As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 18, 2021.

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 14A

PROXY STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 14(a) OF THE SECURITIES
EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 (AMENDMENT NO. )

Filed by the Registrant [X]
Filed by a party other than the Registrant [ ]

Check the appropriate box:

[ ] Preliminary Proxy Statement
[ ] Confidential, for Use of the Commission only (as permitted by
Rule 14a-6(e)(2))
[X] Definitive Proxy Statement
[ ] Definitive Additional Materials
[ ] Soliciting Material under Section 240.14a-12

MACQUARIE/FIRST TRUST GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE/UTILITIES DIVIDEND & INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST ENERGY INCOME AND GROWTH FUND
FIRST TRUST ENHANCED EQUITY INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST MORTGAGE INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN EMERGING OPPORTUNITY FUND
FIRST TRUST SPECIALTY FINANCE AND FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES FUND
FIRST TRUST ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE FUND
FIRST TRUST MLP AND ENERGY INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST INTERMEDIATE DURATION PREFERRED & INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST NEW OPPORTUNITIES MLP & ENERGY FUND
FIRST TRUST DYNAMIC EUROPE EQUITY INCOME FUND


(Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)


(Name of Person(s) Filing Proxy Statement if Other Than the Registrant)

Payment of filing fee (check the appropriate box):
[X] No fee required.
[ ] Fee computed on table below per Exchange Act Rules 14a-6(i)(1) and 0-11.

(1) Title of each class of securities to which transaction applies:


(2) Aggregate number of securities to which transaction applies:


(3) Per unit price or other underlying value of transaction computed pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 0-11 (set forth the amount on which the filing fee is calculated and state how it was determined):


(4) Proposed maximum aggregate value of transaction:


(5) Total fee paid:


[ ] Fee paid previously with preliminary materials.

[ ] Check box if any part of the fee is offset as provided by Exchange Act Rule 0-11(a)(2) and identify the filing for which the offsetting fee was paid previously. Identify the previous filing by registration statement number, or the form or schedule and the date of its filing.

(1) Amount Previously Paid:


(2) Form, Schedule or Registration Statement No.:


(3) Filing Party:


(4) Date Filed:


MACQUARIE/FIRST TRUST GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE/UTILITIES DIVIDEND & INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST ENERGY INCOME AND GROWTH FUND
FIRST TRUST ENHANCED EQUITY INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST MORTGAGE INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN EMERGING OPPORTUNITY FUND
FIRST TRUST SPECIALTY FINANCE AND FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES FUND
FIRST TRUST ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE FUND
FIRST TRUST MLP AND ENERGY INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST INTERMEDIATE DURATION PREFERRED & INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST NEW OPPORTUNITIES MLP & ENERGY FUND
FIRST TRUST DYNAMIC EUROPE EQUITY INCOME FUND

120 East Liberty Drive, Suite 400
Wheaton, Illinois 60187

March 17, 2021

Dear Shareholder:

The accompanying materials relate to the Joint Annual Meetings of Shareholders (collectively, the "Meeting") of each fund listed above (each a "Fund" and collectively the "Funds"). The Meeting is scheduled to be held at the Wheaton, Illinois offices of First Trust Advisors L.P., 120 East Liberty Drive, Suite 400, Wheaton, Illinois 60187, on Monday, April 26, 2021, at 12:00 noon Central Time. However, the time, date and location of the Meeting may be subject to change, or the Meeting may be held remotely, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Any change to the time, date or location of the Meeting will be disclosed in a press release (a copy of which will be available on each Fund's website at https://www.ftportfolios.com (go to News & Literature on the applicable Fund's webpage)) or otherwise in a manner consistent with guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff.

At the Meeting, you will be asked to vote on a proposal to elect two of the Trustees of your Fund (the "Proposal") and to transact such other business as may properly come before the Meeting and any adjournments or postponements thereof. The Proposal is described in the accompanying Notice of Joint Annual Meetings of Shareholders and Joint Proxy Statement.

YOUR PARTICIPATION AT THE MEETING IS VERY IMPORTANT. If you cannot attend the Meeting, you may participate by proxy. Please take a few moments to read the enclosed materials and then cast your vote on the enclosed proxy card.

VOTING TAKES ONLY A FEW MINUTES. EACH SHAREHOLDER'S VOTE IS IMPORTANT.

YOUR PROMPT RESPONSE WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED.

After you have voted on the Proposal, please be sure to sign your proxy card and return it in the enclosed postage-paid envelope.

We appreciate your participation in this important Meeting.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

/s/ James A. Bowen

James A. Bowen
Chairman of the Boards


INSTRUCTIONS FOR SIGNING PROXY CARDS

The following general rules for signing proxy cards may be of assistance to you and will avoid the time and expense to your Fund involved in validating your vote if you fail to sign your proxy card properly.

1. Individual Accounts: Sign your name exactly as it appears in the registration on the proxy card.

2. Joint Accounts: Either party may sign, but the name of the party signing should conform exactly to the name shown in the registration.

3. All Other Accounts: The capacity of the individual signing the proxy should be indicated unless it is reflected in the form of registration. For example:

            REGISTRATION                                VALID SIGNATURE

CORPORATE ACCOUNTS
(1) ABC Corp.                                       ABC Corp.
(2) ABC Corp.                                       John Doe, Treasurer
(3) ABC Corp.
      c/o John Doe, Treasurer                       John Doe
(4) ABC Corp. Profit Sharing Plan                   John Doe, Trustee

TRUST ACCOUNTS
(1) ABC Trust                                       Jane B. Doe, Trustee
(2) Jane B. Doe, Trustee
      u/t/d 12/28/78                                Jane B. Doe

CUSTODIAL OR ESTATE ACCOUNTS
(1) John B. Smith, Cust.
      f/b/o John B. Smith, Jr., UGMA                John B. Smith
(2) John B. Smith                                   John B. Smith, Jr., Executor


MACQUARIE/FIRST TRUST GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE/UTILITIES DIVIDEND & INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST ENERGY INCOME AND GROWTH FUND
FIRST TRUST ENHANCED EQUITY INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST MORTGAGE INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN EMERGING OPPORTUNITY FUND
FIRST TRUST SPECIALTY FINANCE AND FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES FUND
FIRST TRUST ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE FUND
FIRST TRUST MLP AND ENERGY INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST INTERMEDIATE DURATION PREFERRED & INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST NEW OPPORTUNITIES MLP & ENERGY FUND
FIRST TRUST DYNAMIC EUROPE EQUITY INCOME FUND

120 East Liberty Drive, Suite 400
Wheaton, Illinois 60187

NOTICE OF JOINT ANNUAL MEETINGS OF SHAREHOLDERS
To be held on April 26, 2021

March 17, 2021

To the Shareholders of the above Funds:

Notice is hereby given that the Joint Annual Meetings of Shareholders (collectively, the "Meeting") of the funds listed above (each a "Fund" and collectively the "Funds"), each a Massachusetts business trust, are scheduled to be held at the Wheaton, Illinois offices of First Trust Advisors L.P., 120 East Liberty Drive, Suite 400, Wheaton, Illinois 60187, on Monday, April 26, 2021, at 12:00 noon Central Time, for the following purposes:

1. To elect two Trustees (the Class II Trustees) of each Fund.

2. To transact such other business as may properly come before the Meeting or any adjournments or postponements thereof.

The Board of Trustees of each Fund has fixed the close of business on February 1, 2021 as the record date for the determination of shareholders of such Fund entitled to notice of and to vote at the Meeting and any adjournments or postponements thereof.

The time, date and location of the Meeting may be subject to change, or the Meeting may be held remotely, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Any change to the time, date or location of the Meeting will be disclosed in a press release (a copy of which will be available on each Fund's website at https://www.ftportfolios.com (go to News & Literature on the applicable Fund's webpage)) or otherwise in a manner consistent with guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff.

By Order of the Boards of Trustees,

/s/ W. Scott Jardine

W. Scott Jardine
Secretary


SHAREHOLDERS ARE REQUESTED TO PROMPTLY COMPLETE, SIGN, DATE AND RETURN THE PROXY CARD IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE WHICH DOES NOT REQUIRE POSTAGE IF MAILED IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. INSTRUCTIONS FOR SIGNING PROXY CARDS ARE SET FORTH FOLLOWING THE LETTER TO SHAREHOLDERS.


This page intentionally left blank.


MACQUARIE/FIRST TRUST GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE/UTILITIES DIVIDEND & INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST ENERGY INCOME AND GROWTH FUND
FIRST TRUST ENHANCED EQUITY INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST MORTGAGE INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN EMERGING OPPORTUNITY FUND
FIRST TRUST SPECIALTY FINANCE AND FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES FUND
FIRST TRUST ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE FUND
FIRST TRUST MLP AND ENERGY INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST INTERMEDIATE DURATION PREFERRED & INCOME FUND
FIRST TRUST NEW OPPORTUNITIES MLP & ENERGY FUND
FIRST TRUST DYNAMIC EUROPE EQUITY INCOME FUND

120 East Liberty Drive, Suite 400
Wheaton, Illinois 60187

JOINT ANNUAL MEETINGS OF SHAREHOLDERS
To be held on April 26, 2021

JOINT PROXY STATEMENT
March 17, 2021

THIS JOINT PROXY STATEMENT AND THE ENCLOSED PROXY CARD WILL FIRST BE

MAILED TO SHAREHOLDERS ON OR ABOUT MARCH 22, 2021.

This Joint Proxy Statement is furnished in connection with the solicitation of proxies by the Boards of Trustees of the funds listed above (each a "Fund" and collectively the "Funds"), each a Massachusetts business trust, for use at the Joint Annual Meetings of Shareholders of the Funds scheduled to be held on Monday, April 26, 2021, at 12:00 noon Central Time, at the Wheaton, Illinois offices of First Trust Advisors L.P., the investment advisor to each Fund, located at 120 East Liberty Drive, Suite 400, Wheaton, Illinois 60187, and at any adjournments or postponements thereof (collectively, the "Meeting"). A Notice of Joint Annual Meetings of Shareholders and a proxy card accompany this Joint Proxy Statement. The Board of Trustees of each Fund has determined that the use of this Joint Proxy Statement is in the best interests of the Fund in light of the same matter being considered and voted on by shareholders. Please note that the time, date and location of the Meeting may be subject to change, or the Meeting may be held remotely, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Any change to the time, date or location of the Meeting will be disclosed in a press release (a copy of which will be available on each Fund's website at https://www.ftportfolios.com (go to News & Literature on the applicable Fund's webpage)) or otherwise in a manner consistent with guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") or its staff.

The principal offices of First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund, First Trust MLP and Energy Income Fund and First Trust New Opportunities MLP & Energy Fund are located at 10 Westport Road, Suite C101A, Wilton, Connecticut 06897. The principal offices of each of the other Funds are located at 120 East Liberty Drive, Suite 400, Wheaton, Illinois 60187.

Proxy solicitations for the Funds will be made primarily by mail. However, proxy solicitations may also be made by telephone or personal interviews conducted by officers and service providers of the Funds, including any agents or affiliates of such service providers.

The costs incurred in connection with the preparation of this Joint Proxy Statement and its enclosures will be paid by the Funds. The Funds will also


reimburse brokerage firms and others for their expenses in forwarding proxy solicitation materials from the Funds to the person(s) for whom they hold Fund shares.

The close of business on February 1, 2021 has been fixed as the record date (the "Record Date") for the determination of shareholders entitled to notice of and to vote at the Meeting and any adjournments or postponements thereof. In the event that, for any reason, a new record date is set for the Meeting, a proxy received from a shareholder who was a shareholder of record on both the Record Date and the new record date will remain in full force and effect unless explicitly revoked by the applicable shareholder.

Each Fund has one class of shares of beneficial interest, par value $0.01 per share, known as common shares ("Shares").

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE SHAREHOLDER MEETING SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON APRIL 26, 2021. THIS JOINT PROXY STATEMENT IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT HTTPS://WWW.FTPORTFOLIOS.COM/LOADCONTENT/GC4D1PTZGO4Y. EACH FUND'S MOST

RECENT ANNUAL AND SEMI-ANNUAL REPORTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT HTTPS://WWW.FTPORTFOLIOS.COM. TO FIND A REPORT, SELECT YOUR FUND UNDER THE "CLOSED-END FUNDS" TAB, SELECT THE "NEWS & LITERATURE" LINK, AND GO TO THE "QUARTERLY/SEMI-ANNUAL OR ANNUAL REPORTS" HEADING. IN ADDITION, THE FUNDS WILL FURNISH, WITHOUT CHARGE, COPIES OF THEIR MOST RECENT ANNUAL AND SEMI-ANNUAL REPORTS TO ANY SHAREHOLDER UPON REQUEST. TO REQUEST A COPY, PLEASE WRITE TO FIRST TRUST ADVISORS L.P. ("FIRST TRUST ADVISORS" OR THE "ADVISOR"), AT 120 EAST LIBERTY DRIVE, SUITE 400, WHEATON, ILLINOIS 60187, OR CALL TOLL-FREE (800) 988-5891.

YOU MAY CALL TOLL-FREE (800) 988-5891 FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO OBTAIN DIRECTIONS TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE MEETING AND VOTE IN PERSON. AS NOTED ABOVE, HOWEVER, IN LIGHT OF THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE TIME, DATE AND LOCATION OF THE MEETING MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, OR THE MEETING MAY BE HELD REMOTELY. ANY CHANGE TO THE TIME, DATE OR LOCATION OF THE MEETING WILL BE DISCLOSED IN A PRESS RELEASE (A COPY OF WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE ON EACH FUND'S WEBSITE AT HTTPS://WWW.FTPORTFOLIOS.COM (GO TO NEWS & LITERATURE ON THE APPLICABLE FUND'S WEBPAGE)) OR OTHERWISE IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH GUIDANCE ISSUED BY THE SEC OR ITS STAFF.

