Four Additional First Trust ETFs Approved for Sale in Mexican Pension Plans
First Trust Advisors L.P. (“First Trust”) a global exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider and asset manager, announced that the Mexican pension funds investment regulator, La Comisión Nacional del Sistema de Ahorro para el Retiro (CONSAR), has approved four additional First Trust ETFs for sale to Mexican funded pensions, known as AFORES. In accordance with Mexico’s pension plan investment guidelines, CONSAR must approve an ETF before it can be purchased in a pension fund. They previously approved seven First Trust ETFs, which are listed below along with the four newly approved ETFs.
First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX® Fund (Ticker: FXH)
First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund (Ticker: FBT)
First Trust US Equity Opportunities ETF (Ticker: FPX)
First Trust Rising Dividend Achievers ETF (Ticker: RDVY)
First Trust STOXX® European Select Dividend Index Fund (Ticker: FDD)
First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund (Ticker: FDN)
First Trust Financials AlphaDEX® Fund (Ticker: FXO)
First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund (Ticker: FDL)
First Trust Chindia ETF (Ticker: FNI)
First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund (Ticker: FTA)
First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund (Ticker: FEX)
As many institutional investors seek to invest in pensions within Mexico, First Trust is pleased to expand its offerings of ETFs available for use. The ETFs provide additional choices for local pension managers as well as a means to diversify risk.
“The evolution of the Mexico pension system has been remarkable to watch: it seems not so long ago when the AFORES first started to incorporate ETFs to diversify their stock positions,” said Codie Sanchez, Head of First Trust Latin America Investment Distribution. “We are excited to add four additional ETFs approved for use by the Mexican AFORES due to client demand. As always, we’re incredibly thankful to our clients in Mexico, the CONSAR and the AMAFORE who continue to allow us to grow right alongside them. As we say in Spanish, Adelante! Or, forward together.”
For more information about First Trust, please contact Ryan Issakainen of First Trust at (630) 765-8689 or RIssakainen@FTAdvisors.com.
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For Investors in Mexico
The funds have been cross-listed on the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores.
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The STOXX Europe Select Dividend 30 Index and the trademarks used in the index name are the intellectual property of STOXX Limited, Zurich, Switzerland and/or its licensors. The index is used under license from STOXX. The ETF based on the index is in no way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by STOXX and/or its licensors and neither STOXX nor its licensors shall have any liability with respect thereto.
The Dow Jones Internet Composite IndexSM is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC (“SPDJI”), and has been licensed for use by First Trust. Dow Jones® and Dow Jones Internet Composite IndexSM are trademarks of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”) and have been licensed to SPDJI and have been sublicensed for use for certain purposes by First Trust on behalf of the Fund. The First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones or their respective affiliates and none of them makes any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product.
Morningstar is a registered trademark of Morningstar, Inc. and has been licensed for use by First Trust Advisors L.P. The First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by Morningstar, Inc., nor does this company make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the fund.
The First Trust Chindia ETF is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by the International Securities Exchange (ISE). ISE makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the fund or any member of the public regarding the advisability of trading in the fund. ISE’s only relationship to First Trust is the licensing of certain trademarks and trade names of ISE and of the ISE Chindia IndexTM which is determined, composed and calculated by ISE without regard to First Trust or the fund.
“AlphaDEX®” is a registered trademark of First Trust Portfolios L.P. First Trust Portfolios L.P. has obtained a patent for the AlphaDEX®stock selection methodology from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The NYSE Arca Biotechnology IndexSM is a trademark of the NYSE Group, Inc. or its affiliates (“NYSE”) and is licensed for use by First Trust. The fund is not sponsored or endorsed by NYSE. NYSE makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the fund or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in the fund or the ability of the fund to track the performance of the various sectors represented in the stock market. NYSE has no obligation to take the needs of the owners of the fund into consideration in determining, composing or calculating the index. NYSE is not responsible for and has not participated in any determination or calculation made with respect to issuance or redemption of the fund.
A patent with respect to the IPOX® index methodology has been issued (U.S. Pat. No. 7,698,197). IPOX® is a registered international trademark of IPOX® Schuster LLC (www.ipoxschuster.com).
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