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N-CEN: Filer Information

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N-CEN:Series/Class (Contract) Information

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N-CEN:Part A: General Information

Item A.1. Reporting period covered.

a. Report for period ending:
2019-12-31 
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 
b. Investment Company Act file number ( e.g., 811-)
811-21774 
c. CIK
0001329377 
d. LEI
549300MZB4XDLRWOC672 

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

a. Street 1
120 East Liberty Drive 
Street 2
Suite 400 
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)
630-765-8000 
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)
The Bank of New York Mellon 
b. Street 1
240 Greenwich Street 
Street 2
 
c. City
New York 
d. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
e. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
f. Zip code and zip code extension, or foreign postal code
10286 
g. Telephone number (including country code if foreign)
1-212-495-1784 
h. Briefly describe the books and records kept at this location:
Records related to Fund Accounting, Custody, Transfer Agent, and Administration. 
Location books Record: 2
a. Name of person (e.g., a custodian of records)
First Trust Advisors L.P. 
b. Street 1
120 East Liberty Drive 
Street 2
Suite 400 
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)
630-765-8000 
h. Briefly describe the books and records kept at this location:
Records related to the registrant and investment adviser. 

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
21 

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
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:
811-22652 
File Number Record: 2
File Number Record:
811-22767 
File Number Record: 3
File Number Record:
811-22019 
File Number Record: 4
File Number Record:
811-21636 
File Number Record: 5
File Number Record:
811-21944 
File Number Record: 6
File Number Record:
811-22442 
File Number Record: 7
File Number Record:
811-22528 
File Number Record: 8
File Number Record:
811-22519 
File Number Record: 9
File Number Record:
811-23147 
File Number Record: 10
File Number Record:
811-22709 
File Number Record: 11
File Number Record:
811-21549 
File Number Record: 12
File Number Record:
811-22559 
File Number Record: 13
File Number Record:
811-22795 
File Number Record: 14
File Number Record:
811-22452 
File Number Record: 15
File Number Record:
811-21496 
File Number Record: 16
File Number Record:
811-22245 
File Number Record: 17
File Number Record:
811-21539 
File Number Record: 18
File Number Record:
811-22738 
File Number Record: 19
File Number Record:
811-22902 
File Number Record: 20
File Number Record:
811-21905 
File Number Record: 21
File Number Record:
811-23199 
File Number Record: 22
File Number Record:
811-22717 
File Number Record: 23
File Number Record:
811-22039 
File Number Record: 24
File Number Record:
811-23072 
File Number Record: 25
File Number Record:
811-21586 
File Number Record: 26
File Number Record:
811-21727 
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:
811-21496 
File Number Record: 2
File Number Record:
811-22245 
File Number Record: 3
File Number Record:
811-22652 
File Number Record: 4
File Number Record:
811-21905 
File Number Record: 5
File Number Record:
811-22528 
File Number Record: 6
File Number Record:
811-22019 
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:
811-21586 
File Number Record: 10
File Number Record:
811-21549 
File Number Record: 11
File Number Record:
811-21727 
File Number Record: 12
File Number Record:
811-22795 
File Number Record: 13
File Number Record:
811-22709 
File Number Record: 14
File Number Record:
811-22559 
File Number Record: 15
File Number Record:
811-22039 
File Number Record: 16
File Number Record:
811-23147 
File Number Record: 17
File Number Record:
811-21944 
File Number Record: 18
File Number Record:
811-22519 
File Number Record: 19
File Number Record:
811-22442 
File Number Record: 20
File Number Record:
811-22717 
File Number Record: 21
File Number Record:
811-23072 
File Number Record: 22
File Number Record:
811-21636 
File Number Record: 23
File Number Record:
811-22738 
File Number Record: 24
File Number Record:
811-21539 
File Number Record: 25
File Number Record:
811-22767 
File Number Record: 26
File Number Record:
811-22902 
Director Record: 3
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:
811-22559 
File Number Record: 2
File Number Record:
811-21539 
File Number Record: 3
File Number Record:
811-21905 
File Number Record: 4
File Number Record:
811-21549 
File Number Record: 5
File Number Record:
811-22738 
File Number Record: 6
File Number Record:
811-21944 
File Number Record: 7
File Number Record:
811-22795 
File Number Record: 8
File Number Record:
811-21636 
File Number Record: 9
File Number Record:
811-21727 
File Number Record: 10
File Number Record:
811-23147 
File Number Record: 11
File Number Record:
811-23199 
File Number Record: 12
File Number Record:
811-22902 
File Number Record: 13
File Number Record:
811-22245 
File Number Record: 14
File Number Record:
811-22039 
File Number Record: 15
File Number Record:
811-22019 
File Number Record: 16
File Number Record:
811-22652 
File Number Record: 17
File Number Record:
811-22767 
File Number Record: 18
File Number Record:
811-23072 
File Number Record: 19
File Number Record:
811-22519 
File Number Record: 20
File Number Record:
811-22442 
File Number Record: 21
File Number Record:
811-22452 
File Number Record: 22
File Number Record:
811-21586 
File Number Record: 23
File Number Record:
811-21496 
File Number Record: 24
File Number Record:
811-22528 
File Number Record: 25
File Number Record:
811-22717 
File Number Record: 26
File Number Record:
811-22709 
Director Record: 4
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:
811-21636 
File Number Record: 3
File Number Record:
811-22652 
File Number Record: 4
File Number Record:
811-22738 
File Number Record: 5
File Number Record:
811-21586 
File Number Record: 6
File Number Record:
811-21549 
File Number Record: 7
File Number Record:
811-21496 
File Number Record: 8
File Number Record:
811-21539 
File Number Record: 9
File Number Record:
811-22902 
File Number Record: 10
File Number Record:
811-22528 
File Number Record: 11
File Number Record:
811-22019 
File Number Record: 12
File Number Record:
811-21944 
File Number Record: 13
File Number Record:
811-21727 
File Number Record: 14
File Number Record:
811-22559 
File Number Record: 15
File Number Record:
811-22767 
File Number Record: 16
File Number Record:
811-21905 
File Number Record: 17
File Number Record:
811-23072 
File Number Record: 18
File Number Record:
811-22442 
File Number Record: 19
File Number Record:
811-22795 
File Number Record: 20
File Number Record:
811-22717 
File Number Record: 21
File Number Record:
811-22245 
File Number Record: 22
File Number Record:
811-23147 
File Number Record: 23
File Number Record:
811-22519 
File Number Record: 24
File Number Record:
811-22452 
File Number Record: 25
File Number Record:
811-22709 
File Number Record: 26
File Number Record:
811-22039 
Director Record: 5
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:
811-21549 
File Number Record: 2
File Number Record:
811-23199 
File Number Record: 3
File Number Record:
811-21636 
File Number Record: 4
File Number Record:
811-21944 
File Number Record: 5
File Number Record:
811-22528 
File Number Record: 6
File Number Record:
811-23147 
File Number Record: 7
File Number Record:
811-22709 
File Number Record: 8
File Number Record:
811-22717 
File Number Record: 9
File Number Record:
811-21539 
File Number Record: 10
File Number Record:
811-22452 
File Number Record: 11
File Number Record:
811-22738 
File Number Record: 12
File Number Record:
811-22795 
File Number Record: 13
File Number Record:
811-22442 
File Number Record: 14
File Number Record:
811-22039 
File Number Record: 15
File Number Record:
811-22559 
File Number Record: 16
File Number Record:
811-22652 
File Number Record: 17
File Number Record:
811-21905 
File Number Record: 18
File Number Record:
811-21586 
File Number Record: 19
File Number Record:
811-23072 
File Number Record: 20
File Number Record:
811-22902 
File Number Record: 21
File Number Record:
811-22767 
File Number Record: 22
File Number Record:
811-21496 
File Number Record: 23
File Number Record:
811-22245 
File Number Record: 24
File Number Record:
811-21727 
File Number Record: 25
File Number Record:
811-22519 
File Number Record: 26
File Number Record:
811-22019 

