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First Trust Intermediate Duration Preferred & Income Fund (FPF)
Investment Objective/Strategy - First Trust Intermediate Duration Preferred & Income Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund's primary investment objective is to seek a high level of current income. The Fund has a secondary objective of capital appreciation. The Fund seeks to maintain, under normal market conditions, a duration excluding the effects of leverage, of between three and eight years. Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in a portfolio of preferred and other income-producing securities. The Fund also will invest at least 25% of its Managed Assets in the group of industries that are part of the financials sector as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standards developed by MSCI, Inc. and Standard & Poor's, which is currently comprised of banks, diversified financials, real estate (including real estate investment trusts) and insurance industries. Under normal market conditions, the Fund will seek to invest in a portfolio of securities that has an average weighted investment grade credit quality. The Fund, for enhanced income potential, will also invest in below investment-grade securities. These securities are commonly referred to as "junk" or "high-yield" securities and are considered speculative with respect to the issuer's capacity to pay interest and repay principal.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
Fund Overview
Fund TypePreferred Income
Fund AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Portfolio Manager/Sub-AdvisorStonebridge Advisors LLC
Investor Servicing AgentComputershare Trust Company, N.A.
Fiscal Year-End10/31
Inception Price$25.00
Inception NAV$23.88
Current Fund Data (as of 1/19/2018)
Closing NAV1$24.95
Closing Share Price2$23.75
Discount to NAV4.81%
Total Managed Assets$2,195,973,497
Common Shares Outstanding60,765,997
Dividend FrequencyMonthly
Dividend Per Share Amt3$0.1525
Distribution Rate47.71%
Daily Volume240,427
Average 30-Day Daily Volume255,247
Closing Share Price 52-Week High/Low$25.06 / $22.18
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$25.25 / $23.63
Expense Ratios (as of 10/31/2017)
Annual ExpensesPercent of
Net Assets
Percent of
Management Fees1.23%0.85%
Other Expenses
Total Operating Expenses1.31%0.91%
Leverage Costs0.78%0.54%
Total Annual Expenses2.09%1.45%
Leverage costs include interest, fees and any upfront/offering costs associated with borrowings by the Fund.
Leverage Information (as of 1/19/2018)9
Total Net Assets with Leverage$2,195,973,497
Amount Attributable to Common Shares$1,515,973,497
Amount Attributable to Preferred Shares$0
Amount Attributable to Other Borrowings$680,000,000
Leverage (% of Total Net Assets)30.97%
Top 10 Holdings (as of 11/30/2017)10
Holding Percent
Enel SpA, 8.750% 2.21%
Cooperatieve Rabobank UA, 11.000% 1.93%
Aquarius + Investments PLC for Swiss Reinsurance Co., Ltd., 8.250% 1.92%
Emera, Inc., 6.750% 1.90%
Credit Agricole S.A., 8.125% 1.80%
Catlin Insurance Co., Ltd., 4.332% 1.71%
Land O'Lakes, Inc., 8.000% 1.69%
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A., 9.000% 1.57%
Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, 8.625% 1.54%
American International Group, Inc. 8.175% 1.51%
Industry Breakdown (as of 11/30/2017)10
Industry Percent
Banks 41.14%
Insurance 24.43%
Capital Markets 5.49%
Food Products 5.24%
Electric Utilities 4.75%
Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels 3.22%
Diversified Telecommunication Services 2.32%
Energy Equipment & Services 1.77%
Diversified Financial Services 1.58%
Multi-Utilities 1.34%
Metals & Mining 1.27%
Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) 1.08%
Independent Power and Renewable Electricity Producers 1.06%
Mortgage Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) 1.05%
Automobiles 1.00%
Transportation Infrastructure 1.00%
Thrifts & Mortgage Finance 0.72%
Industrial Conglomerates 0.62%
Consumer Finance 0.48%
Wireless Telecommunication Services 0.31%
Internet Software & Services 0.13%
Security Type Breakdown (as of 11/30/2017)10
Security Percent
Fixed-to-Floating Rate Securities 76.43%
Fixed Rate Securities 17.77%
Floating Rate Securities 5.80%
Fund Characteristics (as of 11/30/2017)10
Weighted Average Effective Duration54.15 Years
% Institutional Securities (e.g. $1000 par)685.34%
% Retail Securities (e.g. $25 par)714.66%
Share Price and NAV History (Since Inception)
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
% Premium/Discount (Since Inception)
Cumulative Total Returns (as of 12/31/2017)8
Period Share Price NAV
3 Months 1.04% 1.55%
6 Months 2.56% 4.16%
1 Year 15.94% 16.01%
3 Years 37.99% 33.98%
Year to Date 15.94% 16.01%
Inception to Date 43.93% 53.83%
Calendar Year Returns (as of 12/31/2017)8
Period Share Price NAV
2014 17.08% 12.81%
2015 1.55% 6.61%
2016 17.23% 8.34%
2017 15.94% 16.01%
Average Annual Returns (as of 12/31/2017)8
Period Share Price NAV
3 Years 11.33% 10.24%
Inception to Date 8.22% 9.80%
Credit Quality Breakdown (as of 11/30/2017)10
  Credit Quality Percent
A+ 1.92%
A 0.10%
A- 5.62%
BBB+ 10.99%
BBB 18.38%
BBB- 23.04%
BB+ 17.21%
BB 10.53%
BB- 4.94%
B+ 1.93%
B 0.95%
NR 4.39%
The credit quality and ratings information presented above reflect the ratings assigned by one or more nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (NRSROs), including Standard & Poor's Rating Group, a division of the McGraw Hill Companies, Inc., Moody's Investors Service, Inc., Fitch Ratings, or a comparably rated NRSRO. For situations in which a security is rated by more than one NRSRO and the ratings are not equivalent, the highest ratings are used. Sub-investment grade ratings are those rated BB+/Ba1 or lower. Investment grade ratings are those rated BBB-/Baa3 or higher. The credit ratings shown relate to the creditworthiness of the issuers of the underlying securities in the Fund, and not to the Fund or its shares. Credit ratings are subject to change.
Country Breakdown (as of 11/30/2017) 10
Country Percent
United States 47.50%
France 10.61%
United Kingdom 9.34%
Italy 5.13%
Canada 4.54%
Australia 4.48%
Netherlands 3.89%
Japan 2.45%
Bermuda 2.13%
Spain 2.13%
Ireland 2.02%
Cayman Islands 1.24%
Switzerland 1.21%
Chile 1.06%
Brazil 0.75%
Mexico 0.63%
Belgium 0.46%
Denmark 0.43%
1 The NAV represents the fund's net assets (assets less liabilities) divided by the fund's common shares outstanding.
2 Fund shares are purchased and sold on an exchange at their share 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 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.
4 Distribution rates are calculated by annualizing the most recent distribution paid or declared through today's date and then dividing by the most recent market price. The distribution consists of the sum of net investment income, net realized short-term capital gains, net realized long-term capital gains, and return of capital. Distribution rates may vary. Any distribution adjustment will not be reflected until after the declaration date for the next distribution. See the fund's 19a-1 Notices, if any, located under the "News & Literature" section of the website for estimates of distribution sources. Final determination of the source and tax status of all distributions paid in the current year will be made after year-end.
5 A measure of a bond's sensitivity to interest rate changes that reflects the change in a bond's price given a change in yield. It accounts for the likelihood of changes in the timing of cash flows in response to interest rate movements.
6 Institutional Securities are predominantly $1000 par securities and only trade over-the-counter.
7 Retail Securities are predominantly $25 par securities but also include exchange-traded $20, $50, and $100 par securities.
8 Total return is the combination of reinvested dividend income and reinvested capital gains distributions, at prices obtained by the Dividend Reinvestment Plan, if any, and changes in the NAV and Share Price. The NAV total return takes into account the fund's total annual expenses and does not reflect sales load. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
9 Leverage is a technique where a closed-end fund's manager borrows assets at one rate and invests the proceeds from the borrowed assets at another rate, seeking to increase yield and total return. Use of leverage can result in additional risk and cost, and can magnify the effect of any losses.
10 Market value information used in calculating the percentages is based upon trade date plus one recording of transactions, which can differ from regulatory financial reports (Forms N-CSR and N-Q) that are based on trade date recording of security transactions. Holdings are subject to change.

