Fund Overview

  • Ticker:
  • Fund Category:
    High Yield Bond
  • Portfolio Advisor:
    First Trust Advisors L.P.
  • Fund Manager:
    FT Portfolios Canada Co.
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  • Fiscal Year-End:
  • Exchange:
    Toronto Stock Exchange
  • Inception:
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  • Inception NAV:
  • Eligibility:

Fees and Expenses

  • Management Fee: 0.85%
  • MER: 0.95% as at 2017-12-31
Maximum annual management fee of 0.85%. The management fee does not include the proportionate management fees of the underlying funds (if any). There will be no duplication of management fees as a result of investing in underlying funds.
Please refer to the prospectus for detailed explanation of the funds fees and expense.

Distribution Information (as at 2019-03-19)

  • Dividend Frequency:
  • Dividend Per Share Amount:2
  • Distribution Rate:3

Fund Characteristics (as at 2019-02-28)

  • Weighted Average Effective Duration:4
    2.08 Years
  • Weighted Average Maturity:
    5.07 Years
  • Weighted Avg. Price:
  • Weighted Avg. Coupon Rate:
  • Gross Weighted Avg. Yield To Maturity:5
  • Gross Yield to a 3-Year Life:
  • 3-Month LIBOR:6
Weighted Average Price is calculated based on the price of the assets excluding ETFs.
The inception date, inception price, inception NAV and management fee represent the expenses, past performance and since inception data of First Trust Short Duration High Yield Bond Fund ("FHY") which are relevant to this fund as this fund adopted the investment objectives and strategies of FHY as of January 25, 2016.

Investment Objective

First Trust Short Duration High Yield Bond ETF (CAD-Hedged) ("the First Trust ETF") seeks to provide Unitholders with a high level of current income by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of below investment grade debt securities as rated by Moody's Investor Services, Inc., Standard & Poors (Ba1/BB+ or below) or a similar rating by a designated rating organization (as defined in NI 81-102). As a secondary objective, the First Trust ETF will seek capital appreciation.

Current Data (as at 2019-03-19) Currency: CAD

NAV1% Change$ Change
Daily Volume52-Week High/LowAVG 30-Day Volume
0$21.38 / $19.72388
Total Net AssetsOutstanding UnitsNumber of Holdings

Top 10 Holdings (as at 2019-03-19)7

Holding % of Net Assets
First Trust Senior Loan ETF (CAD-Hedged), CAN 8.02%
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS 5.75%, due 12/01/2022 3.29%
TENET HEALTHCARE CORP 8.125%, due 04/01/2022 3.20%
VRX ESCROW CORP 5.875%, due 05/15/2023 3.09%
SINCLAIR TELEVISION GROUP 5.625%, due 08/01/2024 2.91%
CRC ESCROW ISSUER LLC 5.25%, due 10/15/2025 2.53%
CCO HLDGS LLC / CCO HLDGS CAP 5.75%, due 01/15/2024 2.46%
MPH ACQUISITION HOLDINGS 7.125%, due 06/01/2024 2.34%
FREEPORT-MCMORAN INC 6.875%, due 02/15/2023 2.28%

The top 10 investments make up 35.67% of the fund.

Direct Holdings of Bonds and Loans (as at 2019-02-28)7

Credit Quality % of Net Assets
BBB- 1.93%
BB+ 1.73%
BB 11.56%
BB- 11.56%
B+ 18.68%
B 17.34%
B- 18.76%
CCC+ 14.01%
CCC 0.02%
CCC- 0.50%
NR 0.05%
FSL Cash Plug 0.30%
The ratings are by Standard & Poor's except where otherwise indicated. A credit rating is an assessment provided by a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (NRSRO) of the creditworthiness of an issuer with respect to debt obligations except for those debt obligations that are only privately rated. Ratings are measured on a scale that generally ranges from AAA (highest) to D (lowest). Investment grade is defined as those issuers that have a long-term credit rating of BBB- or higher. "NR" indicates no rating. The credit ratings shown relate to the credit-worthiness of the issuers of the underlying debt securities directly held by the Fund and not to the Fund or its units. Credit ratings are subject to change.

Top Industry Exposure (as at 2019-02-28)7

Industry % of Net Assets
Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure 16.38%
Health Care Providers & Services 13.00%
Media 12.18%
Pharmaceuticals 11.91%
Software 9.08%
Diversified Telecommunication Services 3.87%
Life Sciences Tools & Services 2.45%
Containers & Packaging 2.26%
Metals & Mining 2.25%
Food Products 2.22%

Asset Class Composition (as at 2019-02-28)7

Asset % of Net Assets
Bond 66.91%
Loan 29.23%
Others 0.30%

Risk Rating

This rating is based on how much the ETF’s returns have changed from year to year. It doesn’t tell you how volatile the ETF will be in the future. The rating can change over time. An ETF with a low risk rating can still lose money.

For more information about the risk rating and specific risks that can affect the ETF’s returns, see the Risk section of the ETF’s prospectus.


1 The NAV represents the fund's net assets (assets less liabilities) divided by the fund's outstanding shares .
2 Most recent distribution paid or declared to today's date. Subject to change in the future. There is no guarantee that the fund will declare dividends.
3 Distribution rate is calculated by dividing the most recent annualized distribution paid or declared by the Net Asset Value. Distribution rates may vary. The distributed amount may include return of capital (ROC) from time to time.
4 A measure of a bond's sensitivity to interest rate changes that reflects the change in a bond's price given a change in yield. It accounts for the likelihood of changes in the timing of cash flows in response to interest rate movements.
5 The annualized return that would be earned on a debt security if held to maturity, weighted by the value of each debt security in the fund's portfolio. The calculation does not include the effect of fund fees and expenses.
6 A short-term funding rate estimated by banks in London that they would be charged if borrowing from other banks assuming a three month maturity.
7 Percentage of net assets may not equal 100%

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with Exchange-Traded Fund investments. Please carefully read the prospectus of the fund before investing. Exchange-Traded funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.