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
60187 
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-30610 
Release number Record: 2
i. If yes, provide below the release number for each order
IC-27845 
Release number Record: 3
i. If yes, provide below the release number for each order
IC-27068 
Release number Record: 4
i. If yes, provide below the release number for each order
IC-27784 
Release number Record: 5
i. If yes, provide below the release number for each order
IC-26297 

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-)
008-43843 
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
34 
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 Natural Gas ETF 
ii. Series identification number
S000017177 

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 S&P REIT Index Fund 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000017163 

c. LEI

549300DIER127UHA3873 

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 S&P REIT Index Fund 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000047557 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

FRI 


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 checked  Index Fund 
i. Is the index whose performance the Fund tracks, constructed:
1. By an affiliated person of the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. Exclusively for the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
ii. Provide the annualized difference between the Fund's total return during the reporting period and the index's return during the reporting period (i.e., the Fund's total return less the index's return):
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
-0.13 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
-0.78 
iii. Provide the annualized standard deviation of the daily difference between the Fund's total return and the index's return during the reporting period:
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
0.09 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
0.09 

 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
N/A 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

N/A 

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:
Collateral Managers Record: 1
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
Goldman Sachs Trust - Financial Square Treasury Obligations Fund 
ii. LEI, if any:

549300C0TCI4VJPGCS21 

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 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 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 checked Yes Radio button not 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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

085-05006 

iii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iv. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
Refinitiv, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WQWDPFSMQ8I087 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
DELAWARE  
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: 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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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

008-43843 

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 


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
BOFA SECURITIES, INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-69787 

iii. CRD number
000283942 
iv. LEI, if any

549300HN4UKV1E2R3U73 

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

2,612.2 

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

1,984.9 

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

884.92 

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
GOLDMAN SACHS & 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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

381.4 

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

220 

Brokers Record: 6
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

348.82 

Brokers Record: 7
i. Full name of broker
CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) LLC 
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

209.08 

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

6,641.32 


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
ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-34354 

iii. CRD number
000014020 
iv. LEI, if any

549300U16G4LU3V6C598 

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

2,382,659.08 

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
CITADEL SECURITIES LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-53574 

iii. CRD number
000116797 
iv. LEI, if any

12UUJYTN7D3SW8KCSG25 

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

83,052,375.34 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
GOLDMAN SACHS & 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:

1,251,547.26 

Principal Transactions Record: 4
i. Full name of dealer
BOFA SECURITIES, INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-69787 

iii. CRD number
000283942 
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:

51,326,508.66 

Principal Transactions Record: 5
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:

14,457,186.83 

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

152,470,277.17 


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

157,092,277.42 

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 checked No

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

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
Management Investment Record: 2

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

First Trust Natural Gas ETF 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000017177 

c. LEI

549300SVX60NSSWYLS19 

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 Natural Gas ETF 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000047627 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

FCG 


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 checked  Index Fund 
i. Is the index whose performance the Fund tracks, constructed:
1. By an affiliated person of the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. Exclusively for the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
ii. Provide the annualized difference between the Fund's total return during the reporting period and the index's return during the reporting period (i.e., the Fund's total return less the index's return):
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
0.01 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
-0.64 
iii. Provide the annualized standard deviation of the daily difference between the Fund's total return and the index's return during the reporting period:
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
0.21 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
0.21 

