Niel Nielson - First Trust Insider

First Trust Cnsmr Discret AlphaDEX ETF -- USA Etf  

USD 38.4  0.5  1.29%

Lead Independent Trustee

Dr. Niel B. Nielson, Ph.D., serves as Lead Independent Trustee of First Trust Consumer Discretionary Alphadex Fund since May 8, 2007. He has has served as the President of Covenant College since 2002. Mr. Nielson formerly served as a partner and trader for Ritchie Capital Markets Group, where he held an administrative management position at this proprietary derivatives trading company. He also held prior positions in new business development for ServiceMaster Management Services Company, and in personnel and human resources for NationsBank of North Carolina, N.A. and Chicago Research and Trading Group, Ltd. . His international experience includes serving as a director of CRT Europe, Inc. for two years, directing out of London all aspects of business conducted by the U.K. and European subsidiary of CRT. Prior to that, Mr. Nielson was a trader and manager at CRT in Chicago. Mr. Nielson has served as a Trustee of each First Trust Fund since its inception and of the First Trust Funds since 1999. Mr. Nielson has also served as the Chairman of the Audit Committee, Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee and currently serves as Lead Independent Trustee of the First Trust Funds.
Age: 62  Executive Since 2010      
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15.74%
Chad HallettSPDR SP Retail ETF
-2.62%
Dave KellySPDR SP Retail ETF
-2.62%
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ETF Summary

The fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets in common stocks that comprise the index. The index is a modified equaldollar weighted index designed by NYSE to objectively identify and select stocks from the Russell 1000? Index in the consumer discretionary sector that may generate positive alpha relative to traditional passivestyle indices through the use of the AlphaDEX? selection methodology.First Trust Cnsmr Discret AlphaDEX ETF [FXD] is traded in USA and was established in 2007-05-08.
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ETF Leadership

First Trust Cnsmr Fund and Money Managers
Paul Brown, ETF Portfolio Manager
Michael Jeanette, ETF Portfolio Manager
Christopher Wrazen, ETF Portfolio Manager
Diane Hsiung, ETF Portfolio Manager
Emiliano Rabinovich, ETF Portfolio Manager
Roger Testin, President
David Chin, ETF Portfolio Manager
Daniel TenPas, ETF Portfolio Manager
Deane Gyllenhaal, ETF Portfolio Manager
Chris Peterson, ETF Portfolio Manager
Mike Feehily, ETF Portfolio Manager
Jennifer Hsui, ETF Portfolio Manager
Mark Bradley, CFO
Thomas Brussard, ETF Portfolio Manager
James Bowen, Chairman
Peter Matthew, ETF Portfolio Manager
Ryan Harder, ETF Portfolio Manager
Louis Bottari, ETF Portfolio Manager
Gerard OReilly, ETF Portfolio Manager
Michael Feehily, ETF Portfolio Manager
James Mauro, ETF Portfolio Manager
Theodore Samulowitz, ETF Portfolio Manager
Peter Spano, ETF Portfolio Manager
Thomas Durante, ETF Portfolio Manager
Karen Wong, ETF Portfolio Manager
Ray Allen, ETF Portfolio Manager
Walter Nejman, ETF Portfolio Manager
Olga Winner, ETF Portfolio Manager
Jon Erickson, ETF Portfolio Manager
Keith Richardson, ETF Portfolio Manager
Donald Butler, ETF Portfolio Manager
Ted Janowsky, ETF Portfolio Manager
Richard Erickson, Executive
James King, ETF Portfolio Manager
Niel Nielson, Executive
Devin Sullivan, ETF Portfolio Manager
Michael Byrum, ETF Portfolio Manager
Payal Gupta, ETF Portfolio Manager
Michael Perre, ETF Portfolio Manager
Raymond Donofrio, ETF Portfolio Manager
Scott Radell, ETF Portfolio Manager
Tony Seisser, ETF Portfolio Manager
Robert Regan, ETF Portfolio Manager
HaoHung Liao, ETF Portfolio Manager
Michael Johnson, ETF Portfolio Manager
Dwayne Hancock, ETF Portfolio Manager
Eric Viliott, ETF Portfolio Manager
Stan Ueland, President
Richard Brown, ETF Portfolio Manager
Coleen Lynch, President
Gary Jones, ETF Portfolio Manager
David Swallow, ETF Portfolio Manager
Richard Ose, ETF Portfolio Manager
Alan Mason, ETF Portfolio Manager
Patrick Waddell, ETF Portfolio Manager
William Coleman, ETF Portfolio Manager
Jeffrey Miller, ETF Portfolio Manager
Daniel Lindquist, President
Michael Finocchi, ETF Portfolio Manager
Christine Franquin, ETF Portfolio Manager
Thomas Coleman, ETF Portfolio Manager
Adrian Bachman, ETF Portfolio Manager
David McGarel, ETF Portfolio Manager
Robert Keith, Executive
Justin Hales, ETF Portfolio Manager
Scott Geiger, ETF Portfolio Manager
Rachel Ames, ETF Portfolio Manager
Erin Klassman, Executive
Scott Jardine, Executive
Kristi Maher, Executive
Cindy Gao, ETF Portfolio Manager
Philip Fang, ETF Portfolio Manager
W Jardine, Executive
Rosanne Gatta, Executive
Kala ODonnell, ETF Portfolio Manager
Melissa Kapitulik, ETF Portfolio Manager
Jonathan Nixon, ETF Portfolio Manager
Jeffrey Kernagis, ETF Portfolio Manager
Karl Schneider, ETF Portfolio Manager
Michael Neches, ETF Portfolio Manager
James Dykas, Executive
Richard DarbyDowman, ETF Portfolio Manager
Joshua Barrickman, ETF Portfolio Manager
John Love, ETF Portfolio Manager
Teddy Wong, ETF Portfolio Manager
Thomas Kadlec, Executive
Peter Hubbard, ETF Portfolio Manager
Greg Savage, ETF Portfolio Manager
Mark Krivitsky, ETF Portfolio Manager
George Cao, ETF Portfolio Manager
Juan Acevedo, ETF Portfolio Manager
Lisa Hobart, ETF Portfolio Manager

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