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Developed International Equity Select ETF (RNDM)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The Developed International Equity Select ETF (the "Fund") seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund's fees and expenses) of an equity index called the Nasdaq Riskalyze Developed Markets Index (the "Index"). The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in common stocks and depositary receipts that comprise the Index. The Fund, using an indexing investment approach, attempts to replicate, before fees and expenses, the performance of the Index. The Fund's investment advisor seeks a correlation of 0.95 or better (before fees and expenses) between the Fund's performance and the performance of the Index; a figure of 1.00 would represent perfect correlation. The Index is owned and is developed, maintained and sponsored by Riskalyze, Inc. (the "Index Provider").
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • The Nasdaq Riskalyze Developed Markets Index is a modified market capitalization weighted index which seeks to provide a diversified portfolio of low volatility securities.
  • The index selects securities from the Nasdaq Developed Markets Ex-US Large Mid Cap Index based on factors such as liquidity and volatility.
  • To be eligible for inclusion in the index, the securities must meet certain criteria, including:
    • a minimum three-month average daily dollar trading volume of $5 million,
    • having traded on an eligible exchange for at least one calendar year.
  • Eligible securities are ranked by trailing twelve month volatility within their respective countries.
  • The 25 securities with the lowest volatility from each country are selected (or all securities if less than 25 qualify).
  • Weights are assigned that are equal to the to the country and sector weights within the Nasdaq Developed Markets Ex-US Large Mid Cap Index. The index weighting methodology includes a maximum weight cap of 3% to prevent high concentrations among larger stocks.
  • The index is rebalanced and reconstituted on a semi-annual basis.
Fund Overview
Fund TypeInternational Equity
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBrown Brothers Harriman
Fiscal Year-End03/31
Inception Price$49.73
Inception NAV$49.73
Rebalance FrequencySemi-Annual
Expense Ratio0.65%
Current Fund Data (as of 9/21/2020)
Closing NAV1$47.49
Closing Market Price2$47.45
Bid/Ask Midpoint$47.50
Bid/Ask Premium0.01%
Total Net Assets$23,746,993
Outstanding Shares500,002
Daily Volume2,401
Average 30-Day Daily Volume2,767
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$52.88 / $34.63
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$52.69 / $34.63
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)446
Fund Characteristics (as of 8/31/2020)7
Maximum Market Cap.$335,227
Median Market Cap.$11,959
Minimum Market Cap.$2,054
Price/Cash Flow11.17
Top Holdings (as of 9/21/2020)*
Holding Percent
Croda International Plc 1.46%
Lonza Group AG (Registered) 1.37%
Toyota Motor Corporation 1.25%
Itochu Corporation 1.21%
Kakao Corp. 1.21%
MEIJI Holdings Co., Ltd. 1.21%
Sonova Holding AG (Registered) 1.18%
ABC-Mart, Inc. 1.15%
Bridgestone Corporation 1.15%
Mitsubishi Corporation 1.14%

* 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 9/22/2020)3$0.0613
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 8/31/2020)42.41%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 8/31/2020)52.59%
Index Yield (as of 8/31/2020)62.76%
For funds with certain equity strategies, due to the negative economic impact across many industries caused by the recent COVID-19 outbreak, certain of the issuers of the securities included in the fund may elect to reduce the amount of dividends and/or distributions paid in the future. As a result, the "12-Month Distribution Rate," which is based on the fund's trailing 12-month ordinary distributions, will likely be higher, and in some cases significantly higher, than the actual 12-month distribution rate achieved by the fund.
Bid/Ask Midpoint vs. NAV (as of 6/30/2020)
Number of Days Bid/Ask Midpoint Above NAV
Quarter Ended 0-49
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
6/30/2020 18 1 0 0
3/31/2020 36 3 0 0
12/31/2019 55 7 0 0
9/30/2019 54 7 0 0
Number of Days Bid/Ask Midpoint Below NAV
Quarter Ended 0-49
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
6/30/2020 37 7 0 0
3/31/2020 18 4 1 0
12/31/2019 2 0 0 0
9/30/2019 2 1 0 0

The price used to calculate market return is determined by using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the stock exchange, on which shares of the Fund are listed for trading, as of the time that the Fund's NAV is calculated.