 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 checked Yes Radio button not checked No
i. If yes, during the reporting period, did any borrower fail to return the loaned securities by the contractual deadline with the result that:
1. The Fund (or its securities lending agent) liquidated collateral pledged to secure the loaned securities? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
2. The Fund was otherwise adversely impacted? 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
N/A 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

N/A 

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:
Collateral Managers Record: 1
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
Goldman Sachs Trust - Financial Square Treasury Obligations Fund 
ii. LEI, if any:

549300C0TCI4VJPGCS21 

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 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 checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox 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 not checked   N/A  
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

3,143,930.07000000 

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 checked Yes Radio button not 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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

085-05006 

iii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iv. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
Refinitiv, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WQWDPFSMQ8I087 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
DELAWARE  
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: 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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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

008-43843 

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 


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 SECURITIES (USA) LLC 
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

219.03 

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
GOLDMAN SACHS & 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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

411.34 

Brokers Record: 3
i. Full name of broker
BOFA SECURITIES, INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-69787 

iii. CRD number
000283942 
iv. LEI, if any

549300HN4UKV1E2R3U73 

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

23,764.35 

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

918.97 

Brokers Record: 5
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

99,232.52 

Brokers Record: 6
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

41,963.44 

Brokers Record: 7
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

680 

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

167,189.65 


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:

3,379,634.24 

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
BNP PARIBAS SECURITIES CORP. 
ii. SEC file number

008-32682 

iii. CRD number
000015794 
iv. LEI, if any

RCNB6OTYUAMMP879YW96 

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:

9,046,409.41 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
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:

2,744,594.22 

Principal Transactions Record: 4
i. Full name of dealer
BOFA SECURITIES, INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-69787 

iii. CRD number
000283942 
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:

33,952,242.07 

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

008-53574 

iii. CRD number
000116797 
iv. LEI, if any

12UUJYTN7D3SW8KCSG25 

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

4,307,538.37 

Principal Transactions Record: 6
i. Full name of dealer
ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-34354 

iii. CRD number
000014020 
iv. LEI, if any

549300U16G4LU3V6C598 

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

40,771,542.9 

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

94,201,961.21 


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

86,391,285.44 

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 checked No

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

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
Management Investment Record: 3

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000013797 

c. LEI

549300S2A3L6WXCL3N09 

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 Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000037851 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

TUSA 


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 checked  Index Fund 
i. Is the index whose performance the Fund tracks, constructed:
1. By an affiliated person of the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. Exclusively for the fund? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
ii. Provide the annualized difference between the Fund's total return during the reporting period and the index's return during the reporting period (i.e., the Fund's total return less the index's return):
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
-0.11 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
-0.98 
iii. Provide the annualized standard deviation of the daily difference between the Fund's total return and the index's return during the reporting period:
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
0.07 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
0.07 

 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 checked Yes Radio button not checked No
i. If yes, during the reporting period, did any borrower fail to return the loaned securities by the contractual deadline with the result that:
1. The Fund (or its securities lending agent) liquidated collateral pledged to secure the loaned securities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. The Fund was otherwise adversely impacted? 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
N/A 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

N/A 

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:
Collateral Managers Record: 1
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
Goldman Sachs Trust - Financial Square Treasury Obligations Fund 
ii. LEI, if any:

549300C0TCI4VJPGCS21 

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 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 checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox 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 not checked   N/A  
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

85,998.78000000 

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 checked Yes Radio button not 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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

085-05006 

iii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iv. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
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
Pricing Services Record: 2
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: 3
i. Full name
Refinitiv, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WQWDPFSMQ8I087 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
DELAWARE  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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

008-43843 

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 


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

0.85 

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
GOLDMAN SACHS & 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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

34.68 

Brokers Record: 3
i. Full name of broker
CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) LLC 
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

1.98 

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

2,371.84 

Brokers Record: 5
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

0.42 

Brokers Record: 6
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

8,022.98 

Brokers Record: 7
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

3.14 

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

10,435.89 


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
000283942 
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:

1,483,571.26 

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
GOLDMAN SACHS & 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:

3,433,983.62 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
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:

3,432,253.62 

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

8,349,808.5 


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

16,631,334.74 

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 checked No

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

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? 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 Dow Jones Internet Index Fund 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000012479 

c. LEI

549300LFXESZ1H5C8J05 

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 Dow Jones Internet Index Fund 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000033930 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

FDN 


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 checked  Index Fund 
i. Is the index whose performance the Fund tracks, constructed:
1. By an affiliated person of the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. Exclusively for the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
ii. Provide the annualized difference between the Fund's total return during the reporting period and the index's return during the reporting period (i.e., the Fund's total return less the index's return):
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
-0.17 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
-0.82 
iii. Provide the annualized standard deviation of the daily difference between the Fund's total return and the index's return during the reporting period:
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
0.07 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
0.07 

 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 checked Yes Radio button not checked No
i. If yes, during the reporting period, did any borrower fail to return the loaned securities by the contractual deadline with the result that:
1. The Fund (or its securities lending agent) liquidated collateral pledged to secure the loaned securities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. The Fund was otherwise adversely impacted? 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
N/A 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

N/A 

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:
Collateral Managers Record: 1
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
Goldman Sachs Trust - Financial Square Treasury Obligations Fund 
ii. LEI, if any:

549300C0TCI4VJPGCS21 

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 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 checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox 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 not checked   N/A  
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