In order that your Shares may be represented at the Meeting, you are requested to:

o indicate your instructions on the proxy card;
o date and sign the proxy card;
o mail the proxy card promptly in the enclosed envelope which requires no postage if mailed in the continental United States; and
o allow sufficient time for the proxy card to be received BY 12:00 NOON CENTRAL TIME, on MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2021. (However, proxies received after this date may still be voted in the event the Meeting is adjourned or postponed to a later date.)

-2-

VOTING

As described further in the proposal, for each Fund, the affirmative vote of the holders of a plurality of the Shares present and entitled to vote at the Meeting will be required to elect the specified nominees as the Class II Trustees of that Fund provided a quorum is present. Abstentions and broker non-votes (i.e., Shares held by brokers or nominees as to which (i) instructions have not been received from the beneficial owners or the persons entitled to vote and (ii) the broker or nominee does not have discretionary voting power on a particular matter) will have no effect on the approval of the proposal.

If the enclosed proxy card is properly executed and returned in time to be voted at the Meeting, the Shares represented thereby will be voted in accordance with the instructions marked thereon, or, if no instructions are marked thereon, will be voted in the discretion of the persons named on the proxy card. Accordingly, unless instructions to the contrary are marked thereon, a properly executed and returned proxy will be voted FOR the election of the specified nominees as the Class II Trustees and at the discretion of the named proxies on any other matters that may properly come before the Meeting, as deemed appropriate. Any shareholder who has given a proxy has the right to revoke it at any time prior to its exercise either by attending the Meeting and voting his or her Shares in person, or by timely submitting a letter of revocation or a later-dated proxy to the applicable Fund at its address above. A list of shareholders of record entitled to notice of the Meeting will be available at the Advisor's Wheaton, Illinois offices, located at 120 East Liberty Drive, Suite 400, Wheaton, Illinois 60187, for inspection by any shareholder during regular business hours beginning on the second business day after notice is given of the Meeting, subject to restrictions that may be imposed on a requesting shareholder on the copying, use or distribution of the information contained in the list. Shareholders will need to show valid identification and proof of Share ownership to be admitted to the Meeting or to inspect the list of shareholders.

Under the by-laws of each Fund (as amended and restated on October 19, 2020, the "By-Laws"), a quorum with respect to a matter is constituted by the presence in person or by proxy of the holders of thirty-three and one-third percent (33-1/3%) of the outstanding Shares entitled to vote on the matter. For each Fund, for the purposes of establishing whether a quorum is present with respect to the Meeting, all Shares present in person or by properly submitted proxy and entitled to vote, including abstentions and broker non-votes (i.e., Shares held by brokers or nominees as to which (i) instructions have not been received from the beneficial owners or the persons entitled to vote and (ii) the broker or nominee does not have discretionary voting power on a particular matter), shall be counted. For each Fund, the Meeting may be postponed prior to the Meeting with notice to shareholders entitled to vote at the Meeting. Further, for each Fund, the Meeting may, by action of the chair of the Meeting, be adjourned from time to time with respect to one or more matters to a date that may be more than 120 days after the date set for the original meeting, whether or not a quorum is present with respect to such matter or matters. In addition, for each Fund, upon motion of the chair of the Meeting, the question of adjournment may be submitted to a vote of the shareholders, and in that case, any adjournment must be approved by the vote of holders of a majority of the Shares present and entitled to vote with respect to the matter or matters adjourned, and without further notice. Unless a proxy is otherwise limited in this regard, any Shares present and entitled to vote at the Meeting, including those that are represented by broker non-votes, may, at the discretion of the proxies named therein, be voted in favor of such an adjournment or adjournments.

-3-

OUTSTANDING SHARES ON THE RECORD DATE

On the Record Date, each Fund had the following number of Shares outstanding:

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------- ---------------
                                                                                             TICKER         SHARES
                                         FUND                                              SYMBOL(1)     OUTSTANDING
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------- ---------------
MACQUARIE/FIRST TRUST GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE/UTILITIES DIVIDEND & INCOME FUND                  MFD          8,547,442
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------- ---------------
FIRST TRUST ENERGY INCOME AND GROWTH FUND                                                     FEN         19,445,570
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------- ---------------
FIRST TRUST ENHANCED EQUITY INCOME FUND                                                       FFA         19,982,838
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------- ---------------
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY INCOME FUND                                           FAM         12,671,036
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------- ---------------
FIRST TRUST MORTGAGE INCOME FUND                                                              FMY          4,213,115
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------- ---------------
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN EMERGING OPPORTUNITY FUND                                                FEO          4,991,802
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------- ---------------
FIRST TRUST SPECIALTY FINANCE AND FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES FUND                                FGB         14,367,591
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------- ---------------
FIRST TRUST ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE FUND                                                        FIF         17,065,432
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------- ---------------
FIRST TRUST MLP AND ENERGY INCOME FUND                                                        FEI         45,402,814
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------- ---------------
FIRST TRUST INTERMEDIATE DURATION PREFERRED & INCOME FUND                                     FPF         60,765,997
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------- ---------------
FIRST TRUST NEW OPPORTUNITIES MLP & ENERGY FUND                                               FPL         25,045,241
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------- ---------------
FIRST TRUST DYNAMIC EUROPE EQUITY INCOME FUND                                                FDEU         17,231,908
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------- ---------------
(1)   The Shares of each of the Funds are listed on the New York Stock Exchange
      ("NYSE") except for the Shares of First Trust Energy Income and Growth
      Fund, which are listed on the NYSE American LLC.

To the extent they are entitled to exercise voting rights with respect to Shares owned, shareholders of record on the Record Date are entitled to one vote for each full Share the shareholder owns and a proportionate fractional vote for any fraction of a Share the shareholder owns. The By-Laws include provisions pursuant to which, in summary, a shareholder who obtains beneficial ownership of a Fund's Shares in a "Control Share Acquisition" (as defined) may exercise voting rights with respect to such Shares only to the extent the authorization of such voting rights is approved by other shareholders of the Fund. Based on available information, a Fund may determine that a shareholder has obtained beneficial ownership of such Fund's Shares in a Control Share Acquisition and that, therefore, such Shares may not be voted at the Meeting. See "ADDITIONAL INFORMATION --CONTROL SHARE ACQUISITIONS" below.

To the knowledge of the Board of Trustees of each Fund, as of the Record Date, no single shareholder or "group" (as that term is used in Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "1934 Act")) beneficially owned more than 5% of the Fund's outstanding Shares, except as described in the following table. A control person is one who owns, either directly or indirectly, more than 25% of the voting securities of a Fund or otherwise acknowledges the existence of control. If a party controls a Fund, such party may be able to significantly affect the outcome of any item presented to shareholders for approval. Information as to beneficial ownership of Shares, including percentage of outstanding Shares beneficially owned, is based on (1) securities position listing reports as of the Record Date and (2) reports filed with the SEC by shareholders on the dates indicated in such filings. The Funds do not have any knowledge of the identity of the ultimate beneficiaries of the Shares listed below.

-4-

                                            BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SHARES

----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
                  NAME AND ADDRESS                         SHARES BENEFICIALLY            % OF OUTSTANDING SHARES
                OF BENEFICIAL OWNER                               OWNED                     BENEFICIALLY OWNED
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MACQUARIE/FIRST TRUST GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE/UTILITIES DIVIDEND & INCOME FUND:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Financial Services LLC
499 Washington Blvd.                                         1,486,057 Shares                     17.39%
Jersey City, NJ 07310
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
TD Ameritrade Clearing, Inc.
200 S. 108th Ave.                                              955,420 Shares                     11.18%
Omaha, NE 68154
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
2423 E. Lincoln Drive                                          933,556 Shares                     10.92%
Phoenix, AZ 85016
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
4804 Deer Lake Drive E.                                        616,774 Shares                      7.22%
Jacksonville, FL 32246
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
RBC Capital Markets, LLC
60 S. 6th Street - P09                                         594,920 Shares                      6.96%
Minneapolis, MN 55402
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Pershing LLC
One Pershing Plaza                                             553,795 Shares                      6.48%
Jersey City, NJ 07399
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC
1 N. Jefferson Ave.                                            496,705 Shares                      5.81%
St. Louis, MO 63103
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
1300 Thames Street, 6th Floor                                  434,979 Shares                      5.09%
Baltimore, MD 21231
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FIRST TRUST ENERGY INCOME AND GROWTH FUND:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
2423 E. Lincoln Drive                                        2,276,839 Shares                     11.71%
Phoenix, AZ 85016
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
National Financial Services LLC
499 Washington Blvd.                                         2,037,703 Shares                     10.48%
Jersey City, NJ 07310
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Pershing LLC
One Pershing Plaza                                           2,028,203 Shares                     10.43%
Jersey City, NJ 07399
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC
1 N. Jefferson Ave.                                          1,593,702 Shares                      8.20%
St. Louis, MO 63103
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
1300 Thames Street, 6th Floor                                1,511,891 Shares                      7.77%
Baltimore, MD 21231
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
TD Ameritrade Clearing, Inc.
200 S. 108th Ave                                             1,266,586 Shares                      6.51%
Omaha, NE 68154
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
American Enterprise Investment Services Inc.
901 3rd Avenue South                                         1,061,783 Shares                      5.46%
Minneapolis, MN 55474
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------

-5-

----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
                  NAME AND ADDRESS                         SHARES BENEFICIALLY            % OF OUTSTANDING SHARES
                OF BENEFICIAL OWNER                               OWNED                     BENEFICIALLY OWNED
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FIRST TRUST ENHANCED EQUITY INCOME FUND:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC
1 N. Jefferson Ave.                                          3,777,546 Shares                     18.90%
St. Louis, MO 63103
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
880 Carillon Parkway                                         3,292,199 Shares                     16.48%
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
1300 Thames Street, 6th Floor                                2,684,978 Shares                     13.44%
Baltimore, MD 21231
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
National Financial Services LLC
499 Washington Blvd.                                         1,365,137 Shares                      6.83%
Jersey City, NJ 07310
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
RBC Capital Markets, LLC
60 S. 6th Street - P09                                       1,138,299 Shares                      5.70%
Minneapolis, MN 55402
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY INCOME FUND:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Karpus Management, Inc., d/b/a Karpus Investment
Management(1)                                                1,803,487 Shares(1)                  17.80%(1)
183 Sully's Trail
Pittsford, NY 14534
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
U.S. Bank N.A.
1555 N. Rivercenter Dr., Suite 302                           2,039,283 Shares                     16.10%
Milwaukee, WI 53212
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
National Financial Services LLC
499 Washington Blvd.                                         1,169,821 Shares                      9.23%
Jersey City, NJ 07310
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
TD Ameritrade Clearing, Inc.
200 S. 108th Ave                                             1,140,607 Shares                      9.00%
Omaha, NE 68154
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
2423 E. Lincoln Drive                                          728,635 Shares                      5.75%
Phoenix, AZ 85016
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
1300 Thames Street, 6th Floor                                  700,597 Shares                      5.53%
Baltimore, MD 21231
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
RBC Capital Markets, LLC
60 S. 6th Street - P09                                         668,202 Shares                      5.28%
Minneapolis, MN 55402
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC
1 N. Jefferson Ave.                                            665,493 Shares                      5.25%
St. Louis, MO 63103
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Sit Investment Associates, Inc.(2)
3300 IDS Center                                                643,210 Shares(2)                   5.04%(2)
80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
(1)   Information is according to Amendment No. 9 to Schedule 13D filed with the
      SEC on February 23, 2021. Such filing states that the reporting person has
      sole voting power with respect to 1,756,358 Shares and sole dispositive
      power with respect to 1,803,487 Shares. Such filing also indicates that it
      was filed with the SEC subsequent to the completion of a tender offer
      relating to the Fund's Shares.
(2)   Information is according to Schedule 13G filed with the SEC on February
      12, 2021. On March 1, 2021, Sit Investment Associates, Inc. filed
      Amendment No. 1 to Schedule 13G with the SEC. Such filing indicated that
      the reporting person beneficially owned less than 5% of the outstanding
      Shares of the Fund as of February 28, 2021.

-6-

----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
                  NAME AND ADDRESS                         SHARES BENEFICIALLY            % OF OUTSTANDING SHARES
                OF BENEFICIAL OWNER                               OWNED                     BENEFICIALLY OWNED
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FIRST TRUST MORTGAGE INCOME FUND:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sit Investment Associates, Inc.(1)
Sit Fixed Income Advisors II, LLC
3300 IDS Center                                              1,632,397 Shares(1)                  38.75%(1)
80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
The Northern Trust Company
801 S. Canal Street                                          1,083,828 Shares                     25.73%
Chicago, IL 60607
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
1607 Capital Partners, LLC(2)
13 S. 13th Street, Suite 400                                   436,476 Shares(2)                  10.36%(2)
Richmond, VA 23219
   and
The Walt Disney Company Retirement Plan Master
Trust(2)                                                       234,857 Shares(2)                   5.57%(2)
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521-0500
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Edward D. Jones & Co.
201 Progress Parkway                                           431,894 Shares                     10.25%
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
National Financial Services LLC
499 Washington Blvd.                                           304,265 Shares                      7.22%
Jersey City, NJ 07310
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
2423 E. Lincoln Drive                                          289,025 Shares                      6.86%
Phoenix, AZ 85016
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
State Street Bank and Trust Company
1776 Heritage Drive                                            262,749 Shares                      6.24%
North Quincy, MA 02171
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association
550 South 4th Street                                           255,014 Shares                      6.05%
Minneapolis, MN 55415
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN EMERGING OPPORTUNITY FUND:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC
1 N. Jefferson Ave.                                            763,889 Shares                     15.30%
St. Louis, MO 63103
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Lazard Asset Management LLC(3)
30 Rockefeller Plaza                                           708,103 Shares(3)                  13.99%(3)
New York, NY 10112
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
1300 Thames Street, 6th Floor                                  556,137 Shares                     11.14%
Baltimore, MD 21231
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
The Bank of New York Mellon
525 William Penn Place, Suite 153-0400                         446,271 Shares                      8.94%
Pittsburgh, PA 15259
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
(1)   Information is according to Amendment No. 18 to Schedule 13D filed with
      the SEC pursuant to a joint filing agreement on December 22, 2020. Such
      filing states that the reporting persons have shared voting power and
      shared dispositive power with respect to the Shares held.
(2)   Information is according to Amendment No. 9 to Schedule 13G filed with the
      SEC pursuant to a joint filing agreement on February 16, 2021. Such filing
      states that (a) 1607 Capital Partners, LLC, an investment adviser, is the
      beneficial owner of Shares based on having voting power which includes the
      power to vote, or to direct the voting of, such securities and investment
      power which includes the power to dispose, or to direct the disposition
      of, such securities and (b) The Walt Disney Company Retirement Plan Master
      Trust is a client of 1607 Capital Partners, LLC and is the beneficial
      owner of Shares solely due to being able to terminate without condition
      the investment management agreement with 1607 Capital Partners, LLC in
      less than sixty days.
(3)   Information is according to Schedule 13G/A filed with the SEC on February
      10, 2021. Such filing states that the reporting person has (a) sole voting
      power with respect to 502,031 Shares and (b) sole dispositive power with
      respect to 708,103 Shares.

