The First Trust companies are a well-respected global enterprise with a history in the U.S. market since 1991 and in Canada since 1996. First Trust Advisors L.P., the portfolio advisor for the First Trust AlphaDEXTM ETFs, has over US$72 billion in assets under supervision or management. First Trust is the umbrella name used for the various businesses conducted in both Canada and the U.S.
FT Portfolios Canada Co
FT Portfolios Canada Co. is headquartered in Toronto with sales and service capabilities across Canada. FT Portfolios Canada Co. is a privately owned company and an affiliate
of First Trust Portfolios L.P. (FTP), a U.S. registered broker-dealer, and First Trust Advisors L.P. (FTA), a U.S.
registered investment advisor, both of which are located in Wheaton, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
FT Portfolios Canada Co. is registered with the Ontario Securities Commission as a mutual fund dealer and investment fund manager. FTA is registered with the Ontario Securities
Commission as a portfolio manager and provides investment advisory services to our Canadian investment funds.
Our business model enables retail investment distribution firms to provide unique and customized investment strategies for their investment advisors on a timely and cost effective basis.
First Trust Advisors L.P.
First Trust Advisors L.P. (FTA) is our U.S.-based investment manager affiliate. FT Portfolios Canada Co. sub-contracts investment
management and investment manager oversight to FTA for all of its investment products.
FTA designs proprietary portfolios utilizing disciplined methodologies. This disciplined style provides benefits to both investors and advisors. Typically, portfolio holdings are known,
easy to follow and generally have relatively low turnover. The FTA quantitative construction model has proven to be robust enough to build portfolios in all market segments, asset categories
and global markets.
FTA may also outsource investment management to third party managers for certain asset classes. FTA utilizes external expertise when developing portfolios that don't lend themselves well
to the FTA quantitative process or when targeted investment expertise is required.