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First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF

etf
FEMB
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$35.32 +0.01 +0%
primary theme
Emerging Markets Bond
FEMB (ETF)

First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF

Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$35.32 +0.01 +0%
primary theme
Emerging Markets Bond
FEMB (ETF)
First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$35.32 +0.01 +0%
primary theme
Emerging Markets Bond

FEMB - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return -7.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -1.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 1.7%
  • Net Assets $272 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 39.3%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$35.31
$31.79
$38.58

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.85%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 59.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) N/A
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification

  • Primary Theme Emerging Markets Bond
  • Fund Type Exchange Traded Fund
  • Investment Style Emerging-Markets Local-Currency Bond

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Overview

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Dividend.com Ratings*

$14.83

+0.27%

$8.71 B

4.11%

$0.61

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-3.51%

0.83%

$8.21

+0.37%

$7.41 B

4.30%

$0.35

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-3.53%

0.85%

$14.57

+0.21%

$6.15 B

3.93%

$0.57

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-3.51%

0.81%

$11.26

+0.36%

$4.95 B

4.61%

$0.52

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-2.85%

0.90%

$26.00

+0.39%

$4.17 B

7.48%

$1.94

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-1.66%

0.54%

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Overview

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Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

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Dividend.com Ratings*

$111.22

-0.32%

$17.46 B

3.87%

$4.32

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-4.05%

0.39%

$31.36

-0.25%

$3.22 B

4.94%

$1.55

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-5.74%

0.36%

$78.88

-0.33%

$2.93 B

4.10%

$3.24

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-4.16%

0.25%

$27.59

-0.22%

$2.73 B

4.46%

$1.23

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-4.33%

0.50%

$26.53

-0.30%

$1.20 B

3.66%

$0.97

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-5.42%

0.30%

FEMB - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -7.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -1.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.7%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio 4.82%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 2.4%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF
  • Fund Family Name
    First Trust
  • Inception Date
    Nov 04, 2014
  • Shares Outstanding
    7900002
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Leonardo Da Costa

Fund Description

Under normal market conditions, the fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 80% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in bonds, notes and bills issued or guaranteed by entities incorporated or domiciled in emerging market countries (collectively, "Bonds") that are denominated in the local currency of the issuer. It is non-diversified.


FEMB - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FEMB Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -7.2% -13.2% 1.0% 98.32%
1 Yr 13.0% -12.5% 48.4% 90.40%
3 Yr -1.9%* -6.7% 9.1% 91.50%
5 Yr 1.7%* -2.9% 9.6% 95.15%
10 Yr N/A* -2.2% 7.0% N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FEMB Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 -2.6% -20.2% 99.4% 85.39%
2019 5.5% -9.9% 13.5% 85.63%
2018 -12.2% -31.2% 73.9% 79.75%
2017 5.0% -9.1% 14.2% 63.91%
2016 1.4% -9.2% 219.0% 90.49%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FEMB Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -7.2% -13.2% 1.0% 98.32%
1 Yr 13.0% -13.3% 48.4% 85.59%
3 Yr -1.9%* -6.7% 9.1% 89.15%
5 Yr 1.7%* -2.9% 9.6% 94.17%
10 Yr N/A* -2.2% 6.7% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FEMB Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 -2.6% -20.2% 99.4% 85.39%
2019 5.5% -9.9% 13.6% 85.92%
2018 -12.2% -31.2% 0.0% 88.79%
2017 5.0% 0.0% 17.0% 75.50%
2016 1.4% -9.2% 242.1% 96.58%

FEMB - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FEMB Category Low Category High FEMB % Rank
Net Assets 272 M 443 K 17.5 B 46.05%
Number of Holdings 97 3 1478 86.81%
Net Assets in Top 10 105 M -112 M 1.54 B 28.57%
Weighting of Top 10 39.30% 0.4% 99.8% 10.56%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Secretaria Tesouro Nacional 10% 4.97%
  2. South Africa (Republic of) 10.5% 4.88%
  3. Secretaria Tesouro Nacional 10% 4.36%
  4. South Africa (Republic of) 8.88% 4.14%
  5. Indonesia (Republic of) 8.38% 3.98%
  6. Asian Development Bank 6.2% 3.77%
  7. Peru (Republic of) 6.95% 3.76%
  8. Turkey (Republic of) 10.6% 3.73%
  9. Israel (State Of) 2.25% 3.52%
  10. Republic of Chile 4.5% 3.43%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High FEMB % Rank
Bonds
97.41% 0.00% 127.74% 20.88%
Cash
2.59% -34.45% 102.06% 75.82%
Stocks
0.00% -0.61% 9.03% 42.03%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 21.43%
Other
0.00% -4.95% 2.36% 27.75%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 10.74% 67.03%

FEMB - Expenses

Operational Fees

FEMB Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.85% 0.04% 40.50% 77.18%
Management Fee 0.85% 0.00% 1.50% 85.87%
12b-1 Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.00% 2.87%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.65% N/A

Sales Fees

FEMB Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 1.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

FEMB Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.50% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

FEMB Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 59.00% 0.00% 302.00% 34.84%

FEMB - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FEMB Category Low Category High FEMB % Rank
Dividend Yield 2.45% 0.00% 3.06% 0.82%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

FEMB Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Annually Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

FEMB Category Low Category High FEMB % Rank
Net Income Ratio 4.82% -0.61% 10.00% 35.46%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

FEMB Category Low Category High Capital Mode
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FEMB - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Leonardo Da Costa


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 04, 2014

6.41

6.4%

Leonardo Da Costa, CFA, has been a portfolio manager at First Trust Global where he focuses on fixed income and is a specialist in emerging markets since May 2013. Mr. Da Costa joined ISIS AM in October 2012 where he was a portfolio manager on the fixed income team. Prior to his time at ISIS AM, he worked for Hydra Capital Management from March 2007 to September 2009, on the firm's long/short and long only emerging market fixed income products. He started his career as a member of the Global Emerging Market Debt team at Aberdeen where he also worked with Mr. Fulton. The team was responsible for managing $2.5 billion of emerging market fixed income assets across total return, income, and closed end products. Mr. Da Costa has a B.Comm (Honours) in Investment and Financial Management from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and is a CFA charterholder.

Derek Fulton


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 04, 2014

6.41

6.4%

Derek Fulton is a director and chief executive officer of FTGP. Mr. Fulton has been managing global portfolios with a focus on fixed income for over 20 years. Prior to joining FTGP in 2011, he was a co-founder and principal of a boutique fixed income manager in Paris managing global bond funds. Prior to that he was Head of Global & Closed-End Fixed Income Portfolios at Aberdeen Asset Management (“Aberdeen”) in London and also held a position as Head of Asian Fixed Income based in Singapore. At First Trust he is responsible for development and distribution of actively managed and smart beta strategies.

Anthony Beevers


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2019

2.08

2.1%

Anthony Beevers is a Portfolio Manager at First Trust Global Portfolios Limited where he focuses on quantitative strategies across global fixed income and multi-asset solutions. Prior to joining First Trust Global Portfolios Limited, he was a Senior Analyst on the Portfolio Management team at FQS Capital Partners, a specialized quantitative investment firm investing in hedge funds across fixed income, FX and equity markets. Anthony graduated with first class Honors from the ICMA Centre at the Henley Business School and is a CFA Charterholder.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 26.27 5.59 4.94