-7-

----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
                  NAME AND ADDRESS                         SHARES BENEFICIALLY            % OF OUTSTANDING SHARES
                OF BENEFICIAL OWNER                               OWNED                     BENEFICIALLY OWNED
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
2423 E. Lincoln Drive                                          371,031 Shares                      7.43%
Phoenix, AZ 85016
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
National Financial Services LLC
499 Washington Blvd.                                           369,427 Shares                      7.40%
Jersey City, NJ 07310
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
The Northern Trust Company
801 S. Canal Street                                            297,865 Shares                      5.97%
Chicago, IL 60607
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
4804 Deer Lake Drive E.                                        268,324 Shares                      5.38%
Jacksonville, FL 32246
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
TD Ameritrade Clearing, Inc.
200 S. 108th Ave.                                              267,406 Shares                      5.36%
Omaha, NE 68154
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FIRST TRUST SPECIALTY FINANCE AND FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES FUND:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Financial Services LLC
499 Washington Blvd.                                         2,409,151 Shares                     16.77%
Jersey City, NJ 07310
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC
1 N. Jefferson Ave.                                          2,017,831 Shares                     14.04%
St. Louis, MO 63103
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
TD Ameritrade Clearing, Inc.
200 S. 108th Ave.                                            1,301,122 Shares                      9.06%
Omaha, NE 68154
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
2423 E. Lincoln Drive                                        1,054,086 Shares                      7.34%
Phoenix, AZ 85016
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
LPL Financial Corporation
1055 LPL Way                                                 1,050,042 Shares                      7.31%
Fort Mill, SC 29715
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Pershing LLC
One Pershing Plaza                                             990,500 Shares                      6.89%
Jersey City, NJ 07399
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
880 Carillon Parkway                                           906,991 Shares                      6.31%
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Nova R. Wealth, Inc.(1)
6711 West 121st Street                                      784,883.56 Shares(1)                    5.5%(1)
Overland Park, KS 66209
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FIRST TRUST ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE FUND:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
1300 Thames Street, 6th Floor                                3,179,343 Shares                     18.63%
Baltimore, MD 21231
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
National Financial Services LLC
499 Washington Blvd.                                         1,740,530 Shares                     10.20%
Jersey City, NJ 07310
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
2423 E. Lincoln Drive                                        1,617,402 Shares                      9.48%
Phoenix, AZ 85016
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC
1 N. Jefferson Ave.                                          1,448,097 Shares                      8.49%
St. Louis, MO 63103
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
(1)   Information is according to Schedule 13G filed with the SEC on February 6,
      2018.

-8-

----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
                  NAME AND ADDRESS                         SHARES BENEFICIALLY            % OF OUTSTANDING SHARES
                OF BENEFICIAL OWNER                               OWNED                     BENEFICIALLY OWNED
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TD Ameritrade Clearing, Inc.
200 S. 108th Ave.                                            1,193,843 Shares                      7.00%
Omaha, NE 68154
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
The Bank of New York Mellon
525 William Penn Place, Suite 153-0400                       1,147,275 Shares                      6.72%
Pittsburgh, PA 15259
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
880 Carillon Parkway                                           970,435 Shares                      5.69%
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Advisors Asset Management, Inc.(1)                             965,721 Shares(1)                  5.629%(1)
18925 Base Camp Road
Monument, CO 80132
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FIRST TRUST MLP AND ENERGY INCOME FUND:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
1300 Thames Street, 6th Floor                               14,251,070 Shares                     31.39%
Baltimore, MD 21231
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
National Financial Services LLC
499 Washington Blvd.                                         4,487,797 Shares                      9.88%
Jersey City, NJ 07310
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
2423 E. Lincoln Drive                                        4,112,584 Shares                      9.06%
Phoenix, AZ 85016
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
TD Ameritrade Clearing, Inc.
200 S. 108th Ave.                                            2,410,436 Shares                      5.31%
Omaha, NE 68154
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FIRST TRUST INTERMEDIATE DURATION PREFERRED & INCOME FUND:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
1300 Thames Street, 6th Floor                               21,850,912 Shares                     35.96%
Baltimore, MD 21231
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC
1 N. Jefferson Ave.                                          5,845,567 Shares                      9.62%
St. Louis, MO 63103
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
National Financial Services LLC
499 Washington Blvd.                                         3,699,024 Shares                      6.09%
Jersey City, NJ 07310
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Pershing LLC
One Pershing Plaza                                           3,426,805 Shares                      5.64%
Jersey City, NJ 07399
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
RBC Capital Markets, LLC
60 S. 6th Street - P09                                       3,286,060 Shares                      5.41%
Minneapolis, MN 55402
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FIRST TRUST NEW OPPORTUNITIES MLP & ENERGY FUND:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
1300 Thames Street, 6th Floor                                4,870,052 Shares                     19.45%
Baltimore, MD 21231
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
National Financial Services LLC
499 Washington Blvd.                                         2,920,566 Shares                     11.66%
Jersey City, NJ 07310
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC
1 N. Jefferson Ave.                                          2,274,247 Shares                      9.08%
St. Louis, MO 63103
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
(1)   Information is according to Amendment No. 2 to Schedule 13G filed with the
      SEC on February 4, 2021. According to such filing, the reporting person
      holds (a) sole voting power with respect to 959,949 Shares and (b) sole
      dispositive power with respect to 965,721 Shares.

-9-

----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
                  NAME AND ADDRESS                         SHARES BENEFICIALLY            % OF OUTSTANDING SHARES
                OF BENEFICIAL OWNER                               OWNED                     BENEFICIALLY OWNED
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pershing LLC
One Pershing Plaza                                           1,786,464 Shares                      7.13%
Jersey City, NJ 07399
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
TD Ameritrade Clearing, Inc.
200 S. 108th Ave.                                            1,600,792 Shares                      6.39%
Omaha, NE 68154
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
2423 E. Lincoln Drive                                        1,425,886 Shares                      5.69%
Phoenix, AZ 85016
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
American Enterprise Investment Services Inc.
901 3rd Avenue South                                         1,386,519 Shares                      5.54%
Minneapolis, MN 55474
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FIRST TRUST DYNAMIC EUROPE EQUITY INCOME FUND:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wells Fargo & Company(1)
420 Montgomery St.                                           3,578,017 Shares(1)                  20.76%(1)
San Francisco, CA 94163
   and
Wells Capital Management Incorporated(1)
525 Market St., 10th Floor                                   3,403,532 Shares(1)                  19.75%(1)
San Francisco, CA 94105
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
The Bank of New York Mellon
525 William Penn Place, Suite 153-0400                       2,971,217 Shares                     17.24%
Pittsburgh, PA 15259
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
880 Carillon Parkway                                         1,991,838 Shares                     11.56%
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
City of London Investment Management Company
Limited, a company incorporated under the laws of
England and Wales(2)                                         1,783,114 Shares(2)                   10.3%(2)
77 Gracechurch St.
London, EC3V 0AS
England
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC(3)
1 N. Jefferson Ave.                                          1,650,809 Shares(3)                   9.58%(3)
St. Louis, MO 63103
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
1300 Thames Street, 6th Floor                                1,440,388 Shares                      8.36%
Baltimore, MD 21231
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
UBS Financial Services Inc.
1000 Harbor Blvd.                                            1,319,801 Shares                      7.66%
Weehawken, NJ 07086
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
(1)   Information is according to Amendment No. 4 to Schedule 13G filed with the
      SEC on February 12, 2021. According to such filing, with respect to Shares
      beneficially owned by Wells Fargo & Company, such person holds sole voting
      power and sole dispositive power with respect to 5,002 Shares, shared
      voting power with respect to 3,065,656 Shares and shared dispositive power
      with respect to 3,573,016 Shares. According to such filing, with respect
      to Shares beneficially owned by Wells Capital Management Incorporated,
      such person holds sole voting power and sole dispositive power with
      respect to 0 Shares, shared voting power with respect to 3,065,656 Shares
      and shared dispositive power with respect to 3,403,532 Shares. Such filing
      also states that it is filed by Wells Fargo & Company on its own behalf
      and on behalf of the following subsidiaries: Wells Fargo Clearing
      Services, LLC; Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC; and Wells
      Capital Management Incorporated. Further, such filing states that
      aggregate beneficial ownership reported by Wells Fargo & Company (i.e.,
      3,578,017 Shares) is on a consolidated basis and includes any beneficial
      ownership separately reported in such filing by a subsidiary. With respect
      to Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, see below regarding ownership
      information based on a securities position listing report as of the Record
      Date.
(2)   Information is according to Schedule 13G filed with the SEC on February 9,
      2021.
(3)   See above regarding Amendment No. 4 to Schedule 13G filed with the SEC by
      Wells Fargo & Company.

-10-

----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
                  NAME AND ADDRESS                         SHARES BENEFICIALLY            % OF OUTSTANDING SHARES
                OF BENEFICIAL OWNER                               OWNED                     BENEFICIALLY OWNED
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
State Street Bank and Trust Company
1776 Heritage Drive                                          1,183,641 Shares                      6.87%
North Quincy, MA 02171
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
1607 Capital Partners, LLC(1)
13 S. 13th St., Suite 400                                      975,106 Shares(1)                    5.7%(1)
Richmond, VA 23219
----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------------
(1)   Information is according to Amendment No. 5 to Schedule 13G filed with the
      SEC on February 16, 2021.

-11-

PROPOSAL: ELECTION OF TWO (2) CLASS II TRUSTEES OF EACH FUND

TWO (2) CLASS II TRUSTEES ARE TO BE ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF EACH FUND BY HOLDERS OF SHARES OF SUCH FUND. CURRENT TRUSTEES RICHARD E. ERICKSON AND THOMAS R. KADLEC ARE THE NOMINEES FOR ELECTION AS THE CLASS II TRUSTEES BY SHAREHOLDERS OF EACH FUND FOR A THREE-YEAR TERM.

Each Fund has established a staggered Board of Trustees pursuant to its By-Laws, and, accordingly, Trustees are divided into the following three (3) classes: Class I, Class II and Class III. Richard E. Erickson and Thomas R. Kadlec are currently the Class II Trustees of each Fund for a term expiring at the Meeting or until their respective successors are elected and qualified. If elected, Dr. Erickson and Mr. Kadlec will hold office for a three-year term expiring at each Fund's 2024 annual meeting of shareholders. James A. Bowen, Niel B. Nielson and Robert F. Keith are current and continuing Trustees. Mr. Bowen and Mr. Nielson are the Class III Trustees for a term expiring at each Fund's 2022 annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. Keith is the Class I Trustee for a term expiring at each Fund's 2023 annual meeting of shareholders. Each Trustee will continue to serve until his successor is elected and qualified, or until he earlier resigns or is otherwise removed.

REQUIRED VOTE: For each Fund, the nominees for election as the Class II Trustees must be elected by the affirmative vote of the holders of a plurality of the Shares of the Fund, cast in person or by proxy at the Meeting and entitled to vote thereon, provided a quorum is present. Abstentions and broker non-votes will have no effect on the approval of the proposal. Proxies cannot be voted for a greater number of persons than the number of seats open for election.

Unless you give contrary instructions on your proxy card, your Shares will be voted FOR the election of each nominee listed if your proxy card has been properly executed and timely received by the applicable Fund. If a nominee should withdraw or otherwise become unavailable for election prior to the Meeting, the proxies named on your proxy card intend to vote FOR any substitute nominee recommended by a Fund's Board of Trustees in accordance with the Fund's procedures.

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF EACH FUND UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS THAT
SHAREHOLDERS VOTE FOR THE ELECTION OF EACH NOMINEE.

-12-

MANAGEMENT

MANAGEMENT OF THE FUNDS

The general supervision of the duties performed for each Fund under its respective investment management agreement with the Advisor is the responsibility of that Fund's Board of Trustees. The Trustees set broad policies for the Funds and choose the Funds' officers. The following is a list of the Trustees and executive officers of each Fund and a statement of their present positions and principal occupations during the past five years, the number of portfolios each Trustee oversees and the other trusteeships or directorships each Trustee holds, if applicable. As noted above, each Fund has established a staggered Board of Trustees consisting of five (5) Trustees divided into three
(3) classes: Class I, Class II and Class III. The length of the term of office of each Trustee is generally three years, and when each Trustee's term begins and ends depends on the Trustee's designated class and when the Trustee's successor is elected and qualified. James A. Bowen is deemed an "interested person" (as that term is defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended ("1940 Act")) ("Interested Trustee") of the Funds due to his position as Chief Executive Officer of the Advisor. Except for Mr. Bowen, each Trustee is not an "interested person" (as that term is defined in the 1940 Act) and is therefore referred to as an "Independent Trustee." The officers of the Funds serve indefinite terms.

