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N-CEN: Filer Information

Submission Contact Information

Name
 
Phone
 
E-Mail Address
 

Notification Information

Notify via Filing Website only? Checkbox not checked

N-CEN:Series/Class (Contract) Information

Series ID Record:1
Series ID
S000034980 
Series ID Record:2
Series ID
S000046751 
Series ID Record:3
Series ID
S000044373 
Series ID Record:4
Series ID
S000058182 
Series ID Record:5
Series ID
S000045700 
Series ID Record:6
Series ID
S000052735 
Series ID Record:7
Series ID
S000052736 
Series ID Record:8
Series ID
S000052738 
Series ID Record:9
Series ID
S000052737 

N-CEN:Part A: General Information

Item A.1. Reporting period covered.

a. Report for period ending:
2019-10-31 
b. Does this report cover a period of less than 12 months? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

N-CEN:Part B: Information About the Registrant


Item B.1. Background information.

a. Full name of Registrant
First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund III 
b. Investment Company Act file number ( e.g., 811-)
811-22245 
c. CIK
0001424212 
d. LEI
5493003Z20QMESC6XS29 

Item B.2. Address and telephone number of Registrant.

a. Street 1
120 East Liberty Drive, Suite 400 
Street 2
 
b. City
Wheaton 
c. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
d. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
e. Zip code and zip code extension, or foreign postal code
60187 
f. Telephone number (including country code if foreign)
6307658000 
g. Public Website, if any
https://www.ftportfolios.com 

Item B.3. Location of books and records.

Instruction. Provide the requested information for each person maintaining physical possession of each account, book, or other document required to be maintained by section 31(a) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-30(a)) and the rules under that section.
Location books Record: 1
a. Name of person (e.g., a custodian of records)
First Trust Advisors L.P. 
b. Street 1
120 East Liberty Drive, Suite 400 
Street 2
 
c. City
Wheaton 
d. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
e. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
f. Zip code and zip code extension, or foreign postal code
60187 
g. Telephone number (including country code if foreign)
6307658000 
h. Briefly describe the books and records kept at this location:
Records related to the registrant and investment advisor. 
Location books Record: 2
a. Name of person (e.g., a custodian of records)
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
b. Street 1
50 Post Office Square 
Street 2
 
c. City
Boston 
d. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
e. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
f. Zip code and zip code extension, or foreign postal code
02110 
g. Telephone number (including country code if foreign)
6177721818 
h. Briefly describe the books and records kept at this location:
Fund Accounting, Custody and Transfer Agent records and certain Administration records 
Location books Record: 3
a. Name of person (e.g., a custodian of records)
First Trust Global Portfolios Ltd. 
b. Street 1
8 Angel Court 
Street 2
 
c. City
London 
d. State, if applicable
 
e. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND  
f. Zip code and zip code extension, or foreign postal code
EC2R7HJ 
g. Telephone number (including country code if foreign)
442031957121 
h. Briefly describe the books and records kept at this location:
Records related to the registrant and investment sub-advisor. 
Location books Record: 4
a. Name of person (e.g., a custodian of records)
RiverFront Investment Group, LLC 
b. Street 1
1214 E Cary Street 
Street 2
 
c. City
Richmond 
d. State, if applicable
VIRGINIA  
e. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
f. Zip code and zip code extension, or foreign postal code
23219 
g. Telephone number (including country code if foreign)
8045494800 
h. Briefly describe the books and records kept at this location:
Records related to the registrant and investment sub-advisor. 
Location books Record: 5
a. Name of person (e.g., a custodian of records)
Stonebridge Advisors, LLC 
b. Street 1
10 Westport Rd 
Street 2
 
c. City
Wilton 
d. State, if applicable
CONNECTICUT  
e. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
f. Zip code and zip code extension, or foreign postal code
06897 
g. Telephone number (including country code if foreign)
2037620004 
h. Briefly describe the books and records kept at this location:
Records related to the registrant and investment sub-advisor. 
Location books Record: 6
a. Name of person (e.g., a custodian of records)
Horizon Investments, LLC 
b. Street 1
6210 Ardrey Kell Road, Suite 300 
Street 2
 
c. City
Charlotte 
d. State, if applicable
NORTH CAROLINA  
e. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
f. Zip code and zip code extension, or foreign postal code
28277 
g. Telephone number (including country code if foreign)
8663712399 
h. Briefly describe the books and records kept at this location:
Records related to the registrant and investment sub-advisor. 

Item B.4. Initial of final filings.

Instruction. Respond "yes" to Item B.4.b only if the Registrant has filed an application to deregister or will file an application to deregister before its next required filing on this form.
a. Is this the first filing on this form by the Registrant? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Is this the last filing on this form by the Registrant? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.5. Family of investment companies.

Instruction. "Family of investment companies" means, except for insurance company separate accounts, any two or more registered investment companies that (i) share the same investment adviser or principal underwriter; and (ii) hold themselves out to investors as related companies for purposes of investment and investor services.In responding to this item, all Registrants in the family of investment companies should report the name of the family of investment companies identically.
Insurance company separate accounts that may not hold themselves out to investors as related companies (products) for purposes of investment and investor services should consider themselves part of the same family if the operational or accounting or control systems under which these entities function are substantially similar.
a. Is the Registrant part of a family of investment companies? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
i. Full name of family of investment companies
First Trust Advisors L.P. 

Item B.6. Organization.

Instruction. For Item B.6.a.i., the Registrant should include all Series that have been established by the Registrant and have shares outstanding (other than shares issued in connection with an initial investment to satisfy section 14(a) of the Act).
Indicate the classification of the Registrant by checking the applicable item below.
Checkbox checked  a. Open-end management investment company registered under the Act on Form N-1A 
Checkbox not checked  b. Closed-end management investment company registered under the Act on Form N-2  
Checkbox not checked  c. Separate account offering variable annuity contracts which is registered under the Act as a management investment company on Form N-3 
Checkbox not checked  d. Separate account offering variable annuity contracts which is registered under the Act as a unit investment trust on Form N-4 
Checkbox not checked  e. Small business investment company registered under the Act on Form N-5 
Checkbox not checked  f. Separate account offering variable insurance contracts which is registered under the Act as a unit investment trust on Form N-6 
Checkbox not checked  g. Unit investment trust registered under the Act on Form N-8B-2 
i. Total number of Series of the Registrant
15 

Item B.7. Securities Act registration.

Is the Registrant the issuer of a class of securities registered under the Securities Act of 1933 ("Securities Act")? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item B.8. Directors.

Provide the information requested below about each person serving as director of the Registrant (management investment companies only):
Director Record: 1
a. Full Name
Richard E. Erickson 
b. CRD number, if any
N/A 
c. Is the person an "interested person" of the Registrant as that term is defined in section 2(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-2(a)(19))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. Investment Company Act file number of any other registered investment company for which the person also serves as a director (e.g., 811-)
File Number Record: 1
File Number Record:
811-22019 
File Number Record: 2
File Number Record:
811-23147 
File Number Record: 3
File Number Record:
811-22767 
File Number Record: 4
File Number Record:
811-22717 
File Number Record: 5
File Number Record:
811-22709 
File Number Record: 6
File Number Record:
811-22559 
File Number Record: 7
File Number Record:
811-22452 
File Number Record: 8
File Number Record:
811-23199 
File Number Record: 9
File Number Record:
811-23072 
File Number Record: 10
File Number Record:
811-22902 
File Number Record: 11
File Number Record:
811-22795 
File Number Record: 12
File Number Record:
811-22738 
File Number Record: 13
File Number Record:
811-22528 
File Number Record: 14
File Number Record:
811-22442 
File Number Record: 15
File Number Record:
811-21944 
File Number Record: 16
File Number Record:
811-22039 
File Number Record: 17
File Number Record:
811-21905 
File Number Record: 18
File Number Record:
811-21727 
File Number Record: 19
File Number Record:
811-21636 
File Number Record: 20
File Number Record:
811-21586 
File Number Record: 21
File Number Record:
811-21549 
File Number Record: 22
File Number Record:
811-21539 
File Number Record: 23
File Number Record:
811-21496 
File Number Record: 24
File Number Record:
811-22652 
File Number Record: 25
File Number Record:
811-22519 
File Number Record: 26
File Number Record:
811-21774 
Director Record: 2
a. Full Name
Thomas R. Kadlec 
b. CRD number, if any
001721772 
c. Is the person an "interested person" of the Registrant as that term is defined in section 2(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-2(a)(19))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. Investment Company Act file number of any other registered investment company for which the person also serves as a director (e.g., 811-)
File Number Record: 1
File Number Record:
811-23199 
File Number Record: 2
File Number Record:
811-23072 
File Number Record: 3
File Number Record:
811-22902 
File Number Record: 4
File Number Record:
811-22795 
File Number Record: 5
File Number Record:
811-22738 
File Number Record: 6
File Number Record:
811-22528 
File Number Record: 7
File Number Record:
811-22442 
File Number Record: 8
File Number Record:
811-22039 
File Number Record: 9
File Number Record:
811-21905 
File Number Record: 10
File Number Record:
811-21727 
File Number Record: 11
File Number Record:
811-21636 
File Number Record: 12
File Number Record:
811-21586 
File Number Record: 13
File Number Record:
811-21549 
File Number Record: 14
File Number Record:
811-21539 
File Number Record: 15
File Number Record:
811-21496 
File Number Record: 16
File Number Record:
811-22652 
File Number Record: 17
File Number Record:
811-22519 
File Number Record: 18
File Number Record:
811-22019 
File Number Record: 19
File Number Record:
811-23147 
File Number Record: 20
File Number Record:
811-22767 
File Number Record: 21
File Number Record:
811-22717 
File Number Record: 22
File Number Record:
811-22709 
File Number Record: 23
File Number Record:
811-22559 
File Number Record: 24
File Number Record:
811-22452 
File Number Record: 25
File Number Record:
811-21944 
File Number Record: 26
File Number Record:
811-21774 
Director Record: 3
a. Full Name
Robert F. Keith 
b. CRD number, if any
N/A 
c. Is the person an "interested person" of the Registrant as that term is defined in section 2(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-2(a)(19))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. Investment Company Act file number of any other registered investment company for which the person also serves as a director (e.g., 811-)
File Number Record: 1
File Number Record:
811-23199 
File Number Record: 2
File Number Record:
811-23072 
File Number Record: 3
File Number Record:
811-22902 
File Number Record: 4
File Number Record:
811-22795 
File Number Record: 5
File Number Record:
811-22738 
File Number Record: 6
File Number Record:
811-22528 
File Number Record: 7
File Number Record:
811-22442 
File Number Record: 8
File Number Record:
811-22039 
File Number Record: 9
File Number Record:
811-21905 
File Number Record: 10
File Number Record:
811-21727 
File Number Record: 11
File Number Record:
811-21636 
File Number Record: 12
File Number Record:
811-21586 
File Number Record: 13
File Number Record:
811-21549 
File Number Record: 14
File Number Record:
811-21539 
File Number Record: 15
File Number Record:
811-21496 
File Number Record: 16
File Number Record:
811-22652 
File Number Record: 17
File Number Record:
811-22519 
File Number Record: 18
File Number Record:
811-22019 
File Number Record: 19
File Number Record:
811-23147 
File Number Record: 20
File Number Record:
811-22767 
File Number Record: 21
File Number Record:
811-22717 
File Number Record: 22
File Number Record:
811-22709 
File Number Record: 23
File Number Record:
811-22559 
File Number Record: 24
File Number Record:
811-22452 
File Number Record: 25
File Number Record:
811-21944 
File Number Record: 26
File Number Record:
811-21774 
Director Record: 4
a. Full Name
Niel B. Nielson 
b. CRD number, if any
N/A 
c. Is the person an "interested person" of the Registrant as that term is defined in section 2(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-2(a)(19))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. Investment Company Act file number of any other registered investment company for which the person also serves as a director (e.g., 811-)
File Number Record: 1
File Number Record:
811-22528 
File Number Record: 2
File Number Record:
811-22442 
File Number Record: 3
File Number Record:
811-22039 
File Number Record: 4
File Number Record:
811-21905 
File Number Record: 5
File Number Record:
811-21727 
File Number Record: 6
File Number Record:
811-21636 
File Number Record: 7
File Number Record:
811-21586 
File Number Record: 8
File Number Record:
811-21549 
File Number Record: 9
File Number Record:
811-21539 
File Number Record: 10
File Number Record:
811-21496 
File Number Record: 11
File Number Record:
811-22652 
File Number Record: 12
File Number Record:
811-22519 
File Number Record: 13
File Number Record:
811-22019 
File Number Record: 14
File Number Record:
811-23147 
File Number Record: 15
File Number Record:
811-22767 
File Number Record: 16
File Number Record:
811-22717 
File Number Record: 17
File Number Record:
811-22709 
File Number Record: 18
File Number Record:
811-22559 
File Number Record: 19
File Number Record:
811-22452 
File Number Record: 20
File Number Record:
811-21944 
File Number Record: 21
File Number Record:
811-21774 
File Number Record: 22
File Number Record:
811-23199 
File Number Record: 23
File Number Record:
811-23072 
File Number Record: 24
File Number Record:
811-22902 
File Number Record: 25
File Number Record:
811-22795 
File Number Record: 26
File Number Record:
811-22738 
Director Record: 5
a. Full Name
James A. Bowen 
b. CRD number, if any
001123316 
c. Is the person an "interested person" of the Registrant as that term is defined in section 2(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-2(a)(19))? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. Investment Company Act file number of any other registered investment company for which the person also serves as a director (e.g., 811-)
File Number Record: 1
File Number Record:
811-23199 
File Number Record: 2
File Number Record:
811-23072 
File Number Record: 3
File Number Record:
811-22902 
File Number Record: 4
File Number Record:
811-22795 
File Number Record: 5
File Number Record:
811-22738 
File Number Record: 6
File Number Record:
811-22528 
File Number Record: 7
File Number Record:
811-22442 
File Number Record: 8
File Number Record:
811-22039 
File Number Record: 9
File Number Record:
811-21905 
File Number Record: 10
File Number Record:
811-21727 
File Number Record: 11
File Number Record:
811-21636 
File Number Record: 12
File Number Record:
811-21586 
File Number Record: 13
File Number Record:
811-21549 
File Number Record: 14
File Number Record:
811-21539 
File Number Record: 15
File Number Record:
811-21496 
File Number Record: 16
File Number Record:
811-22652 
File Number Record: 17
File Number Record:
811-22519 
File Number Record: 18
File Number Record:
811-22019 
File Number Record: 19
File Number Record:
811-23147 
File Number Record: 20
File Number Record:
811-22767 
File Number Record: 21
File Number Record:
811-22717 
File Number Record: 22
File Number Record:
811-22709 
File Number Record: 23
File Number Record:
811-22559 
File Number Record: 24
File Number Record:
811-22452 
File Number Record: 25
File Number Record:
811-21944 
File Number Record: 26
File Number Record:
811-21774 

Item B.9. Chief compliance officer.

