December 18, 2017 1:58 AM ET

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Company Overview of First Trust Advisors L.P.

Company Overview

First Trust Advisors L.P. is a privately owned investment manager. The firm primarily caters to individuals including high net worth individuals, investments companies, charitable foundations and endowments, retirement systems, pension and profit sharing plans, insurance companies, municipalities, and corporations. It manages client-focused equity, balanced, and fixed income portfolios. The firm also launches and manages equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds and exchange traded funds for its clients. It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. The firm primarily invests in growth and value stocks of small cap, mid cap, and large cap companies to creat...

120 East Liberty Drive

Suite 400

Wheaton, IL 60187

United States

Founded in 1991





Key Executives for First Trust Advisors L.P.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 62
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer
Age: 60
MD, Chief Investment Officer, SVP, & Director
Managing Director
Chief Market Strategist and Senior Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

First Trust Advisors L.P. Key Developments

First Trust Launches the First Trust Institutional Preferred Securities and Income ETF

First Trust Advisors L.P. announced that it has launched a new actively managed ETF, the First Trust Institutional Preferred Securities and Income ETF. The fund seeks total return and current income by investing at least 80% of its assets in institutional preferred securities and income-producing debt securities. The fund is sub-advised by Stonebridge Advisors LLC.

First Trust Advisors L.P. Launches the First Trust Dow 30 Equal Weight ETF

First Trust Advisors L.P. announced that it has launched a new index-based ETF, the First Trust Dow 30 Equal Weight ETF (NYSE Arca: EDOW) (the “fund”). The fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield, before fees and expenses, of an equity index called the Dow Jones Industrial Average Equal Weight Index (the “DJIA Equal Weight Index”). The DJIA Equal Weight Index is an equal-weight version of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (“DJIA”).

First Trust Launches the First Trust California Municipal High Income ETF

First Trust Advisors L.P. announced that it has launched a new actively managed ETF, the First Trust California Municipal High Income ETF. The fund seeks to provide income that is exempt from regular federal income taxes and California state income taxes with long-term capital appreciation as a secondary objective. The fund will seek to achieve its investment objectives by investing primarily in municipal debt securities issued by the state of California. The fund may also invest in municipal securities issued by territories or possessions of the U. S. (including, but not limited to, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam.) The fund is managed by the First Trust Municipal Securities Team using a disciplined approach that applies both quantitative analysis and fundamental research to seek higher-yielding undervalued bonds within the municipal market. In choosing the bonds, the portfolio managers seek to take advantage of municipal market inefficiencies through an investment process that practices diligent credit analysis of individual issuers coupled with a thorough understanding of the major opportunities and risks within municipal sectors. They also apply a quantitative total return scenario analysis using multiple interest rate assumptions over different time horizons. Johnathan N. Wilhelm, Senior Vice President and Tom Futrell, CFA, Senior Vice President at First Trust, serve as senior portfolio managers of the fund. The two will share responsibilities for the day-to-day management of the fund’s investment portfolio.

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