First Trust was established in 1991 and today the business is made up of First Trust Advisors L.P., First Trust Portfolios L.P. (“FTP”) and First Trust Global Portfolios Ltd (“FTGP”). FTGP was established in 2011 with a single minded mission to be the gateway and distributor of trusted, innovative and superior investment solutions to European clients.
First Trust has a long proven track record in providing rules-based and thematic investing across a range of equities, fixed income and alternatives. Our specialist investment managers apply a robust and disciplined approach in providing a unique low cost and transparent way to invest over the long term.
Today First Trust is one of the fastest growing global ETF providers and as at the end of September 2017 has approximately $112 bn global assets under management (which includes $53 bn in UITS where FTP is sponsor).