Provide the information requested below about each person serving as chief compliance officer of the Registrant for purposes of rule 38a-1 (17 CFR 270.38a- 1):
Chief compliance officer Record: 1
a. Full Name
Kristi A. Maher 
b. CRD Number, if any
N/A 
c. Street Address 1
120 East Liberty Drive, Suite 400 
Street Address 2
 
d. City
Wheaton 
e. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
g. Zip code and zip code extension, or foreign postal code
601870001 
h. Telephone number (including country code if foreign)
XXXXXX 
i. Has the chief compliance officer changed since the last filing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
If the chief compliance officer is compensated or employed by any person other than the Registrant, or an affiliated person of the Registrant, for providing chief compliance officer services, provide:
CCO employer Record: 1
i. Name of the person
N/A 
ii. Person's IRS Employer Identification Number
N/A 

Item B.10. Matters for security holder vote.

Instruction. Registrants registered on Forms N-3, N-4 or N-6, should respond "yes" to this Item only if security holder votes were solicited on contract-level matters.
Were any matters submitted by the Registrant for its security holders' vote during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.11. Legal proceeding.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, the following proceedings should be described: (1) any bankruptcy, receivership or similar proceeding with respect to the Registrant or any of its significant subsidiaries; (2) any proceeding to which any director, officer or other affiliated person of the Registrant is a party adverse to the Registrant or any of its subsidiaries; and (3) any proceeding involving the revocation or suspension of the right of the Registrant to sell securities.
a. Have there been any material legal proceedings, other than routine litigation incidental to the business, to which the Registrant or any of its subsidiaries was a party or of which any of their property was the subject during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has any proceeding previously reported been terminated? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.12. Fidelity bond and insurance (management investment companies only).

a. Were any claims with respect to the Registrant filed under a fidelity bond (including, but not limited to, the fidelity insuring agreement of the bond) during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.13. Directors and officers/errors and omissions insurance (management investment companies only).

a. Are the Registrant's officers or directors covered in their capacities as officers or directors under any directors and officers/errors and omissions insurance policy owned by the Registrant or anyone else? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
i. If yes, were any claims filed under the policy during the reporting period with respect to the Registrant? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.14. Provision of financial support.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, a provision of financial support includes any (1) capital contribution, (2) purchase of a security from a Money Market Fund in reliance on rule 17a-9 under the Act (17 CFR 270.17a-9), (3) purchase of any defaulted or devalued security at fair value reasonably intended to increase or stabilize the value or liquidity of the Registrant's portfolio, (4) execution of letter of credit or letter of indemnity, (5) capital support agreement (whether or not the Registrant ultimately received support), (6) performance guarantee, or (7) other similar action reasonably intended to increase or stabilize the value or liquidity of the Registrant's portfolio. Provision of financial support does not include any (1) routine waiver of fees or reimbursement of Registrant's expenses, (2) routine inter-fund lending, (3) routine inter-fund purchases of Registrant's shares, or (4) action that would qualify as financial support as defined above, that the board of directors has otherwise determined not to be reasonably intended to increase or stabilize the value or liquidity of the Registrant's portfolio.
Did an affiliated person, promoter, or principal underwriter of the Registrant, or an affiliated person of such a person, provide any form of financial support to the Registrant during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.15. Exemptive orders.

a. During the reporting period, did the Registrant rely on any orders from the Commission granting an exemption from one or more provisions of the Act, Securities Act or Exchange Act? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
Release number Record: 1
i. If yes, provide below the release number for each order
IC-30029 
Release number Record: 2
i. If yes, provide below the release number for each order
34-73613 
Release number Record: 3
i. If yes, provide below the release number for each order
34-77548 
Release number Record: 4
i. If yes, provide below the release number for each order
34-78913 
Release number Record: 5
i. If yes, provide below the release number for each order
34-80745 
Release number Record: 6
i. If yes, provide below the release number for each order
34-81265 
Release number Record: 7
i. If yes, provide below the release number for each order
34-84381 
Release number Record: 8
i. If yes, provide below the release number for each order
34-84379 
Release number Record: 9
i. If yes, provide below the release number for each order
34-85666 
Release number Record: 10
i. If yes, provide below the release number for each order
IC-28468 
Release number Record: 11
i. If yes, provide below the release number for each order
IC-27845 
Release number Record: 12
i. If yes, provide below the release number for each order
IC-26297 
Release number Record: 13
i. If yes, provide below the release number for each order
34-67215 
Release number Record: 14
i. If yes, provide below the release number for each order
34-68870 
Release number Record: 15
i. If yes, provide below the release number for each order
34-71913 
Release number Record: 16
i. If yes, provide below the release number for each order
34-72645 
Release number Record: 17
i. If yes, provide below the release number for each order
34-73140 

Item B.16. Principal underwriters.

a. Provide the information requested below about each principal underwriter:
Principal underwriter Record: 1
i. Full name
FIRST TRUST PORTFOLIOS L.P. 
ii. SEC file number (e.g., 8-)
8-43843 
iii. CRD number
000028519 
iv. LEI, if any
54930062T84Z5CXY1C58 
v. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Is the principal underwriter an affiliated person of the Registrant, or its investment adviser(s) or depositor? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Have any principal underwriters been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.17. Independent public accountant.

Provide the following information about eachthe independent public accountant:
Public accountant Record: 1
a. Full Name
DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP 
b. PCAOB Number
00034 
c. LEI, if any
549300FJV7IV1ZHGAV28 
d. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
e. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
f. Has the independent public accountant changed since the last filing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.18. Report on internal control (management investment companies only).

Instruction. Small business investment companies are not required to respond to this item.
For the reporting period, did an independent public accountant's report on internal control note any material weaknesses? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.19. Audit opinion.

For the reporting period, did an independent public accountant issue an opinion other than an unqualified opinion with respect to its audit of the Registrant's financial statements? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.20. Change in valuation methods.

Instruction. Responses to this item need not include changes to valuation techniques used for individual securities (e.g., changing from market approach to income approach for a private equity security). In responding to Item B.20.c., provide the applicable "asset type" category specified in Item C.4.a. of Form N-PORT. In responding to Item B.20.d., provide a brief description of the type of investments involved. If the change in valuation methods applies only to certain sub-asset types included in the response to Item B.20.c., please provide the sub-asset types in the response to Item B.20.d. The responses to Item B.20.c. and Item B.20.d. should be identical only if the change in valuation methods applies to all assets within that category.
Have there been material changes in the method of valuation (e.g., change from use of bid price to mid price for fixed income securities or change in trigger threshold for use of fair value factors on international equity securities) of the Registrant's assets during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.21. Change in accounting principles and practices.

Have there been any changes in accounting principles or practices, or any change in the method of applying any such accounting principles or practices, which will materially affect the financial statements filed or to be filed for the current year with the Commission and which has not been previously reported? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.22. Net asset value error corrections (open-end management investment companies only).

a. During the reporting period, were any payments made to shareholders or shareholder accounts reprocessed as a result of an error in calculating the Registrant's net asset value (or net asset value per share)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.23. Rule 19a-1 notice (management investment companies only).

During the reporting period, did the Registrant pay any dividend or make any distribution in the nature of a dividend payment, required to be accompanied by a written statement pursuant to section 19(a) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-19(a)) and rule 19a-1 thereunder (17 CFR 270.19a-1)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
Payment dividend series info Record: 1
a. If yes, and to the extent the response relates only to certain series of the Registrant, indicate the series involved:
i. Series name
First Trust Municipal High Income ETF 
ii. Series identification number
S000051606 
Payment dividend series info Record: 2
a. If yes, and to the extent the response relates only to certain series of the Registrant, indicate the series involved:
i. Series name
First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF 
ii. Series identification number
S000046751 
Payment dividend series info Record: 3
a. If yes, and to the extent the response relates only to certain series of the Registrant, indicate the series involved:
i. Series name
First Trust Managed Municipal ETF 
ii. Series identification number
S000044373 
Payment dividend series info Record: 4
a. If yes, and to the extent the response relates only to certain series of the Registrant, indicate the series involved:
i. Series name
First Trust Institutional Preferred Securities and Income ETF 
ii. Series identification number
S000058182 
Payment dividend series info Record: 5
a. If yes, and to the extent the response relates only to certain series of the Registrant, indicate the series involved:
i. Series name
First Trust California Municipal High Income ETF 
ii. Series identification number
S000057894 
Payment dividend series info Record: 6
a. If yes, and to the extent the response relates only to certain series of the Registrant, indicate the series involved:
i. Series name
First Trust Ultra Short Duration Municipal ETF 
ii. Series identification number
S000063443 

N-CEN:Part C: Additional Questions for Management Investment Companies

General Instruction.

Management investment companies that offer multiple series must complete Part C as to each series separately, even if some information is the same for two or more series. To begin this section or add an additional series(s), click on the bar labeled "Add a New Series" below.
Management Investment Record: 1

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

First Trust Preferred Securities and Income ETF 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000034980 

c. LEI

54930020K2F7W4E0C531 

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

0 

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0 

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

0 

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
First Trust Preferred Securities and Income ETF 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000107588 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

FPE 


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
 a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
      i.   Checkbox checked   Exchange-Traded Fund 
      ii.  Checkbox not checked   Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
 b.  Checkbox not checked  Index Fund 

 c.  Checkbox not checked   Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark 
 d.  Checkbox not checked   Interval Fund 
 e.  Checkbox not checked   Fund of Funds 
 f.   Checkbox not checked   Master-Feeder Fund 
 g.  Checkbox not checked   Money Market Fund 
 h.  Checkbox not checked   Target Date Fund 
 i.   Checkbox not checked   Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract 
      Checkbox not checked   N/A 

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
Securities Lending Record: 1
i. Full name of securities lending agent
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
Idemnity Providers Record: 1
1. Name of person providing indemnification
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked  i. Revenue sharing split 
Checkbox not checked  ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)  
Checkbox not checked  iii. Administrative fee 
Checkbox not checked  iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee 
Checkbox not checked  v. Indemnification fee 
Checkbox not checked  vi. Other  
Checkbox checked   N/A  
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

N/A 

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

 


Item C.7. Reliance on certain rules.

Did the Fund rely on any of the following rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox not checked  a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)  
Checkbox checked  b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1) 
Checkbox not checked  c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)  
Checkbox not checked  d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)  
Checkbox not checked  e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7) 
Checkbox not checked  f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8) 
Checkbox not checked  g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1) 
Checkbox not checked  h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1) 
Checkbox not checked  i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)  
Checkbox checked  j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4) 
Checkbox not checked  N/A 

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
FIRST TRUST ADVISORS L.P. 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-39950 

iii.CRD number
000107027 
iv. LEI, if any

549300381GGS7S5JQ115 

v. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
Sub Advisors Record: 1
i. Full name
Stonebridge Advisors LLC 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

801-63899 

iii. CRD number
000134017 
iv. LEI, if any

254900FNIG91P6HRKG39 

v. State, if applicable
CONNECTICUT  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

84-06072 

iii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iv. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
ICE Data Pricing & Reference Data, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493000NQ9LYLDBCTL34 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
Thomson Reuters Corporation 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300561UZND4C7B569 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 3
i. Full name
Bloomberg L.P. 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300B56MD0ZC402L06 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 2
i. Full name
Euroclear Bank SA/NV 
ii. LEI, if any

549300OZ46BRLZ8Y6F65 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
BELGIUM  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
Broker Dealers Record: 1
a. Full name
FIRST TRUST PORTFOLIOS L.P. 
b. SEC file number

8-43843 

c. CRD number
000028519 
d. LEI, if any

54930062T84Z5CXY1C58 

e. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:

0.0 


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
Brokers Record: 1
i. Full name of broker
NATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-26740 

iii. CRD number
000013041 
iv. LEI, if any

549300JRHF1MHHWUAW04 

v. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

31,640.430000000000 

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION 
ii. SEC file number

008-10264 

iii. CRD number
000112313 
iv. LEI, if any

B4TYDEB6GKMZO031MB27 

v. State, if applicable
NORTH CAROLINA  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

200.000000000000 

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

31,840.430000000000 


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION 
ii. SEC file number

008-10264 

iii. CRD number
000112313 
iv. LEI, if any

B4TYDEB6GKMZO031MB27 

v. State, if applicable
NORTH CAROLINA  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

452,455,972.320000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. 
ii. SEC file number

008-00201 

iii. CRD number
000000134 
iv. LEI, if any

5493004J7H4GCPG6OB62 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

80,551,486.000000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON 
ii. SEC file number

008-00422 

iii. CRD number
000000816 
iv. LEI, if any

1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

308,841,621.000000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 4
i. Full name of dealer
Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp. 
ii. SEC file number

008-33359 

iii. CRD number
000016139 
iv. LEI, if any

549300PMHS66E71I2D34 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

303,329,431.900000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 5
i. Full name of dealer
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-35008 

iii. CRD number
000000079 
iv. LEI, if any

ZBUT11V806EZRVTWT807 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

264,137,431.590000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 6
i. Full name of dealer
GOLDMAN SACHS AND CO. LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-00129 

iii. CRD number
000000361 
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

244,112,171.570000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 7
i. Full name of dealer
Morgan Stanley and Co. 
ii. SEC file number

008-15869 

iii. CRD number
000008209 
iv. LEI, if any

9R7GPTSO7KV3UQJZQ078 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

171,357,144.800000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 8
i. Full name of dealer
Barclays Capital, Inc. 
ii. SEC file number

008-41342 

iii. CRD number
000019714 
iv. LEI, if any

AC28XWWI3WIBK2824319 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

135,982,546.510000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 9
i. Full name of dealer
Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. 
ii. SEC file number

008-08177 

iii. CRD number
000007059 
iv. LEI, if any

MBNUM2BPBDO7JBLYG310 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

104,388,951.490000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 10
i. Full name of dealer
Pershing LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-17574 

iii. CRD number
000007560 
iv. LEI, if any

ZI8Q1A8EI8LQFJNM0D94 

v. State, if applicable
NEW JERSEY  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

83,259,960.480000000000 

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

2,751,023,481.300000000000 


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

3,637,679,523.190000000000 

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period

 


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
If yes, for each line of credit, provide the information requested below:
Line of Credit details Record: 1
i. Is the line of credit a committed or uncommitted line of credit? Radio button checked Committed Radio button not checked Uncommitted
ii. What size is the line of credit?

