Investment Objective/Strategy - First Trust MLP and Energy Income Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund's investment objective is to seek a high level of total return with an emphasis on current distributions paid to shareholders. The Fund seeks to provide its shareholders with a vehicle to invest in a portfolio of cash-generating securities, with a focus on investing in publicly-traded master limited partnerships ("MLPs") and MLP-related entities in the energy sector and energy utilities industries. Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest at least 85% of its managed assets in equity and debt securities of MLPs, MLP-related entities and other energy sector and energy utilities companies that the Fund's sub-advisor believes offer opportunities for growth and income and will invest at least 65% of its managed assets in equity securities issued by energy sector MLPs and energy sector and energy utilities MLP-related entities. To generate additional income, the Fund currently expects to write (or sell) covered call options on up to 35% of its Managed Assets.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.