WHEATON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund (the "Fund") (NYSE: FDEU) has declared the Fund’s regularly scheduled monthly common share distribution in the amount of $0.121 per share and an additional special distribution of $0.235 per share payable on July 17, 2017, to shareholders of record as of July 6, 2017. The ex-dividend date is expected to be July 3, 2017. The monthly distribution information for the Fund appears below.
First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund (FDEU):
|Distribution per share:||$0.121|
|Distribution Rate based on the June 19, 2017 NAV of $19.90:||7.30%|
|Distribution Rate based on the June 19, 2017 closing market price of $19.40:||7.48%|
The majority, and possibly all, of the monthly common share distribution will be paid out of net investment income earned by the Fund. A portion of this distribution may come from net short-term realized capital gains and/or return of capital. The final determination of the source and tax status of all distributions paid in 2017 will be made after the end of 2017 and will be provided on Form 1099-DIV.
In addition to the regularly scheduled monthly common share distribution, the Fund has declared a quarterly special distribution. The quarterly special distribution is equal to 50% of the amount by which the NAV of the Fund as of the quarterly special distribution measurement date (the “measurement NAV”), which was June 15, 2017, exceeds the NAV of the Fund as of the most recent prior quarterly special distribution measurement date for which a quarterly special distribution was paid (the “benchmark NAV”). Since the Fund’s inception date on September 24, 2015, a quarterly special distribution has not been paid by the Fund as the measurement NAV has not exceeded the benchmark NAV on the special distribution measurement date prior to this quarter’s measurement date. Therefore, the benchmark NAV is the Fund’s inception NAV adjusted for estimated offering costs. The calculation of the measurement NAV and the benchmark NAV has been appropriately adjusted to reflect the regularly scheduled monthly common share distribution declared June 20, 2017. For the purposes of the next quarterly special distribution, the benchmark NAV will be $19.294 per share.
The Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company that seeks to provide a high level of current income. As a secondary objective, the Fund seeks to focus on capital appreciation. The Fund will seek to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 80% of its Managed Assets in a portfolio of equity securities of European companies of any market capitalization, including, but not limited to, common and preferred stocks that pay dividends, depositary receipts and real estate investment trusts. The Fund will seek to focus its equity investments on income-producing securities. The Fund will also seek to utilize a dynamic currency hedging process, which will include, at the discretion of the portfolio managers, the use of forward foreign currency exchange contracts to hedge a portion of the Fund's currency exposure. To generate additional income, the Fund will write (or sell) call options on portfolio equity securities and certain broad-based securities indices in an amount up to 40% of the value of its Managed Assets.
First Trust Advisors L.P., the Fund's 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 $107 billion as of May 31, 2017 through unit investment trusts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds and separate managed accounts.
Henderson Global Investors (North America) Inc. ("Henderson") serves as the Fund's investment sub-advisor. Henderson is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Janus Henderson Group plc ("Janus Henderson Group", d/b/a Janus Henderson Investors). Janus Henderson Investors is headquartered in London and is a global investment management firm that provides a full spectrum of investment products and services to clients around the world. Janus Henderson Investors was formed as a result of a “merger of equals” on May 30, 2017 in which Henderson Group plc and Janus Capital Group Inc. combined their operations to form a new active management firm that – together – builds on the strengths and capabilities of their respective organizations. Henderson Investment Management Limited, a registered investment adviser and an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Janus Henderson Group, serves as the Fund’s sub-sub-advisor responsible for certain investment decisions of the Fund. With offices in 27 cities with more than 2,000 employees, Janus Henderson Investors managed approximately $331 billion in assets as of May 30, 2017.
Past performance is no assurance of future results. Investment return and market value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate. Shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
Principal Risk Factors: The Fund is subject to risks, including the fact that it is a non-diversified closed-end management investment company.
Because the Fund will invest primarily in securities of non-U.S. issuers, which are generally denominated in non-U.S. currencies, there are risks not typically associated with investing in securities of U.S. issuers. Non-U.S. issuers are subject to higher volatility than securities of U.S. issuers. An investor may lose money if the local currency of a non-U.S. market depreciates against the U.S. dollar.
Investments in securities of issuers located in emerging market countries are considered speculative and there is a heightened risk of investing in emerging markets securities.
The Fund will engage in practices and strategies that will result in exposure to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, thus subjecting it to foreign currency risk.
The Fund's use of derivatives may result in losses greater than if they had not been used, may require the Fund to sell or purchase portfolio securities at inopportune times, may limit the amount of appreciation the Fund can realize on an investment, or may cause the Fund to hold a security that it might otherwise sell.
Use of leverage can result in additional risk and cost, and can magnify the effect of any losses.
The risks of investing in the Fund are spelled out in the shareholder reports and other regulatory filings.
The Fund’s daily closing New York Stock Exchange price and net asset value per share as well as other information can be found at www.ftportfolios.com or by calling 1-800-988-5891.