385,000,000.000000000000 

iii. With which institution(s) is the line of credit?
Line Institutions Record: 1
Name of institution
The Bank of Nova Scotia 
iv. Is the line of credit just for the Fund, or is it shared among multiple funds? Radio button not checked Sole Radio button checked Shared
1. If shared, list the names of other funds that may use the line of credit.
Shared Credit Users Record: 1
Name of fund
First Trust/Confluence Small Cap Value Fund 
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-22452 
Shared Credit Users Record: 2
Name of fund
First Trust Preferred Securities and Income Fund 
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-22452 
Shared Credit Users Record: 3
Name of fund
First Trust Municipal High Income ETF 
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-22245 
Shared Credit Users Record: 4
Name of fund
First Trust Senior Loan Fund 
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-22559 
Shared Credit Users Record: 5
Name of fund
First Trust Managed Municipal ETF 
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-22245 
Shared Credit Users Record: 6
Name of fund
First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF 
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-22245 
Shared Credit Users Record: 7
Name of fund
First Trust California Municipal High Income ETF 
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-22245 
v. Did the Fund draw on the line of credit this period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No


b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Management Investment Record: 2

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

First Trust Managed Municipal ETF 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000044373 

c. LEI

549300DKYQCUWNKGQV17 

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

0 

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0 

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

0 

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
First Trust Managed Municipal ETF 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000138174 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

FMB 


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
 a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
      i.   Checkbox checked   Exchange-Traded Fund 
      ii.  Checkbox not checked   Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
 b.  Checkbox not checked  Index Fund 

 c.  Checkbox not checked   Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark 
 d.  Checkbox not checked   Interval Fund 
 e.  Checkbox not checked   Fund of Funds 
 f.   Checkbox not checked   Master-Feeder Fund 
 g.  Checkbox not checked   Money Market Fund 
 h.  Checkbox not checked   Target Date Fund 
 i.   Checkbox not checked   Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract 
      Checkbox not checked   N/A 

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
Securities Lending Record: 1
i. Full name of securities lending agent
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
Idemnity Providers Record: 1
1. Name of person providing indemnification
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked  i. Revenue sharing split 
Checkbox not checked  ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)  
Checkbox not checked  iii. Administrative fee 
Checkbox not checked  iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee 
Checkbox not checked  v. Indemnification fee 
Checkbox not checked  vi. Other  
Checkbox checked   N/A  
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

N/A 

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

 


Item C.7. Reliance on certain rules.

Did the Fund rely on any of the following rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox not checked  a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)  
Checkbox checked  b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1) 
Checkbox not checked  c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)  
Checkbox not checked  d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)  
Checkbox not checked  e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7) 
Checkbox not checked  f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8) 
Checkbox not checked  g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1) 
Checkbox not checked  h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1) 
Checkbox not checked  i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)  
Checkbox checked  j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4) 
Checkbox not checked  N/A 

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
FIRST TRUST ADVISORS L.P. 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-39950 

iii.CRD number
000107027 
iv. LEI, if any

549300381GGS7S5JQ115 

v. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

84-06072 

iii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iv. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
ICE Data Pricing & Reference Data, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493000NQ9LYLDBCTL34 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
Thomson Reuters Corporation 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300561UZND4C7B569 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 3
i. Full name
Bloomberg L.P. 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300B56MD0ZC402L06 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
Broker Dealers Record: 1
a. Full name
FIRST TRUST PORTFOLIOS L.P. 
b. SEC file number

8-43843 

c. CRD number
000028519 
d. LEI, if any

54930062T84Z5CXY1C58 

e. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:

0.0 


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
i. Full name of broker
ii. SEC file number

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

0.000000000000 


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION 
ii. SEC file number

008-10264 

iii. CRD number
000112313 
iv. LEI, if any

B4TYDEB6GKMZO031MB27 

v. State, if applicable
NORTH CAROLINA  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

148,354,550.220000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
KEYBANC CAPITAL MARKETS INC Total 
ii. SEC file number

008-30177 

iii. CRD number
000000566 
iv. LEI, if any

2EQWV0180Z211YVAD813 

v. State, if applicable
OHIO  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

32,148,049.550000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
MORGAN STANLEY AND CO 
ii. SEC file number

008-15869 

iii. CRD number
000008209 
iv. LEI, if any

9R7GPTSO7KV3UQJZQ078 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

119,428,817.450000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 4
i. Full name of dealer
CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS, INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-08177 

iii. CRD number
000007059 
iv. LEI, if any

MBNUM2BPBDO7JBLYG310 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

95,654,296.010000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 5
i. Full name of dealer
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-35008 

iii. CRD number
000000079 
iv. LEI, if any

ZBUT11V806EZRVTWT807 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

90,821,998.160000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 6
i. Full name of dealer
D. A. DAVIDSON & CO. 
ii. SEC file number

008-02399 

iii. CRD number
000000199 
iv. LEI, if any

549300094RQ5A7DYLF51 

v. State, if applicable
MISSOURI  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

75,513,539.050000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 7
i. Full name of dealer
Barclays Capital, Inc. 
ii. SEC file number

008-41342 

iii. CRD number
000019714 
iv. LEI, if any

AC28XWWI3WIBK2824319 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

71,859,122.050000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 8
i. Full name of dealer
PERSHING LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-17574 

iii. CRD number
000007560 
iv. LEI, if any

ZI8Q1A8EI8LQFJNM0D94 

v. State, if applicable
NEW JERSEY  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

53,149,716.200000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 9
i. Full name of dealer
PIPER JAFFRAY & CO. 
ii. SEC file number

008-15204 

iii. CRD number
000000665 
iv. LEI, if any

549300GRQCWQ3XGH0H10 

v. State, if applicable
MINNESOTA  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

48,788,535.600000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 10
i. Full name of dealer
BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN AND CO 
ii. SEC file number

008-69731 

iii. CRD number
000282732 
iv. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

v. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

38,005,800.000000000000 

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

1,027,677,389.590000000000 


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

728,705,874.240000000000 

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period

 


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
If yes, for each line of credit, provide the information requested below:
Line of Credit details Record: 1
i. Is the line of credit a committed or uncommitted line of credit? Radio button checked Committed Radio button not checked Uncommitted
ii. What size is the line of credit?

385,000,000.000000000000 

iii. With which institution(s) is the line of credit?
Line Institutions Record: 1
Name of institution
The Bank of Nova Scotia 
iv. Is the line of credit just for the Fund, or is it shared among multiple funds? Radio button not checked Sole Radio button checked Shared
1. If shared, list the names of other funds that may use the line of credit.
Shared Credit Users Record: 1
Name of fund
First Trust/Confluence Small Cap Value Fund 
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-22452 
Shared Credit Users Record: 2
Name of fund
First Trust Preferred Securities and Income Fund 
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-22452 
Shared Credit Users Record: 3
Name of fund
First Trust Municipal High Income ETF 
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-22245 
Shared Credit Users Record: 4
Name of fund
First Trust Senior Loan Fund 
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-22559 
Shared Credit Users Record: 5
Name of fund
First Trust California Municipal High Income ETF 
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-22245 
Shared Credit Users Record: 6
Name of fund
First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF 
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-22245 
Shared Credit Users Record: 7
Name of fund
First Trust Preferred Securities and Income ETF 
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-22245 
v. Did the Fund draw on the line of credit this period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No


b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Management Investment Record: 3

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000045700 

c. LEI

549300751U9S8UPOSL94 

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

0 

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0 

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

0 

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000142474 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

FTLS 


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
 a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
      i.   Checkbox checked   Exchange-Traded Fund 
      ii.  Checkbox not checked   Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
 b.  Checkbox not checked  Index Fund 

 c.  Checkbox not checked   Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark 
 d.  Checkbox not checked   Interval Fund 
 e.  Checkbox not checked   Fund of Funds 
 f.   Checkbox not checked   Master-Feeder Fund 
 g.  Checkbox not checked   Money Market Fund 
 h.  Checkbox not checked   Target Date Fund 
 i.   Checkbox not checked   Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract 
      Checkbox not checked   N/A 

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
Securities Lending Record: 1
i. Full name of securities lending agent
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
Idemnity Providers Record: 1
1. Name of person providing indemnification
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked  i. Revenue sharing split 
Checkbox not checked  ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)  
Checkbox not checked  iii. Administrative fee 
Checkbox not checked  iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee 
Checkbox not checked  v. Indemnification fee 
Checkbox not checked  vi. Other  
Checkbox checked   N/A  
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

N/A 

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

 


Item C.7. Reliance on certain rules.

Did the Fund rely on any of the following rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox not checked  a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)  
Checkbox checked  b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1) 
Checkbox not checked  c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)  
Checkbox not checked  d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)  
Checkbox not checked  e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7) 
Checkbox not checked  f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8) 
Checkbox not checked  g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1) 
Checkbox not checked  h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1) 
Checkbox not checked  i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)  
Checkbox checked  j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4) 
Checkbox not checked  N/A 

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
FIRST TRUST ADVISORS L.P. 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-39950 

iii.CRD number
000107027 
iv. LEI, if any

549300381GGS7S5JQ115 

v. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

84-06072 

iii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iv. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
ICE Data Pricing & Reference Data, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493000NQ9LYLDBCTL34 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
Thomson Reuters Corporation 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300561UZND4C7B569 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 3
i. Full name
Bloomberg L.P. 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300B56MD0ZC402L06 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
Broker Dealers Record: 1
a. Full name
FIRST TRUST PORTFOLIOS L.P. 
b. SEC file number

8-43843 

c. CRD number
000028519 
d. LEI, if any

54930062T84Z5CXY1C58 

e. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:

0.0 


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
Brokers Record: 1
i. Full name of broker
CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC 
ii. SEC file number

008-08177 

iii. CRD number
000007059 
iv. LEI, if any

MBNUM2BPBDO7JBLYG310 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

0.400000000000 

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
GOLDMAN SACHS AND CO. 
ii. SEC file number

008-00129 

iii. CRD number
000000361 
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

24.310000000000 

Brokers Record: 3
i. Full name of broker
BTIG, LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-65473 

iii. CRD number
000122225 
iv. LEI, if any

549300GTG9PL6WO3EC51 

v. State, if applicable
CALIFORNIA  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

53,045.240000000000 

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
RBC CAPITAL MARKETS 
ii. SEC file number

008-45411 

iii. CRD number
000031194 
iv. LEI, if any

549300LCO2FLSSVFFR64 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

30,413.160000000000 

Brokers Record: 5
i. Full name of broker
PERSHING, LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-17574 

iii. CRD number
000007560 
iv. LEI, if any

ZI8Q1A8EI8LQFJNM0D94 

v. State, if applicable
NEW JERSEY  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

135,061.860000000000 

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

218,544.970000000000 


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp. 
ii. SEC file number

008-33359 

iii. CRD number
000016139 
iv. LEI, if any

549300PMHS66E71I2D34 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

86,376,552.400000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
RBC CAPITAL MARKETS, LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-45411 

iii. CRD number
000031194 
iv. LEI, if any

549300LCO2FLSSVFFR64 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

1,981,447.550000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
GOLDMAN SACHS AND CO. LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-00129 

iii. CRD number
000000361 
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

78,975,380.410000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 4
i. Full name of dealer
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-35008 

iii. CRD number
000000079 
iv. LEI, if any

ZBUT11V806EZRVTWT807 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

35,354,456.690000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 5
i. Full name of dealer
Barclays Capital, Inc. 
ii. SEC file number

008-41342 

iii. CRD number
000019714 
iv. LEI, if any

AC28XWWI3WIBK2824319 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

24,566,094.240000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 6
i. Full name of dealer
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION 
ii. SEC file number

008-10264 

iii. CRD number
000112313 
iv. LEI, if any

B4TYDEB6GKMZO031MB27 

v. State, if applicable
NORTH CAROLINA  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

21,117,087.320000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 7
i. Full name of dealer
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) 
ii. SEC file number

008-00422 

iii. CRD number
000000816 
iv. LEI, if any

1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

17,416,993.370000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 8
i. Full name of dealer
MERRILL LYNCH 
ii. SEC file number

008-07221 

iii. CRD number
000007691 
iv. LEI, if any

8NAV47T0Y26Q87Y0QP81 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

14,864,549.970000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 9
i. Full name of dealer
Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. 
ii. SEC file number

008-08177 

iii. CRD number
000007059 
iv. LEI, if any

MBNUM2BPBDO7JBLYG310 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

5,766,703.730000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 10
i. Full name of dealer
UBS AG 
ii. SEC file number

008-22651 

iii. CRD number
000007654 
iv. LEI, if any

T6FIZBDPKLYJKFCRVK44 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

1,935,508.340000000000 

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

290,259,316.680000000000 


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

194,012,544.370000000000 

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period

 


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Management Investment Record: 4

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000046751 

c. LEI

549300DP1S8SJV0BSG28 

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

0 

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0 

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

0 

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000146034 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

FEMB 


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
 a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
      i.   Checkbox checked   Exchange-Traded Fund 
      ii.  Checkbox not checked   Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
 b.  Checkbox not checked  Index Fund 

 c.  Checkbox not checked   Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark 
 d.  Checkbox not checked   Interval Fund 
 e.  Checkbox not checked   Fund of Funds 
 f.   Checkbox not checked   Master-Feeder Fund 
 g.  Checkbox not checked   Money Market Fund 
 h.  Checkbox not checked   Target Date Fund 
 i.   Checkbox not checked   Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract 
      Checkbox not checked   N/A 

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
Securities Lending Record: 1
i. Full name of securities lending agent
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
Idemnity Providers Record: 1
1. Name of person providing indemnification
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked  i. Revenue sharing split 
Checkbox not checked  ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)  
Checkbox not checked  iii. Administrative fee 
Checkbox not checked  iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee 
Checkbox not checked  v. Indemnification fee 
Checkbox not checked  vi. Other  
Checkbox checked   N/A  
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

N/A 

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

 


Item C.7. Reliance on certain rules.

