RFEM

First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF
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RFEM Fund Description

The First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF 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

The MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score measures the ability of ETF underlying holdings to manage key medium to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors, as determined by MSCI ESG Research LLC. As of August 16, 2018 the First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 4.34 out of 10.

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. RFEM ranks in the 30th percentile within its peer group and in the 14th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.

RFEM CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE

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PERFORMANCE [as of 08/16/18] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
RFEM -6.69% -14.93% -11.79% -5.19% -- -- --
RFEM (NAV) -6.76% -14.16% -11.38% -4.28% -- -- --
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MSCI Emerging Markets Investable Market Index -4.21% -10.39% -10.43% -1.20% 7.77% 3.65% 3.17%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

RFEM Top 10 Countries

RFEM Top 10 Sectors

RFEM Top 10 Holdings [View All]

RFEM Summary Data

First Trust
06/14/16
Open-Ended Fund
0.95%
$112.15M
$1.64M
0.08%

RFEM Portfolio Data

$110.75B
6.92
1.39
1.99%
09/14/18
1866

RFEM Index Data

No Underlying Index
Proprietary
Proprietary
MSCI Emerging Markets Investable Market Index

RFEM Portfolio Management

0.95%
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RFEM Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
1.56%
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 08/17/18
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

24,417
$1.64M
9,135
$636.12K
0.08%
$0.05
0.37%
1.84% / -1.38%
None
14.00%
50,000
0.18
0.16%
0.62%
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$61.99
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RFEM Sector/Industry Breakdown


RFEM
Segment Benchmark
36.16%
28.42%
24.31%
24.50%
9.44%
7.15%
8.36%
6.06%
7.42%
8.00%
5.45%
6.61%
5.10%
3.44%
1.82%
3.96%
1.32%
7.54%
0.68%
2.57%

RFEM TOP 10 HOLDINGS[View All]

5.91%
4.89%
3.44%
2.13%
1.87%
1.70%
1.55%
1.48%
1.45%
28.19%

RFEM Countries


RFEM
Segment Benchmark
30.98%
22.65%
15.20%
14.80%
11.46%
7.95%
8.70%
12.62%
6.71%
9.37%
6.54%
6.19%
6.02%
3.22%
2.42%
5.71%
2.10%
0.20%
2.09%
2.48%

RFEM Regions


RFEM
Segment Benchmark
78.59%
75.30%
9.68%
5.92%
8.84%
7.87%
3.04%
10.23%
0.29%
0.69%

RFEM Economic Development


RFEM
Segment Benchmark
56.14%
51.31%
44.30%
48.69%

RFEM Performance Statistics

0.65
0.97
1.14
0.78
0.53%
MSCI Emerging Markets Investable Market Index

RFEM MSCI ESG Ratings

4.34 / 10
29.77
13.95
1.83%
4.15%
317.62

RFEM BENCHMARK COMPARISON HOLDINGS

1866
2793
1,837
31.01%

RFEM BENCHMARK COMPARISON SUMMARY


RFEM
Segment Benchmark
1866
2793
$110.75B
$86.10B
6.92
13.66
1.39
1.59
2.56%
2.48%
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RFEM BENCHMARK COMPARISON MARKET CAP SIZE


RFEM
Segment Benchmark
54.59%
58.32%
33.87%
27.02%
10.94%
12.04%
0.60%
2.61%