The remainder of this page is intentionally left blank.

-13-

The following tables identify the Trustees and executive officers of the Funds. Unless otherwise indicated, the address of all persons is c/o First Trust Advisors L.P., 120 East Liberty Drive, Suite 400, Wheaton, IL 60187.

                                                 INDEPENDENT TRUSTEES
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                            OTHER
                                                                                        NUMBER OF       TRUSTEESHIPS
                                                                                      PORTFOLIOS IN          OR
                                      TERM OF OFFICE(1)                              THE FIRST TRUST    DIRECTORSHIPS
                        POSITION(S)    AND YEAR FIRST     PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION(S)      FUND COMPLEX    HELD BY TRUSTEE
      NAME AND           HELD WITH       ELECTED OR             DURING PAST 5          OVERSEEN BY      DURING PAST 5
   YEAR OF BIRTH           FUNDS         APPOINTED(2)               YEARS                TRUSTEE            YEARS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Richard E. Erickson     Trustee       Class II          Physician; Officer, Wheaton        195        None
1951                                  Nominee           Orthopedics; Limited
                                                        Partner, Gundersen Real
                                      Since 2004        Estate Limited Partnership
                                                        (June 1992 to December 2016)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thomas R. Kadlec        Trustee       Class II          President, ADM Investor            195        Director of ADM
1957                                  Nominee           Services, Inc. (Futures                       Investor
                                                        Commission Merchant)                          Services, Inc.,
                                      Since 2004                                                      ADM Investor
                                                                                                      Services
                                                                                                      International,
                                                                                                      Futures Industry
                                                                                                      Association and
                                                                                                      National Futures
                                                                                                      Association
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Robert F. Keith         Trustee       Class I           President, Hibs Enterprises        195        Director of Trust
1956                                                    (Financial and Management                     Company of
                                      Since 2006        Consulting)                                   Illinois
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Niel B. Nielson         Trustee       Class III         Senior Advisor (August 2018        195        None
1954                                                    to present), Managing
                                      Since 2004        Director and Chief Operating
                                                        Officer (January 2015 to
                                                        August 2018), Pelita Harapan
                                                        Educational Foundation
                                                        (Educational Products and
                                                        Services)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                 INTERESTED TRUSTEE

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                            OTHER
                                                                                        NUMBER OF       TRUSTEESHIPS
                                                                                      PORTFOLIOS IN          OR
                                      TERM OF OFFICE(1)                              THE FIRST TRUST    DIRECTORSHIPS
                        POSITION(S)    AND YEAR FIRST     PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION(S)      FUND COMPLEX    HELD BY TRUSTEE
       NAME AND          HELD WITH       ELECTED OR             DURING PAST 5          OVERSEEN BY      DURING PAST 5
     YEAR OF BIRTH         FUNDS         APPOINTED(2)               YEARS                TRUSTEE            YEARS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
James A. Bowen(3)       Trustee and   Class III         Chief Executive Officer,           195        None
1955                    Chairman of                     First Trust Advisors L.P.
                        the Board     Since 2004        and First Trust Portfolios
                                                        L.P.; Chairman of the Board
                                                        of Directors, BondWave LLC
                                                        (Software Development
                                                        Company) and Stonebridge
                                                        Advisors LLC (Investment
                                                        Advisor)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-14-

                                                EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                     TERM OF OFFICE(1)
            NAME AND              POSITIONS AND        AND LENGTH OF                PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION(S)
         YEAR OF BIRTH          OFFICES WITH FUNDS       SERVICE(2)                   DURING PAST 5 YEARS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
James M. Dykas                 President and         Indefinite Term     Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer
1966                           Chief Executive                           (January 2016 to present), Controller
                               Officer               Since 2012          (January 2011 to January 2016), Senior Vice
                                                                         President (April 2007 to January 2016), First
                                                                         Trust Advisors L.P. and First Trust Portfolios
                                                                         L.P.; Chief Financial Officer (January 2016 to
                                                                         present), BondWave LLC (Software Development
                                                                         Company) and Stonebridge Advisors LLC
                                                                         (Investment Advisor)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Donald P. Swade                Treasurer, Chief      Indefinite Term     Senior Vice President (July 2016 to present),
1972                           Financial Officer                         Vice President (April 2012 to July 2016),
                               and Chief             Since 2016          First Trust Advisors L.P. and First Trust
                               Accounting Officer                        Portfolios L.P.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
W. Scott Jardine               Secretary and         Indefinite Term     General Counsel, First Trust Advisors L.P. and
1960                           Chief Legal                               First Trust Portfolios L.P.; Secretary and
                               Officer               Since 2004          General Counsel, BondWave LLC (Software
                                                                         Development Company); Secretary, Stonebridge
                                                                         Advisors LLC (Investment Advisor)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Daniel J. Lindquist            Vice President        Indefinite Term     Managing Director, First Trust Advisors L.P.
1970                                                                     and First Trust Portfolios L.P.
                                                     Since 2005
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kristi A. Maher                Chief Compliance      Indefinite Term     Deputy General Counsel, First Trust Advisors
1966                           Officer and                               L.P. and First Trust Portfolios L.P.
                               Assistant             Chief Compliance
                               Secretary             Officer since
                                                     2011 and
                                                     Assistant
                                                     Secretary since
                                                     2004
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(1)   Currently, Richard E. Erickson and Thomas R. Kadlec, as the Class II
      Trustees, are each serving a term for each of the Funds until the Meeting
      or until their respective successors are elected and qualified. James A.
      Bowen and Niel B. Nielson, as the Class III Trustees, are each serving a
      term for each of the Funds until the Funds' 2022 annual meetings of
      shareholders or until their respective successors are elected and
      qualified. Robert F. Keith, as the Class I Trustee, is serving a term for
      each of the Funds until the Funds' 2023 annual meetings of shareholders or
      until his successor is elected and qualified. Executive officers of the
      Funds have an indefinite term.
(2)   For executive officers, unless otherwise specified, length of service
      represents the year the person first became an executive officer of a
      Fund. Except as otherwise provided below, all Trustees and executive
      officers were elected or appointed (i) in 2004 for the then-existing
      Funds, (ii) in 2005 for First Trust Mortgage Income Fund, (iii) in 2006
      for First Trust/Aberdeen Emerging Opportunity Fund, (iv) in 2007 for First
      Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund, (v) in 2011 for
      First Trust Energy Infrastructure Fund, (vi) in 2012 for First Trust MLP
      and Energy Income Fund, (vii) in 2013 for First Trust Intermediate
      Duration Preferred & Income Fund and First Trust New Opportunities MLP &
      Energy Fund and (viii) in 2015 for First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity
      Income Fund. Robert F. Keith was appointed Trustee of all then-existing
      funds in the First Trust Fund Complex in June 2006. James M. Dykas was
      elected (a) Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting
      Officer of all then-existing funds in the First Trust Fund Complex in
      January 2012, effective January 23, 2012 and (b) President and Chief
      Executive Officer of all then-existing funds in the First Trust Fund
      Complex in December 2015, effective January 2016. Donald P. Swade was
      elected Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of
      all then-existing funds in the First Trust Fund Complex in December 2015,
      effective January 2016. Daniel J. Lindquist was elected Vice President of
      all then-existing funds in the First Trust Fund Complex on December 12,
      2005. Kristi A. Maher was elected Chief Compliance Officer of all
      then-existing funds in the First Trust Fund Complex in December 2010,
      effective January 1, 2011; before January 1, 2011, W. Scott Jardine served
      as Chief Compliance Officer.
(3)   Mr. Bowen is deemed an "interested person" of the Funds due to his
      position as Chief Executive Officer of First Trust Advisors L.P.,
      investment advisor of the Funds.

UNITARY BOARD LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE

The same five persons serve as Trustees on each Fund's Board of Trustees and on the boards of all other funds in the First Trust Fund Complex (the "First Trust Funds"), which is known as a "unitary" board leadership structure. The unitary board structure was adopted for the First Trust Funds because of the efficiencies it achieves with respect to the governance and oversight of the First Trust Funds. Each First Trust Fund is subject to the rules and regulations of the 1940 Act (and other applicable securities laws), which means that many of the First Trust Funds face similar issues with respect to certain of their fundamental activities, including risk management, portfolio liquidity, portfolio valuation and financial reporting. In addition, many of the First Trust Funds, in addition to sharing the same advisor, share many other service providers in their administration, resulting in an overlap of oversight obligations. Because of the similar and often overlapping issues facing the

-15-

First Trust Funds, the Board of Trustees of each of the First Trust Funds (such Boards of Trustees referred to herein collectively as the "Board" and, where appropriate in context, the term "Board" may also be used to refer to the Board of Trustees of a Fund) believes that maintaining a unitary board structure promotes efficiency and consistency in the governance and oversight of all First Trust Funds and reduces the costs, administrative burdens and possible conflicts that may result from having multiple boards. In adopting a unitary board structure, the Trustees seek to provide effective governance through establishing a board the overall composition of which will, as a body, possess the appropriate skills, diversity, independence and experience to oversee the business of the First Trust Funds.

Including the Funds, the First Trust Fund Complex includes: 16 closed-end funds advised by First Trust Advisors; First Trust Series Fund, an open-end management investment company with three portfolios advised by First Trust Advisors; First Trust Variable Insurance Trust, an open-end management investment company with five portfolios advised by First Trust Advisors; and First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund, First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund II, First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund III, First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund IV, First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund V, First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI, First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VII, First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VIII, First Trust Exchange-Traded AlphaDEX(R) Fund and First Trust Exchange-Traded AlphaDEX(R) Fund II, exchange-traded funds with, in the aggregate, 171 portfolios (each such portfolio, an "ETF" and each such exchange-traded fund, an "ETF Trust") advised by First Trust Advisors.

Annually, the Board reviews its governance structure and the committee structures, their performance and functions and reviews any processes that would enhance Board governance over the First Trust Funds' business. The Board has determined that its leadership structure, including the unitary board and committee structure, is appropriate based on the characteristics of the funds it serves and the characteristics of the First Trust Fund Complex as a whole. The Board is composed of four Independent Trustees and one Interested Trustee. The Interested Trustee serves as the Chairman of the Board. An individual who is not a Trustee serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the First Trust Funds.

In order to streamline communication between the Advisor and the Independent Trustees and create certain efficiencies, the Board has a Lead Independent Trustee who is responsible for: (i) chairing all meetings of the Independent Trustees; (ii) working with the Advisor, Fund counsel and the independent legal counsel to the Independent Trustees to determine the agenda for Board meetings; (iii) serving as the principal contact for and facilitating communication between the Independent Trustees and the Funds' service providers, particularly the Advisor; and (iv) any other duties that the Independent Trustees may delegate to the Lead Independent Trustee. The Lead Independent Trustee is selected by the Independent Trustees and serves a three-year term or until his successor is selected. Niel B. Nielson currently serves as the Lead Independent Trustee.

The Board has established five standing committees (as described below) and has delegated certain of its responsibilities to those committees. The Board and its committees meet frequently throughout the year to oversee the Funds' activities, review contractual arrangements with and performance of service providers, oversee compliance with regulatory requirements, and review Fund performance. The Independent Trustees are represented by independent legal counsel at all Board and committee meetings (other than meetings of the Dividend Committee). Generally, the Board acts by majority vote of all the Trustees, except where a different vote is required by applicable law.

The Committee Chairmen and the Lead Independent Trustee currently rotate every three years in serving as Chairman of the Audit Committee, the Nominating and Governance Committee, the Valuation Committee or the Dividend Committee, or as Lead Independent Trustee. The Lead Independent Trustee and the immediately

-16-

preceding Lead Independent Trustee also serve on the Executive Committee with the Interested Trustee.

The five standing committees of the Board are: the Executive Committee (formerly known also as the Dividend and Pricing Committee), the Dividend Committee (established in October 2020), the Nominating and Governance Committee, the Valuation Committee and the Audit Committee.

Executive Committee. The Executive Committee, which meets between Board meetings, is authorized to exercise all powers of and to act in the place of the Board to the extent permitted by each Fund's Declaration of Trust and By-Laws. The members of the Executive Committee of a Fund are authorized to exercise all of the powers and authority of the Board in respect of the issuance and sale, through an underwritten public offering, of the Shares of the Fund and all other such matters relating to such financing, including determining the price at which such Shares are to be sold, approval of the final terms of the underwriting agreement, and approval of the members of the underwriting syndicate. Prior to October 19, 2020, such Committee was also responsible for the declaration and setting of dividends. Mr. Nielson, Mr. Bowen and Dr. Erickson are members of the Executive Committee. The number of meetings of the Executive Committee held for each Fund during its last fiscal year is shown on Schedule 1 hereto.

Dividend Committee. The Dividend Committee of each Fund was established on October 19, 2020. The Dividend Committee is responsible for assisting the Board in, or assuming the authority and power of the Board with respect to, the declaration and setting of distributions on the applicable Fund's Shares. Dr. Erickson and Mr. Nielson are members of the Dividend Committee. During each Fund's last fiscal year, the Dividend Committee did not hold any meetings.

Nominating and Governance Committee. The Nominating and Governance Committee of each Fund is responsible for appointing and nominating persons to the Board of that Fund. Messrs. Erickson, Kadlec, Keith and Nielson are members of the Nominating and Governance Committee, and each is an Independent Trustee who is also an "independent director" within the meaning of the listing rules of the primary national securities exchange on which the Funds' shares are listed for trading. The Nominating and Governance Committee operates under a written charter adopted and approved by the Board, a copy of which is available on the Funds' website at https://www.ftportfolios.com (go to News & Literature on the applicable Fund's webpage). In 2014, the Board adopted a mandatory retirement age of 75 for Trustees, beyond which age Trustees are ineligible to serve. The Nominating and Governance Committee Charter provides that the Committee will not consider new trustee candidates who will turn 72 years old during the initial term.