Did the Fund rely on any of the following rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox not checked  a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)  
Checkbox checked  b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1) 
Checkbox not checked  c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)  
Checkbox not checked  d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)  
Checkbox not checked  e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7) 
Checkbox not checked  f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8) 
Checkbox not checked  g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1) 
Checkbox not checked  h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1) 
Checkbox not checked  i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)  
Checkbox checked  j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4) 
Checkbox not checked  N/A 

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
FIRST TRUST ADVISORS L.P. 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-39950 

iii.CRD number
000107027 
iv. LEI, if any

549300381GGS7S5JQ115 

v. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
Sub Advisors Record: 1
i. Full name
First Trust Global Portfolios Ltd. 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

801-79653 

iii. CRD number
000169173 
iv. LEI, if any

213800V2COLBEVZKTC58 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND  
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

84-06072 

iii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iv. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
ICE Data Pricing & Reference Data, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493000NQ9LYLDBCTL34 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
Thomson Reuters Corporation 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300561UZND4C7B569 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 3
i. Full name
Bloomberg L.P. 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300B56MD0ZC402L06 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 2
i. Full name
Cititrust Colombia S A Sociedad Fiduciaria 
ii. LEI, if any

549300242J3IJCOSGI49 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
COLOMBIA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 3
i. Full name
Euroclear Bank SA/NV 
ii. LEI, if any

549300OZ46BRLZ8Y6F65 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
BELGIUM  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 4
i. Full name
Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (Thailand) 
ii. LEI, if any

2HI3YI5320L3RW6NJ957 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
THAILAND  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 5
i. Full name
Banco de Chile 
ii. LEI, if any

8B4EZFY8IHJC44TT2K84 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CHILE  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 6
i. Full name
Bank Handlowy w Warszawie Spolka Akcyjna 
ii. LEI, if any

XLEZHWWOI4HFQDGL4793 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
POLAND  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 7
i. Full name
Bank Hapoalim B.M. 
ii. LEI, if any

B6ARUI4946ST4S7WOU88 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
ISRAEL  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 8
i. Full name
CITIBANK AS 
ii. LEI, if any

CWZ8NZDH5SKY12Q4US31 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
TURKEY  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 9
i. Full name
Citibank N.A., Brazilian Branch 
ii. LEI, if any

1P0UUG7LC1S92QTNHG39 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
BRAZIL  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 10
i. Full name
CITIBANK DEL PERU S.A 
ii. LEI, if any

MYTK5NHHP1G8TVFGT193 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
PERU  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 11
i. Full name
PT Citigroup Sekuritas 
ii. LEI, if any

5493000QY2EN4QDHTJ68 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
INDONESIA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 12
i. Full name
Citibank Europe plc, Romania Branch 
ii. LEI, if any

N1FBEDJ5J41VKZLO2475 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
ROMANIA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
Broker Dealers Record: 1
a. Full name
FIRST TRUST PORTFOLIOS L.P. 
b. SEC file number

8-43843 

c. CRD number
000028519 
d. LEI, if any

54930062T84Z5CXY1C58 

e. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:

0.0 


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
i. Full name of broker
ii. SEC file number

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

0.000000000000 


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-35008 

iii. CRD number
000000079 
iv. LEI, if any

ZBUT11V806EZRVTWT807 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

63,314,110.560000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS, INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-08177 

iii. CRD number
000007059 
iv. LEI, if any

MBNUM2BPBDO7JBLYG310 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

34,829,684.130000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
CITIBANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION 
ii. SEC file number

N/A 

iii. CRD number
N/A 
iv. LEI, if any

E57ODZWZ7FF32TWEFA76 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

12,819,865.290000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 4
i. Full name of dealer
THE TORONTO DOMINION BANK 
ii. SEC file number

N/A 

iii. CRD number
N/A 
iv. LEI, if any

PT3QB789TSUIDF371261 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

7,164,100.200000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 5
i. Full name of dealer
EUROCLEAR BANK S.A./NV 
ii. SEC file number

N/A 

iii. CRD number
N/A 
iv. LEI, if any

549300OZ46BRLZ8Y6F65 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
BELGIUM  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

1,867,222.050000000000 

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

119,994,982.230000000000 


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

97,788,170.310000000000 

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period

 


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
If yes, for each line of credit, provide the information requested below:
Line of Credit details Record: 1
i. Is the line of credit a committed or uncommitted line of credit? Radio button checked Committed Radio button not checked Uncommitted
ii. What size is the line of credit?

385,000,000.000000000000 

iii. With which institution(s) is the line of credit?
Line Institutions Record: 1
Name of institution
The Bank of Nova Scotia 
iv. Is the line of credit just for the Fund, or is it shared among multiple funds? Radio button not checked Sole Radio button checked Shared
1. If shared, list the names of other funds that may use the line of credit.
Shared Credit Users Record: 1
Name of fund
First Trust/Confluence Small Cap Value Fund 
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-22452 
Shared Credit Users Record: 2
Name of fund
First Trust Preferred Securities and Income Fund 
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-22452 
Shared Credit Users Record: 3
Name of fund
First Trust Municipal High Income ETF 
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-22245 
Shared Credit Users Record: 4
Name of fund
First Trust Senior Loan Fund 
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-22559 
Shared Credit Users Record: 5
Name of fund
First Trust Managed Municipal ETF 
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-22245 
Shared Credit Users Record: 6
Name of fund
First Trust California Municipal High Income ETF 
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-22245 
Shared Credit Users Record: 7
Name of fund
First Trust Preferred Securities and Income ETF 
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-22245 
v. Did the Fund draw on the line of credit this period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No


b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Management Investment Record: 5

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Asia Pacific ETF 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000052735 

c. LEI

549300YQYCX4BMSDXD35 

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

0 

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0 

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

0 

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Asia Pacific ETF 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000165607 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

RFAP 


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
 a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
      i.   Checkbox checked   Exchange-Traded Fund 
      ii.  Checkbox not checked   Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
 b.  Checkbox not checked  Index Fund 

 c.  Checkbox not checked   Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark 
 d.  Checkbox not checked   Interval Fund 
 e.  Checkbox not checked   Fund of Funds 
 f.   Checkbox not checked   Master-Feeder Fund 
 g.  Checkbox not checked   Money Market Fund 
 h.  Checkbox not checked   Target Date Fund 
 i.   Checkbox not checked   Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract 
      Checkbox not checked   N/A 

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
Securities Lending Record: 1
i. Full name of securities lending agent
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
Idemnity Providers Record: 1
1. Name of person providing indemnification
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked  i. Revenue sharing split 
Checkbox not checked  ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)  
Checkbox not checked  iii. Administrative fee 
Checkbox not checked  iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee 
Checkbox not checked  v. Indemnification fee 
Checkbox not checked  vi. Other  
Checkbox checked   N/A  
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

N/A 

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

 


Item C.7. Reliance on certain rules.

Did the Fund rely on any of the following rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox not checked  a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)  
Checkbox checked  b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1) 
Checkbox not checked  c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)  
Checkbox not checked  d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)  
Checkbox not checked  e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7) 
Checkbox not checked  f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8) 
Checkbox not checked  g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1) 
Checkbox not checked  h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1) 
Checkbox not checked  i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)  
Checkbox checked  j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4) 
Checkbox not checked  N/A 

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
FIRST TRUST ADVISORS L.P. 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-39950 

iii.CRD number
000107027 
iv. LEI, if any

549300381GGS7S5JQ115 

v. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
Sub Advisors Record: 1
i. Full name
RiverFront Investment Group, LLC 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

801-68810 

iii. CRD number
000146221 
iv. LEI, if any

N/A 

v. State, if applicable
VIRGINIA  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

84-06072 

iii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iv. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
ICE Data Pricing & Reference Data, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493000NQ9LYLDBCTL34 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
Thomson Reuters Corporation 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300561UZND4C7B569 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 3
i. Full name
Bloomberg L.P. 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300B56MD0ZC402L06 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 2
i. Full name
HSBC BANK AUSTRALIA LIMITED 
ii. LEI, if any

DY9DBNI4W8J63Z298033 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
AUSTRALIA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 3
i. Full name
HSBC GLOBAL SERVICES (HONG KONG) LIMITED 
ii. LEI, if any

213800CFYTAE19NXXG38 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
HONG KONG  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 4
i. Full name
HSBC INVESTMENTS NEW ZEALAND LIMITED 
ii. LEI, if any

213800GJYUJERRTNRE86 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
NEW ZEALAND  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 5
i. Full name
HSBC BANK Singapore 
ii. LEI, if any

5493001CVW70R02NX475 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SINGAPORE  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 6
i. Full name
THE BANK OF TOKYO - MITSUBISHI UFJ, LTD. 
ii. LEI, if any

579100KKDIKDFIBKB034 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
JAPAN  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
Broker Dealers Record: 1
a. Full name
FIRST TRUST PORTFOLIOS L.P. 
b. SEC file number

8-43843 

c. CRD number
000028519 
d. LEI, if any

54930062T84Z5CXY1C58 

e. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:

0.0 


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
Brokers Record: 1
i. Full name of broker
CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON 
ii. SEC file number

008-00422 

iii. CRD number
000000816 
iv. LEI, if any

1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

19,772.380000000000 

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
GOLDMAN SACHS AND CO. 
ii. SEC file number

008-00129 

iii. CRD number
000000361 
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

14,077.220000000000 

Brokers Record: 3
i. Full name of broker
DEUTSCHE-BANK SECURITIES INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-17822 

iii. CRD number
000002525 
iv. LEI, if any

9J6MBOOO7BECTDTUZW19 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

230.180000000000 

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-35008 

iii. CRD number
000000079 
iv. LEI, if any

ZBUT11V806EZRVTWT807 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

119.040000000000 

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

34,198.820000000000 


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-35008 

iii. CRD number
000000079 
iv. LEI, if any

ZBUT11V806EZRVTWT807 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

5,060,812.340000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON 
ii. SEC file number

008-00422 

iii. CRD number
000000816 
iv. LEI, if any

1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

4,968,931.080000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp. 
ii. SEC file number

008-33359 

iii. CRD number
000016139 
iv. LEI, if any

549300PMHS66E71I2D34 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

4,946,072.340000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 4
i. Full name of dealer
GOLDMAN SACHS AND CO. LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-00129 

iii. CRD number
000000361 
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

2,562,638.160000000000 

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

17,538,453.920000000000 


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

35,833,179.880000000000 

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period

 


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Management Investment Record: 6

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Developed International ETF 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000052736 

c. LEI

549300KY5QEBNGK5JJ30 

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

0 

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0 

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

0 

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Developed International ETF 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000165608 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

RFDI 


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
 a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
      i.   Checkbox checked   Exchange-Traded Fund 
      ii.  Checkbox not checked   Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
 b.  Checkbox not checked  Index Fund 

 c.  Checkbox not checked   Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark 
 d.  Checkbox not checked   Interval Fund 
 e.  Checkbox not checked   Fund of Funds 
 f.   Checkbox not checked   Master-Feeder Fund 
 g.  Checkbox not checked   Money Market Fund 
 h.  Checkbox not checked   Target Date Fund 
 i.   Checkbox not checked   Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract 
      Checkbox not checked   N/A 

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
Securities Lending Record: 1
i. Full name of securities lending agent
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
Idemnity Providers Record: 1
1. Name of person providing indemnification
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked  i. Revenue sharing split 
Checkbox not checked  ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)  
Checkbox not checked  iii. Administrative fee 
Checkbox not checked  iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee 
Checkbox not checked  v. Indemnification fee 
Checkbox not checked  vi. Other  
Checkbox checked   N/A  
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

N/A 

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

 


Item C.7. Reliance on certain rules.

