First Trust

first trust wpa partnersThe First Trust companies are a well-respected global enterprise, established in 1991 in the Chicago area, with a mission to offer investors a better way to invest. Total global assets under management or supervision by First Trust is $99.6 billion USD as of August 31, 2016.


First Trust is the 6th largest ETF provider (based on USD AUM) in the U.S. as of August 31st, 2016. In 2014, First Trust won the ETF issuer of the year from Since 2013, FT Portfolios Canada Co.’s focus has been on the ETF business.