If there is no current or anticipated vacancy on the Board of a Fund, the Nominating and Governance Committee will not actively seek recommendations for nominations from other parties, including shareholders of the Fund. When a vacancy on the Board of a Fund occurs or is anticipated to occur and nominations are sought to fill such vacancy, the Nominating and Governance Committee may seek nominations from those sources it deems appropriate in its discretion, including shareholders of the applicable Fund. In addition, the Nominating and Governance Committee may retain a search firm to identify candidates. To submit a recommendation for nomination as a candidate for a position on the Board of a Fund, shareholders of the applicable Fund shall mail such recommendation to W. Scott Jardine, Secretary, at 120 East Liberty Drive, Suite 400, Wheaton, Illinois 60187. Under no circumstances will the Nominating and Governance Committee evaluate nominees recommended by a shareholder of a Fund on a basis substantially different from that used for other nominees for the same election or appointment of Trustees. However, the Nominating and Governance Committee reserves the right to make the final selection of any Trustee nominees and is not required to take action with respect to any recommendations that may be

-17-

submitted by shareholders of a Fund. In connection with the evaluation of candidates for a position on the Board of a Fund, the review process may include, without limitation, personal interviews, background checks, written submissions by the candidates, third party references and any other reviews described in the By-Laws. Further, the By-Laws include qualifications and requirements for Trustee eligibility that generally apply to all persons that may be nominated, elected, appointed, qualified or seated to serve as Trustees (collectively, the "Qualification Requirements") unless a majority of the Trustees then in office determine that failure to satisfy a particular Qualification Requirement will not present undue conflicts or impede the ability of the individual to discharge the duties of a Trustee or the free flow of information among Trustees or between the Advisor and the Trustees. Reference is made to the By-Laws for more details about the Qualification Requirements. (For information regarding shareholder proposals, including proposals to make a nomination for election to a Fund's Board, see "ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - SHAREHOLDER PROPOSALS" below.)

The number of meetings of the Nominating and Governance Committee held for each Fund during its last fiscal year is shown on Schedule 1 hereto.

Valuation Committee. The Valuation Committee of each Fund is responsible for the oversight of the valuation procedures of that Fund (the "Valuation Procedures"), for determining the fair value of that Fund's securities or other assets under certain circumstances as described in the Valuation Procedures, and for evaluating the performance of any pricing service for that Fund. Messrs. Erickson, Kadlec, Keith and Nielson are members of the Valuation Committee. The number of meetings of the Valuation Committee held for each Fund during its last fiscal year is shown on Schedule 1 hereto.

Audit Committee. The Audit Committee of each Fund is responsible for overseeing that Fund's accounting and financial reporting process, the system of internal controls, audit process and evaluating and appointing independent auditors (subject also to Board approval). The Audit Committee operates under a written charter adopted and approved by the Board, a copy of which is available on the Funds' website at https://www.ftportfolios.com (go to News & Literature on the applicable Fund's webpage). Messrs. Erickson, Kadlec, Keith and Nielson, all of whom are "independent directors" within the meaning of the listing rules of the primary national securities exchange on which the Funds' shares are listed for trading, serve on the Audit Committee. Messrs. Kadlec and Keith have each been determined to qualify as an "Audit Committee Financial Expert" as such term is defined in Form N-CSR. The number of meetings of the Audit Committee held for each Fund during its last fiscal year is shown in Schedule 1 hereto.

In carrying out its responsibilities, as described below under "INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' FEES--Pre-Approval," the Audit Committee pre-approves all audit services and permitted non-audit services for each Fund (including the fees and terms thereof) and non-audit services to be performed for the Advisor by Deloitte & Touche LLP ("Deloitte & Touche"), the Funds' independent registered public accounting firm ("independent auditors"), if the engagement relates directly to the operations and financial reporting of the Funds.

During each Fund's last fiscal year, each Trustee, with the exception of Mr. Bowen, attended at least 75% of the aggregate number of meetings of the Board and of each committee on which the Trustee served during the Fund's last fiscal year. With respect to First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund, First Trust MLP and Energy Income Fund and First Trust New Opportunities MLP & Energy Fund, during each such Fund's last fiscal year, Mr. Bowen attended at least 75% of the aggregate number of meetings of the Board and of the Dividend and Pricing Committee (the only committee on which he served). With respect to the regular and special Board meetings of the Funds other than such Funds, Mr. Bowen attended (a) approximately 77% (10 out of 13 meetings) for First Trust/Aberdeen

-18-

Global Opportunity Income Fund and (b) at least 90% (10 out of 10 meetings or 10 out of 11 meetings, as applicable) for each of the remaining Funds. With respect to the Dividend and Pricing Committee meetings of the Funds other than First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund, First Trust MLP and Energy Income Fund and First Trust New Opportunities MLP & Energy Fund, Mr. Bowen attended (a) 10% (1 out of 10 meetings) for each of First Trust Mortgage Income Fund and First Trust Intermediate Duration Preferred & Income Fund and (b) no meetings for each of the remaining Funds. With respect to each Fund, all of the Dividend and Pricing Committee meetings that Mr. Bowen did not attend were for ordinary course dividend declarations. In general, before such Dividend and Pricing Committee meetings were held, Mr. Bowen was informed of the applicable dividend recommendations. As indicated above, on October 19, 2020, the Funds' Dividend Committee was established. The Funds' Executive Committee remains in place, but is no longer known as the Dividend and Pricing Committee. Mr. Bowen is currently a member of the Executive Committee, but not a member of the Dividend Committee.

RISK OVERSIGHT

As part of the general oversight of each Fund, the Board is involved in the risk oversight of the Funds. The Board has adopted and periodically reviews policies and procedures designed to address the Funds' risks. Oversight of investment and compliance risk, including oversight of sub-advisors, is performed primarily at the Board level in conjunction with the Advisor's advisory oversight group and the Funds' Chief Compliance Officer ("CCO"). Oversight of other risks also occurs at the committee level. The Advisor's advisory oversight group reports to the Board at quarterly meetings regarding, among other things, Fund performance and the various drivers of such performance as well as information related to sub-advisors and their operations and processes. The Board reviews reports on the Funds' and the service providers' compliance policies and procedures at each quarterly Board meeting and receives an annual report from the CCO regarding the operations of the Funds' and the service providers' compliance programs. In addition, the Independent Trustees meet privately each quarter with the CCO. The Audit Committee reviews with the Advisor the Funds' major financial risk exposures and the steps the Advisor has taken to monitor and control these exposures, including the Funds' risk assessment and risk management policies and guidelines. The Audit Committee also, as appropriate, reviews in a general manner the processes other Board committees have in place with respect to risk assessment and risk management. The Nominating and Governance Committee monitors all matters related to the corporate governance of the Funds. The Valuation Committee monitors valuation risk and compliance with the Funds' Valuation Procedures and oversees the pricing services and actions by the Advisor's Pricing Committee with respect to the valuation of portfolio securities.

Not all risks that may affect the Funds can be identified nor can controls be developed to eliminate or mitigate their occurrence or effects. It may not be practical or cost-effective to eliminate or mitigate certain risks, the processes and controls employed to address certain risks may be limited in their effectiveness, and some risks are simply beyond the reasonable control of the Funds or the Advisor or other service providers. For instance, as the use of Internet technology has become more prevalent, the Funds and their service providers have become more susceptible to potential operational risks through breaches in cyber security (generally, intentional and unintentional events that may cause a Fund or a service provider to lose proprietary information, suffer data corruption or lose operational capacity). There can be no guarantee that any risk management systems established by the Funds, their service providers, or issuers of the securities in which the Funds invest to reduce cyber security risks will succeed, and the Funds cannot control such systems put in place by service providers, issuers or other third parties whose operations may affect the Funds and/or their shareholders. Moreover, it is necessary to bear certain risks (such as investment related risks) to achieve a Fund's goals. As a result of the foregoing and other factors, the Funds' ability to manage risk is subject to substantial limitations.

-19-

BOARD DIVERSIFICATION AND TRUSTEE QUALIFICATIONS

As described above, the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board oversees matters related to the selection and nomination of Trustees. The Nominating and Governance Committee seeks to establish an effective Board with an appropriate range of skills and diversity, including, as appropriate, differences in background, professional experience, education, vocations, and other individual characteristics and traits in the aggregate. Each Trustee must meet certain basic requirements, including relevant skills and experience, time availability, and if qualifying as an Independent Trustee, independence from the Advisor, sub-advisors, underwriters or other principal service providers, including any affiliates of these entities, and the Qualification Requirements set forth in the By-Laws.

Listed below for each nominee and each continuing Trustee are the experiences, qualifications and attributes that led to the conclusion, as of the date of this Joint Proxy Statement, that each nominee and each continuing Trustee should serve as a trustee. In addition, each nominee and continuing Trustee meets the applicable Qualification Requirements set forth in the By-Laws.

NOMINEES

Independent Trustees

Richard E. Erickson, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon. He also has been President of Wheaton Orthopedics, a co-owner and director of a fitness center and a limited partner of two real estate companies. Dr. Erickson has served as a Trustee of each Fund since its inception and of the First Trust Funds since 1999. Dr. Erickson has also served as the Lead Independent Trustee (2008 - 2009 and 2017 - 2019) and on the Executive Committee (2008 - 2009 and 2017 - present), Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee (2003 - 2007 and 2014 - 2016), Chairman of the Valuation Committee (June 2006 - 2007 and 2010 - 2011) and Chairman of the Audit Committee (2012 - 2013) of the First Trust Funds. He currently serves as Chairman of the Valuation Committee (since January 1, 2020) of the First Trust Funds.

Thomas R. Kadlec is President of ADM Investor Services Inc. ("ADMIS"), a futures commission merchant and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Archer Daniels Midland Company ("ADM"). Mr. Kadlec has been employed by ADMIS and its affiliates since 1990 in various accounting, financial, operations and risk management capacities. Mr. Kadlec serves on the boards of several international affiliates of ADMIS and served as a member of ADM's Integrated Risk Committee from 2008 - 2018, which was tasked with the duty of implementing and communicating enterprise-wide risk management. In 2014, Mr. Kadlec was elected to the board of the Futures Industry Association. In 2017, Mr. Kadlec was elected to the board of the National Futures Association. Mr. Kadlec has served as a Trustee of each Fund since its inception and of the First Trust Funds since 2003. Mr. Kadlec also served on the Executive Committee from the organization of the first First Trust closed-end fund in 2003 through 2005 (and 2014 - 2019) until he was elected as the first Lead Independent Trustee in December 2005, serving as such through 2007 (and 2014 - 2016). He also served as Chairman of the Valuation Committee (2008 - 2009 and 2017 - 2019), Chairman of the Audit Committee (2010 - 2011) and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee (2012 - 2013) of the First Trust Funds. He currently serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee (since January 1, 2020) of the First Trust Funds.

-20-

CONTINUING TRUSTEES

Independent Trustees

Robert F. Keith is President of Hibs Enterprises, a financial and management consulting firm. Mr. Keith has been with Hibs Enterprises since 2003. Prior thereto, Mr. Keith spent 18 years with ServiceMaster and Aramark, including three years as President and COO of ServiceMaster Consumer Services, where he led the initial expansion of certain products overseas, five years as President and COO of ServiceMaster Management Services Company, and two years as President of Aramark ServiceMaster Management Services. Mr. Keith is a certified public accountant and also has held the positions of Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of ServiceMaster, at which time he oversaw the financial aspects of ServiceMaster's expansion of its Management Services division into Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Mr. Keith has served as a Trustee of the First Trust Funds since June 2006. Mr. Keith has also served as Chairman of the Audit Committee (2008 - 2009 and 2017 - 2019), Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee (2010 - 2011), and Chairman of the Valuation Committee (2014 - 2016) of the First Trust Funds. He also served as Lead Independent Trustee (2012 - 2013) and on the Executive Committee (2012 - 2016) of the First Trust Funds. He currently serves as Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee (since January 1, 2020) of the First Trust Funds.

Niel B. Nielson, Ph.D., has been the Senior Advisor of Pelita Harapan Educational Foundation, a global provider of educational products and services, since August 2018. Prior thereto, Mr. Nielson served as the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Pelita Harapan Educational Foundation for three years. Mr. Nielson formerly served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Servant Interactive LLC (providing educational products and services) from June 2012 to September 2014, and he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dew Learning LLC from June 2012 to September 2014. Mr. Nielson formerly served as President of Covenant College (2002 - 2012), and as a partner and trader (of options and futures contracts for hedging options) for Ritchie Capital Markets Group (1996 - 1997), 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. ("CRT"). 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 Fund since its inception and of the First Trust Funds since 1999. Mr. Nielson has also served as Chairman of the Audit Committee (2003 - 2007 and 2014 - 2016), Chairman of the Valuation Committee (2012 - 2013), Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee (2008 - 2009 and 2017 - 2019), and Lead Independent Trustee and a member of the Executive Committee (2010 - 2011) of the First Trust Funds. He currently serves as Lead Independent Trustee and on the Executive Committee (since January 1, 2020) and as Chairman of the Dividend Committee (since October 19, 2020) of the First Trust Funds.

Interested Trustee

James A. Bowen is the Chairman of the Board of the First Trust Funds and Chief Executive Officer of First Trust Advisors and First Trust Portfolios L.P. Until January 23, 2012, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the First Trust Funds. Mr. Bowen also serves on the Executive Committee. He has over 37 years of experience in the investment company business in sales, sales management and executive management. Mr. Bowen has served as a Trustee of each Fund since its inception and of the First Trust Funds since 1999.

