First Trust Advisors L.P., the Fund’s investment advisor, along with its affiliate First Trust Portfolios L.P., are privately-held companies which provide a variety of investment services, including asset management and financial advisory services, with collective assets under management or supervision of approximately $70 billion as of June 30, 2013 through unit investment trusts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds and separate managed accounts.
Chartwell Investment Partners, L.P. (“Chartwell”) serves as the Fund’s investment sub-advisor and is an employee-owned investment firm focusing on institutional, sub-advisory, and private client relationships. The firm is a research-based equity and fixed-income manager with a disciplined, team-oriented investment process. At May 31, 2013, Chartwell had approximately $6.3 billion in assets under management.
Past performance is no assurance of future results. Investment return and market value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate. Shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
Principal Risk Factors: Investment in this Fund involves investment and market risk; management risk; sub-advisor risk; value investing risk; dividend strategy risk; qualified dividend tax risk; equity securities risk; small and medium cap company risk; non-U.S. securities risk; and emerging markets risk. By writing call options on equity securities held, the capital appreciation potential of the equity securities is limited; however, the potential for capital depreciation is unlimited. The risks of investing in the Fund are spelled out in the prospectus, shareholder report and other regulatory filings.The Fund’s daily closing New York Stock Exchange price and net asset value per share as well as other information can be found at www.ftportfolios.com or by calling 1-800-988-5891.