Risk Considerations

The fund is subject to risks, including the fact that it is a non-diversified closed-end management investment company. Investment return and market value of an investment in the fund will fluctuate. Shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Preferred/hybrid and debt securities in which the fund invests are subject to various risks, including credit risk, interest rate risk, and call risk. Credit risk is the risk that an issuer of a security will be unable or unwilling to make dividend, interest and/or principal payments when due and that the value of a security may decline as a result. Credit risk may be heightened for the fund because it invests in below investment grade securities, which involve greater risks than investment grade securities, including the possibility of dividend or interest deferral, default or bankruptcy. Interest rate risk is the risk that the value of fixed-rate securities in the fund will decline because of rising market interest rates. Call risk is the risk that performance could be adversely impacted if an issuer calls higher-yielding debt instruments held by the fund.

Because the fund is concentrated in the financials sector, it will be more susceptible to adverse economic or regulatory occurrences affecting this sector, such as changes in interest rates, loan concentration and competition.

Investment in non-U.S. securities is subject to the risk of currency fluctuations and to economic and political risks associated with such foreign countries.

Use of leverage can result in additional risk and cost, and can magnify the effect of any losses.

The risks of investing in the fund are spelled out in the prospectus, shareholder report and other regulatory filings.

Not FDIC Insured • Not Bank Guaranteed • May Lose Value
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 and the Internal Revenue Code. First Trust has no knowledge of and has not been provided any information regarding any investor. Financial advisors must determine whether particular investments are appropriate for their clients. First Trust believes the financial advisor is a fiduciary, is capable of evaluating investment risks independently and is responsible for exercising independent judgment with respect to its retirement plan clients.
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