-21-

OTHER INFORMATION

Independent Trustees

During the past five years, none of the Independent Trustees, nor any of their immediate family members, has been a director, trustee, officer, general partner or employee of, or consultant to, First Trust Advisors, First Trust Portfolios L.P. (an affiliate of First Trust Advisors), any sub-advisor to any fund in the First Trust Fund Complex, or any of their affiliates.

Executive Officers

The executive officers of each Fund hold the same positions with each fund in the First Trust Fund Complex (representing 195 portfolios) as they hold with the Funds.

BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SHARES HELD IN THE FUNDS BY TRUSTEES AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

The following table sets forth the dollar range and number of equity securities beneficially owned by the Trustees in each Fund and the dollar range of equity securities beneficially owned by the Trustees in all funds in the First Trust Fund Complex, including the Funds, as of December 31, 2020:

-22-

------------------------- ---------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             INTERESTED                                    INDEPENDENT
                               TRUSTEE                                       TRUSTEES
------------------------- ---------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
          FUND             James A. Bowen   Richard E. Erickson   Thomas R. Kadlec   Robert F. Keith   Niel B. Nielson
------------------------- ---------------- --------------------- ------------------ ----------------- -----------------
MACQUARIE/FIRST TRUST
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE/
UTILITIES DIVIDEND &            $0          $10,001-$50,000       $1-$10,000               $0           $10,001-$50,000
INCOME FUND                 (0 Shares)       (1,301 Shares)      (882 Shares)          (0 Shares)       (1,885 Shares)
------------------------ ------------------ ----------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------------
FIRST TRUST ENERGY              $0             $1-$10,000         $1-$10,000               $0             $1-$10,000
INCOME AND GROWTH FUND      (0 Shares)        (707 Shares)       (783 Shares)          (0 Shares)        (898 Shares)
------------------------ ------------------ ----------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------------
FIRST TRUST ENHANCED     $50,001-$100,000      $1-$10,000       $10,001-$50,000            $0           $10,001-$50,000
EQUITY INCOME FUND        (4,003 Shares)      (513 Shares)       (919 Shares)          (0 Shares)        (658 Shares)
------------------------ ------------------ ----------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------------
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN
GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY              $0          $10,001-$50,000       $1-$10,000               $0           $10,001-$50,000
INCOME FUND                 (0 Shares)       (2,316 Shares)      (922 Shares)          (0 Shares)       (1,378 Shares)
------------------------ ------------------ ----------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------------
FIRST TRUST MORTGAGE            $0                 $0             $1-$10,000               $0             $1-$10,000
INCOME FUND                 (0 Shares)         (0 Shares)        (679 Shares)          (0 Shares)        (665 Shares)
------------------------ ------------------ ----------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------------
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN
EMERGING OPPORTUNITY            $0                 $0           $10,001-$50,000        $1-$10,000         $1-$10,000
FUND                        (0 Shares)         (0 Shares)       (1,124 Shares)        (600 Shares)       (454 Shares)
------------------------ ------------------ ----------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------------
FIRST TRUST SPECIALTY
FINANCE AND FINANCIAL           $0                 $0             $1-$10,000               $0                 $0
OPPORTUNITIES FUND          (0 Shares)         (0 Shares)       (2,241 Shares)         (0 Shares)         (0 Shares)
------------------------ ------------------ ----------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------------
FIRST TRUST ENERGY              $0                 $0                 $0                   $0                 $0
INFRASTRUCTURE FUND         (0 Shares)         (0 Shares)         (0 Shares)           (0 Shares)         (0 Shares)
------------------------ ------------------ ----------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------------
FIRST TRUST MLP AND             $0                 $0                 $0                   $0                 $0
ENERGY INCOME FUND          (0 Shares)         (0 Shares)         (0 Shares)           (0 Shares)         (0 Shares)
------------------------ ------------------ ----------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------------
FIRST TRUST
INTERMEDIATE DURATION           $0                 $0           $10,001-$50,000      $10,001-$50,000          $0
PREFERRED & INCOME FUND     (0 Shares)         (0 Shares)       (1,069 Shares)        (512 Shares)        (0 Shares)
------------------------ ------------------ ----------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------------
FIRST TRUST NEW
OPPORTUNITIES MLP &             $0                 $0                 $0                   $0                 $0
ENERGY FUND                 (0 Shares)         (0 Shares)         (0 Shares)           (0 Shares)         (0 Shares)
------------------------ ------------------ ----------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------------
FIRST TRUST DYNAMIC
EUROPE EQUITY INCOME       Over $100,000           $0                 $0             $10,001-$50,000    $10,001-$50,000
FUND                      (71,288 Shares)      (0 Shares)         (0 Shares)         (1,650 Shares)     (3,000 Shares)
------------------------ ------------------ ----------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------------
AGGREGATE DOLLAR RANGE
OF EQUITY SECURITIES IN
ALL REGISTERED
INVESTMENT COMPANIES IN    Over $100,000     Over $100,000       Over $100,000        Over $100,000     Over $100,000
THE FIRST TRUST FUND
COMPLEX OVERSEEN BY
TRUSTEE
------------------------ ------------------ ----------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------------

Under the Qualification Requirements described above, Trustees are required to agree to maintain an investment in the investment companies advised by the Advisor consistent with any applicable policy of the Board. In this regard, the Independent Trustees have adopted a policy that establishes the expectation that, within three years of becoming an Independent Trustee, the Independent Trustee will have invested an amount in the funds in the First Trust Fund Complex he oversees in the aggregate of at least one year's annual retainer for Board service, with investments allocated among the funds in the First Trust Fund Complex depending on what is suitable for the Trustee's personal investment needs.

As of December 31, 2020, the Independent Trustees and their immediate family members did not own, beneficially or of record, any class of securities of First Trust Advisors or any sub-advisor or principal underwriter of any Fund or any person, other than a registered investment company, directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by, or under common control with First Trust

-23-

Advisors or any sub-advisor or principal underwriter of any Fund, nor, since the beginning of the most recently completed fiscal year of any Fund, did any Independent Trustee purchase or sell securities of First Trust Advisors, or any sub-advisor to any fund in the First Trust Fund Complex, their parents or any subsidiaries of any of the foregoing.

As of December 31, 2020, the Trustees and executive officers of each Fund as a group beneficially owned the following number of Shares of each Fund, which is less than 1% of each Fund's Shares outstanding:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------
                                      FUND                                          SHARES OWNED
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------
MACQUARIE/FIRST TRUST GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE/UTILITIES DIVIDEND & INCOME FUND            4,068
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------
FIRST TRUST ENERGY INCOME AND GROWTH FUND                                               2,388
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------
FIRST TRUST ENHANCED EQUITY INCOME FUND                                                 6,093
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY INCOME FUND                                     4,616
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------
FIRST TRUST MORTGAGE INCOME FUND                                                        1,344
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN EMERGING OPPORTUNITY FUND                                          2,178
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------
FIRST TRUST SPECIALTY FINANCE AND FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES FUND                          2,241
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------
FIRST TRUST ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE FUND                                                    0
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------
FIRST TRUST MLP AND ENERGY INCOME FUND                                                    0
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------
FIRST TRUST INTERMEDIATE DURATION PREFERRED & INCOME FUND                               1,581
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------
FIRST TRUST NEW OPPORTUNITIES MLP & ENERGY FUND                                           0
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------
FIRST TRUST DYNAMIC EUROPE EQUITY INCOME FUND                                          75,938
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------

COMPENSATION

Effective January 1, 2020, the fixed annual retainer paid to the Independent Trustees is $255,000 per year and an annual per fund fee of $2,500 for each closed-end fund and actively managed fund, $750 for each defined outcome fund and $250 for each index fund. The fixed annual retainer is allocated equally among each fund in the First Trust Fund Complex. Additionally, the Lead Independent Trustee is paid $30,000 annually, the Chairmen of the Audit Committee or Valuation Committee are each paid $20,000 annually and the Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee is paid $10,000 annually to serve in such capacities with compensation allocated pro rata among each fund in the First Trust Fund Complex based on its net assets. Trustees are also reimbursed by the funds in the First Trust Fund Complex for travel and out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with all meetings. Each Committee Chairman and the Lead Independent Trustee rotate every three years.

The number of Board meetings held by each Fund during its last fiscal year is shown in Schedule 1 hereto.

The aggregate fees and expenses paid to all Trustees by each Fund for its last fiscal year (including reimbursement for travel and out-of-pocket expenses) amounted to the following:

-24-

------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------
                                                                                    AGGREGATE FEES AND
                                     FUND                                             EXPENSES PAID
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------
MACQUARIE/FIRST TRUST GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE/UTILITIES DIVIDEND & INCOME FUND             $15,904
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------
FIRST TRUST ENERGY INCOME AND GROWTH FUND                                                $16,108
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------
FIRST TRUST ENHANCED EQUITY INCOME FUND                                                  $15,939
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY INCOME FUND                                      $15,787
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------
FIRST TRUST MORTGAGE INCOME FUND                                                         $15,883
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN EMERGING OPPORTUNITY FUND                                           $15,731
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------
FIRST TRUST SPECIALTY FINANCE AND FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES FUND                           $15,883
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------
FIRST TRUST ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE FUND                                                   $16,047
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------
FIRST TRUST MLP AND ENERGY INCOME FUND                                                   $16,197
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------
FIRST TRUST INTERMEDIATE DURATION PREFERRED & INCOME FUND                                $17,034
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------
FIRST TRUST NEW OPPORTUNITIES MLP & ENERGY FUND                                          $15,987
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------
FIRST TRUST DYNAMIC EUROPE EQUITY INCOME FUND                                            $15,849
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------

The following table sets forth certain information regarding the compensation of each Fund's Trustees (including reimbursement for travel and out-of-pocket expenses) for each Fund's most recently completed fiscal year. The Funds have no retirement or pension plans. The executive officers and the Interested Trustee of each Fund receive no compensation from the Funds for serving in such capacities.

                                       AGGREGATE COMPENSATION FOR EACH FUND'S FISCAL YEAR
------------------------------------------------------ -------------- -----------------------------------------------------------
                                                         INTERESTED                           INDEPENDENT
                                                          TRUSTEE                              TRUSTEES
------------------------------------------------------ -------------- -----------------------------------------------------------
                                                          James A.      Richard E.     Thomas R.      Robert F.       Niel B.
                       FUND                                Bowen         Erickson        Kadlec         Keith         Nielson
------------------------------------------------------ -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- --------------
MACQUARIE/FIRST TRUST GLOBAL
INFRASTRUCTURE/UTILITIES DIVIDEND & INCOME FUND(1)         $0            $3,979         $3,976         $3,969         $3,980
------------------------------------------------------ -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- --------------
FIRST TRUST ENERGY INCOME AND GROWTH FUND(1)               $0            $4,038         $4,027         $4,003         $4,040
------------------------------------------------------ -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- --------------
FIRST TRUST ENHANCED EQUITY INCOME FUND(2)                 $0            $3,985         $3,985         $3,951         $4,018
------------------------------------------------------ -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- --------------
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY INCOME
FUND(2)                                                    $0            $3,947         $3,947         $3,932         $3,961
------------------------------------------------------ -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- --------------
FIRST TRUST MORTGAGE INCOME FUND(3)                        $0            $3,972         $3,971         $3,966         $3,974
------------------------------------------------------ -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- --------------
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN EMERGING OPPORTUNITY FUND(2)          $0            $3,933         $3,933         $3,925         $3,940
------------------------------------------------------ -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- --------------
FIRST TRUST SPECIALTY FINANCE AND FINANCIAL
OPPORTUNITIES FUND(1)                                      $0            $3,973         $3,971         $3,966         $3,973
------------------------------------------------------ -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- --------------
FIRST TRUST ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE FUND(1)                  $0            $4,020         $4,012         $3,993         $4,023
------------------------------------------------------ -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- --------------
FIRST TRUST MLP AND ENERGY INCOME FUND(3)                  $0            $4,064         $4,049         $4,018         $4,065
------------------------------------------------------ -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- --------------

-25-

------------------------------------------------------ -------------- -----------------------------------------------------------
                                                         INTERESTED                           INDEPENDENT
                                                          TRUSTEE                              TRUSTEES
------------------------------------------------------ -------------- -----------------------------------------------------------
                                                          James A.      Richard E.     Thomas R.      Robert F.       Niel B.
                       FUND                                Bowen         Erickson        Kadlec         Keith         Nielson
------------------------------------------------------ -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- --------------
FIRST TRUST INTERMEDIATE DURATION PREFERRED &
INCOME FUND(3)                                             $0            $4,300         $4,259         $4,149         $4,327
------------------------------------------------------ -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- --------------
FIRST TRUST NEW OPPORTUNITIES MLP & ENERGY FUND(3)         $0            $4,003         $3,997         $3,984         $4,003
------------------------------------------------------ -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- --------------
FIRST TRUST DYNAMIC EUROPE EQUITY INCOME FUND(2)           $0            $3,962         $3,962         $3,940         $3,984
------------------------------------------------------ -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- --------------
TOTAL COMPENSATION FOR SERVING THE FIRST TRUST
FUND COMPLEX(4)                                            $0            $472,625       $472,625       $462,625       $482,625
------------------------------------------------------ -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- --------------
(1)   For fiscal year ended November 30, 2020.
(2)   For fiscal year ended December 31, 2020.
(3)   For fiscal year ended October 31, 2020.
(4)   For the calendar year ended December 31, 2020 for services to three
      portfolios of First Trust Series Fund and five portfolios of First Trust
      Variable Insurance Trust, open-end funds; 16 closed-end funds; and 170
      series of the ETF Trusts. Compensation includes, with respect to certain
      ETFs, compensation paid by the Advisor rather than by the ETF directly
      pursuant to the terms of the advisory agreement between the applicable ETF
      Trust and the Advisor.