Did the Fund rely on any of the following rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox not checked  a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)  
Checkbox checked  b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1) 
Checkbox not checked  c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)  
Checkbox not checked  d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)  
Checkbox not checked  e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7) 
Checkbox not checked  f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8) 
Checkbox not checked  g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1) 
Checkbox not checked  h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1) 
Checkbox not checked  i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)  
Checkbox checked  j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4) 
Checkbox not checked  N/A 

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
FIRST TRUST ADVISORS L.P. 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-39950 

iii.CRD number
000107027 
iv. LEI, if any

549300381GGS7S5JQ115 

v. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
Sub Advisors Record: 1
i. Full name
RiverFront Investment Group, LLC 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

801-68810 

iii. CRD number
000146221 
iv. LEI, if any

N/A 

v. State, if applicable
VIRGINIA  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

84-06072 

iii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iv. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
ICE Data Pricing & Reference Data, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493000NQ9LYLDBCTL34 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
Thomson Reuters Corporation 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300561UZND4C7B569 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 3
i. Full name
Bloomberg L.P. 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300B56MD0ZC402L06 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 2
i. Full name
HSBC BANK New Zealand 
ii. LEI, if any

N/A 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
NEW ZEALAND  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 3
i. Full name
HSBC BANK Singapore 
ii. LEI, if any

5493001CVW70R02NX475 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SINGAPORE  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 4
i. Full name
MUFG Bank, Ltd. 
ii. LEI, if any

C3GTMMZIHMY46P4OIX74 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
JAPAN  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 5
i. Full name
Nordea Bank AB 
ii. LEI, if any

6SCPQ280AIY8EP3XFW53 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
FINLAND  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 6
i. Full name
Nordea Bank AB 
ii. LEI, if any

N/A 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
NORWAY  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 7
i. Full name
Gamla Livforsakringsaktiebolaget SEB Trygg Liv (publ) 
ii. LEI, if any

5493007QZK2UFPJ6NV33 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SWEDEN  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 8
i. Full name
Kapitalforeningen SEB Kontoforende - Globale Aktier 
ii. LEI, if any

5493004FNKUM0SLIS562 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
DENMARK  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 9
i. Full name
SOCGEN INVERSIONES FINANCIERAS SA 
ii. LEI, if any

549300OJRXFSGT7D0318 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SPAIN  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 10
i. Full name
UBS Switzerland AG 
ii. LEI, if any

549300WOIFUSNYH0FL22 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SWITZERLAND  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 11
i. Full name
UniCredit Bank Austria AG 
ii. LEI, if any

D1HEB8VEU6D9M8ZUXG17 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
AUSTRIA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 12
i. Full name
BNP Paribas FRANKFURT 
ii. LEI, if any

549300TS3U4JKMR1B479 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
GERMANY  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 13
i. Full name
BNP Paribas Milan 
ii. LEI, if any

213800C3KGB15N12QU18 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
ITALY  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 14
i. Full name
CACEIS BANK 
ii. LEI, if any

96950023SCR9X9F3L662 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
FRANCE  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 15
i. Full name
CITIBANK UK LIMITED 
ii. LEI, if any

549300U8H3KN0K301B23 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 16
i. Full name
DEUTSCHE BANK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 
ii. LEI, if any

7LTWFZYICNSX8D621K86 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
BELGIUM  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 17
i. Full name
Deutsche Nederland NV 
ii. LEI, if any

529900K911JOYFNMOV10 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
NETHERLANDS  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 18
i. Full name
HSBC BANK AUSTRALIA LIMITED 
ii. LEI, if any

DY9DBNI4W8J63Z298033 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
AUSTRALIA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 19
i. Full name
HSBC GLOBAL SERVICES (HONG KONG) LIMITED 
ii. LEI, if any

213800CFYTAE19NXXG38 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
HONG KONG  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
Broker Dealers Record: 1
a. Full name
FIRST TRUST PORTFOLIOS L.P. 
b. SEC file number

8-43843 

c. CRD number
000028519 
d. LEI, if any

54930062T84Z5CXY1C58 

e. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:

0.0 


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
Brokers Record: 1
i. Full name of broker
GOLDMAN SACHS AND CO. 
ii. SEC file number

008-00129 

iii. CRD number
000000361 
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

135,888.830000000000 

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON 
ii. SEC file number

008-00422 

iii. CRD number
000000816 
iv. LEI, if any

1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

135,586.990000000000 

Brokers Record: 3
i. Full name of broker
CANTOR FITZGERALD & CO INC 
ii. SEC file number

008-00201 

iii. CRD number
000000134 
iv. LEI, if any

5493004J7H4GCPG6OB62 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

1,758.660000000000 

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
DEUTSCHE-BANK SECURITIES INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-17822 

iii. CRD number
000002525 
iv. LEI, if any

9J6MBOOO7BECTDTUZW19 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

1,280.910000000000 

Brokers Record: 5
i. Full name of broker
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-35008 

iii. CRD number
000000079 
iv. LEI, if any

ZBUT11V806EZRVTWT807 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

529.110000000000 

Brokers Record: 6
i. Full name of broker
BTIG, LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-65473 

iii. CRD number
000122225 
iv. LEI, if any

549300GTG9PL6WO3EC51 

v. State, if applicable
CALIFORNIA  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

361.000000000000 

Brokers Record: 7
i. Full name of broker
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION 
ii. SEC file number

008-10264 

iii. CRD number
000112313 
iv. LEI, if any

B4TYDEB6GKMZO031MB27 

v. State, if applicable
NORTH CAROLINA  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

305.320000000000 

Brokers Record: 8
i. Full name of broker
CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC 
ii. SEC file number

008-08177 

iii. CRD number
000007059 
iv. LEI, if any

MBNUM2BPBDO7JBLYG310 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

235.570000000000 

Brokers Record: 9
i. Full name of broker
RBC CAPITAL MARKETS 
ii. SEC file number

008-45411 

iii. CRD number
000031194 
iv. LEI, if any

549300LCO2FLSSVFFR64 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

27.630000000000 

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

275,974.020000000000 


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION 
ii. SEC file number

008-10264 

iii. CRD number
000112313 
iv. LEI, if any

B4TYDEB6GKMZO031MB27 

v. State, if applicable
NORTH CAROLINA  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

116,304,171.410000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-35008 

iii. CRD number
000000079 
iv. LEI, if any

ZBUT11V806EZRVTWT807 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

75,373,731.930000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (EUROPE) LIMITED 
ii. SEC file number

N/A 

iii. CRD number
N/A 
iv. LEI, if any

DL6FFRRLF74S01HE2M14 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

26,142,526.440000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 4
i. Full name of dealer
GOLDMAN SACHS AND CO. LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-00129 

iii. CRD number
000000361 
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

19,601,801.120000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 5
i. Full name of dealer
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) 
ii. SEC file number

008-00422 

iii. CRD number
000000816 
iv. LEI, if any

1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

13,024,334.030000000000 

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

250,446,564.900000000000 


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

333,303,937.060000000000 

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period

 


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Management Investment Record: 7

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Europe ETF 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000052738 

c. LEI

549300SDK57MHJ515Y86 

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

0 

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0 

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

0 

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Europe ETF 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000165610 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

RFEU 


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
 a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
      i.   Checkbox checked   Exchange-Traded Fund 
      ii.  Checkbox not checked   Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
 b.  Checkbox not checked  Index Fund 

 c.  Checkbox not checked   Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark 
 d.  Checkbox not checked   Interval Fund 
 e.  Checkbox not checked   Fund of Funds 
 f.   Checkbox not checked   Master-Feeder Fund 
 g.  Checkbox not checked   Money Market Fund 
 h.  Checkbox not checked   Target Date Fund 
 i.   Checkbox not checked   Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract 
      Checkbox not checked   N/A 

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
Securities Lending Record: 1
i. Full name of securities lending agent
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
Idemnity Providers Record: 1
1. Name of person providing indemnification
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked  i. Revenue sharing split 
Checkbox not checked  ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)  
Checkbox not checked  iii. Administrative fee 
Checkbox not checked  iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee 
Checkbox not checked  v. Indemnification fee 
Checkbox not checked  vi. Other  
Checkbox checked   N/A  
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

N/A 

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

 


Item C.7. Reliance on certain rules.

Did the Fund rely on any of the following rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox not checked  a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)  
Checkbox checked  b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1) 
Checkbox not checked  c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)  
Checkbox not checked  d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)  
Checkbox not checked  e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7) 
Checkbox not checked  f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8) 
Checkbox not checked  g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1) 
Checkbox not checked  h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1) 
Checkbox not checked  i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)  
Checkbox checked  j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4) 
Checkbox not checked  N/A 

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
FIRST TRUST ADVISORS L.P. 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-39950 

iii.CRD number
000107027 
iv. LEI, if any

549300381GGS7S5JQ115 

v. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
Sub Advisors Record: 1
i. Full name
RiverFront Investment Group, LLC 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

801-68810 

iii. CRD number
000146221 
iv. LEI, if any

N/A 

v. State, if applicable
VIRGINIA  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

84-06072 

iii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iv. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
ICE Data Pricing & Reference Data, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493000NQ9LYLDBCTL34 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
Thomson Reuters Corporation 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300561UZND4C7B569 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 3
i. Full name
Bloomberg L.P. 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300B56MD0ZC402L06 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 2
i. Full name
Gamla Livforsakringsaktiebolaget SEB Trygg Liv (publ) 
ii. LEI, if any

5493007QZK2UFPJ6NV33 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SWEDEN  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 3
i. Full name
Kapitalforeningen SEB Kontoforende - Globale Aktier 
ii. LEI, if any

5493004FNKUM0SLIS562 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
DENMARK  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 4
i. Full name
SOCGEN INVERSIONES FINANCIERAS SA 
ii. LEI, if any

549300OJRXFSGT7D0318 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SPAIN  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 5
i. Full name
UBS Switzerland AG 
ii. LEI, if any

549300WOIFUSNYH0FL22 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SWITZERLAND  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 6
i. Full name
UniCredit Bank Austria AG 
ii. LEI, if any

D1HEB8VEU6D9M8ZUXG17 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
AUSTRIA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 7
i. Full name
BNP Paribas FRANKFURT 
ii. LEI, if any

549300TS3U4JKMR1B479 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
GERMANY  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 8
i. Full name
BNP Paribas Milan 
ii. LEI, if any

213800C3KGB15N12QU18 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
ITALY  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 9
i. Full name
CACEIS BANK 
ii. LEI, if any

96950023SCR9X9F3L662 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
FRANCE  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 10
i. Full name
CITIBANK UK LIMITED 
ii. LEI, if any

549300U8H3KN0K301B23 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 11
i. Full name
DEUTSCHE BANK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 
ii. LEI, if any

7LTWFZYICNSX8D621K86 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
BELGIUM  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 12
i. Full name
Deutsche Nederland NV 
ii. LEI, if any

529900K911JOYFNMOV10 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
NETHERLANDS  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 13
i. Full name
Nordea Bank AB 
ii. LEI, if any

6SCPQ280AIY8EP3XFW53 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
FINLAND  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 14
i. Full name
Nordea Bank AB 
ii. LEI, if any

N/A 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
NORWAY  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
Broker Dealers Record: 1
a. Full name
FIRST TRUST PORTFOLIOS L.P. 
b. SEC file number

8-43843 

c. CRD number
000028519 
d. LEI, if any

54930062T84Z5CXY1C58 

e. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:

0.0 


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
Brokers Record: 1
i. Full name of broker
GOLDMAN SACHS AND CO. 
ii. SEC file number

008-00129 

iii. CRD number
000000361 
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

26,228.550000000000 

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON 
ii. SEC file number

008-00422 

iii. CRD number
000000816 
iv. LEI, if any

1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

19,805.510000000000 

Brokers Record: 3
i. Full name of broker
CANTOR FITZGERALD & CO INC 
ii. SEC file number

008-00201 

iii. CRD number
000000134 
iv. LEI, if any

5493004J7H4GCPG6OB62 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

556.070000000000 

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
BTIG, LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-65473 

iii. CRD number
000122225 
iv. LEI, if any

549300GTG9PL6WO3EC51 

v. State, if applicable
CALIFORNIA  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

187.200000000000 

Brokers Record: 5
i. Full name of broker
DEUTSCHE-BANK SECURITIES INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-17822 

iii. CRD number
000002525 
iv. LEI, if any

9J6MBOOO7BECTDTUZW19 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

182.750000000000 

Brokers Record: 6
i. Full name of broker
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-35008 

iii. CRD number
000000079 
iv. LEI, if any

ZBUT11V806EZRVTWT807 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

129.520000000000 

Brokers Record: 7
i. Full name of broker
SUSQUEHANNA INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LLP 
ii. SEC file number

008-44325 

iii. CRD number
000035865 
iv. LEI, if any

549300E8QX0ZMRDC2M81 

v. State, if applicable
PENNSYLVANIA  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

115.000000000000 

Brokers Record: 8
i. Full name of broker
CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC 
ii. SEC file number

008-08177 

iii. CRD number
000007059 
iv. LEI, if any

MBNUM2BPBDO7JBLYG310 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

85.070000000000 

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

47,289.670000000000 


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-35008 

iii. CRD number
000000079 
iv. LEI, if any

ZBUT11V806EZRVTWT807 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

34,944,138.700000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp. 
ii. SEC file number

008-33359 

iii. CRD number
000016139 
iv. LEI, if any

549300PMHS66E71I2D34 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

11,575,689.670000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION 
ii. SEC file number

008-10264 

iii. CRD number
000112313 
iv. LEI, if any

B4TYDEB6GKMZO031MB27 

v. State, if applicable
NORTH CAROLINA  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

5,932,688.140000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 4
i. Full name of dealer
GOLDMAN SACHS AND CO. LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-00129 

iii. CRD number
000000361 
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

5,782,359.150000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 5
i. Full name of dealer
UBS AG 
ii. SEC file number

008-22651 

iii. CRD number
000007654 
iv. LEI, if any

T6FIZBDPKLYJKFCRVK44 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

5,498,309.280000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 6
i. Full name of dealer
Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. 
ii. SEC file number

008-08177 

iii. CRD number
000007059 
iv. LEI, if any

MBNUM2BPBDO7JBLYG310 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

2,942,611.900000000000 

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

66,675,796.830000000000 


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

62,631,768.720000000000 

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period

 


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Management Investment Record: 8

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000052737 

c. LEI

54930044Y226ETCKBE36 

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

0 

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0 

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

0 

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000165609 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

RFEM 


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
 a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
      i.   Checkbox checked   Exchange-Traded Fund 
      ii.  Checkbox not checked   Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
 b.  Checkbox not checked  Index Fund 

 c.  Checkbox not checked   Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark 
 d.  Checkbox not checked   Interval Fund 
 e.  Checkbox not checked   Fund of Funds 
 f.   Checkbox not checked   Master-Feeder Fund 
 g.  Checkbox not checked   Money Market Fund 
 h.  Checkbox not checked   Target Date Fund 
 i.   Checkbox not checked   Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract 
      Checkbox not checked   N/A 

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
Securities Lending Record: 1
i. Full name of securities lending agent
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
Idemnity Providers Record: 1
1. Name of person providing indemnification
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked  i. Revenue sharing split 
Checkbox not checked  ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)  
Checkbox not checked  iii. Administrative fee 
Checkbox not checked  iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee 
Checkbox not checked  v. Indemnification fee 
Checkbox not checked  vi. Other  
Checkbox checked   N/A  
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

N/A 

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

 


Item C.7. Reliance on certain rules.

