First Trust Global Portfolios listed the Class B shares of First Trust US Equity Income UCITS ETF on Borsa Italiana

A fundamental approach to investing in US dividend-paying stocks

LONDON--()--First Trust Global Portfolios Limited (“FTGP”), a London-based ETF distributor and advisor, announced today that it has launched Class B shares of the First Trust US Equity Income UCITS ETF (the “Fund”) on Borsa Italiana (Ticker: UNCA IM).

The Fund seeks to provide investors with investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of an equity index called the NASDAQ US High Equity Income Index (the “Index”). The Index employs a rules-based stock selection methodology which uses fundamental screens and a plough-back based weighting methodology to objectively select dividend-paying stocks from the NASDAQ US Index.

Eric Anderson, Senior Vice President for Europe at First Trust Advisors, said: “We are very excited of our first listing on the Borsa Italiana and 23rd listing in Europe. The Borsa Italiana is one of the most important trading venues in Europe, and is a critical exchange for providing access to pan-European investors. With this new listing, First Trust is bringing attractive and high yielding U.S. stocks to investors in Europe.”

Silvia Bosoni, Head of ETFs Listing of Borsa Italiana, commented: “We are pleased to welcome First Trust during this important period of growth of the Italian ETF market. The inclusion of First Trust on Borsa Italiana is a tangible proof of the interest of US ETF issuers toward the European markets, and specifically for Italy that has positioned itself as a reference point in Europe thanks to the leadership on the number of contracts traded.”

About First Trust Global Portfolios Limited

FTGP was established in December 2011 as a UK-based and UK FCA regulated distributor and advisor. FTGP is an affiliate of First Trust Advisors L.P. and First Trust Portfolios L.P. (collectively “First Trust”). FTGP distributes and markets a range of First Trust U.S. registered ETFs and Irish domiciled UCITS funds under the First Trust Global Funds PLC umbrella. The U.S. registered ETFs have been notified to the UK FCA under Article 42 of the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. First Trust Advisors L.P. is the investment manager of the ETFs and UCITS, including the Fund. First Trust is a privately-owned U.S.-based financial services firm and is a provider of exchange-traded funds in the U.S. and European marketplaces. First Trust has total assets under management or supervision in excess of $105 billion as at 30 April 2017. For more information, visit http://www.ftglobalportfolios.com.

Risks

The Fund’s shares may change in value and may go down as well as up. You could lose money by investing in the Fund. You may not get back all the money you invest.

The Fund is subject to Market Risk, which means that shares of the Fund may fall in value due to market fluctuations caused by such factors as economic, political, regulatory or market developments, changes in interest rates and perceived trends in securities prices.

There may be tracking difference between the Fund and the underlying index due to the impact of the annual Fund management fees. Therefore the Fund’s return may not match the return of the NASDAQ US High Equity Income Index.

The Fund’s holdings may be issued by companies concentrated in a particular industry or country.

The Fund may invest in small capitalisation and mid capitalisation companies. Such companies may experience greater price volatility than larger, more established companies.

As the Fund’s investments may be denominated in currencies other than the currency in which shares of the Fund are traded, an investment in this Fund may expose you to currency risk.

This Fund’s Net Asset Value (NAV) is likely to have high volatility due to the portfolio composition and/or the index replication technique. As such, potential investors should be aware that the Fund’s shares will change in value, and may do so in a volatile fashion; potential investors could lose money by investing in the Fund.

Neither FTGP nor any of its affiliates guarantees the performance or the future returns of the Fund.

There is no guarantee that the Fund will declare dividends.

For more details, relating to risks of investing in the Fund, please refer to the “Risk Factors” section of the Fund’s prospectus.

Important Information

This financial promotion is issued by FTGP of 8 Angel Court, London, EC2R7HJ. FTGP is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) (register no. 583261). The Fund is not regulated by the FCA. Nothing in this document constitutes an invitation, offer, solicitation or recommendation to engage in any investment activity including buying or selling any investment including any interest in a fund.

The Fund is an open-ended sub-fund of the First Trust Global Funds plc(the “Company”), an umbrella UCITS fund with segregated liability between sub-funds, incorporated with limited liability as an investment company with variable capital under the laws of Ireland with UCITS registered number 514357. The Company is a recognised collective investment scheme (a “recognised scheme”) for the purposes of section 264 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended (“FSMA”) of the United Kingdom. The Fund is not regulated by the FCA. Most of the protections provided by the UK regulatory system do not apply to the operation of the Fund and compensation will not be available under the UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme on its default.

An investment in the Fund is speculative and may not be appropriate for all potential investors. FTGP does not guarantee the performance of the shares of the Fund. The value of an investment and income from it can go down as well as up and may be affected by exchange rate variations. Investors may not get back the amount invested or lose their entire investment. Current tax levels and reliefs will depend on the nature of the holdings. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

The material in this document is not comprehensive and must therefore be read in conjunction with the Fund’s Prospectus, which contains material information not contained herein, including the terms of investment and information regarding investment risks and restrictions, fees and expenses and conflicts of interests. Potential investors should pay particular attention to the “Risk Factors” section of the Fund’s prospectus. No assurance can be given that the Fund’s investment objective will be achieved or that the Fund will generate a positive return. Contact FTGP or visit www.ftglobalportfolios.com to obtain a Prospectus and/or Key Investor Information Document (available in English). Potential investors should conduct their own investigation and analysis of the Fund and consult its/their own professional tax, accounting, financial or other advisors as to the risks involved in making an investment. Potential investors should consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risk, charges and expenses carefully before investing.

Nothing contained herein constitutes investment, legal, tax or other advice nor is it to be solely relied on in making an investment or other decision. It is not an invitation to make an investment in the Fund nor does the information, recommendations or opinions expressed herein constitute an offer for sale of the Fund.

Shares of the Fund are not available for sale in any state or jurisdiction in which such sale would be prohibited. The shares of the Fund have not been registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Fund is not registered under the US Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. Neither this material nor the Fund’s shares are available to or suitable for US persons.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, no representation or warranty stated or implied is made or given by any persons as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this document and no responsibility or liability is accepted for such information or opinion.

The NASDAQ US High Equity Income Index (the “Index”) is a trademark of Nasdaq, Inc. (“Nasdaq”) and has been licensed for use by First Trust Portfolios L.P., and sub-licensed for use by First Trust Global Funds plc. The Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Nasdaq and Nasdaq makes no representation or warranty regarding the advisability of investing in the Fund or as to the result to be obtained by any person from use of the Index in connection with the trading of the Fund.

Contacts

First Trust Global Portfolios Limited
Media Enquiries:
Derek Fulton
London, UK
+44 (0) 203 195 7125
dfulton@ftgportfolios.com
or
Capital market enquiries:
Eric Anderson
London, UK
+44 203 195 7123
ericanderson@ftadvisors.com

Contacts

First Trust Global Portfolios Limited
Media Enquiries:
Derek Fulton
London, UK
+44 (0) 203 195 7125
dfulton@ftgportfolios.com
or
Capital market enquiries:
Eric Anderson
London, UK
+44 203 195 7123
ericanderson@ftadvisors.com