Top Country Exposure (as of 9/21/2020)
Country Percent
Japan 18.88%
United Kingdom 11.69%
Switzerland 10.76%
France 9.28%
Germany 8.34%
Canada 7.15%
Australia 5.68%
South Korea 5.17%
The Netherlands 3.55%
Hong Kong 2.87%
Top Sector Exposure (as of 9/21/2020)
Industrials 18.84%
Financials 15.14%
Consumer Staples 14.12%
Health Care 11.34%
Communication Services 8.35%
Consumer Discretionary 8.16%
Real Estate 6.75%
Information Technology 6.38%
Materials 5.88%
Utilities 4.46%
Energy 0.58%
Month End Performance (as of 8/31/2020)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) 10.83% -6.63% 1.71% 1.04% N/A N/A 1.30%
After Tax Held 10.83% -6.69% 0.68% 0.16% N/A N/A 0.47%
After Tax Sold 6.41% -3.93% 1.03% 0.43% N/A N/A 0.64%
Market Price 10.88% -7.30% 0.81% 0.73% N/A N/A 1.16%
Index Performance **
Nasdaq Riskalyze Developed Markets Index 11.24% -5.55% 3.15% 2.48% N/A N/A 2.65%
MSCI World ex USA Index 11.66% -4.44% 5.96% 2.45% N/A N/A 3.25%
NASDAQ DM Ex-US Large Mid Cap Index 11.82% -3.29% 7.77% 3.10% N/A N/A 3.82%
Quarter End Performance (as of 6/30/2020)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) 12.76% -13.60% -9.08% -0.91% N/A N/A -1.20%
After Tax Held 12.76% -13.65% -9.99% -1.77% N/A N/A -2.05%
After Tax Sold 7.55% -8.05% -5.31% -1.02% N/A N/A -1.23%
Market Price 12.27% -14.13% -9.60% -1.12% N/A N/A -1.31%
Index Performance **
Nasdaq Riskalyze Developed Markets Index 12.60% -13.20% -8.24% 0.28% N/A N/A -0.02%
MSCI World ex USA Index 15.34% -11.49% -5.42% 0.84% N/A N/A 0.85%
NASDAQ DM Ex-US Large Mid Cap Index 15.87% -10.52% -3.96% 1.40% N/A N/A 1.40%
3-Year Statistics (as of 8/31/2020)
  Standard Deviation Alpha Beta Sharpe Ratio Correlation
RNDM 14.31% -1.95 0.89 0.02 0.98
NASDAQ DM Ex-US Large Mid Cap Index 15.72% --- 1.00 0.16 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 based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread on the stock exchange on which shares of the fund are listed for trading 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 the Nasdaq Riskalyze Developed Markets 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.

MSCI World ex USA Index - The Index includes developed markets and is designed to provide a broad measure of stock performance throughout the world, with the exception of U.S.-based companies.

NASDAQ DM Ex-US Large Mid Cap Index - The Index is designed to track the performance of securities assigned to Developed Markets Ex United States and comprised of the Large Mid Cap segment.

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 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 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.
5 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.
6 Index yield represents the weighted average trailing 12-month dividend of the constituents of the Nasdaq Riskalyze Developed Markets Index.
7 All market capitalization numbers are in USD$ Millions.
8 Inception Date is 6/20/2017

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 Nasdaq Stock Market LLC.

The fund's return may not match the return of the Nasdaq Riskalyze Developed Markets Index.  Securities held by the fund will generally not be bought or sold in response to market fluctuations.

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

The fund's shares will change in value and you could lose money by investing in the fund. One of the principal risks of investing in the fund is market risk. Market risk is the risk that a particular security owned by the fund, fund shares or securities in general may fall in value. There can be no assurance that the 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. The COVID-19 pandemic may last for an extended period of time, and will continue to impact the economy for the foreseeable future.

The fund may invest in securities issued by companies concentrated in a particular industry or sector, which involves additional risks, including limited diversification. The 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 securities of non-U.S. issuers is 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. The fund may invest in depositary receipts which may be less liquid than the underlying shares in their primary trading market. The fund currently has fewer assets than larger funds, and like other relatively new funds, large inflows and outflows may impact the fund's market exposure for limited periods of time.

As the use of Internet technology has become more prevalent in the course of business, the fund has become more susceptible to potential operational risks through breaches in cyber security. Such events could cause the fund to incur regulatory penalties, reputational damage, additional compliance costs associated with corrective measures and/or financial loss.

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.

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.

Riskalyze and Nasdaq Riskalyze Developed Markets Index are trademarks or service marks of Riskalyze, Inc. (“Riskalyze”) and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by First Trust. The Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Riskalyze, and Riskalyze makes no representation regarding the advisability of trading 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 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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