Did the Fund rely on any of the following rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox not checked  a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)  
Checkbox checked  b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1) 
Checkbox not checked  c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)  
Checkbox not checked  d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)  
Checkbox not checked  e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7) 
Checkbox not checked  f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8) 
Checkbox not checked  g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1) 
Checkbox not checked  h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1) 
Checkbox not checked  i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)  
Checkbox checked  j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4) 
Checkbox not checked  N/A 

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
FIRST TRUST ADVISORS L.P. 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-39950 

iii.CRD number
000107027 
iv. LEI, if any

549300381GGS7S5JQ115 

v. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
Sub Advisors Record: 1
i. Full name
RiverFront Investment Group, LLC 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

801-68810 

iii. CRD number
000146221 
iv. LEI, if any

N/A 

v. State, if applicable
VIRGINIA  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

84-06072 

iii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iv. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
ICE Data Pricing & Reference Data, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493000NQ9LYLDBCTL34 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
Thomson Reuters Corporation 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300561UZND4C7B569 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 3
i. Full name
Bloomberg L.P. 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300B56MD0ZC402L06 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 2
i. Full name
CITIBANK MUMBAI FPI 
ii. LEI, if any

N/A 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
INDIA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 3
i. Full name
Cititrust Colombia S A Sociedad Fiduciaria 
ii. LEI, if any

549300242J3IJCOSGI49 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
COLOMBIA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 4
i. Full name
Euroclear Bank SA/NV 
ii. LEI, if any

549300OZ46BRLZ8Y6F65 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
BELGIUM  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 5
i. Full name
HSBC GLOBAL SERVICES (HONG KONG) LIMITED 
ii. LEI, if any

213800CFYTAE19NXXG38 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
HONG KONG  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 6
i. Full name
HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad 
ii. LEI, if any

P3RPN9OJFCXUPJWB1Q09 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
MALAYSIA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 7
i. Full name
HSBC Bank Philippines 
ii. LEI, if any

5493007R03ET9XE50N08 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
PHILIPPINES  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 8
i. Full name
HSBC THAILAND EXEMPT BBHISL 
ii. LEI, if any

N/A 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
THAILAND  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 9
i. Full name
Standard Chartered Bank (Taiwan) Limited 
ii. LEI, if any

549300QJEO1B92LSHZ06 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
TAIWAN (PROVINCE OF CHINA)  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 10
i. Full name
THE STANDARD BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA 
ii. LEI, if any

QFC8ZCW3Q5PRXU1XTM60 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SOUTH AFRICA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 11
i. Full name
Grupo Financiero Banamex, S.A de C.V. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493002M1VA0R031IT90 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
MEXICO  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 12
i. Full name
Banco de Chile 
ii. LEI, if any

8B4EZFY8IHJC44TT2K84 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CHILE  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 13
i. Full name
Bank Handlowy w Warszawie Spolka Akcyjna 
ii. LEI, if any

XLEZHWWOI4HFQDGL4793 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
POLAND  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 14
i. Full name
Joint Stock Company Commercial Bank Citibank 
ii. LEI, if any

CHSQDSVI1UI96Y2SW097 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 15
i. Full name
CITIBANK AS 
ii. LEI, if any

N/A 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
TURKEY  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 16
i. Full name
Citi Brazil Comercio e Participacoes Ltda. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493003VI1IHFY9CJO31 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
BELIZE  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 17
i. Full name
CITIBANK JAKARTA 
ii. LEI, if any

N/A 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
INDONESIA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 18
i. Full name
Citibank Korea Inc. 
ii. LEI, if any

745P3MMS7E8CUVXDRJ82 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
KOREA (THE REPUBLIC OF)  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
Broker Dealers Record: 1
a. Full name
FIRST TRUST PORTFOLIOS L.P. 
b. SEC file number

8-43843 

c. CRD number
000028519 
d. LEI, if any

54930062T84Z5CXY1C58 

e. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:

0.0 


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
Brokers Record: 1
i. Full name of broker
CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON 
ii. SEC file number

008-00422 

iii. CRD number
000000816 
iv. LEI, if any

1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

179,387.490000000000 

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
GOLDMAN SACHS AND CO. 
ii. SEC file number

008-00129 

iii. CRD number
000000361 
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

69,215.600000000000 

Brokers Record: 3
i. Full name of broker
CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC 
ii. SEC file number

008-08177 

iii. CRD number
000007059 
iv. LEI, if any

MBNUM2BPBDO7JBLYG310 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

4,094.610000000000 

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
DEUTSCHE-BANK SECURITIES INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-17822 

iii. CRD number
000002525 
iv. LEI, if any

9J6MBOOO7BECTDTUZW19 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

2,039.650000000000 

Brokers Record: 5
i. Full name of broker
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-35008 

iii. CRD number
000000079 
iv. LEI, if any

ZBUT11V806EZRVTWT807 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

928.280000000000 

Brokers Record: 6
i. Full name of broker
BTIG, LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-65473 

iii. CRD number
000122225 
iv. LEI, if any

549300GTG9PL6WO3EC51 

v. State, if applicable
CALIFORNIA  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

316.300000000000 

Brokers Record: 7
i. Full name of broker
I.M. TRUST S.A. CORREDORES DE 
ii. SEC file number

N/A 

iii. CRD number
N/A 
iv. LEI, if any

5493008THWW621OGLL30 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
CHILE  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

251.860000000000 

Brokers Record: 8
i. Full name of broker
BRASIL PLURAL CORRETORA DE CAM 
ii. SEC file number

008-68982 

iii. CRD number
000159384 
iv. LEI, if any

254900V729L8EIB4A492 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

152.150000000000 

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

256,385.940000000000 


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp. 
ii. SEC file number

008-33359 

iii. CRD number
000016139 
iv. LEI, if any

549300PMHS66E71I2D34 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

12,314,943.810000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON 
ii. SEC file number

008-00422 

iii. CRD number
000000816 
iv. LEI, if any

1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

6,223,132.820000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
UBS AG 
ii. SEC file number

008-22651 

iii. CRD number
000007654 
iv. LEI, if any

T6FIZBDPKLYJKFCRVK44 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

4,528,871.900000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 4
i. Full name of dealer
GOLDMAN SACHS AND CO. LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-00129 

iii. CRD number
000000361 
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

3,147,219.370000000000 

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

26,214,167.900000000000 


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

100,021,575.000000000000 

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period

 


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Management Investment Record: 9

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

First Trust Institutional Preferred Securities and Income ETF 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000058182 

c. LEI

549300D7ZFDT8O4VUH39 

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

0 

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0 

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

0 

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
First Trust Institutional Preferred Securities and Income ETF 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000190801 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

FPEI 


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
 a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
      i.   Checkbox checked   Exchange-Traded Fund 
      ii.  Checkbox not checked   Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
 b.  Checkbox not checked  Index Fund 

 c.  Checkbox not checked   Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark 
 d.  Checkbox not checked   Interval Fund 
 e.  Checkbox not checked   Fund of Funds 
 f.   Checkbox not checked   Master-Feeder Fund 
 g.  Checkbox not checked   Money Market Fund 
 h.  Checkbox not checked   Target Date Fund 
 i.   Checkbox not checked   Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract 
      Checkbox not checked   N/A 

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
Securities Lending Record: 1
i. Full name of securities lending agent
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
Idemnity Providers Record: 1
1. Name of person providing indemnification
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked  i. Revenue sharing split 
Checkbox not checked  ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)  
Checkbox not checked  iii. Administrative fee 
Checkbox not checked  iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee 
Checkbox not checked  v. Indemnification fee 
Checkbox not checked  vi. Other  
Checkbox checked   N/A  
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

N/A 

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

 


Item C.7. Reliance on certain rules.

Did the Fund rely on any of the following rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox not checked  a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)  
Checkbox checked  b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1) 
Checkbox not checked  c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)  
Checkbox not checked  d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)  
Checkbox not checked  e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7) 
Checkbox not checked  f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8) 
Checkbox not checked  g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1) 
Checkbox not checked  h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1) 
Checkbox not checked  i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)  
Checkbox checked  j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4) 
Checkbox not checked  N/A 

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
FIRST TRUST ADVISORS L.P. 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-39950 

iii.CRD number
000107027 
iv. LEI, if any

549300381GGS7S5JQ115 

v. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
Sub Advisors Record: 1
i. Full name
Stonebridge Advisors LLC 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

801-63899 

iii. CRD number
000134017 
iv. LEI, if any

254900FNIG91P6HRKG39 

v. State, if applicable
CONNECTICUT  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

84-06072 

iii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iv. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
ICE Data Pricing & Reference Data, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493000NQ9LYLDBCTL34 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
Thomson Reuters Corporation 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300561UZND4C7B569 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 3
i. Full name
Bloomberg L.P. 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300B56MD0ZC402L06 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 2
i. Full name
Euroclear Bank SA/NV 
ii. LEI, if any

549300OZ46BRLZ8Y6F65 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
BELGIUM  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
Broker Dealers Record: 1
a. Full name
FIRST TRUST PORTFOLIOS L.P. 
b. SEC file number

8-43843 

c. CRD number
000028519 
d. LEI, if any

54930062T84Z5CXY1C58 

e. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:

0.0 


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
i. Full name of broker
ii. SEC file number

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

0.000000000000 


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
BofA Securities, Inc. 
ii. SEC file number

008-69787 

iii. CRD number
000283943 
iv. LEI, if any

549300HN4UKV1E2R3U73 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

19,211,753.750000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. 
ii. SEC file number

008-08177 

iii. CRD number
000007059 
iv. LEI, if any

MBNUM2BPBDO7JBLYG310 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

8,336,600.000000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner 
ii. SEC file number

008-07221 

iii. CRD number
000007691 
iv. LEI, if any

8NAV47T0Y26Q87Y0QP81 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

17,646,057.000000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 4
i. Full name of dealer
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) 
ii. SEC file number

008-00422 

iii. CRD number
000000816 
iv. LEI, if any

1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

14,451,361.500000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 5
i. Full name of dealer
Pershing LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-17574 

iii. CRD number
000007560 
iv. LEI, if any

ZI8Q1A8EI8LQFJNM0D94 

v. State, if applicable
NEW JERSEY  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

13,290,038.750000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 6
i. Full name of dealer
Barclays Capital, Inc. 
ii. SEC file number

008-41342 

iii. CRD number
000019714 
iv. LEI, if any

AC28XWWI3WIBK2824319 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

12,307,375.000000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 7
i. Full name of dealer
Goldman Sachs & Co. 
ii. SEC file number

008-00129 

iii. CRD number
000000361 
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

12,226,073.000000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 8
i. Full name of dealer
Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. 
ii. SEC file number

008-01447 

iii. CRD number
000000793 
iv. LEI, if any

5WUVMA08EYG4KEUPW589 

v. State, if applicable
MISSOURI  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

10,324,220.000000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 9
i. Full name of dealer
Morgan Stanley and Co. 
ii. SEC file number

008-15869 

iii. CRD number
000008209 
iv. LEI, if any

9R7GPTSO7KV3UQJZQ078 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

9,309,960.000000000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 10
i. Full name of dealer
SG Americas Securities LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-66125 

iii. CRD number
000128351 
iv. LEI, if any

549300F35UE0BOM1WJ55 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

8,474,440.000000000000 

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

196,041,242.530000000000 


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

153,773,905.800000000000 

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period

 


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

N-CEN:Part E: Additional Questions for Exchange-Traded Funds and Exchange-Traded Managed Funds


Exchange Record: 1


Fund Name
First Trust Preferred Securities and Income ETF 

Item E.1. Exchange.

Security Exchanges Record: 1
a. Exchange where listed. Provide the name of the national securities exchange on which the Fund’s shares are listed:
NYSE ARCA  
b. Ticker. Provide the Fund's ticker symbol:
FPE 

Item E.2. Authorized participants.

Instructions: The term "authorized participant" means a broker-dealer that is also a member of a clearing agency registered with the Commission, and which has a written agreement with the Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or one of its designated service providers that allows it place orders to purchase or redeem creation units of the Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund.
For each authorized participant of the Fund, provide the following information:

Authorized Participants Record: 1
a. Full Name
Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp. 
b. SEC file number
008-33359 
c. CRD number
000016139 
d. LEI, if any
549300PMHS66E71I2D34 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
618,649,274.500000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
107,604,026.500000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 2
a. Full Name
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. 
b. SEC file number
008-00201 
c. CRD number
000000134 
d. LEI, if any
5493004J7H4GCPG6OB62 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
57,138,993.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
41,046,511.500000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 3
a. Full Name
JP Morgan Securities LLC 
b. SEC file number
008-35008 
c. CRD number
000000079 
d. LEI, if any
ZBUT11V806EZRVTWT807 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
234,480,071.500000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
105,729,558.500000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 4
a. Full Name
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC 
b. SEC file number
008-00129 
c. CRD number
000000361 
d. LEI, if any
FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
449,618,122.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
29,307,088.000000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 5
a. Full Name
RBC Capital Markets, LLC 
b. SEC file number
008-45411 
c. CRD number
000031194 
d. LEI, if any
549300LCO2FLSSVFFR64 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
15,770,978.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
g. Did the Fund require that an authorized participant post collateral to the Fund or any of its designated service providers in
connection with the purchase or redemption of Fund shares during the reporting period?
Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item E.3. Creation units.