ATTENDANCE AT ANNUAL MEETINGS OF SHAREHOLDERS

Each Fund's Board of Trustees seeks to have as many Trustees as possible in attendance at annual meetings of shareholders. The policy of the Nominating and Governance Committee relating to attendance by Trustees at annual meetings of shareholders is contained in the Funds' Nominating and Governance Committee Charter, which is available on each Fund's website located at https://www.ftportfolios.com (go to News & Literature on the applicable Fund's webpage). In addition, for each Fund, the attendance of the Board of Trustees at last year's annual shareholder meeting is available on such Fund's website located at https://www.ftportfolios.com. To find the Board of Trustees' attendance, select your Fund under the "Closed-End Funds" tab, select the "News & Literature" link, and go to the "Shareholder Updates and Information" heading.

AUDIT COMMITTEE REPORT

The role of the Audit Committee is to assist the Board of Trustees in its oversight of the Funds' accounting and financial reporting process. The Audit Committee operates pursuant to a charter (the "Charter") that was most recently reviewed by the Board of Trustees on December 7, 2020, a copy of which is available on each Fund's website located at https://www.ftportfolios.com (go to News & Literature on the Fund's webpage). As set forth in the Charter, management of the Funds has the primary responsibility for establishing and maintaining systems for accounting, reporting, disclosure and internal controls. The Funds' independent auditors have the primary responsibility to plan and implement an audit, with proper consideration given to the accounting, reporting and internal controls.

In performing its oversight function, the Audit Committee reviewed and discussed with management and the independent auditors, Deloitte & Touche LLP, the audited financial statements of the First Trust Mortgage Income Fund, the First Trust MLP and Energy Income Fund, the First Trust Intermediate Duration Preferred & Income Fund and the First Trust New Opportunities MLP & Energy Fund for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2020 at a meeting held on December 17, 2020; the Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure/Utilities Dividend & Income Fund, the First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund, the First Trust

-26-

Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund and the First Trust Energy Infrastructure Fund for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2020 at a meeting held on January 14, 2021; and the First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund, the First Trust/Aberdeen Emerging Opportunity Fund, the First Trust/Aberdeen Global Opportunity Income Fund and the First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 at a meeting held on February 18, 2021, and discussed the audits of such financial statements with the independent auditors and management.

In addition, the Audit Committee discussed with the independent auditors the accounting principles applied by the Funds and such other matters brought to the attention of the Audit Committee by the independent auditors as required by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board ("PCAOB") Auditing Standard 1301, Communications with Audit Committees. The Audit Committee also received from the independent auditors the written disclosures and letter required by PCAOB Ethics and Independence Rule 3526, Communication with Audit Committees Concerning Independence, delineating relationships between the independent auditors and the Funds, and discussed the impact that any such relationships may have on the objectivity and independence of the independent auditors.

The members of the Funds' Audit Committee are not full-time employees of the Funds and are not performing the functions of auditors or accountants. As such, it is not the duty or responsibility of the Audit Committee or its members to conduct "field work" or other types of auditing or accounting reviews or procedures or to set auditor independence standards. Members of the Funds' Audit Committee necessarily rely on the information provided to them by Fund management and the independent auditors. Accordingly, the Audit Committee's considerations and discussions referred to above do not assure that the audit of the Funds' financial statements has been carried out in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards, that the financial statements are presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles or that the independent auditors are in fact "independent."

Based on its consideration of the Funds' audited financial statements and the discussions referred to above with Fund management and Deloitte & Touche LLP, and subject to the limitations on the responsibilities and role of the Audit Committee as set forth in the Charter and discussed above, the Audit Committee recommended to the Board the inclusion of each Fund's audited financial statements in each Fund's Annual Report to Shareholders for the years ended October 31, November 30 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

Submitted by the Audit Committee of the Funds:
Thomas R. Kadlec
Robert F. Keith
Richard E. Erickson
Niel B. Nielson

INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' FEES

Deloitte & Touche has been selected to serve as the independent auditors for each Fund for its current fiscal year, and acted as the independent auditors for each Fund for its most recently completed fiscal year. Deloitte & Touche has advised the Funds that, to the best of its knowledge and belief, Deloitte & Touche professionals did not have any direct or material indirect ownership interest in the Funds inconsistent with independent professional standards pertaining to independent registered public accounting firms. Representatives of Deloitte & Touche are not expected to be present at the Meeting, but will have the opportunity to make a statement if they desire to do so and will be available should any matter arise requiring their presence. In reliance on Rule 32a-4 under the 1940 Act, each Fund is not seeking shareholder ratification of the selection of Deloitte & Touche as independent auditors.

-27-

Audit Fees, Audit-Related Fees, Tax Fees and All Other Fees

During each of the last two fiscal years of the Funds, Deloitte & Touche has billed each Fund and the Advisor for the fees set forth below. With respect to First Trust Intermediate Duration Preferred & Income Fund, fees billed for services to Stonebridge Advisors LLC ("Stonebridge"), such Fund's sub-advisor, are also listed below; an affiliate of the Advisor owns a majority interest in Stonebridge.

--------------------------------- --------------------- ------------------- ---------------------- --------------------
                                                          AUDIT-RELATED              TAX                ALL OTHER
                                     AUDIT FEES(1)             FEES                 FEES(2)               FEES
--------------------------------- --------------------- ------------------- ---------------------- --------------------
        FEES BILLED TO:             2019       2020       2019      2020      2019        2020       2019       2020
--------------------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- --------- ---------- ----------- ---------- ---------
MACQUARIE/FIRST TRUST GLOBAL
INFRASTRUCTURE/ UTILITIES
DIVIDEND & INCOME FUND(3)
   Fund                            $49,000   $49,000       $0       $0       $30,332    $17,872       $0        $0
   Advisor                           N/A        N/A        $0       $0          $0         $0         $0        $0
--------------------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- --------- ---------- ----------- ---------- ---------
FIRST TRUST ENERGY INCOME AND
GROWTH FUND(3)
   Fund                            $57,000   $57,000       $0       $0       $42,044    $42,100       $0        $0
   Advisor                           N/A       N/A         $0       $0          $0         $0         $0        $0
--------------------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- --------- ---------- ----------- ---------- ---------
FIRST TRUST ENHANCED EQUITY
INCOME FUND(4)
   Fund                            $38,000   $38,000       $0       $0       $5,266      $5,263       $0        $0
   Advisor                           N/A       N/A         $0       $0         $0          $0         $0        $0
--------------------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- --------- ---------- ----------- ---------- ---------
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN GLOBAL
OPPORTUNITY INCOME FUND(4)
  Fund                             $53,000   $53,000       $0       $0       $6,026      $5,200       $0        $0
  Advisor                            N/A       N/A         $0       $0         $0          $0         $0        $0
--------------------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- --------- ---------- ----------- ---------- ---------
FIRST TRUST MORTGAGE INCOME
FUND(5)
   Fund                            $45,000   $45,000       $0       $0       $19,560    $18,257       $0        $0
   Advisor                           N/A       N/A         $0       $0          $0         $0         $0        $0
--------------------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- --------- ---------- ----------- ---------- ---------
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN EMERGING
OPPORTUNITY FUND(4)
   Fund                            $53,000   $53,000       $0       $0       $6,311      $5,725       $0        $0
   Advisor                           N/A       N/A         $0       $0         $0          $0         $0        $0
--------------------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- --------- ---------- ----------- ---------- ---------
FIRST TRUST SPECIALTY FINANCE
AND FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES
FUND(3)
   Fund                            $42,000   $42,000       $0       $0       $5,200      $5,200       $0        $0
   Advisor                           N/A       N/A         $0       $0         $0          $0         $0        $0
--------------------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- --------- ---------- ----------- ---------- ---------
FIRST TRUST ENERGY
INFRASTRUCTURE FUND(3)
   Fund                            $44,000   $44,000       $0       $0       $6,373      $6,390       $0        $0
   Advisor                           N/A       N/A         $0       $0         $0          $0         $0        $0
--------------------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- --------- ---------- ----------- ---------- ---------
FIRST TRUST MLP AND ENERGY
INCOME FUND(5)
   Fund                            $57,000   $57,000       $0       $0       $42,000    $42,166       $0        $0
   Advisor                           N/A       N/A         $0       $0          $0         $0         $0        $0
--------------------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- --------- ---------- ----------- ---------- ---------
FIRST TRUST INTERMEDIATE
DURATION PREFERRED & INCOME
FUND(5)
   Fund                            $28,000   $28,000       $0       $0       $5,200     $16,295       $0        $0
   Advisor                           N/A       N/A         $0       $0         $0          $0         $0        $0
  Sub-Advisor                        N/A       N/A         $0       $0         $0          $0         $0        $0
--------------------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- --------- ---------- ----------- ---------- ---------
FIRST TRUST NEW
OPPORTUNITIES MLP & ENERGY FUND(5)
   Fund                            $57,000   $57,000       $0       $0       $42,000    $42,158       $0        $0
   Advisor                           N/A       N/A         $0       $0          $0         $0         $0        $0
--------------------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- --------- ---------- ----------- ---------- ---------

-28-

--------------------------------- --------------------- ------------------- ---------------------- --------------------
                                                          AUDIT-RELATED              TAX                ALL OTHER
                                     AUDIT FEES(1)             FEES                 FEES(2)               FEES
--------------------------------- --------------------- ------------------- ---------------------- --------------------
        FEES BILLED TO:             2019       2020       2019      2020      2019        2020       2019       2020
--------------------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- --------- ---------- ----------- ---------- ---------
FIRST TRUST DYNAMIC EUROPE
EQUITY INCOME FUND(4)
   Fund                            $39,500   $39,500       $0       $0       $18,248    $61,976       $0        $0
   Advisor                           N/A       N/A         $0       $0          $0         $0         $0        $0
--------------------------------- ---------- ---------- --------- --------- ---------- ----------- ---------- ---------
(1)   These fees were the aggregate fees billed for professional services for
      the audit of the Fund's annual financial statements and services that are
      normally provided in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or
      engagements.
(2)   These fees were for tax consultation or tax return preparation and
      professional services rendered for PFIC (Passive Foreign Investment
      Company) Identification Services.
(3)   These fees were for the fiscal years ended November 30.
(4)   These fees were for the fiscal years ended December 31.
(5)   These fees were for the fiscal years ended October 31.

Non-Audit Fees

During each of the last two fiscal years of the Funds, Deloitte & Touche has billed each Fund and the Advisor for the non-audit fees listed below for services provided to the entities indicated. With respect to First Trust Intermediate Duration Preferred & Income Fund, non-audit fees billed for services provided to Stonebridge, such Fund's sub-advisor, are also listed below; an affiliate of the Advisor owns a majority interest in Stonebridge.

                                               AGGREGATE NON-AUDIT FEES
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------
                               FEES BILLED TO:                                        2019                 2020
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------
MACQUARIE/FIRST TRUST GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE/UTILITIES DIVIDEND & INCOME FUND(1)
   Fund                                                                             $30,332              $17,872
   Advisor                                                                          $75,670(5)           $23,200(6)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------
FIRST TRUST ENERGY INCOME AND GROWTH FUND(1)
   Fund                                                                             $42,044              $42,100
   Advisor                                                                          $75,670(5)           $23,200(6)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------
FIRST TRUST ENHANCED EQUITY INCOME FUND(2)
   Fund                                                                              $5,266               $5,263
   Advisor                                                                          $75,670(5)           $23,200(6)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY INCOME FUND(2)
  Fund                                                                               $6,026               $5,200
  Advisor                                                                           $75,670(5)           $23,200(6)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------
FIRST TRUST MORTGAGE INCOME FUND(3)
   Fund                                                                             $19,560              $18,257
   Advisor                                                                          $28,500(4)           $70,370(7)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN EMERGING OPPORTUNITY FUND(2)
   Fund                                                                              $6,311               $5,725
   Advisor                                                                          $75,670(5)           $23,200(6)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------
FIRST TRUST SPECIALTY FINANCE AND FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES FUND(1)
   Fund                                                                              $5,200               $5,200
   Advisor                                                                          $75,670(5)           $23,200(6)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------
FIRST TRUST ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE FUND(1)
   Fund                                                                              $6,373               $6,390
   Advisor                                                                          $75,670(5)           $23,200(6)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------
FIRST TRUST MLP AND ENERGY INCOME FUND(3)
   Fund                                                                             $42,000              $42,166
   Advisor                                                                          $28,500(4)           $70,370(7)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------

-29-

------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------
                               FEES BILLED TO:                                        2019                 2020
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------
FIRST TRUST INTERMEDIATE DURATION PREFERRED & INCOME FUND(3)
   Fund                                                                              $5,200              $16,295
   Advisor                                                                          $28,500(4)           $70,370(7)
   Sub-Advisor                                                                      $18,500(4)           $18,000(8)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------
FIRST TRUST NEW OPPORTUNITIES MLP & ENERGY FUND(3)
   Fund                                                                             $42,000              $42,158
   Advisor                                                                          $28,500(4)           $70,370(7)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------
FIRST TRUST DYNAMIC EUROPE EQUITY INCOME FUND(2)
   Fund                                                                             $18,248              $61,976
   Advisor                                                                          $75,670(5)           $23,200(6)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------- -------------------
(1)   These fees were for the fiscal years ended November 30.
(2)   These fees were for the fiscal years ended December 31.
(3)   These fees were for the fiscal years ended October 31.
(4)   These fees relate to 2018 federal and state tax matters and professional
      services rendered for an Illinois Private Letter Ruling and First Trust
      Portfolios L.P. income review.
(5)   These fees relate to 2018 federal and state tax matters, professional
      services rendered for an Illinois Private Letter Ruling and First Trust
      Portfolios L.P. income review, and professional fees related to the First
      Trust Security Assessment Project.
(6)   These fees relate to 2019 federal and state tax matters and consulting
      fees.
(7)   These fees relate to 2018 and 2019 federal and state tax matters and
      professional fees related to the First Trust Security Assessment Project.
(8)   These fees relate to 2018 and 2019 federal and state tax matters and
      consulting fees.

