Who are we?
Today, First Trust is collectively First Trust Advisors L.P. (“FTA”), First Trust Portfolios L.P. (“FTP”) and First Trust Global Portfolios (“FTGP”). FTA and FTP were established in 1991, and FTGP was established in 2011.
FTA is an Investment Adviser/Manager, FTP provides supervisory, evaluation and administrative services to Unit Investment Trusts (“UITs”), and FTGP’s main function is to distribute our range Exchange Traded Funds, UCITS Funds, and Mutual Funds in the United Kingdom and selected European countries.
As a firm, First Trust has a strong track record in providing a variety of rules-based, thematic and actively managed solutions across a range of equities, fixed income and alternatives.
We are not only proud to be seen as a pioneer in transformational technology and fixed income solutions, but also to be known in the market for our unique set of AlphaDEX strategies, which offers clients a diverse suite of blended value and momentum smart beta strategies.
Today, we are one of the fastest growing ETF providers in the world.
Why choose First Trust?
Our mission and approach are simple. We aim to offer investors a better way to invest by providing transparent and innovative solutions – through understanding investor long term needs, knowing what we own, employing a robust and disciplined risk management approach, and rebalancing our portfolios regularly.
In delivering our message, our regional sales teams work closely with prospects and clients to distribute First Trust’s range of single-country, regional and global solutions across the world.