20,119,466.64000000 

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 not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not 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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

085-05006 

iii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iv. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
Refinitiv, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WQWDPFSMQ8I087 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
DELAWARE  
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
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
Pricing Services Record: 3
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
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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

008-43843 

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 


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
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

157,345.22 

Brokers Record: 2
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

177,308.43 

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

522,990.52 

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
GOLDMAN SACHS & 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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

231,529.19 

Brokers Record: 5
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

11,629.93 

Brokers Record: 6
i. Full name of broker
CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) LLC 
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

11,356.63 

Brokers Record: 7
i. Full name of broker
SUSQUEHANNA FINANCIAL GROUP, LLLP 
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

181,438.62 

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

1,293,598.54 


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
CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) LLC 
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:

61,516,640.36 

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:

41,958,770.16 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
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:

6,811,867.38 

Principal Transactions Record: 4
i. Full name of dealer
MORGAN STANLEY & CO. LLC 
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:

227,615,416.25 

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

008-53574 

iii. CRD number
000116797 
iv. LEI, if any

12UUJYTN7D3SW8KCSG25 

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

750,554,608.11 

Principal Transactions Record: 6
i. Full name of dealer
BOFA SECURITIES, INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-69787 

iii. CRD number
000283942 
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:

1,418,066,291.27 

Principal Transactions Record: 7
i. Full name of dealer
GOLDMAN SACHS & 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:

544,734,475.34 

Principal Transactions Record: 8
i. Full name of dealer
ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-34354 

iii. CRD number
000014020 
iv. LEI, if any

549300U16G4LU3V6C598 

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

989,865,187.42 

Principal Transactions Record: 9
i. Full name of dealer
UBS SECURITIES LLC 
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:

73,611,215.91 

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

4,114,734,472.2 


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

8,201,388,575.69 

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 checked No

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

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
Management Investment Record: 5

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

First Trust Capital Strength ETF 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000012555 

c. LEI

549300S73MXT502CI896 

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 Capital Strength ETF 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000034137 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

FTCS 


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 checked  Index Fund 
i. Is the index whose performance the Fund tracks, constructed:
1. By an affiliated person of the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. Exclusively for the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
ii. Provide the annualized difference between the Fund's total return during the reporting period and the index's return during the reporting period (i.e., the Fund's total return less the index's return):
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
-0.08 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
-0.88 
iii. Provide the annualized standard deviation of the daily difference between the Fund's total return and the index's return during the reporting period:
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
0.04 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
0.04 

 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
N/A 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

N/A 

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:
Collateral Managers Record: 1
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
Goldman Sachs Trust - Financial Square Treasury Obligations Fund 
ii. LEI, if any:

549300C0TCI4VJPGCS21 

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 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 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 not 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 not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not 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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

085-05006 

iii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iv. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
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
Pricing Services Record: 2
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: 3
i. Full name
Refinitiv, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WQWDPFSMQ8I087 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
DELAWARE  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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

008-43843 

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 


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
SUSQUEHANNA FINANCIAL GROUP, LLLP 
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

127,799.59 

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

496,487.33 

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

2,913.11 

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

5,013.4 

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

4,704.75 

Brokers Record: 6
i. Full name of broker
GOLDMAN SACHS & 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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

5,496.4 

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

642,414.58 


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
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:

2,285,942,285.42 

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:

2,575,710.53 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
BOFA SECURITIES, INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-69787 

iii. CRD number
000283942 
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:

902,736,254.34 

Principal Transactions Record: 4
i. Full name of dealer
ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-34354 

iii. CRD number
000014020 
iv. LEI, if any

549300U16G4LU3V6C598 

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

230,579,722.02 

Principal Transactions Record: 5
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:

31,325,593.98 

Principal Transactions Record: 6
i. Full name of dealer
CITADEL SECURITIES LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-53574 

iii. CRD number
000116797 
iv. LEI, if any

12UUJYTN7D3SW8KCSG25 

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

385,776,825.78 

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

3,838,936,392.07 


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

2,435,656,761.13 

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 checked No

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

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? 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 Lunt U.S. Factor Rotation ETF 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000062216 

c. LEI

549300RICJKBNG75UL94 

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 Lunt U.S. Factor Rotation ETF 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000201408 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

FCTR 


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 checked  Index Fund 
i. Is the index whose performance the Fund tracks, constructed:
1. By an affiliated person of the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. Exclusively for the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
ii. Provide the annualized difference between the Fund's total return during the reporting period and the index's return during the reporting period (i.e., the Fund's total return less the index's return):
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
-0.16 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
-1.03 
iii. Provide the annualized standard deviation of the daily difference between the Fund's total return and the index's return during the reporting period:
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
0.05 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
0.05 

 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
N/A 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

N/A 

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:
Collateral Managers Record: 1
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
Goldman Sachs Trust - Financial Square Treasury Obligations Fund 
ii. LEI, if any:

549300C0TCI4VJPGCS21 

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 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 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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

085-05006 

iii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iv. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
Refinitiv, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WQWDPFSMQ8I087 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
DELAWARE  
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
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: 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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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

008-43843 

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 


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
BOFA SECURITIES, INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-69787 

iii. CRD number
000283942 
iv. LEI, if any

549300HN4UKV1E2R3U73 

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

3,667.37 

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

2,796.29 

Brokers Record: 3
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

9.15 

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

72.5 

Brokers Record: 5
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

2,866.44 

Brokers Record: 6
i. Full name of broker
GOLDMAN SACHS & 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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

