RFEM

First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF
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RFEM Fund Description

RFEM is an actively managed fund that seeks capital appreciation from emerging market stocks using a factor approach. 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’s prospectus notes that the fund can invest up to 20% of the portfolio in developed market equities, and has no explicit constraint on sector limitations. While the expense ratio isn’t cheap, it is in line with other active funds.

RFEM MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of BB based on a score of 3.77 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 17th percentile within its peer group and in the 28th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

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PERFORMANCE [as of 10/10/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
RFEM -2.53% -5.56% 4.09% -0.72% 2.93% -- --
RFEM (NAV) -1.91% -5.87% 4.17% 2.73% 3.15% -- --
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MSCI Emerging Markets Investable Market Index -0.80% -4.37% 5.02% 3.32% 4.72% 2.26% 2.97%
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%
$80.54M
$504.11K
0.09%

RFEM Portfolio Data

$94.34B
8.57
1.22
2.38%
09/25/19
149

RFEM Index Data

No Underlying Index
Proprietary
Proprietary
MSCI Emerging Markets Investable Market Index

RFEM Portfolio Management

0.95%
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--
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RFEM Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
1.04%
Qualified dividends
No

RFEM Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
Yes
No
100% / 0%
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
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RFEM Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 10/11/19
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

8,676
$504.11K
3,826
$229.15K
0.09%
$0.05
-0.17%
1.44% / -5.13%
None
24.00%
50,000
0.08
0.17%
0.31%
0
$57.62
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RFEM Sector/Industry Breakdown


RFEM
Segment Benchmark
32.09%
26.93%
26.46%
26.97%
12.66%
7.10%
8.08%
7.42%
5.10%
7.18%
4.97%
6.34%
4.87%
7.53%
2.83%
3.17%
1.97%
4.24%
0.97%
3.12%

RFEM Top 10 Holdings[View All]

5.04%
4.37%
4.31%
1.50%
1.29%
1.24%
1.17%
1.16%
1.14%
26.47%

RFEM Countries


RFEM
Segment Benchmark
21.63%
21.19%
14.05%
11.86%
12.04%
7.62%
10.54%
12.09%
9.11%
8.59%
7.37%
3.53%
5.27%
8.89%
4.55%
2.15%
4.49%
0.64%
3.54%
5.57%

RFEM Regions


RFEM
Segment Benchmark
68.40%
71.27%
14.30%
11.68%
13.30%
6.06%
3.54%
10.17%
0.47%
0.82%

RFEM Economic Development


RFEM
Segment Benchmark
53.32%
53.39%
46.68%
46.61%

RFEM Performance Statistics

0.64
0.97
0.96
0.88
0.63%
MSCI Emerging Markets Investable Market Index

RFEM MSCI ESG Ratings

BB
3.77 / 10
28.11
17.07
4.28%
3.61%
263.84

RFEM Benchmark Comparison Holdings

149
2760
133
37.74%

RFEM Benchmark Comparison Summary


RFEM
Segment Benchmark
149
2760
$94.34B
$80.15B
8.57
13.79
1.22
1.52
3.33%
2.89%
Low
Low

RFEM Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


RFEM
Segment Benchmark
56.38%
58.52%
22.66%
27.63%
18.53%
11.41%
2.44%
2.45%