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First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Small/Mid ETF (HSMV)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Small/Mid ETF's investment objective is to seek to provide investors with capital appreciation. Under normal market conditions, the Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 80% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in small- and/or mid-capitalization common stocks listed and traded on U.S. national securities exchanges that Horizon Investments, LLC believes exhibit low future expected volatility.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
Fund Overview
TickerHSMV
Fund TypeSmall Cap and Mid Cap Equity
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBrown Brothers Harriman
Portfolio Manager/Sub-AdvisorHorizon Investments, LLC
CUSIP33741Y100
ISINUS33741Y1001
Intraday NAVHSMVIV
Fiscal Year-End07/31
ExchangeNYSE Arca
Inception4/6/2020
Inception Price$21.10
Inception NAV$21.10
Expense Ratio0.80%
Current Fund Data (as of 9/30/2022)
Closing NAV1$28.08
Closing Market Price2$28.09
Bid/Ask Midpoint$28.09
Bid/Ask Premium0.04%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.13%
Total Net Assets$14,041,943
Outstanding Shares500,002
Daily Volume565
Average 30-Day Daily Volume766
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$35.00 / $28.09
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$34.95 / $28.08
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)200
Top Holdings (as of 9/30/2022)*
Holding Percent
Independence Realty Trust, Inc. 0.64%
Lancaster Colony Corporation 0.63%
Landstar System, Inc. 0.62%
Agree Realty Corporation 0.61%
Apartment Income REIT Corp. 0.61%
California Water Service Group 0.61%
Corporate Office Properties Trust 0.61%
Cousins Properties Incorporated 0.61%
EastGroup Properties, Inc. 0.61%
Highwoods Properties, Inc. 0.61%

* Excluding cash.  Holdings are subject to change.

NAV History (Since Inception)
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Distribution Information
Dividend per Share Amt (as of 10/3/2022)4$0.1227
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 8/31/2022)51.63%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 8/31/2022)60.93%
Fund Characteristics (as of 8/31/2022)8
Maximum Market Cap.$15,247
Median Market Cap.$4,854
Minimum Market Cap.$814
Price/Earnings15.85
Price/Book2.00
Price/Cash Flow10.76
Price/Sales1.44
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 9/30/2022)
  2021 Q1 2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022
Days Traded at Premium 140 31 0 7
Days Traded at Discount 112 31 62 57
Top Sector Exposure (as of 9/30/2022)
Industrials 19.70%
Financials 19.20%
Real Estate 15.95%
Utilities 10.04%
Information Technology 8.39%
Health Care 7.39%
Consumer Discretionary 6.60%
Materials 5.74%
Consumer Staples 5.58%
Communication Services 1.41%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 9/29/2022) *


Month End Performance (as of 8/31/2022)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund
Inception9
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) -3.11% -10.98% -6.81% N/A N/A N/A 17.97%
After Tax Held -3.21% -11.10% -7.14% N/A N/A N/A 17.58%
After Tax Sold -1.84% -6.50% -4.02% N/A N/A N/A 13.88%
Market Price -3.08% -11.12% -6.87% N/A N/A N/A 17.96%
Index Performance **
S&P 1000 Index -3.18% -13.93% -10.90% N/A N/A N/A 26.59%
Quarter End Performance (as of 6/30/2022)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund
Inception9
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) -10.15% -13.93% -7.23% N/A N/A N/A 17.68%
After Tax Held -10.25% -14.05% -7.56% N/A N/A N/A 17.26%
After Tax Sold -6.01% -8.25% -4.26% N/A N/A N/A 13.59%
Market Price -10.10% -14.06% -7.23% N/A N/A N/A 17.66%
Index Performance **
S&P 1000 Index -15.02% -19.36% -15.31% N/A N/A N/A 25.17%

*Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than performance quoted. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate and shares when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

After Tax Held returns represent return after taxes on distributions. Assumes shares have not been sold. After Tax Sold returns represent the return after taxes on distributions and the sale of fund shares. Returns do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Market Price returns are determined by using the midpoint of the national best bid offer price ("NBBO") as of the time that the fund's NAV is calculated. Returns are average annualized total returns, except those for periods of less than one year, which are cumulative.

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on the investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

**Performance information for each listed index is for illustrative purposes only and does not represent actual fund performance. Indexes do not charge management fees or brokerage expenses, and no such fees or expenses were deducted from the performance shown. Indexes are unmanaged and an investor cannot invest directly in an index.

S&P 1000 Index - The Index combines the S&P MidCap 400 Index and the S&P SmallCap 600 Index to form an investable benchmark for the mid- to small-cap segment of the U.S. equity market.