17,004.51 

Brokers Record: 7
i. Full name of broker
SUSQUEHANNA FINANCIAL GROUP, LLLP 
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

7,343.94 

Brokers Record: 8
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

3,158.95 

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

36,919.15 


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
CITADEL SECURITIES LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-53574 

iii. CRD number
000116797 
iv. LEI, if any

12UUJYTN7D3SW8KCSG25 

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

12,994,871.4 

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
GOLDMAN SACHS & 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:

81,948,806.74 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
BOFA SECURITIES, INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-69787 

iii. CRD number
000283942 
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:

55,551,740.39 

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

150,495,418.53 


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

44,658,311.05 

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 checked No

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

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? 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 NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000012478 

c. LEI

5493003ZQM0TVLDIBC50 

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 NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000033929 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

FBT 


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 checked  Index Fund 
i. Is the index whose performance the Fund tracks, constructed:
1. By an affiliated person of the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. Exclusively for the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
ii. Provide the annualized difference between the Fund's total return during the reporting period and the index's return during the reporting period (i.e., the Fund's total return less the index's return):
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
0.03 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
-0.65 
iii. Provide the annualized standard deviation of the daily difference between the Fund's total return and the index's return during the reporting period:
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
0.07 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
0.07 

 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 checked Yes Radio button not checked No
i. If yes, during the reporting period, did any borrower fail to return the loaned securities by the contractual deadline with the result that:
1. The Fund (or its securities lending agent) liquidated collateral pledged to secure the loaned securities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. The Fund was otherwise adversely impacted? 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
N/A 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

N/A 

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:
Collateral Managers Record: 1
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
Goldman Sachs Trust - Financial Square Treasury Obligations Fund 
ii. LEI, if any:

549300C0TCI4VJPGCS21 

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 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 checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox 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 not checked   N/A  
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

17,220,205.79000000 

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 not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not 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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

085-05006 

iii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iv. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
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
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
Refinitiv, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WQWDPFSMQ8I087 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
DELAWARE  
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: 3
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
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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

008-43843 

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 


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

17.11 

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
SUSQUEHANNA FINANCIAL GROUP, LLLP 
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

80,993.95 

Brokers Record: 3
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

2,812.62 

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

62,754.48 

Brokers Record: 5
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

243,990.84 

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

390,569 


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
ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-34354 

iii. CRD number
000014020 
iv. LEI, if any

549300U16G4LU3V6C598 

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

565,254,609.38 

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
BOFA SECURITIES, INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-69787 

iii. CRD number
000283942 
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:

920,295,396.36 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
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:

12,571,205.92 

Principal Transactions Record: 4
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:

77,668,423.2 

Principal Transactions Record: 5
i. Full name of dealer
GOLDMAN SACHS & 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:

126,594,762.2 

Principal Transactions Record: 6
i. Full name of dealer
CITADEL SECURITIES LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-53574 

iii. CRD number
000116797 
iv. LEI, if any

12UUJYTN7D3SW8KCSG25 

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

241,632,370.84 

Principal Transactions Record: 7
i. Full name of dealer
MORGAN STANLEY & CO. LLC 
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:

163,529,809.39 

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

2,107,546,577.29 


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

2,462,228,031.43 

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 checked No

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

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? 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 US Equity Opportunities ETF 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000010977 

c. LEI

549300TS7SUOCBQ66714 

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 US Equity Opportunities ETF 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000030351 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

FPX 


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 checked  Index Fund 
i. Is the index whose performance the Fund tracks, constructed:
1. By an affiliated person of the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. Exclusively for the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
ii. Provide the annualized difference between the Fund's total return during the reporting period and the index's return during the reporting period (i.e., the Fund's total return less the index's return):
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
0.28 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
-0.51 
iii. Provide the annualized standard deviation of the daily difference between the Fund's total return and the index's return during the reporting period:
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
0.12 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
0.12 

 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 checked Yes Radio button not checked No
i. If yes, during the reporting period, did any borrower fail to return the loaned securities by the contractual deadline with the result that:
1. The Fund (or its securities lending agent) liquidated collateral pledged to secure the loaned securities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. The Fund was otherwise adversely impacted? 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
N/A 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

N/A 

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:
Collateral Managers Record: 1
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
Goldman Sachs Trust - Financial Square Treasury Obligations Fund 
ii. LEI, if any:

549300C0TCI4VJPGCS21 

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 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 checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox 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 not checked   N/A  
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

29,173,437.67000000 

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 not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not 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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

085-05006 

iii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iv. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
Refinitiv, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WQWDPFSMQ8I087 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
DELAWARE  
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
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
Pricing Services Record: 3
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
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
The Bank of New York Mellon (United Kingdom) 
ii. LEI, if any

N/A 

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: 2
i. Full name
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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: 3
i. Full name
CIBC Mellon Trust Company (Canada) 
ii. LEI, if any

549300IYUUH221WBZ505 

iii. State, if applicable
 
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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

008-43843 

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 


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 & 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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

94,282.4 

Brokers Record: 2
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

89,509.46 

Brokers Record: 3
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

531.8 

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) LLC 
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

10,128.41 

Brokers Record: 5
i. Full name of broker
BOFA SECURITIES, INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-69787 

iii. CRD number
000283942 
iv. LEI, if any

549300HN4UKV1E2R3U73 

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

9.33 

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

59,570 

Brokers Record: 7
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

186,087.76 

Brokers Record: 8
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

1,178.29 

Brokers Record: 9
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

321.87 

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

441,619.32 


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
GOLDMAN SACHS & 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:

344,204,506.32 

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:

