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First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund (EMLP)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund is an actively managed exchange-traded fund. The Fund's investment objective is to seek total return. The Fund's investment strategy emphasizes current distributions and dividends paid to shareholders. Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in equity securities of companies deemed by Energy Income Partners, LLC, the Fund's investment sub-advisor, to be engaged in the energy infrastructure sector. These companies principally include U.S. and Canadian natural gas and electric utilities, corporations operating energy infrastructure assets such as pipelines or renewable energy production, utilities, publicly-traded master limited partnerships or limited liability companies taxed as partnerships ("MLPs"), MLP affiliates, and other companies that derive the majority of their revenues from operating or providing services in support of infrastructure assets such as pipelines, power transmission and petroleum and natural gas storage in the petroleum, natural gas and power generation industries (collectively, "energy infrastructure companies"). The Fund will invest principally in energy infrastructure companies. In addition, under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in equity securities of companies headquartered or incorporated in the United States and Canada. The Fund may invest in equity securities of MLPs without limit; however, in order to comply with applicable tax diversification rules, the Fund may directly invest up to 25% of its total assets in equity securities of certain MLPs treated as publicly-traded partnerships.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
Fund Overview
TickerEMLP
Fund TypeEnergy
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon
Portfolio Manager/Sub-AdvisorEnergy Income Partners, LLC
CUSIP33738D101
ISINUS33738D1019
Intraday NAVEMLPIV
Fiscal Year-End10/31
ExchangeNYSE Arca
Inception6/20/2012
Inception Price$19.99
Inception NAV$19.99
Expense Ratio0.96%
Current Fund Data (as of 7/23/2021)
Closing NAV1$24.09
Closing Market Price2$24.12
Bid/Ask Midpoint$24.09
Bid/Ask Premium0.00%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.04%
Total Net Assets$2,034,344,499
Outstanding Shares84,455,000
Daily Volume260,061
Average 30-Day Daily Volume263,199
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$25.60 / $18.75
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$25.57 / $18.77
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)57
Top Holdings (as of 7/23/2021)*
Holding Percent
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. 7.67%
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. 7.55%
NextEra Energy Partners, LP 6.03%
TC Energy Corporation 5.83%
Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated 4.23%
Sempra Energy 3.85%
NextEra Energy, Inc. 3.71%
Plains GP Holdings, L.P. (Class A) 3.33%
The Williams Companies, Inc. 3.24%
ONEOK, Inc. 3.22%

* Excluding cash.  Holdings are subject to change.

NAV History (Since Inception)
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Overall Morningstar RatingTM (as of 6/30/2021)4

Among 90 funds in the Energy Limited Partnership category. This fund was rated 5 stars/90 funds (3 years), 5 stars/75 funds (5 years) based on risk adjusted returns.
Distribution Information
Dividend per Share Amt (as of 7/26/2021)5$0.2041
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 6/30/2021)63.54%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 6/30/2021)73.54%
Fund Characteristics (as of 6/30/2021)9
Maximum Market Cap.$143,735
Median Market Cap.$19,080
Minimum Market Cap.$632
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 7/23/2021)
  2020 Q1 2021 Q2 2021 Q3 2021
Days Traded at Premium 105 32 60 15
Days Traded at Discount 148 29 3 1
Composition By Industry (as of 7/23/2021)
Electric Power & Transmission 42.39%
Natural Gas Transmission 24.58%
Petroleum Product Transmission 23.48%
Crude Oil Transmission 6.37%
Propane 2.06%
Marine 0.32%
Nat. Gas Gathering & Processing 0.01%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 7/23/2021) *


