FTSL

First Trust Senior Loan Fund
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FTSL Fund Description

FTSL holds senior floating rate bank loans from firms around the globe. The actively managed fund can hold up to 20% of assets in non-senior loans, including high-yield bonds and equities.

FTSL Factset Analytics Insight

FTSL offers actively managed exposure to senior loans and similar securities primarily, but not exclusively, from North America. Fund documents show a typical profile for a senior loan fund: very low interest-rate risk (from floating-rate debt) and high credit risk (from a near-total allocation to below-investment-grade debt). The fund shows decent liquidity and asset levels. FTSL has become fairly popular with traders, with millions of dollars' worth of shares changing hands most days and small spreads. For larger traders, block liquidity looks challenging in contrast to some peer funds. FTSL charges a high fee, and given its active management there is no index to which it can really be compared, but it's worth noting that it's considerable pricier than peer fund SRLN.

FTSL Charts And Performance

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PERFORMANCE [as of 10/16/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
FTSL 0.05% 1.00% 7.73% 3.13% 3.28% 3.46% --
FTSL (NAV) -0.45% 0.37% 6.75% 2.72% 3.18% 3.46% --
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FTSL Summary Data

First Trust
05/01/13
Open-Ended Fund
0.87%
$1.60B
$7.84M
0.04%

FTSL Portfolio Data

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09/25/19
156

FTSL Index Data

No Underlying Index
Proprietary
Proprietary
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FTSL Portfolio Management

0.87%
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FTSL Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Ordinary income
No

FTSL Fund Structure

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FTSL Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 10/17/19
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1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of FTSL. FTSL is rated a N/A out of 5.

FTSL Tradability

165,846
$7.84M
150,695
$7.08M
0.04%
$0.02
0.03%
0.52% / -0.77%
None
100.00%
50,000
3.01
0.02%
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$47.16
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FTSL Top 10 Holdings[View All]

12.60%
6.18%
2.98%
2.56%
2.32%
2.20%
1.99%
1.87%
1.86%
36.53%

FTSL Performance Statistics

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FTSL Holdings Statistics

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FTSL Avg Life Maturity Distribution

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FTSL OAS Breakdown

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