556,136,446.09 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
CITADEL SECURITIES LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-53574 

iii. CRD number
000116797 
iv. LEI, if any

12UUJYTN7D3SW8KCSG25 

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

96,287,645.72 

Principal Transactions Record: 4
i. Full name of dealer
BOFA SECURITIES, INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-69787 

iii. CRD number
000283942 
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:

160,224,783.36 

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

1,156,853,381.49 


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

1,170,983,192 

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 checked No

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

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? 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 Chindia ETF 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000017179 

c. LEI

549300OPL6VLXU4Q2D94 

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 Chindia ETF 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000047629 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

FNI 


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 checked  Index Fund 
i. Is the index whose performance the Fund tracks, constructed:
1. By an affiliated person of the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. Exclusively for the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
ii. Provide the annualized difference between the Fund's total return during the reporting period and the index's return during the reporting period (i.e., the Fund's total return less the index's return):
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
0.18 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
-0.6 
iii. Provide the annualized standard deviation of the daily difference between the Fund's total return and the index's return during the reporting period:
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
0.08 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
0.08 

 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 checked Yes Radio button not checked No
i. If yes, during the reporting period, did any borrower fail to return the loaned securities by the contractual deadline with the result that:
1. The Fund (or its securities lending agent) liquidated collateral pledged to secure the loaned securities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. The Fund was otherwise adversely impacted? 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
N/A 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

N/A 

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:
Collateral Managers Record: 1
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
Goldman Sachs Trust - Financial Square Treasury Obligations Fund 
ii. LEI, if any:

549300C0TCI4VJPGCS21 

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 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 checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox 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 not checked   N/A  
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

3,605,693.21000000 

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 not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not 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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

085-05006 

iii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iv. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
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
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
Refinitiv, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WQWDPFSMQ8I087 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
DELAWARE  
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: 3
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
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
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB 
ii. LEI, if any

F3JS33DEI6XQ4ZBPTN86 

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: 2
i. Full name
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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: 3
i. Full name
Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. 
ii. LEI, if any

549300CWR0W0BCS9Q144 

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: 4
i. Full name
The Bank of New York Mellon, SA/NV (Italy) 
ii. LEI, if any

MMYX0N4ZEZ13Z4XCG897 

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: 5
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: 6
i. Full name
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, Copenhagen Branch 
ii. LEI, if any

F3JS33DEI6XQ4ZBPTN86 

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: 7
i. Full name
The Bank of New York Mellon (United Kingdom) 
ii. LEI, if any

N/A 

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: 8
i. Full name
The Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV, Asset Servicing, Niederlassung Frankfurt am Main 
ii. LEI, if any

5299008ORSGF0TGLSC98 

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: 9
i. Full name
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, Oslo Branch 
ii. LEI, if any

F3JS33DEI6XQ4ZBPTN86 

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: 10
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

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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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

008-43843 

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 


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
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

112.37 

Brokers Record: 2
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

37.47 

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

92.52 

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

48.62 

Brokers Record: 5
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

35,887.2 

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

36,178.18 


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
GOLDMAN SACHS & 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:

3,731,734.67 

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:

16,294,693.54 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
CITADEL SECURITIES LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-53574 

iii. CRD number
000116797 
iv. LEI, if any

12UUJYTN7D3SW8KCSG25 

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

12,643,649.63 

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:

25,178,941.3 

Principal Transactions Record: 5
i. Full name of dealer
CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) LLC 
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:

1,900,077.24 

Principal Transactions Record: 6
i. Full name of dealer
BOFA SECURITIES, INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-69787 

iii. CRD number
000283942 
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:

23,005,865.35 

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

82,754,961.73 


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

115,276,199.91 

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 checked No

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

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
Management Investment Record: 10

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

First Trust Dorsey Wright People's Portfolio ETF 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000035456 

c. LEI

54930085R21HRFT7GZ06 

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 Dorsey Wright People's Portfolio ETF 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000108867 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

DWPP 


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 checked  Index Fund 
i. Is the index whose performance the Fund tracks, constructed:
1. By an affiliated person of the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. Exclusively for the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
ii. Provide the annualized difference between the Fund's total return during the reporting period and the index's return during the reporting period (i.e., the Fund's total return less the index's return):
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
-0.1 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
-0.92 
iii. Provide the annualized standard deviation of the daily difference between the Fund's total return and the index's return during the reporting period:
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
0.04 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
0.04 

 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
N/A 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

N/A 

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:
Collateral Managers Record: 1
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
Goldman Sachs Trust - Financial Square Treasury Obligations Fund 
ii. LEI, if any:

549300C0TCI4VJPGCS21 

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 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 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 not 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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

085-05006 

iii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iv. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
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
Pricing Services Record: 2
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: 3
i. Full name
Refinitiv, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WQWDPFSMQ8I087 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
DELAWARE  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon (United Kingdom) 
ii. LEI, if any

N/A 

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: 2
i. Full name
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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

008-43843 

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 


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 & 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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

93.65 

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

647.33 

Brokers Record: 3
i. Full name of broker
BOFA SECURITIES, INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-69787 

iii. CRD number
000283942 
iv. LEI, if any

549300HN4UKV1E2R3U73 

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

2,164.21 

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

65.7 

Brokers Record: 5
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

2,583.75 

Brokers Record: 6
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

28.43 

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

5,583.07 


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
GOLDMAN SACHS & 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:

3,088,341.67 

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
BOFA SECURITIES, INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-69787 

iii. CRD number
000283942 
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:

19,775,592.56 

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

22,863,934.23 


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

49,028,497.38 

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 checked No

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

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
Management Investment Record: 11

