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First Trust Merger Arbitrage ETF (MARB)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust Merger Arbitrage 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 establishing long and short positions in the equity securities of companies that are involved in a publicly-announced significant corporate event, such as a merger or acquisition.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
Fund Overview
TickerMARB
Fund TypeMarket Neutral
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBrown Brothers Harriman
Portfolio Manager/Sub-AdvisorVivaldi Asset Management, LLC
CUSIP33740J203
ISINUS33740J2033
Intraday NAVMARBIV
Fiscal Year-End07/31
ExchangeNYSE Arca
Inception2/4/2020
Inception Price$20.01
Inception NAV$20.01
Fees And Expenses
Management Fees1.25%
Other Expenses0.69%
Total Annual Expenses1.94%
"Other Expenses" is an estimate based on the expenses the Fund expects to incur for the current fiscal year.
Current Fund Data (as of 2/21/2020)
Closing NAV1$20.07
Closing Market Price2$20.08
Bid/Ask Midpoint$20.08
Bid/Ask Premium0.04%
Total Net Assets$2,007,303
Outstanding Shares100,002
Daily Volume0
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$20.08 / $20.01
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$20.07 / $20.01
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)28
Top Holdings - Long Exposure (as of 2/20/2020)*
Holding Percent
Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. 7.49%
Tallgrass Energy, LP 7.47%
LogMeIn, Inc. 5.80%
Allergan Plc 4.55%
IBERIABANK Corporation 4.46%
AquaVenture Holdings Limited 4.43%
Carolina Financial Corporation 4.43%
El Paso Electric Company 4.35%
Tech Data Corporation 3.82%
Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. 3.61%

* Excluding cash.  Holdings are subject to change.

Top Holdings - Short Exposure (as of 2/20/2020)*
Holding Percent
First Horizon National Corporation -4.52%
United Bankshares, Inc. -4.48%
The Charles Schwab Corporation -3.69%
Independent Bank Group, Inc. -3.63%
AbbVie Inc. -1.88%
Eldorado Resorts, Inc. -0.55%

* Excluding cash.  Holdings are subject to change.

NAV History (Since Inception)
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Fund Exposure (as of 2/20/2020)
Long Exposure78.08%
Short Exposure-18.75%
Net Exposure59.33%
Top Sector - Long Exposure (as of 2/20/2020)
Percent
Information Technology 17.31%
Financials 16.08%
Health Care 9.39%
Industrials 9.36%
Utilities 8.78%
Energy 7.47%
Consumer Discretionary 3.98%
Communication Services 2.42%
Real Estate 2.18%
Materials 1.11%
Top Sector - Short Exposure (as of 2/20/2020)
Percent
Financials -16.32%
Health Care -1.88%
Consumer Discretionary -0.55%
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).

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.

ETF Characteristics

The fund lists and principally trades its shares on the NYSE Arca, Inc.

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 the fund by authorized participants, in very large creation/redemption units. If the 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 the fund's net asset value and possibly face delisting.

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. Market risk is that a particular security or shares of a fund may fall in value. In managing a fund's investment portfolio, the advisor will apply investment techniques and risk analyses that may not have the desired result. There can be no assurance that a fund's investment objective will be achieved.

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

Securities issued by companies concentrated in a particular industry or sector involves additional risks, including limited diversification. Small capitalization and mid capitalization companies may experience greater price volatility than larger, more established companies.

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. Depositary receipts may be less liquid than the underlying shares in their primary trading market.

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.

Investments in companies that are the subject of a publicly-announced transaction carry the risk the transaction is renegotiated, takes longer to complete than originally planned and that the transaction is never completed. Any such event could cause a fund to incur a loss.

A fund that holds cash or invests in money market or short term securities may be less likely to achieve its investment objective and could lose money.

Shorting may result in greater gains or greater losses. Short selling creates special risks which could result in increased volatility of returns. Because losses on short sales arise from increases in the value of the security sold short, such losses are theoretically unlimited.

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

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.

Large inflows and outflows may impact a newer fund's market exposure for limited periods of times.

Please see the fund's prospectus for a complete list of all the risks of investing in the fund.

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, the Internal Revenue Code or any other regulatory framework. Financial advisors 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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