marks of Nasdaq, Inc. (which with its affiliates is referred to as the “Corporations”) and are licensed for use by FTA. The Funds have not been passed on by the Corporations as to its legality or suitability. The Funds are not issued, endorsed, sold, or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE FUNDS.
The Capital Strength IndexTM is the trademark (the “Mark”) of NASDAQ. The Mark is licensed for use by First Trust Portfolios L.P. The Fund has not been passed on by Nasdaq as to its legality or suitability. The Fund is not issued, endorsed, sold or promoted by Nasdaq. The Fund should not be construed in any way as investment advice by Nasdaq. NASDAQ MAKES NO WARRANTIES AND BEARS NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE FUND OR THE CAPITAL STRENGTH INDEXTM.
“Value Line®”, “Value Line® 100 Index” and “Value Line® Dividend Index” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Value Line, Inc. (“Value Line”) in the United States and other countries and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by First Trust Advisors L.P. These products are not sponsored, endorsed, recommended, sold or promoted by Value Line and Value Line makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in products utilizing such strategy. FTA is not affiliated with any Value Line company.
Standard & Poor’s® and S&P® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”) and have been licensed for use by FTA. The First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P or its affiliates, and S&P and its affiliates make no representation, warranty or condition regarding the advisability of buying, selling or holding shares of the First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund.
Morningstar is a registered trademark of Morningstar, Inc. and has been licensed for use by FTA. The First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by Morningstar, Inc., nor does this company make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Fund.
The Dow Jones Select MicroCap IndexSM and Dow Jones Global Select Dividend IndexSM are products of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC (“SPDJI”), and have been licensed for use by First Trust. Dow Jones®, Dow Jones Select MicroCap IndexSM, and Dow Jones Global Select Dividend IndexSM are trademarks of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”), and have been licensed to SPDJI and have been sublicensed for use for certain purposes by First Trust on behalf of the Funds. First Trust’s ETFs, based on Dow Jones Indexes, are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones or their respective affiliates and none of them makes any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such products.
The STOXX Europe Select Dividend 30 Index and the trademarks used in the index name are the intellectual property of STOXX Limited, Zurich, Switzerland and/or its licensors. The index is used under license from STOXX. The ETF based on the index is in no way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by STOXX and/or its licensors and neither STOXX nor its licensors shall have any liability with respect thereto.
A patent with respect to the IPOX® index methodology has been issued (U.S. Pat. No. 7,698,197). IPOX® is a registered international trademark of IPOX® Schuster LLC (www.ipoxschuster.com).
The First Trust Natural Gas ETF, First Trust Water ETF, First Trust Global Wind Energy ETF, First Trust Cloud Computing ETF and First Trust BICK Index Fund are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by the International Securities Exchange (ISE). ISE makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the Funds or any member of the public regarding the advisability of trading in the Funds. ISE’s only relationship to First Trust is the licensing of certain trademarks and trade names of ISE and of the indexes which are determined, composed and calculated by ISE without regard to First Trust or the Funds.
Standard & Poor’s and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“SPFS”) and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”) and have been licensed for use by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and sublicensed for certain purposes by First Trust Advisors L.P. “S&P 500®” is a registered trademark of SPFS; “CBOE®”, Chicago Board Options Exchange®, CBOE Volatility Index® and “VIX®” are registered trademarks of Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (“CBOE”); and have been licensed for use by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and FTA. The “CBOE VIX Tail Hedge Index” is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, and has been licensed for use by FTA. The First Trust CBOE S&P 500 VIX Tail Hedge Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates, or CBOE and neither S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates or CBOE make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s).
AIRR and QINC are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC (RBA). RBA makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the Funds or any member of the public regarding the advisability of trading in the Funds. RBA’s only relationship to FTA is the licensing of certain trademarks and trade names of RBA and of the indexes, which are determined, composed and calculated by RBA without regard to First Trust or the Funds. Licensor has no obligation to take the needs of First Trust or the owners of the Funds into consideration in determining, composing or calculating the indexes. Licensor is not responsible for and has not participated in the determination of the timing of, prices at, or quantities of the Funds to be listed or in the determination or calculation of the equation by which the Funds are to be converted into cash. Licensor has no obligation or liability in connection with the administration, marketing or trading of the Funds.
FTAG and FTRI are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Indxx, LLC. Indxx, LLC makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the Funds or any member of the public regarding the advisability of trading in the Funds. Indxx, LLC’s only relationship to First Trust is the licensing of certain trademarks and trade names of Indxx, LLC, the Indxx Global Natural Resources Income Index and the Indxx Global Agriculture Index which are determined, composed and calculated by Indxx, LLC without regard to First Trust or the Funds.