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Exchange-Traded Funds

First Trust exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are a useful tool for institutional investors seeking liquid access to market opportunities and may serve as effective building blocks for portfolio construction and diversification. Institutional investors are increasingly using ETFs for a variety of essential portfolio management practices, such as cash equitization and risk management.

Highlighted ETFs


ETF Implementation Strategies
Strategy Objective
Manage cash drag on portfolios while maintaining market exposure during times of transition
Maintain market exposure while searching for new managers
Rebalancing Reduce the time needed to implement periodic rebalancing of a portfolio
Fill a missing asset class in an allocation to maintain investment objectives
Build tailored investment portfolios consistent with financial needs, risk tolerance and investment horizon
Obtain long or short exposure to efficiently mitigate the risk of being over exposed to any one company or area of the market
Hedging ETFs can be purchased on margin and sold short, even on a downtick, providing maximum trading flexibility. Listed options are available on some ETFs and offer opportunities for additional hedging or to increase income*
Duration and Credit Adjustments Fine-tune targeted duration and credit quality of fixed income portfolios

*Substantial risks and higher costs may result from borrowing and short selling ETFs.

These strategies may not be suitable for all investors. Investors should consider their own situation and risk tolerance before investing.

Largest First Trust ETFs (AUM) – as of 7/27/2021
Fund Name Ticker Net Assets
First Trust Value Line® Dividend Index Fund FVD $12,052,092,379
First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund FDN $11,012,747,264
First Trust Capital Strength ETF FTCS $8,390,351,023
First Trust Preferred Securities and Income ETF FPE $7,330,300,219
First Trust Low Duration Opportunities ETF LMBS $6,838,664,241
First Trust Cloud Computing ETF SKYY $6,219,607,977
First Trust TCW Opportunistic Fixed Income ETF FIXD $5,223,436,108
First Trust Rising Dividend Achievers ETF RDVY $4,990,294,492
First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF FTSM $4,419,012,693
First Trust Nasdaq Cybersecurity ETF CIBR $4,397,667,305

View the complete list of all our ETFs, click here.

This web page is designed for the needs of institutional investors. For further assistance, please contact the people listed below.

Institutional Business Development
Alex Brozyna
Eric Stoiber
Craig Pierce
Brendan Mahoney
E-Mail: Institutional@ftportfolios.com
Phone: 866-514-7767

ETF Capital Markets Team
ETF Liquidity & Execution Team
E-Mail: etfpm@ftadvisors.com
Phone: 630-765-8300

We offer institutional investors access to a number of different reports and documents. To request them, please provide us with your contact information and choose which ones you would like to receive.

Institutional Reports & Documents 

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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

The fund's shares will change in value, and you could lose money by investing in the fund.

An index fund's return may not match the return of the applicable index.

A fund may not be fully invested at times. Securities held by an index fund will generally not be bought or sold in response to market fluctuations. The securities held by a fund may be issued by companies concentrated in a particular industry or country.

A fund may invest in small capitalization and mid capitalization companies. Such companies may experience greater price volatility than larger, more established companies.

An investment in a fund containing equity securities of foreign issuers is subject to additional risks, including currency fluctuations, political risks, withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting foreign issuers. These risks may be heightened for securities of companies located in, or with significant operations in, emerging market countries.

Investors buying or selling fund shares on the secondary market may incur customary brokerage commissions. Investors who sell fund shares may receive less than the share's net asset value. Shares may be sold throughout the day on the exchange through any brokerage account. However, shares may only be redeemed directly from the fund by authorized participants, in very large creation/redemption units.

Actively managed funds are subject to management risk. In managing a fund's investment portfolio, the advisor or sub-advisor (as applicable) will apply investment techniques and risk analyses that may not have the desired result.

There can be no guarantee that a fund will meet its investment objective. With the exception of MDIV, FDM, FVI, FVD and FVL, the funds are classified as "non-diversified." A non-diversified fund generally may invest a larger percentage of its assets in the securities of a smaller number of issuers. As a result, these funds may be more susceptible to the risks associated with these particular companies, or to a single economic, political or regulatory occurrence affecting these companies.

First Trust Advisors L.P. is the adviser to the funds. First Trust Advisors L.P. is an affiliate of First Trust Portfolios L.P., the fund's distributor.
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, the Internal Revenue Code or any other regulatory framework. Financial professionals are responsible for evaluating investment risks independently and for exercising independent judgment in determining whether investments are appropriate for their clients.
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