Instructions. The term “creation unit” means a specified number of Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund shares that the fund will issue to (or redeem from) an authorized participant in exchange for the deposit (or delivery) of specified securities, positions, cash, and other assets or positions.
a. Number of Fund shares required to form a creation unit as of the last business day of the reporting period:
50,000.000000000000 
b. Based on the dollar value paid for each creation unit purchased by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average percentage of that value composed of cash:
87.032626826303 %  
ii. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of cash:
6.934274509506 %  
iii. The average percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
12.967373173697 %  
iv. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
6.934274509506 %  
c. Based on the dollar value paid for creation units redeemed by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average percentage of that value composed of cash:
75.648142950649 %  
ii. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of cash:
0.502790627920 %  
iii. The average percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
24.351857049351 %  
iv. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
0.502790627920 %  
d. For creation units purchased by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in the creation units, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
500.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
0.060000000000 %  
ii. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in those creation units the consideration for which was fully or partially composed of cash, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
500.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
0.080000000000 %  
e. For creation units redeemed by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in the creation units, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
500.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
0.060000000000 %  
ii. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in those creation units the consideration for which was fully or partially composed of cash, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
500.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
0.080000000000 %  

Item E.5. In-Kind ETF.

Is the Fund an "In-Kind Exchange-Traded Fund" as defined in rule 22e-4 under the Act (17 CFR 270.22e-4)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Exchange Record: 2


Fund Name
First Trust Managed Municipal ETF 

Item E.1. Exchange.

Security Exchanges Record: 1
a. Exchange where listed. Provide the name of the national securities exchange on which the Fund’s shares are listed:
NASDAQ/NMS (GLOBAL MARKET)  
b. Ticker. Provide the Fund's ticker symbol:
FMB 

Item E.2. Authorized participants.

Instructions: The term "authorized participant" means a broker-dealer that is also a member of a clearing agency registered with the Commission, and which has a written agreement with the Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or one of its designated service providers that allows it place orders to purchase or redeem creation units of the Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund.
For each authorized participant of the Fund, provide the following information:

Authorized Participants Record: 1
a. Full Name
Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp. 
b. SEC file number
008-33359 
c. CRD number
000016139 
d. LEI, if any
549300PMHS66E71I2D34 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
456,424,657.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 2
a. Full Name
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC 
b. SEC file number
008-00129 
c. CRD number
000000361 
d. LEI, if any
FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
182,424,308.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 3
a. Full Name
JP Morgan Securities LLC 
b. SEC file number
008-35008 
c. CRD number
000000079 
d. LEI, if any
ZBUT11V806EZRVTWT807 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
2,713,790.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 4
a. Full Name
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. 
b. SEC file number
008-07221 
c. CRD number
000007691 
d. LEI, if any
8NAV47T0Y26Q87Y0QP81 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
5,463,709.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 5
a. Full Name
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. 
b. SEC file number
008-00201 
c. CRD number
000000134 
d. LEI, if any
5493004J7H4GCPG6OB62 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
10,383,218.000000000000 
g. Did the Fund require that an authorized participant post collateral to the Fund or any of its designated service providers in
connection with the purchase or redemption of Fund shares during the reporting period?
Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item E.3. Creation units.

Instructions. The term “creation unit” means a specified number of Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund shares that the fund will issue to (or redeem from) an authorized participant in exchange for the deposit (or delivery) of specified securities, positions, cash, and other assets or positions.
a. Number of Fund shares required to form a creation unit as of the last business day of the reporting period:
50,000.000000000000 
b. Based on the dollar value paid for each creation unit purchased by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average percentage of that value composed of cash:
100.000000000000 %  
ii. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of cash:
0.000000000000 %  
iii. The average percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
0.000000000000 %  
iv. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
0.000000000000 %  
c. Based on the dollar value paid for creation units redeemed by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average percentage of that value composed of cash:
100.000000000000 %  
ii. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of cash:
0.000000000000 %  
iii. The average percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
0.000000000000 %  
iv. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
0.000000000000 %  
d. For creation units purchased by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in the creation units, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
250.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
0.050000000000 %  
ii. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in those creation units the consideration for which was fully or partially composed of cash, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
250.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
0.050000000000 %  
e. For creation units redeemed by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in the creation units, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
250.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
0.080000000000 %  
ii. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in those creation units the consideration for which was fully or partially composed of cash, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
250.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
0.080000000000 %  

Item E.5. In-Kind ETF.

Is the Fund an "In-Kind Exchange-Traded Fund" as defined in rule 22e-4 under the Act (17 CFR 270.22e-4)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Exchange Record: 3


Fund Name
First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF 

Item E.1. Exchange.

Security Exchanges Record: 1
a. Exchange where listed. Provide the name of the national securities exchange on which the Fund’s shares are listed:
NYSE ARCA  
b. Ticker. Provide the Fund's ticker symbol:
FTLS 

Item E.2. Authorized participants.

Instructions: The term "authorized participant" means a broker-dealer that is also a member of a clearing agency registered with the Commission, and which has a written agreement with the Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or one of its designated service providers that allows it place orders to purchase or redeem creation units of the Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund.
For each authorized participant of the Fund, provide the following information:

Authorized Participants Record: 1
a. Full Name
Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp. 
b. SEC file number
008-33359 
c. CRD number
000016139 
d. LEI, if any
549300PMHS66E71I2D34 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
94,604,384.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
41,021,951.500000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 2
a. Full Name
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC 
b. SEC file number
008-00129 
c. CRD number
000000361 
d. LEI, if any
FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
92,308,545.500000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
73,813,784.000000000000 
g. Did the Fund require that an authorized participant post collateral to the Fund or any of its designated service providers in
connection with the purchase or redemption of Fund shares during the reporting period?
Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item E.3. Creation units.

Instructions. The term “creation unit” means a specified number of Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund shares that the fund will issue to (or redeem from) an authorized participant in exchange for the deposit (or delivery) of specified securities, positions, cash, and other assets or positions.
a. Number of Fund shares required to form a creation unit as of the last business day of the reporting period:
50,000.000000000000 
b. Based on the dollar value paid for each creation unit purchased by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average percentage of that value composed of cash:
4.219104416845 %  
ii. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of cash:
3.464948086818 %  
iii. The average percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
95.780895583155 %  
iv. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
3.464948086818 %  
c. Based on the dollar value paid for creation units redeemed by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average percentage of that value composed of cash:
2.611621501850 %  
ii. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of cash:
1.971494669956 %  
iii. The average percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
97.388378498150 %  
iv. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
1.971494669956 %  
d. For creation units purchased by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in the creation units, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
500.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A %  
ii. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in those creation units the consideration for which was fully or partially composed of cash, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
500.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A %  
e. For creation units redeemed by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in the creation units, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
500.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A %  
ii. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in those creation units the consideration for which was fully or partially composed of cash, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
500.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A %  

Item E.5. In-Kind ETF.

Is the Fund an "In-Kind Exchange-Traded Fund" as defined in rule 22e-4 under the Act (17 CFR 270.22e-4)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Exchange Record: 4


Fund Name
First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF 

Item E.1. Exchange.

Security Exchanges Record: 1
a. Exchange where listed. Provide the name of the national securities exchange on which the Fund’s shares are listed:
NASDAQ/NMS (GLOBAL MARKET)  
b. Ticker. Provide the Fund's ticker symbol:
FEMB 

Item E.2. Authorized participants.

Instructions: The term "authorized participant" means a broker-dealer that is also a member of a clearing agency registered with the Commission, and which has a written agreement with the Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or one of its designated service providers that allows it place orders to purchase or redeem creation units of the Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund.
For each authorized participant of the Fund, provide the following information:

Authorized Participants Record: 1
a. Full Name
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. 
b. SEC file number
008-07221 
c. CRD number
000007691 
d. LEI, if any
8NAV47T0Y26Q87Y0QP81 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
43,892,925.500000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 2
a. Full Name
JP Morgan Securities LLC 
b. SEC file number
008-35008 
c. CRD number
000000079 
d. LEI, if any
ZBUT11V806EZRVTWT807 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
18,995,672.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 3
a. Full Name
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC 
b. SEC file number
008-00129 
c. CRD number
000000361 
d. LEI, if any
FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
17,218,235.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 4
a. Full Name
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. 
b. SEC file number
008-00201 
c. CRD number
000000134 
d. LEI, if any
5493004J7H4GCPG6OB62 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
5,641,933.500000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 5
a. Full Name
Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp. 
b. SEC file number
008-33359 
c. CRD number
000016139 
d. LEI, if any
549300PMHS66E71I2D34 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
1,902,471.500000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
g. Did the Fund require that an authorized participant post collateral to the Fund or any of its designated service providers in
connection with the purchase or redemption of Fund shares during the reporting period?
Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item E.3. Creation units.

Instructions. The term “creation unit” means a specified number of Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund shares that the fund will issue to (or redeem from) an authorized participant in exchange for the deposit (or delivery) of specified securities, positions, cash, and other assets or positions.
a. Number of Fund shares required to form a creation unit as of the last business day of the reporting period:
50,000.000000000000 
b. Based on the dollar value paid for each creation unit purchased by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average percentage of that value composed of cash:
100.000000000000 %  
ii. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of cash:
0.000000000000 %  
iii. The average percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
0.000000000000 %  
iv. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
0.000000000000 %  
c. Based on the dollar value paid for creation units redeemed by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average percentage of that value composed of cash:
0.000000000000 %  
ii. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of cash:
0.000000000000 %  
iii. The average percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
0.000000000000 %  
iv. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
0.000000000000 %  
d. For creation units purchased by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in the creation units, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
250.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
0.160000000000 %  
ii. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in those creation units the consideration for which was fully or partially composed of cash, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
250.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
0.160000000000 %  
e. For creation units redeemed by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in the creation units, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
250.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
0.160000000000 %  
ii. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in those creation units the consideration for which was fully or partially composed of cash, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
250.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
0.160000000000 %  

Item E.5. In-Kind ETF.

Is the Fund an "In-Kind Exchange-Traded Fund" as defined in rule 22e-4 under the Act (17 CFR 270.22e-4)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Exchange Record: 5


Fund Name
First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Asia Pacific ETF 

Item E.1. Exchange.

Security Exchanges Record: 1
a. Exchange where listed. Provide the name of the national securities exchange on which the Fund’s shares are listed:
NASDAQ/NMS (GLOBAL MARKET)  
b. Ticker. Provide the Fund's ticker symbol:
RFAP 

Item E.2. Authorized participants.

Instructions: The term "authorized participant" means a broker-dealer that is also a member of a clearing agency registered with the Commission, and which has a written agreement with the Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or one of its designated service providers that allows it place orders to purchase or redeem creation units of the Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund.
For each authorized participant of the Fund, provide the following information:

Authorized Participants Record: 1
a. Full Name
UBS Securities LLC 
b. SEC file number
008-22651 
c. CRD number
000007654 
d. LEI, if any
T6FIZBDPKLYJKFCRVK44 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
12,680,302.000000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 2
a. Full Name
JP Morgan Securities LLC 
b. SEC file number
008-35008 
c. CRD number
000000079 
d. LEI, if any
ZBUT11V806EZRVTWT807 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
5,066,456.000000000000 
g. Did the Fund require that an authorized participant post collateral to the Fund or any of its designated service providers in
connection with the purchase or redemption of Fund shares during the reporting period?
Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item E.3. Creation units.

Instructions. The term “creation unit” means a specified number of Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund shares that the fund will issue to (or redeem from) an authorized participant in exchange for the deposit (or delivery) of specified securities, positions, cash, and other assets or positions.
a. Number of Fund shares required to form a creation unit as of the last business day of the reporting period:
50,000.000000000000 
b. Based on the dollar value paid for each creation unit purchased by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average percentage of that value composed of cash:
0.000000000000 %  
ii. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of cash:
0.000000000000 %  
iii. The average percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
0.000000000000 %  
iv. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
0.000000000000 %  
c. Based on the dollar value paid for creation units redeemed by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average percentage of that value composed of cash:
1.320305561028 %  
ii. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of cash:
0.718001787313 %  
iii. The average percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
98.679694438972 %  
iv. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
0.718001787313 %  
d. For creation units purchased by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in the creation units, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
2,100.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A %  
ii. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in those creation units the consideration for which was fully or partially composed of cash, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
2,100.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A %  
e. For creation units redeemed by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in the creation units, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
2,100.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A %  
ii. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in those creation units the consideration for which was fully or partially composed of cash, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
2,100.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A %  

Item E.5. In-Kind ETF.

Is the Fund an "In-Kind Exchange-Traded Fund" as defined in rule 22e-4 under the Act (17 CFR 270.22e-4)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Exchange Record: 6


Fund Name
First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Developed International ETF 

Item E.1. Exchange.

Security Exchanges Record: 1
a. Exchange where listed. Provide the name of the national securities exchange on which the Fund’s shares are listed:
NASDAQ/NMS (GLOBAL MARKET)  
b. Ticker. Provide the Fund's ticker symbol:
RFDI 

Item E.2. Authorized participants.

Instructions: The term "authorized participant" means a broker-dealer that is also a member of a clearing agency registered with the Commission, and which has a written agreement with the Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or one of its designated service providers that allows it place orders to purchase or redeem creation units of the Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund.
For each authorized participant of the Fund, provide the following information:

Authorized Participants Record: 1
a. Full Name
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC 
b. SEC file number
008-00422 
c. CRD number
000000816 
d. LEI, if any
1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
72,734,491.500000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 2
a. Full Name
JP Morgan Securities LLC 
b. SEC file number
008-35008 
c. CRD number
000000079 
d. LEI, if any
ZBUT11V806EZRVTWT807 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
82,185,182.500000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 3
a. Full Name
UBS Securities LLC 
b. SEC file number
008-22651 
c. CRD number
000007654 
d. LEI, if any
T6FIZBDPKLYJKFCRVK44 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
89,559,433.500000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 4
a. Full Name
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. 
b. SEC file number
008-07221 
c. CRD number
000007691 
d. LEI, if any
8NAV47T0Y26Q87Y0QP81 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
10,257,450.000000000000 
g. Did the Fund require that an authorized participant post collateral to the Fund or any of its designated service providers in
connection with the purchase or redemption of Fund shares during the reporting period?
Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item E.3. Creation units.

