First Trust Variable Insurance Trust
First Trust/Dow Jones Dividend & Income Allocation Portfolio
The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing, under normal
market conditions, approximately 40-60% of its net assets in equity securities
and approximately 40-60% of its net assets in fixed income securities at the
time of purchase. The equity portion of the portfolio will be derived from a
quantitative process that seeks to provide total return through investing
generally in dividend paying stocks included in the Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock
Market IndexSM. First Trust reserves the right to over-weight, under-weight or
exclude certain securities from the Fund that would otherwise be selected
pursuant to the quantitative process in certain instances.
The fixed income component seeks to provide income and preserve capital through investing in a
diversified investment grade bond portfolio. Investment grade bonds are those
bonds rated "BBB-" or higher by Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC or
Fitch, Inc. or "Baa3" or higher by Moody's Investors Service, Inc. at the time
of purchase. Under normal market conditions, at the time of purchase
approximately 80% of the net assets of the Fund allocated to corporate bonds
will be invested in: investment grade bonds included in the Dow Jones® Corporate
Bond Index and other investment grade bonds of issuers whose
securities are included in the Bond Index; and investment grade bonds of issuers
included in the Dow Jones® Industrial Index. The Fund may also
invest in U.S. government and agency securities, including mortgage-backed
securities. The Fund may, at certain times, also hold exchange-traded funds
that invest in investment grade corporate bonds and U.S. government
bonds in lieu of investing directly in bonds.
Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC ("S&P") and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones
Trademark Holdings LLC ("Dow Jones") and have been licensed for use by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and sublicensed for certain purposes by First Trust Advisors L.P.
("First Trust"). THE DOW JONES CORPORATE BOND INDEXSM, DOW JONES U.S. TOTAL STOCK MARKET INDEXSM AND DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL INDEXSM
are products of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use by First Trust. The First Trust/Dow Jones Dividend & Income Allocation Portfolio is not
sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P or their respective affiliates, and none of such parties make any representation
regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s) nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the DOW JONES CORPORATE
BOND INDEXSM, DOW JONES U.S. TOTAL STOCK MARKET INDEXSM AND DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL INDEXSM.