First Trust Advisors is a privately-owned investment advisor that was founded in 1991. With over $32 billion in assets under management, FT Advisors offers an array of size/style funds, sector funds, specialty funds, and global funds. In the ETF world, First Trust may be known best for their family of quant ETFs branded as AlphaDEX Funds, which are quantitatively driven, “beat the market”-style, active index funds.
First Trust Quick Facts
- Headquarters: Wheaton, IL
- U.S. Listed ETFs: 114
- Expense Ratio Range: 0.25% – 2.50%
- Avg. Expense Ratio: 0.75%
- First Trust maintains ETFs in the following ETFdb Categories: All Cap Equities, Alternative Energy Equities, Asia Pacific Equities, Building & Construction, China Equities, Commodities, Commodity Producers Equities, Communications Equities, Consumer Discretionary Equities, Consumer Staples Equities, Diversified Portfolio, Emerging Markets Bonds, Emerging Markets Equities, Energy Equities, Europe Equities, Financials Equities, Foreign Large Cap Equities, Foreign Small & Mid Cap Equities, Global Equities, Global Real Estate, Health & Biotech Equities, Hedge Fund, High Yield Bonds, Industrials Equities, Japan Equities, Large Cap Blend Equities, Large Cap Growth Equities, Large Cap Value Equities, Latin America Equities, Long-Short, MLPs, Materials, Mid Cap Blend Equities, Mid Cap Growth Equities, Mid Cap Value Equities, Mortgage Backed Securities, National Munis, Preferred Stock/Convertible Bonds, Real Estate, Small Cap Blend Equities, Small Cap Growth Equities, Small Cap Value Equities, Technology Equities, Total Bond Market, Utilities Equities, Volatility Hedged Equity, Water Equities, n/a
As of 01/19/2017