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector Index Fund 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000011048 

c. LEI

5493002JVR972EVAT460 

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 NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector Index Fund 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000030478 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

QTEC 


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 checked  Index Fund 
i. Is the index whose performance the Fund tracks, constructed:
1. By an affiliated person of the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. Exclusively for the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
ii. Provide the annualized difference between the Fund's total return during the reporting period and the index's return during the reporting period (i.e., the Fund's total return less the index's return):
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
-0.03 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
-0.95 
iii. Provide the annualized standard deviation of the daily difference between the Fund's total return and the index's return during the reporting period:
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
0.03 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
0.03 

 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 checked Yes Radio button not checked No
i. If yes, during the reporting period, did any borrower fail to return the loaned securities by the contractual deadline with the result that:
1. The Fund (or its securities lending agent) liquidated collateral pledged to secure the loaned securities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. The Fund was otherwise adversely impacted? 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
N/A 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

N/A 

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:
Collateral Managers Record: 1
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
Goldman Sachs Trust - Financial Square Treasury Obligations Fund 
ii. LEI, if any:

549300C0TCI4VJPGCS21 

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 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 checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox 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 not 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 not 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 not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not 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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

085-05006 

iii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iv. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
Refinitiv, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WQWDPFSMQ8I087 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
DELAWARE  
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
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
Pricing Services Record: 3
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
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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

008-43843 

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 


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
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

14,549.38 

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

97,168.29 

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

2,161.71 

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

2,072.76 

Brokers Record: 5
i. Full name of broker
CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) LLC 
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

1,477.88 

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

117,430.02 


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
ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-34354 

iii. CRD number
000014020 
iv. LEI, if any

549300U16G4LU3V6C598 

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

74,090,662.81 

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
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. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

4,478,640.5 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
BOFA SECURITIES, INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-69787 

iii. CRD number
000283942 
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:

594,162,698.68 

Principal Transactions Record: 4
i. Full name of dealer
CITADEL SECURITIES LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-53574 

iii. CRD number
000116797 
iv. LEI, if any

12UUJYTN7D3SW8KCSG25 

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

202,904,146.95 

Principal Transactions Record: 5
i. Full name of dealer
GOLDMAN SACHS & 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:

649,067,435.82 

Principal Transactions Record: 6
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:

258,446,831.24 

Principal Transactions Record: 7
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:

46,858,898.07 

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

1,830,009,314.07 


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

2,430,398,012.88 

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 checked No

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

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
Management Investment Record: 12

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000011047 

c. LEI

549300RLZFKPLYN7OU15 

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 NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000030477 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

QQEW 


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 checked  Index Fund 
i. Is the index whose performance the Fund tracks, constructed:
1. By an affiliated person of the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. Exclusively for the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
ii. Provide the annualized difference between the Fund's total return during the reporting period and the index's return during the reporting period (i.e., the Fund's total return less the index's return):
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
-0.03 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
-0.87 
iii. Provide the annualized standard deviation of the daily difference between the Fund's total return and the index's return during the reporting period:
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
0.07 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
0.07 

 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 checked Yes Radio button not checked No
i. If yes, during the reporting period, did any borrower fail to return the loaned securities by the contractual deadline with the result that:
1. The Fund (or its securities lending agent) liquidated collateral pledged to secure the loaned securities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. The Fund was otherwise adversely impacted? 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
N/A 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

N/A 

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:
Collateral Managers Record: 1
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
Goldman Sachs Trust - Financial Square Treasury Obligations Fund 
ii. LEI, if any:

549300C0TCI4VJPGCS21 

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 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 checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox 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 not checked   N/A  
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

3,766,080.97000000 

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 not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not 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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

085-05006 

iii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iv. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
Refinitiv, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WQWDPFSMQ8I087 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
DELAWARE  
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
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: 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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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

008-43843 

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 


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

481.42 

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

1,747.94 

Brokers Record: 3
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

40,950.16 

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

9,930.06 

Brokers Record: 5
i. Full name of broker
GOLDMAN SACHS & 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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

3,440.41 

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

56,549.99 


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
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:

36,848,243.4 

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
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. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

36,863,817.68 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-34354 

iii. CRD number
000014020 
iv. LEI, if any

549300U16G4LU3V6C598 

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

10,386,532.14 

Principal Transactions Record: 4
i. Full name of dealer
BOFA SECURITIES, INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-69787 

iii. CRD number
000283942 
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:

280,794,503.11 

Principal Transactions Record: 5
i. Full name of dealer
GOLDMAN SACHS & 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:

73,005,722.98 

Principal Transactions Record: 6
i. Full name of dealer
CITADEL SECURITIES LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-53574 

iii. CRD number
000116797 
iv. LEI, if any

12UUJYTN7D3SW8KCSG25 

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

226,810,265.61 

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

664,709,084.92 


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

712,097,611.11 

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 checked No

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

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
Management Investment Record: 13

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index Fund 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000010772 

c. LEI

549300J0OKGDPF2LO339 

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 Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index Fund 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000029773 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

FDM 


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 checked  Index Fund 
i. Is the index whose performance the Fund tracks, constructed:
1. By an affiliated person of the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. Exclusively for the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
ii. Provide the annualized difference between the Fund's total return during the reporting period and the index's return during the reporting period (i.e., the Fund's total return less the index's return):
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
-0.01 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
-0.78 
iii. Provide the annualized standard deviation of the daily difference between the Fund's total return and the index's return during the reporting period:
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
0.08 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
0.08 

