First Trust Cross-Lists Five Additional ETFs in Mexico

As Mexican demand for multi-factor and thematic ETFs grows, First Trust expands its offerings

WHEATON, Ill.--()--First Trust Advisors L.P. (“First Trust”), a global ETF provider and asset manager, announced today that it has cross-listed five additional ETFs on the Mexican stock exchange, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV). As many institutional investors seek to invest within Mexico, First Trust is pleased to expand its offerings of ETFs, bringing the total number of cross-listed ETFs to 59. The ETFs provide additional choices for investors as well as a means to diversify risk with a product that generally involves lower costs than traditional mutual funds.

Newly Cross-listed ETFs
First Trust Lunt U.S. Factor Rotation ETF (Ticker: FCTR)
First Trust Dow Jones International Internet ETF (Ticker: FDNI)
First Trust Indxx NextG ETF (Ticker: NXTG)
First Trust Mid Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund (Ticker: FNY)
First Trust Small Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund (Ticker: FYC)

“The Mexico market is dynamic, and we are pleased to expand our cross-listed ETFs to offer more multi-factor and thematic solutions for client portfolios.” said April Reppy Suydam, Head of Latin America Distribution, First Trust.

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

About First Trust

First Trust, a federally registered investment advisor, and its affiliate First Trust Portfolios L.P. (“FTP”), a FINRA registered broker-dealer, are privately held companies that provide a variety of investment services. First Trust is the investment advisor to exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds, separate managed accounts and provides supervisory services to FTP sponsored unit investment trusts. First Trust’s assets under management were approximately $134 billion as of September 30, 2019. This includes the supervisory services First Trust provides to FTP sponsored unit investment trusts, which are unmanaged. FTP is a sponsor of unit investment trusts and distributor of mutual fund shares and exchange-traded fund creation units. First Trust is based in Wheaton, Illinois. For more information, visit http://www.ftportfolios.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 to obtain a prospectus which contains this and other information about a fund. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing.

ETF Characteristics

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 a fund by authorized participants, in very large creation/redemption units. If a 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.

Risk Considerations

A fund’s shares will change in value, and you could lose money by investing in a fund. There can be no assurance that a fund’s investment objective will be achieved.

An index fund’s return may not match the return of the applicable index. Securities held by an index fund will generally not be bought or sold in response to market fluctuations.

A fund may invest in a concentrated portfolio which involves additional risks including limited diversification.

A fund may invest in small capitalization and mid capitalization companies. Such companies may experience greater price volatility than larger companies.

A fund containing securities of non-U.S. issuers is subject to additional risks as non-U.S. issuers are subject to higher volatility than securities of U.S. issuers. Risks may be heightened for securities of companies located in, or with significant operations in, emerging market countries. Non-U.S. dollar denominated securities may lose money if the local currency depreciates against the U.S. dollar.

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.

Certain 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. (FTA) is the adviser to the funds. FTA is an affiliate of First Trust Portfolios L.P., the funds’ distributor.

First Trust Advisors L.P. is registered as a commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor and is also a member of the National Futures Association.

Please be aware that each fund listed is subject to various risks depending on the fund’s investment objectives. For a complete description of relative risks for a specific fund, please obtain and carefully read the appropriate First Trust prospectus by calling 1-800-621-1675.

The information presented is not intended to constitute an investment recommendation for, or advice to, any specific person. By providing this information, First Trust is not undertaking to give advice in any fiduciary capacity within the meaning of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code or any other regulatory framework. Financial advisors are responsible for evaluating investment risks independently and for exercising independent judgment in determining whether investments are appropriate for their clients.

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.

The cross listing of the securities identified herein does not constitute or imply a certification as to the investment quality of such securities or the accuracy or completeness of the information included in all offering materials. The offering materials are solely First Trust’s responsibility and have not been reviewed or authorized by the CNBV or the BMV and may not be publicly offered or distributed in Mexico. In making an investment decision, all investors, including any Mexican investor, must rely on their own examination of the relevant securities and the marketing materials.

The Dow Jones International Internet Index is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or its affiliates ("SPDJI") and has been licensed for use by First Trust Advisors L.P. Standard & Poor's® and S&P® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC ("S&P"); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC ("Dow Jones"); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by First Trust Advisors L.P. The First Trust Dow Jones International Internet ETF is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates, and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the Dow Jones International Internet Index.

“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 Lunt Capital Large Cap Factor Rotation Index is the property of Lunt Capital Management, Inc., which has contracted with Nasdaq, Inc. to calculate and maintain the Index. The fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Nasdaq, Inc. or its affiliates (Nasdaq, with its affiliates, are referred to as the "Corporations"). The Corporations have not passed on the legality or suitability of, or the accuracy or adequacy of descriptions and disclosures relating to, the fund. The Corporations make no representation or warranty, express or implied to the owners of the fund or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the fund particularly, or the ability of the index to track general stock performance.

“Indxx” and “Indxx 5G & NextG Thematic Index” are trademarks of Indxx, LLC and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by First Trust Advisors L.P. First Trust Indxx NextG ETF is based on the Indxx 5G & NextG Thematic Index and is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Indxx, LLC, and Indxx, LLC makes no representation regarding the advisability of trading in such product.

Contacts

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

Contacts

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