FAUS

First Trust Australia AlphaDEX Fund
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FAUS Fund Description

FAUS aims to outperform passive index funds by using a quantitative model to select securities from the S&P Australia BMI Index.

FAUS Factset Analytics Insight

FAUS has not found any traction with investors, seriously undermining its utility and viability. In a segment that has been long dominated by EWA, FAUS has a tiny asset base despite years of trading. We see high closure risk. Retail liquidity is dismal: investors new to trading ETFs should not learn here. FAUS charges a very high fee and justifies its price tag with a quant-based methodology that aims to outperform, rather than mimic, the Australian equity market. It tilts small, favoring midcaps, and its methodology yields more diverse but less reflective sector exposure. We see no risk-adjusted outperformance, and its lack of support from investors makes it hard to recommend. Approach with caution.

FAUS MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

First Trust Australia AlphaDEX Fund has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of A based on a score of 6.75 out of 10. The MSCI ESG Fund Rating measures the resiliency of portfolios to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors. ESG Fund Ratings range from best (AAA) to worst (CCC). Highly rated funds consist of companies that tend to show strong and/or improving management of financially relevant environmental, social and governance issues. These companies may be more resilient to disruptions arising from ESG events.

The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. First Trust Australia AlphaDEX Fund ranks in the 81st percentile within its peer group and in the 95th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

FAUS MSCI FaCS and Factor Box

MSCI FaCS is a standard method for evaluating and reporting the Factor characteristics of equity portfolios including ETFs. The Factor Box includes 6 Factors that MSCI has identified that historically provided a return premium. On the vertical axis, the Factor Groups, are displayed and the horizontal axis displays the Factor exposure, overweight, underweight or neutral.

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FAUS Summary Data

First Trust
02/14/12
Open-Ended Fund
0.80%
$3.59M
$35.45K
0.87%

FAUS Portfolio Data

$11.77B
9.44
1.22
7.37%
06/25/20
41

FAUS Index Data

Tiered
Multi-Factor
MSCI Australia IMI Index

FAUS Portfolio Management

0.80%
-0.54%
4.99%
-3.65%

FAUS Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

FAUS Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
No
100% / 0%
N/A
N/A
High
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FAUS Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 05/29/20
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of FAUS. FAUS is rated a 3 out of 5.

FAUS Tradability

1,813
$35.45K
103
0
0.87%
$0.18
0.17%
4.75% / -3.95%
None
0.00%
50,000
0.00
0.10%
0.22%
0
$24.15
3

FAUS Top 10 Holdings[View All]

0%

FAUS Performance Statistics

0.94
1.11
1.06
1.16
0.71%
MSCI Australia IMI Index

FAUS MSCI ESG Ratings

6.75 / 10
95.45
80.69
11.56%
8.63%
600.04

FAUS Benchmark Comparison Holdings

41
236
40
32.22%

FAUS Benchmark Comparison Summary


FAUS
Segment Benchmark
41
236
$11.77B
$28.25B
9.44
13.83
1.22
1.62
5.95%
5.38%
Medium
Medium

FAUS Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


FAUS
Segment Benchmark
22.22%
55.89%
59.68%
28.42%
18.09%
13.17%
0.00%
2.52%