Five 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 five 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 two First Trust ETFs, which are listed below along with the five newly approved ETFs.

Newly Approved

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 ISE Chindia Index Fund (Ticker: FNI)

Previously Approved

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 with a product that generally involves lower costs than traditional mutual funds.

"Mexico is truly a market to watch. We continue to be impressed by the evolving Mexican pension system and are thrilled to be able to offer investors five additional options for diversification," said Codie Sanchez-Baker, Head of First Trust Latin America Investment Distribution. "Our hope is to provide unique ideas to match the unique needs of these investors. It's an honor to be part of the investment community in Mexico and we consider it a privilege and a responsibility to be taken very seriously."

For more information about First Trust, please contact Ryan Issakainen of First Trust at (630) 765-8689 or

About First Trust

First Trust Advisors L.P., 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 $95 billion as of October 31, 2016 through unit investment trusts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds and separate managed accounts. First Trust is based in Wheaton, Illinois. For more information, visit

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