Month End Performance (as of 6/30/2021)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund
Inception10
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) 8.09% 18.47% 27.57% 6.11% 4.04% N/A 6.21%
After Tax Held 7.73% 17.62% 25.51% 4.28% 2.28% N/A 4.53%
After Tax Sold 4.79% 10.91% 16.16% 3.82% 2.28% N/A 4.08%
Market Price 8.09% 18.46% 27.68% 6.14% 4.03% N/A 6.21%
Index Performance **
S&P 500 Index 8.55% 15.25% 40.79% 18.67% 17.65% N/A 15.95%
Blended Benchmark 10.01% 23.37% 40.33% 8.02% 5.22% N/A 6.44%
Quarter End Performance (as of 6/30/2021)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund
Inception10
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) 8.09% 18.47% 27.57% 6.11% 4.04% N/A 6.21%
After Tax Held 7.73% 17.62% 25.51% 4.28% 2.28% N/A 4.53%
After Tax Sold 4.79% 10.91% 16.16% 3.82% 2.28% N/A 4.08%
Market Price 8.09% 18.46% 27.68% 6.14% 4.03% N/A 6.21%
Index Performance **
S&P 500 Index 8.55% 15.25% 40.79% 18.67% 17.65% N/A 15.95%
Blended Benchmark 10.01% 23.37% 40.33% 8.02% 5.22% N/A 6.44%
3-Year Statistics (as of 6/30/2021)
  Standard Deviation Alpha Beta Sharpe Ratio Correlation
EMLP 21.17% -0.69 0.74 0.33 0.97
S&P 500 Index 18.52% 12.13 0.53 0.94 0.79
Blended Benchmark 27.78% --- 1.00 0.37 1.00
Standard Deviation is a measure of price variability (risk). Alpha is an indication of how much an investment outperforms or underperforms on a risk-adjusted basis relative to its benchmark.Beta is a measure of price variability relative to the market. Sharpe Ratio is a measure of excess reward per unit of volatility. Correlation is a measure of the similarity of performance.

*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.

**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 500 Index - The Index is an unmanaged index of 500 stocks used to measure large-cap U.S. stock market performance.

Blended Benchmark - The Benchmark consists of the following two indexes: 50% of the PHLX Utility Sector Index which is a market capitalization-weighted index composed of geographically diverse public U.S. utility stocks; and 50% of the Alerian MLP Total Return Index which is a float-adjusted, capitalization-weighted index, whose constituents earn the majority of their cash flow from midstream activities involving energy commodities. The Blended Benchmark returns are calculated by using the monthly return of the two indices during each period shown above. At the beginning of each month the two indices are rebalanced to a 50-50 ratio to account for divergence from that ratio that occurred during the course of each month. The monthly returns are then compounded for each period shown above, giving the performance for the Blended Benchmark for each period shown above.

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
The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The Morningstar Rating does not include any adjustment for sales loads. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.
5 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.
6 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.
7 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.
8 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.
9 All market capitalization numbers are in USD$ Millions.
10 Inception Date is 6/20/2012

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

Investors buying or selling fund shares on the secondary market may incur customary brokerage commissions. Market prices may differ to some degree from the net asset value of the shares. 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, unlike mutual funds, shares 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 discount to a fund's net asset value and possibly face delisting.

A fund's shares will change in value, and you could lose money by investing in a fund. One of the principal risks of investing in a fund is market risk. Market risk is the risk that a particular stock owned by a fund, fund shares or stocks in general may fall in value. There can be no assurance that a fund's investment objective will be achieved. The outbreak of the respiratory disease designated as COVID-19 in December 2019 has caused significant volatility and declines in global financial markets, which have caused losses for investors. While the development of vaccines has slowed the spread of the virus and allowed for the resumption of "reasonably" normal business activity in the United States, many countries continue to impose lockdown measures in an attempt to slow the spread. Additionally, there is no guarantee that vaccines will be effective against emerging variants of the disease.

Changes in currency exchange rates and the relative value of non-US currencies may affect the value of a fund's investments and the value of a fund's shares.

As the use of Internet technology has become more prevalent in the course of business, funds have become more susceptible to potential operational risks through breaches in cyber security.

Energy infrastructure companies may be directly affected by energy commodity prices, especially those companies which own the underlying energy commodity. A decrease in the production or availability of commodities or a decrease in the volume of such commodities available for transportation, processing, storage or distribution may adversely impact the financial performance of energy infrastructure companies. In addition, energy infrastructure companies are subject to significant federal, state and local government regulation in virtually every aspect of their operations, which may negatively impact their financial performance.

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

As inflation increases, the present value of the fund's assets and distributions may decline.

In managing a fund's investment portfolio, the portfolio managers will apply investment techniques and risk analyses that may not have the desired result.

Master limited partnerships (MLPs) are subject to certain risks, including price and supply fluctuations caused by international politics, energy conservation, taxes, price controls, and other regulatory policies of various governments. In addition, there is the risk that MLPs could be taxed as corporations, resulting in decreased returns from such MLPs.

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.

Securities of non-U.S. issuers are subject to additional risks, including currency fluctuations, political risks, withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting non-U.S. 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.

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

Utilities companies are subject to imposition of rate caps, increased competition, difficulty in obtaining an adequate return on invested capital or in financing large construction projects, limitations on operations and increased costs attributable to environmental considerations and the capital market's ability to absorb utility debt. Utilities companies may also be affected by taxes, government regulation, international politics, price and supply fluctuations, volatile interest rates and energy conservation.

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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