RFEM

First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF
*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

RFEM Fund Description

RFEM is actively-managed to select in emerging market stocks using multiple factors. The manager has discretion to hedge currency exposure up to 100% of the portfolio.

RFEM Factset Analytics Insight

RFEM’s active manager aims to pick winners within emerging market equities using a multi-factor approach. RiverFront, the fund’s sub-advisor, chooses holdings based on a proprietary scoring system which considers value, quality, and momentum factors. The sub-advisor also considers country, sector, and risk exposure, as well as liquidity. RFEM can hedge up to 100% of the portfolio’s currency exposure at its discretion using currency forwards and the spot market, dependent upon interest rate differentials and central bank policies. The fund can invest up to 20% of the portfolio in developed market equities, and has no explicit constraint on sector limitations.

RFEM MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of BBB based on a score of 5.04 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 RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF ranks in the 27th percentile within its peer group and in the 29th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

RFEM 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.

PERFORMANCE [as of 10/18/21] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
RFEM -4.75% -5.92% 0.00% 9.19% 8.20% 6.69% --
RFEM (NAV) 0.63% -4.80% 1.66% 13.06% 9.84% 7.20% --
No Underlying Index -- -- -- -- -- -- --
MSCI Emerging Markets Investable Market Index 0.40% -3.33% 3.06% 19.09% 12.77% 9.69% 5.94%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

RFEM Summary Data

First Trust
06/14/16
Open-Ended Fund
0.95%
$48.80M
$380.99K
0.08%

RFEM Portfolio Data

$150.46B
11.47
2.25
1.95%
N/A
2,515

RFEM Index Data

No Underlying Index
Proprietary
Proprietary
MSCI Emerging Markets Investable Market Index

RFEM Portfolio Management

0.95%
--
--
--

RFEM Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
--
Qualified dividends
No

RFEM Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
Yes
No
-- / --
N/A
N/A
Medium
Daily

RFEM Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 10/19/21
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of RFEM. RFEM is rated a 4 out of 5.

RFEM Tradability

5,488
$380.99K
3,650
$262.41K
0.08%
$0.05
-0.36%
0.86% / -1.21%
None
24.00%
50,000
0.07
0.14%
0.61%
0
$69.61
4

RFEM Sector/Industry Breakdown


RFEM
Segment Benchmark
40.75%
32.13%
16.94%
20.63%
12.53%
8.99%
8.69%
8.63%
4.40%
2.37%
3.91%
5.74%
3.88%
5.46%
3.28%
6.31%
3.25%
4.50%
0.73%
2.42%

RFEM Top 10 Holdings[View All]

7.63%
5.27%
3.47%
2.67%
2.46%
2.00%
1.79%
1.56%
33.29%

RFEM Countries


RFEM
Segment Benchmark
32.98%
25.93%
17.63%
12.47%
13.69%
15.53%
7.11%
5.17%
5.66%
2.73%
4.49%
13.52%
4.46%
3.24%
2.19%
0.19%
2.07%
1.90%
1.90%
0.42%

RFEM Regions


RFEM
Segment Benchmark
73.10%
77.99%
10.30%
7.80%
8.98%
4.76%
6.71%
8.62%
0.92%
0.84%

RFEM Economic Development


RFEM
Segment Benchmark
55.70%
56.57%
44.30%
43.43%

RFEM Performance Statistics

0.74
0.91
0.90
0.90
0.49%
MSCI Emerging Markets Investable Market Index

RFEM MSCI ESG Ratings

5.04 / 10
29.32
27.23
3.14%
--
375.37

RFEM Benchmark Comparison Holdings

2,515
3168
2,498
30.37%

RFEM Benchmark Comparison Summary


RFEM
Segment Benchmark
2,515
3168
$150.46B
$126.32B
11.47
17.04
2.25
1.91
2.94%
2.00%
Medium
Low

RFEM Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


RFEM
Segment Benchmark
70.53%
66.16%
22.50%
23.27%
6.97%
9.59%
0.01%
0.97%