Footnotes
1 The NAV represents the fund's net assets (assets less liabilities) divided by the fund's outstanding shares .
2 Fund shares are purchased and sold on an exchange at their market price rather than net asset value (NAV), which may cause the shares to trade at a price greater than NAV (premium) or less than NAV (discount).
3 The median bid-ask spread is calculated by identifying the national best bid and national best offer ("NBBO") for the fund as of the end of each 10 second interval during each trading day of the last 30 calendar days and dividing the difference between each such bid and offer by the midpoint of the NBBO. The median of those values is identified and that value is expressed as a percentage rounded to the nearest hundredth.
4 Most recent distribution paid or declared to today's date. Subject to change in the future. There is no guarantee that the fund will declare dividends.
5 The 30-day SEC yield is calculated by dividing the net investment income per share earned during the most recent 30-day period by the maximum offering price per share on the last day of the period and includes the effects of fee waivers and expense reimbursements, if applicable.
6 12-Month Distribution Rate is calculated by dividing the sum of the fund's trailing 12-month ordinary distributions paid or declared by the NAV price. Distribution rates may vary.
7 Distribution Rate is calculated by dividing the fund's most recent ordinary distribution paid or declared, on an annualized basis, by the NAV price. Distribution rates may vary.
8 All market capitalization numbers are in USD$ Millions.
9 Inception Date is 4/6/2020

You should consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing. You can download a prospectus or summary prospectus, or contact First Trust Portfolios L.P. at 1-800-621-1675 to request a prospectus or summary prospectus which contains this and other information about the fund. The prospectus or summary prospectus should be read carefully before investing.

Risk Considerations

You could lose money by investing in a fund. An investment in a fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed. There can be no assurance that a fund's objective(s) will be achieved. Investors buying or selling shares on the secondary market may incur customary brokerage commissions. Please refer to each fund's prospectus and SAI for additional details on a fund's risks. The order of the below risk factors does not indicate the significance of any particular risk factor.

Unlike mutual funds, shares of the fund 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 premium or discount to a fund's net asset value and possibly face delisting and the bid/ask spread may widen.

A fund is susceptible to operational risks through breaches in cyber security. Such events could cause a fund to incur regulatory penalties, reputational damage, additional compliance costs associated with corrective measures and/or financial loss.

Equity securities may decline significantly in price over short or extended periods of time, and such declines may occur in the equity market as a whole, or they may occur in only a particular country, company, industry or sector of the market.

A fund may be a constituent of one or more indices or models which could greatly affect a fund's trading activity, size and volatility.

Industrials and producer durables companies are subject to certain risks, including the general state of the economy, intense competition, consolidation, domestic and international politics, excess capacity and consumer demand and spending trends. They may also be significantly affected by overall capital spending levels, economic cycles, technical obsolescence, delays in modernization, labor relations, and government regulations.

A portfolio comprised of low volatility stocks may not produce investment exposure that has lower variability to changes in such stocks' price levels. Low volatility stocks are likely to underperform the broader market during periods of rapidly rising stock prices.

The portfolio managers of an actively managed portfolio will apply investment techniques and risk analyses that may not have the desired result.

Market risk is the risk that a particular security, or shares of a fund in general may fall in value. Securities are subject to market fluctuations caused by such factors as general economic conditions, political events, regulatory or market developments, changes in interest rates and perceived trends in securities prices. Shares of a fund could decline in value or underperform other investments as a result. In addition, local, regional or global events such as war, acts of terrorism, spread of infectious disease or other public health issues, recessions, or other events could have significant negative impact on a fund. In February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine which has caused and could continue to cause significant market disruptions and volatility within the markets in Russia, Europe, and the United States. The hostilities and sanctions resulting from those hostilities could have a significant impact on certain fund investments as well as fund performance. The COVID-19 global pandemic and the ensuing policies enacted by governments and central banks have caused and may continue to cause significant volatility and uncertainty in global financial markets. While the U.S. has resumed "reasonably" normal business activity, many countries continue to impose lockdown measures. Additionally, there is no guarantee that vaccines will be effective against emerging variants of the disease.

There can be no assurance that the securities held by a fund will stay within a fund's intended market capitalization range.

A fund faces numerous market trading risks, including the potential lack of an active market for fund shares due to a limited number of market makers. Decisions by market makers or authorized participants to reduce their role or step away in times of market stress could inhibit the effectiveness of the arbitrage process in maintaining the relationship between the underlying values of a fund's portfolio securities and a fund's market price.

A fund classified as "non-diversified" may invest a relatively high percentage of its assets in a limited number of issuers. As a result, a fund 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.

A fund and a fund's advisor may seek to reduce various operational risks through controls and procedures, but it is not possible to completely protect against such risks. The fund also relies on third parties for a range of services, including custody, and any delay or failure related to those services may affect the fund's ability to meet its objective.

High portfolio turnover may result in higher levels of transaction costs and may generate greater tax liabilities for shareholders.

The market price of a fund's shares will generally fluctuate in accordance with changes in the fund's net asset value ("NAV") as well as the relative supply of and demand for shares on the exchange, and a fund's investment advisor cannot predict whether shares will trade below, at or above their NAV.

Real Estate Investment Trusts ("REITs") are subject to risks the risks of investing in real estate, including, but not limited to, changes in the real estate market, vacancy rates and competition, volatile interest rates and economic recession. Increases in interest rates typically lower the present value of a REIT's future earnings stream and may make financing property purchases and improvements more costly. The value of a fund will generally decline when investors in REIT stocks anticipate or experience rising interest rates.

A fund with significant exposure to a single asset class, country, region, industry, or sector may be more affected by an adverse economic or political development than a broadly diversified fund.

Securities of small- and mid-capitalization companies may experience greater price volatility and be less liquid than larger, more established companies.

Trading on an exchange may be halted due to market conditions or other reasons. There can be no assurance that a fund's requirements to maintain the exchange listing will continue to be met or be unchanged.

First Trust Advisors L.P. is the adviser to the fund. First Trust Advisors L.P. is an affiliate of First Trust Portfolios L.P., the fund’s distributor.

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