 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 checked Yes Radio button not checked No
i. If yes, during the reporting period, did any borrower fail to return the loaned securities by the contractual deadline with the result that:
1. The Fund (or its securities lending agent) liquidated collateral pledged to secure the loaned securities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. The Fund was otherwise adversely impacted? 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
N/A 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

N/A 

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:
Collateral Managers Record: 1
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
Goldman Sachs Trust - Financial Square Treasury Obligations Fund 
ii. LEI, if any:

549300C0TCI4VJPGCS21 

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 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 checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox 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 not checked   N/A  
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

3,554,919.19000000 

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 checked Yes Radio button not 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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

085-05006 

iii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iv. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
Refinitiv, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WQWDPFSMQ8I087 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
DELAWARE  
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: 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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV, Asset Servicing, Niederlassung Frankfurt am Main 
ii. LEI, if any

5299008ORSGF0TGLSC98 

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: 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

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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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

008-43843 

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 


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 & 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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

1,041.34 

Brokers Record: 2
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

13.88 

Brokers Record: 3
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

644.87 

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

123,009.17 

Brokers Record: 5
i. Full name of broker
BOFA SECURITIES, INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-69787 

iii. CRD number
000283942 
iv. LEI, if any

549300HN4UKV1E2R3U73 

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

7,687.75 

Brokers Record: 6
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

8,755.99 

Brokers Record: 7
i. Full name of broker
CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) LLC 
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

2,019.73 

Brokers Record: 8
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

4,514.88 

Brokers Record: 9
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

1,229.91 

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

148,917.52 


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
000283942 
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:

2,173,741.38 

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:

4,515,853.67 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
CITADEL SECURITIES LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-53574 

iii. CRD number
000116797 
iv. LEI, if any

12UUJYTN7D3SW8KCSG25 

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

6,590,145.05 

Principal Transactions Record: 4
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:

11,326,630.86 

Principal Transactions Record: 5
i. Full name of dealer
GOLDMAN SACHS & 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:

21,791,534.98 

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

46,397,905.94 


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

146,172,998.5 

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 checked No

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

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
Management Investment Record: 14

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000026211 

c. LEI

549300QXF6DXPEKB3F89 

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 NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000078718 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

QABA 


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 checked  Index Fund 
i. Is the index whose performance the Fund tracks, constructed:
1. By an affiliated person of the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. Exclusively for the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
ii. Provide the annualized difference between the Fund's total return during the reporting period and the index's return during the reporting period (i.e., the Fund's total return less the index's return):
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
-0.05 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
-0.79 
iii. Provide the annualized standard deviation of the daily difference between the Fund's total return and the index's return during the reporting period:
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
6.07 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
6.07 

 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 checked Yes Radio button not checked No
i. If yes, during the reporting period, did any borrower fail to return the loaned securities by the contractual deadline with the result that:
1. The Fund (or its securities lending agent) liquidated collateral pledged to secure the loaned securities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. The Fund was otherwise adversely impacted? 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
N/A 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

N/A 

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:
Collateral Managers Record: 1
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
Goldman Sachs Trust - Financial Square Treasury Obligations Fund 
ii. LEI, if any:

549300C0TCI4VJPGCS21 

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 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 checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox 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 not checked   N/A  
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

175,950.69000000 

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 not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not 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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

085-05006 

iii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iv. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
Refinitiv, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WQWDPFSMQ8I087 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
DELAWARE  
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
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: 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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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

008-43843 

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 


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
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

6,050.57 

Brokers Record: 2
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

156.72 

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

3,690.04 

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

4,586.73 

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

671.44 

Brokers Record: 6
i. Full name of broker
GOLDMAN SACHS & 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. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

178.23 

Brokers Record: 7
i. Full name of broker
CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) LLC 
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

197.21 

Brokers Record: 8
i. Full name of broker
BOFA SECURITIES, INC. 
ii. SEC file number

008-69787 

iii. CRD number
000283942 
iv. LEI, if any

549300HN4UKV1E2R3U73 

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

1,991.15 

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

17,522.09 


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
000283942 
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:

66,390,813.76 

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:

21,476,384.74 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
CITADEL SECURITIES LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-53574 

iii. CRD number
000116797 
iv. LEI, if any

12UUJYTN7D3SW8KCSG25 

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

33,137,430.5 

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

121,004,629 


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

180,191,273.39 

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 checked No

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

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
Management Investment Record: 15

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000010976 

c. LEI

549300ORBKW77UZM6H07 

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 Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000030350 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

FDL 


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 checked  Index Fund 
i. Is the index whose performance the Fund tracks, constructed:
1. By an affiliated person of the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
2. Exclusively for the fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
ii. Provide the annualized difference between the Fund's total return during the reporting period and the index's return during the reporting period (i.e., the Fund's total return less the index's return):
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
-0.14 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
-0.76 
iii. Provide the annualized standard deviation of the daily difference between the Fund's total return and the index's return during the reporting period:
1. Before Fund fees and expenses:
0.09 
2. After Fund fees and expenses (i.e., net asset value):
0.09 

 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
N/A 
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

N/A 

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:
Collateral Managers Record: 1
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
Goldman Sachs Trust - Financial Square Treasury Obligations Fund 
ii. LEI, if any:

549300C0TCI4VJPGCS21 

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 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 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 not 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 checked Yes Radio button not 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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

085-05006 

iii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iv. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
Refinitiv, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WQWDPFSMQ8I087 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
DELAWARE  
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: 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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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
The Bank of New York Mellon 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
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

008-43843 

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 


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
BTIG, LLC 
ii. SEC file number

008-65473 

iii. CRD number