ETF of the month: First Trust FactorFX UCITS ETF (FTFX)

This issue’s ETF of the month is First Trust’s FTFX, whose switch to relying more on leveraged currency carry positions has seen it outperform most of the fixed income and alternative ETF rosters

Jamie Gordon

Currency FX Trading

This month’s ETF in the spotlight skirts the boundary of fixed income and alternatives and after flying under the radar for several years, a change of tactic has seen the First Trust FactorFX UCITS ETF (FTFX) book some eye-catching returns over the past year.

The actively-managed ETF has amassed just $2m assets under management (AUM) since launch in 2017 but this may come as little surprise with its steep total expense ratio (TER) of 0.75% and cumulative returns of 1.6% over its first five-and-a-half years...

This article first appeared in ETF Insider, ETF Stream's monthly ETF magazine for professional investors in Europe. To read the full article, click here.

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