Instructions. The term “creation unit” means a specified number of Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund shares that the fund will issue to (or redeem from) an authorized participant in exchange for the deposit (or delivery) of specified securities, positions, cash, and other assets or positions.
a. Number of Fund shares required to form a creation unit as of the last business day of the reporting period:
50,000.000000000000 
b. Based on the dollar value paid for each creation unit purchased by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average percentage of that value composed of cash:
0.000000000000 %  
ii. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of cash:
0.000000000000 %  
iii. The average percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
0.000000000000 %  
iv. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
0.000000000000 %  
c. Based on the dollar value paid for creation units redeemed by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average percentage of that value composed of cash:
1.683127204682 %  
ii. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of cash:
0.590818632012 %  
iii. The average percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
98.316872795318 %  
iv. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
0.590818632012 %  
d. For creation units purchased by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in the creation units, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
4,600.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A %  
ii. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in those creation units the consideration for which was fully or partially composed of cash, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
4,600.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A %  
e. For creation units redeemed by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in the creation units, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
4,600.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A %  
ii. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in those creation units the consideration for which was fully or partially composed of cash, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
4,600.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A %  

Item E.5. In-Kind ETF.

Is the Fund an "In-Kind Exchange-Traded Fund" as defined in rule 22e-4 under the Act (17 CFR 270.22e-4)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Exchange Record: 7


Fund Name
First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Europe ETF 

Item E.1. Exchange.

Security Exchanges Record: 1
a. Exchange where listed. Provide the name of the national securities exchange on which the Fund’s shares are listed:
NASDAQ/NMS (GLOBAL MARKET)  
b. Ticker. Provide the Fund's ticker symbol:
RFEU 

Item E.2. Authorized participants.

Instructions: The term "authorized participant" means a broker-dealer that is also a member of a clearing agency registered with the Commission, and which has a written agreement with the Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or one of its designated service providers that allows it place orders to purchase or redeem creation units of the Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund.
For each authorized participant of the Fund, provide the following information:

Authorized Participants Record: 1
a. Full Name
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC 
b. SEC file number
008-00422 
c. CRD number
000000816 
d. LEI, if any
1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
8,249,517.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 2
a. Full Name
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. 
b. SEC file number
008-07221 
c. CRD number
000007691 
d. LEI, if any
8NAV47T0Y26Q87Y0QP81 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
30,281,636.000000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 3
a. Full Name
JP Morgan Securities LLC 
b. SEC file number
008-35008 
c. CRD number
000000079 
d. LEI, if any
ZBUT11V806EZRVTWT807 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
14,329,459.000000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 4
a. Full Name
UBS Securities LLC 
b. SEC file number
008-22651 
c. CRD number
000007654 
d. LEI, if any
T6FIZBDPKLYJKFCRVK44 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
14,618,559.500000000000 
g. Did the Fund require that an authorized participant post collateral to the Fund or any of its designated service providers in
connection with the purchase or redemption of Fund shares during the reporting period?
Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item E.3. Creation units.

Instructions. The term “creation unit” means a specified number of Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund shares that the fund will issue to (or redeem from) an authorized participant in exchange for the deposit (or delivery) of specified securities, positions, cash, and other assets or positions.
a. Number of Fund shares required to form a creation unit as of the last business day of the reporting period:
50,000.000000000000 
b. Based on the dollar value paid for each creation unit purchased by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average percentage of that value composed of cash:
1.440589067214 %  
ii. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of cash:
0.000000000000 %  
iii. The average percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
98.559410932786 %  
iv. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
0.000000000000 %  
c. Based on the dollar value paid for creation units redeemed by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average percentage of that value composed of cash:
1.156868549969 %  
ii. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of cash:
0.585078626370 %  
iii. The average percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
98.843131450031 %  
iv. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
0.585078626370 %  
d. For creation units purchased by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in the creation units, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
2,600.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A %  
ii. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in those creation units the consideration for which was fully or partially composed of cash, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
2,600.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A %  
e. For creation units redeemed by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in the creation units, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
2,600.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A %  
ii. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in those creation units the consideration for which was fully or partially composed of cash, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
2,600.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A %  

Item E.5. In-Kind ETF.

Is the Fund an "In-Kind Exchange-Traded Fund" as defined in rule 22e-4 under the Act (17 CFR 270.22e-4)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Exchange Record: 8


Fund Name
First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF 

Item E.1. Exchange.

Security Exchanges Record: 1
a. Exchange where listed. Provide the name of the national securities exchange on which the Fund’s shares are listed:
NASDAQ/NMS (GLOBAL MARKET)  
b. Ticker. Provide the Fund's ticker symbol:
RFEM 

Item E.2. Authorized participants.

Instructions: The term "authorized participant" means a broker-dealer that is also a member of a clearing agency registered with the Commission, and which has a written agreement with the Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or one of its designated service providers that allows it place orders to purchase or redeem creation units of the Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund.
For each authorized participant of the Fund, provide the following information:

Authorized Participants Record: 1
a. Full Name
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC 
b. SEC file number
008-00422 
c. CRD number
000000816 
d. LEI, if any
1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
6,127,315.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
44,161,386.500000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 2
a. Full Name
JP Morgan Securities LLC 
b. SEC file number
008-35008 
c. CRD number
000000079 
d. LEI, if any
ZBUT11V806EZRVTWT807 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
3,158,454.500000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
g. Did the Fund require that an authorized participant post collateral to the Fund or any of its designated service providers in
connection with the purchase or redemption of Fund shares during the reporting period?
Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item E.3. Creation units.

Instructions. The term “creation unit” means a specified number of Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund shares that the fund will issue to (or redeem from) an authorized participant in exchange for the deposit (or delivery) of specified securities, positions, cash, and other assets or positions.
a. Number of Fund shares required to form a creation unit as of the last business day of the reporting period:
50,000.000000000000 
b. Based on the dollar value paid for each creation unit purchased by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average percentage of that value composed of cash:
73.915585659752 %  
ii. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of cash:
1.117118468168 %  
iii. The average percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
26.084414340248 %  
iv. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
1.117118468168 %  
c. Based on the dollar value paid for creation units redeemed by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average percentage of that value composed of cash:
46.311702097148 %  
ii. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of cash:
1.344165766534 %  
iii. The average percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
53.688297902852 %  
iv. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
1.344165766534 %  
d. For creation units purchased by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in the creation units, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
5,000.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A %  
ii. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in those creation units the consideration for which was fully or partially composed of cash, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
5,000.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A %  
e. For creation units redeemed by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in the creation units, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
5,000.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A %  
ii. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in those creation units the consideration for which was fully or partially composed of cash, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
5,000.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A %  

Item E.5. In-Kind ETF.

Is the Fund an "In-Kind Exchange-Traded Fund" as defined in rule 22e-4 under the Act (17 CFR 270.22e-4)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Exchange Record: 9


Fund Name
First Trust Institutional Preferred Securities and Income ETF 

Item E.1. Exchange.

Security Exchanges Record: 1
a. Exchange where listed. Provide the name of the national securities exchange on which the Fund’s shares are listed:
NYSE ARCA  
b. Ticker. Provide the Fund's ticker symbol:
FPEI 

Item E.2. Authorized participants.

Instructions: The term "authorized participant" means a broker-dealer that is also a member of a clearing agency registered with the Commission, and which has a written agreement with the Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or one of its designated service providers that allows it place orders to purchase or redeem creation units of the Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund.
For each authorized participant of the Fund, provide the following information:

Authorized Participants Record: 1
a. Full Name
Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp. 
b. SEC file number
008-33359 
c. CRD number
000016139 
d. LEI, if any
549300PMHS66E71I2D34 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
54,596,993.500000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
1,903,752.000000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 2
a. Full Name
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. 
b. SEC file number
008-00201 
c. CRD number
000000134 
d. LEI, if any
5493004J7H4GCPG6OB62 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
6,384,906.500000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 3
a. Full Name
JP Morgan Securities LLC 
b. SEC file number
008-35008 
c. CRD number
000000079 
d. LEI, if any
ZBUT11V806EZRVTWT807 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
901,737.500000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
Authorized Participants Record: 4
a. Full Name
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC 
b. SEC file number
008-00129 
c. CRD number
000000361 
d. LEI, if any
FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30 
e. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant purchased from the Fund during the reporting period:
70,692,379.000000000000 
f. The dollar value of the Fund shares the authorized participant redeemed during the reporting period:
0.000000000000 
g. Did the Fund require that an authorized participant post collateral to the Fund or any of its designated service providers in
connection with the purchase or redemption of Fund shares during the reporting period?
Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item E.3. Creation units.

Instructions. The term “creation unit” means a specified number of Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund shares that the fund will issue to (or redeem from) an authorized participant in exchange for the deposit (or delivery) of specified securities, positions, cash, and other assets or positions.
a. Number of Fund shares required to form a creation unit as of the last business day of the reporting period:
50,000.000000000000 
b. Based on the dollar value paid for each creation unit purchased by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average percentage of that value composed of cash:
100.000000000000 %  
ii. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of cash:
0.000000000000 %  
iii. The average percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
0.000000000000 %  
iv. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
0.000000000000 %  
c. Based on the dollar value paid for creation units redeemed by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average percentage of that value composed of cash:
100.000000000000 %  
ii. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of cash:
0.000000000000 %  
iii. The average percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
0.000000000000 %  
iv. The standard deviation of the percentage of that value composed of non-cash assets and other positions exchanged on an "in-kind" basis:
0.000000000000 %  
d. For creation units purchased by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in the creation units, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
250.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
0.080000000000 %  
ii. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in those creation units the consideration for which was fully or partially composed of cash, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
250.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
0.080000000000 %  
e. For creation units redeemed by authorized participants during the reporting period, provide:
i. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in the creation units, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
250.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
0.080000000000 %  
ii. The average transaction fee charged to an authorized participant for transacting in those creation units the consideration for which was fully or partially composed of cash, expressed as:
1. Dollars per creation unit, if charged on that basis:
N/A 
2. Dollars for one or more creation units purchased on the same day, if charged on that basis:
250.000000000000 
3. A percentage of the value of each creation unit, if charged on that basis:
0.080000000000 %  

Item E.5. In-Kind ETF.

Is the Fund an "In-Kind Exchange-Traded Fund" as defined in rule 22e-4 under the Act (17 CFR 270.22e-4)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

N-CEN:Part G: Attachments

Item G.1a. Attachments.

Attachments applicable to all Registrants. All Registrants shall file the following attachments, as applicable, with the current report. Indicate the attachments filed with the current report by checking the applicable items below: Checkbox not checked   i. Legal proceedings  
Checkbox not checked  ii. Provision of financial support  
Checkbox checked  iii. Independent public accountant's report on internal control (management investment companies other than small business investment companies only)  
Checkbox not checked  iv. Change in accounting principles and practices  
Checkbox not checked  v. Information required to be filed pursuant to exemptive orders  
Checkbox not checked  vi. Other information required to be included as an attachment pursuant to Commission rules and regulations 

Instructions.

1. Item G.1.a.i. Legal proceedings.

(a) If the Registrant responded "YES" to Item B.11.a., provide a brief description of the proceedings. As part of the description, provide the case or docket number (if any), and the full names of the principal parties to the proceeding.
(b) If the Registrant responded "YES" to Item B.11.b., identify the proceeding and give its date of termination.

2. Item G.1.a.ii. Provision of financial support. If the Registrant responded "YES" to Item B.14., provide the following information (unless the Registrant is a Money Market Fund): (a) Description of nature of support.

(b) Person providing support.

(c) Brief description of relationship between the person providing support and the Registrant.

(d) Date support provided.

(e) Amount of support.

(f) Security supported (if applicable). Disclose the full name of the issuer, the title of the issue (including coupon or yield, if applicable) and at least two identifiers, if available (e.g., CIK, CUSIP, ISIN, LEI).
(g) Value of security supported on date support was initiated (if applicable).

(h) Brief description of reason for support.

(i) Term of support.

(j) Brief description of any contractual restrictions relating to support.

3. Item G.1.a.iii. Independent public accountant's report on internal control (management investment companies other than small business investment companies only). Each management investment company shall furnish a report of its independent public accountant on the company's system of internal accounting controls. The accountant's report shall be based on the review, study and evaluation of the accounting system, internal accounting controls, and procedures for safeguarding securities made during the audit of the financial statements for the reporting period. The report should disclose any material weaknesses in: (a) the accounting system; (b) system of internal accounting control; or (c) procedures for safeguarding securities which exist as of the end of the Registrant's fiscal year.

The accountant's report shall be furnished as an exhibit to the form and shall: (1) be addressed to the Registrant's shareholders and board of directors; (2) be dated; (3) be signed manually; and (4) indicate the city and state where issued.

Attachments that include a report that discloses a material weakness should include an indication by the Registrant of any corrective action taken or proposed.

The fact that an accountant's report is attached to this form shall not be regarded as acknowledging any review of this form by the independent public accountant.

4. Item G.1.a.iv. Change in accounting principles and practices. If the Registrant responded "YES" to Item B.21, provide an attachment that describes the change in accounting principles or practices, or the change in the method of applying any such accounting principles or practices. State the date of the change and the reasons therefor. A letter from the Registrant's independent accountants, approving or otherwise commenting on the change, shall accompany the description.

5. Item G.1.a.v. Information required to be filed pursuant to exemptive orders. File as an attachment any information required to be reported on Form N-CEN or any predecessor form to Form N-CEN (e.g., Form N-SAR) pursuant to exemptive orders issued by the Commission and relied on by the Registrant.

6. Item G.1.a.vi. Other information required to be included as an attachment pursuant to Commission rules and regulations. File as an attachment any other information required to be included as an attachment pursuant to Commission rules and regulations.

N-CEN: Signature

Pursuant to the requirements of the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Registrant
First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund III 
Date
2020-01-07 
Signature
Donald P. Swade 
Title
Treasurer, Chief Financial and Chief Accounting Officer