Fund Description
The investment objective of the Fund is to seek maximum total return and current income. 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, bills, certificates of deposit, time deposits, commercial paper and loans issued by issuers in emerging market countries ("Debt Instruments") that are denominated in the local currency of the issuer.
Fund Profile
Fund Name First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF
Fund Exchange Ticker FEMB
Fund Sponsor First Trust
Fund ISIN US33739P2020
Net Expense Ratio 0.85 %
Fund Inception Date 5 November 2014
Fund Legal Structure ETF (Open end fund)
Exchange NASDAQ
Listing Country Code US
Fund Investment Objective
ETF Type Specific Bonds - Treasury & Government
Asset Class Bonds
Index Linked Active
Index Name Not Applicable
Index Provider Not Applicable
Currency Hedged No
Inverse / Leveraged Not Applicable
Developed / Emerging Emerging Market Funds
Bond Type Treasury & Government
Credit Quality Fund Holds Both Investment Grade & High Yield
Average Maturity Fund Holds All Maturity Ranges
Bond Currency Denomination Other International Currencies
Key Statistics
Return As of Date 18 January 2019
Asset Under Management 77.49 Million (USD)
1 Month Total Return 3.61 %
Year To Date Return 2.07 %
1 Year Total Return -8.08 %
3 Year Annualized Total Return 4.82 %
NAV 37.8
Share Outstanding 2,050,000
Top 10 Holdings (17 January 2019)
Constituent Name Constituent Ticker Constituent Type Weighting
ISRAEL FIXED BOND 6.25% due 10/30/2026 BOND 0.0585000000
HUNGARY GOVERNMENT BOND N/C 3% due 10/27/2027 BOND 0.0566000000
NOTA DO TESOURO NACIONAL N/C 10% due 01/01/2027 BOND 0.0548000000
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA Series R209 6.25% due 03/31/2036 BOND 0.0491000000
INDONESIA GOVERNMENT N/C 8.375% due 03/15/2024 BOND 0.0446000000
NOTA DO TESOURO NACIONAL 10% due 01/01/2025 BOND 0.0416000000
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA N/C 10.50% due 12/21/2026 BOND 0.0413000000
POLAND GOVERNMENT BOND 5.75% due 04/25/2029 BOND 0.0346000000
TURKEY GOVERNMENT BOND N/C 10.50% due 01/15/2020 BOND 0.0315000000
MEX BONOS DESARR FIX RT N/C 5% due 12/11/2019 BOND 0.0308000000