Pre-Approval

Pursuant to its Charter and its Audit and Non-Audit Services Pre-Approval Policy, the Audit Committee of each Fund is responsible for the pre-approval of all audit services and permitted non-audit services (including the fees and terms thereof) to be performed for each Fund by its independent auditors. The Chairman of the Audit Committee is authorized to give such pre-approvals on behalf of the Audit Committee up to $25,000 and report any such pre-approval to the full Audit Committee.

The Audit Committee is also responsible for the pre-approval of the independent auditors' engagements for non-audit services with the Advisor and any entity controlling, controlled by or under common control with the Advisor that provides ongoing services to the respective Fund, if the engagement relates directly to the operations and financial reporting of the Funds, subject to the de minimis exceptions for non-audit services described in Rule 2-01 of Regulation S-X. If the independent auditors have provided non-audit services to the Advisor or any entity controlling, controlled by or under common control with the Advisor that provides ongoing services to the respective Fund that were not pre-approved pursuant to its policies, the Audit Committee will consider whether the provision of such non-audit services is compatible with the auditors' independence.

None of the Audit Fees, Audit-Related Fees, Tax Fees, or All Other Fees, if any, or the Aggregate Non-Audit Fees disclosed above that were required to be pre-approved by the Audit Committee pursuant to its Pre-Approval Policy were pre-approved by the Audit Committee pursuant to the pre-approval exceptions included in Regulation S-X.

Because the Audit Committee has not been informed of any such services, the Audit Committee of each Fund has not considered whether the provision of non-audit services that were rendered to the Advisor and any entity controlling, controlled by, or under common control with the Advisor that provides ongoing services to the respective Fund that were not pre-approved pursuant to paragraph
(c)(7)(ii) of Rule 2-01 of Regulation S-X is compatible with maintaining the principal accountant's independence.

-30-

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

SHAREHOLDER PROPOSALS

Shareholder Proposals for Inclusion in a Fund's Proxy Statement. To be considered for presentation at the 2022 annual meeting of shareholders of a Fund and included in the Fund's proxy statement relating to such meeting, a shareholder proposal must be submitted pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the 1934 Act ("Rule 14a-8") and must be received at the principal executive offices of the applicable Fund not later than November 22, 2021. However, timely submission of a proposal does not mean that such proposal will be included in a Fund's proxy statement.

Other Shareholder Proposals. In addition to any requirements under applicable law (including without limitation the proxy rules under the 1934 Act) and the applicable Declaration of Trust, under the Funds' By-Laws, any proposal to elect any person nominated by a shareholder for election as Trustee and any other proposal by a shareholder may only be brought before an annual meeting of a Fund if, among other requirements, the proposing shareholder would be entitled to vote on the proposal and timely written notice (the "Shareholder Notice") is provided to the Secretary of the Fund. In accordance with the advance notice provisions included in the Funds' By-Laws, unless a greater or lesser period is required under applicable law, to be timely, the Shareholder Notice must be delivered to or mailed and received at the applicable Fund's principal executive offices, Attn: W. Scott Jardine, Secretary, not less than one hundred and five
(105) days nor more than one hundred and twenty (120) days prior to the first anniversary date of the date the Fund's proxy statement was released to shareholders for the preceding year's annual meeting. However, if and only if an annual meeting is not scheduled to be held within a period that commences thirty
(30) days before the first anniversary date of the annual meeting for the preceding year and ends thirty (30) days after such anniversary date (an annual meeting date outside such period being referred to herein as an "Other Annual Meeting Date"), such Shareholder Notice must be given as described above not more than one hundred and twenty (120) days prior to such Other Annual Meeting Date and not less than the close of business on the later of (i) the date one hundred and five (105) days prior to such Other Annual Meeting Date or (ii) the tenth (10th) business day following the date such Other Annual Meeting Date is first publicly announced or disclosed.

In order for a shareholder to properly propose a nominee for election to the Board of Trustees of a Fund or to propose business outside of Rule 14a-8, in addition to complying with the advance notice provisions (described in the preceding paragraph), the shareholder must also comply with all other relevant provisions set forth in the By-Laws. Copies of the By-Laws can be found in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by each Fund with the SEC on October 20, 2020, which is available at www.sec.gov, and may also be obtained by writing to the Secretary of the applicable Fund at such Fund's principal executive offices. ANY SHAREHOLDER OF A FUND CONSIDERING MAKING A NOMINATION OR SUBMITTING ANY OTHER PROPOSAL SHOULD CAREFULLY REVIEW THE BY-LAWS.

In addition, the By-Laws provide that, unless required by applicable law, no matter shall be considered at or brought before any annual or special meeting unless such matter has been deemed a proper matter for shareholder action by at least sixty-six and two-thirds percent (66-2/3%) of the Trustees. Timely submission of a proposal does not mean that such proposal will be brought before the meeting.

CONTROL SHARE ACQUISITIONS

The By-Laws include provisions (referred to as the "Control Share Provisions") pursuant to which, in summary, a shareholder who obtains beneficial ownership of a Fund's Shares in a "Control Share Acquisition" (as defined below)

-31-

may exercise voting rights with respect to such Shares only to the extent the authorization of such voting rights is approved by other shareholders of the Fund. Subject to various exceptions and conditions, the By-Laws define a "Control Share Acquisition" generally to include an acquisition of Shares that, but for the Control Share Provisions, would give the beneficial owner upon the acquisition of such Shares the ability to exercise voting power in the election of Trustees of a Fund in any of the following ranges: (i) one-tenth or more, but less than one-fifth of all voting power; (ii) one-fifth or more, but less than one-third of all voting power; (iii) one-third or more, but less than a majority of all voting power; or (iv) a majority or more of all voting power. Share acquisitions that occurred prior to October 19, 2020 (the adoption date of the By-Laws) are excluded from the definition of Control Share Acquisition. However, such Shares are included in assessing whether any subsequent acquisition of Shares exceeds the above thresholds. Subject to various conditions and procedural requirements set forth in the Control Share Provisions, including the delivery of a "Control Share Acquisition Statement" to the applicable Fund setting forth certain required information, a shareholder who obtains or proposes to obtain beneficial ownership of Shares in a Control Share Acquisition may demand a special meeting of shareholders of the Fund for the purpose of considering whether to approve the authorization of voting rights of such shareholder with respect to such Shares. THE FOREGOING DESCRIPTION OF THE CONTROL SHARE PROVISIONS IS NOT COMPLETE, AND A SHAREHOLDER SEEKING TO ACQUIRE SHARES OF A FUND IN A CONTROL SHARE ACQUISITION SHOULD CAREFULLY REVIEW THE BY-LAWS (COPIES OF WHICH ARE AVAILABLE AS INDICATED ABOVE).

SHAREHOLDER COMMUNICATIONS

Shareholders of a Fund who want to communicate with the Board of Trustees or any individual Trustee should write the Fund to the attention of the Fund Secretary, W. Scott Jardine. The letter should indicate that you are a Fund shareholder. If the communication is intended for a specific Trustee and so indicates, it will be sent only to that Trustee. If a communication does not indicate a specific Trustee, it will be sent to the Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board of Trustees and the independent legal counsel to the Independent Trustees for further distribution as deemed appropriate by such persons.

INVESTMENT ADVISOR, SUB-ADVISORS, ADMINISTRATORS AND TRANSFER AGENTS

First Trust Advisors L.P., 120 East Liberty Drive, Suite 400, Wheaton, Illinois 60187, serves as each Fund's investment advisor. First Trust Advisors is also responsible for providing certain clerical, bookkeeping and other administrative services to each Fund and also provides fund reporting services to each Fund for a flat annual fee. Delaware Investments Fund Advisers, 100 Independence, 610 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106-2354 serves as the investment sub-advisor to Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure/Utilities Dividend & Income Fund. Energy Income Partners, LLC, 10 Wright Street, Westport, Connecticut 06880, serves as the investment sub-advisor to First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund, First Trust Energy Infrastructure Fund, First Trust MLP and Energy Income Fund and First Trust New Opportunities MLP & Energy Fund. An affiliate of the Advisor owns an interest in Energy Income Partners, LLC. Chartwell Investment Partners, LLC, 1205 Westlakes Drive, Suite 100, Berwyn, Pennsylvania 19312, serves as the investment sub-advisor to First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund. Aberdeen Standard Investments Inc., 1900 Market Street, Suite 200, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103, serves as the investment sub-advisor to First Trust/Aberdeen Global Opportunity Income Fund and First Trust/Aberdeen Emerging Opportunity Fund. Confluence Investment Management LLC, 20 Allen Avenue, Suite 300, St. Louis, Missouri 63119, serves as the investment sub-advisor to First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund. Stonebridge Advisors LLC, 10 Westport Road, Suite C101, Wilton, Connecticut 06897, serves as the investment sub-advisor to First Trust

-32-

Intermediate Duration Preferred & Income Fund. An affiliate of the Advisor owns a majority interest in Stonebridge Advisors LLC. Janus Capital Management LLC, 151 Detroit Street, Denver, Colorado 80206, serves as the investment sub-advisor to First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund.

The Bank of New York Mellon, 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286, acts as the administrator, fund accountant and custodian, and BNY Mellon Investment Servicing (US) Inc., 301 Bellevue Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware 19809, acts as the transfer agent, to each Fund except for First Trust Intermediate Duration Preferred & Income Fund and First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund. Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., 50 Post Office Square, Boston, Massachusetts 02110, acts as the administrator, fund accountant and custodian, and Computershare, Inc., P.O. Box 505000, Louisville, Kentucky 40233-5000, acts as the transfer agent, to First Trust Intermediate Duration Preferred & Income Fund and First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund.

SECTION 30(h) AND SECTION 16(a) BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP REPORTING COMPLIANCE

Section 30(h) of the 1940 Act and Section 16(a) of the 1934 Act require the Funds' Trustees, the Funds' officers subject to such provisions, certain persons affiliated with First Trust Advisors and any sub-advisor, and persons who beneficially own more than 10% of a Fund's Shares to file reports of ownership and changes of ownership with the SEC. Based upon a review of certain related forms filed with the SEC and certain written representations, each Fund believes that during the fiscal years ended October 31, 2020, November 30, 2020 and December 31, 2020, as applicable, all such filing requirements applicable to such persons were met.

FISCAL YEAR

The fiscal year end for First Trust Mortgage Income Fund, First Trust MLP and Energy Income Fund, First Trust Intermediate Duration Preferred & Income Fund and First Trust New Opportunities MLP & Energy Fund is October 31. The fiscal year end for Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure/Utilities Dividend & Income Fund, First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund, First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund and First Trust Energy Infrastructure Fund is November 30. The fiscal year end for First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund, First Trust/Aberdeen Global Opportunity Income Fund, First Trust/Aberdeen Emerging Opportunity Fund and First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund is December 31.

DELIVERY OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS

Annual reports will be sent to shareholders of record of each Fund following the Fund's fiscal year end. Each Fund will furnish, without charge, a copy of its annual report and/or semi-annual report as available upon request. Such written or oral requests should be made by writing to the Advisor at 120 East Liberty Drive, Suite 400, Wheaton, Illinois 60187 or by calling toll-free
(800) 988-5891.

Please note that only one annual or semi-annual report or proxy statement may be delivered to two or more shareholders of a Fund who share an address, unless the Fund has received instructions to the contrary. To request a separate copy of an annual or semi-annual report or proxy statement, or for instructions as to how to request a separate copy of such documents or as to how to request a single copy if multiple copies of such documents are received, shareholders should contact the Advisor at the address and phone number set forth above. Pursuant to a request, a separate copy will be delivered promptly.

-33-

STANDSTILL AGREEMENT RELATING TO CERTAIN FIRST TRUST CLOSED-END FUNDS

On December 2, 2020, First Trust/Aberdeen Global Opportunity Income Fund ("FAM") and the Advisor entered into a standstill agreement (the "Standstill Agreement") with Karpus Management, Inc. (doing business as Karpus Investment Management) and various present or future persons, entities, funds or accounts it manages, provides investment management or advisory services or controls (collectively "Karpus"). Under the Standstill Agreement, Karpus agreed, among other things, as to certain voting-related matters and standstill covenants with respect to FAM and several other closed-end funds advised by the Advisor (including First Trust Mortgage Income Fund and First Trust Intermediate Duration Preferred & Income Fund, but not any of the other Funds included in this Joint Proxy Statement) until the earlier of (i) December 2, 2023 or (ii) such other date as the parties to such agreement may agree in writing.

OTHER MATTERS TO COME BEFORE THE MEETING

No business other than the proposal to elect Dr. Erickson and Mr. Kadlec as the Class II Trustees of each Fund, as described above, is expected to come before the Meeting, but should any other matter requiring a vote of shareholders arise, including any question as to an adjournment of the Meeting, the persons named on the enclosed proxy card will vote thereon according to their best judgment in the interests of the Funds.

March 17, 2021


IT IS IMPORTANT THAT PROXIES BE RETURNED PROMPTLY. SHAREHOLDERS ARE THEREFORE URGED TO COMPLETE, SIGN, DATE AND RETURN THE PROXY CARD AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IN THE ENCLOSED POSTAGE-PAID ENVELOPE.

-34-

                                                      SCHEDULE 1

                                        NUMBER OF BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS
                                       HELD DURING EACH FUND'S LAST FISCAL YEAR
-------------------------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- -----------------
                                                                         EXECUTIVE
                                                                        COMMITTEE/        NOMINATING
                                                                         DIVIDEND             AND
                                                         AUDIT          AND PRICING       GOVERNANCE         VALUATION
                                       BOARD           COMMITTEE         COMMITTEE         COMMITTEE         COMMITTEE
             FUND                    MEETINGS          MEETINGS          MEETINGS          MEETINGS          MEETINGS
-------------------------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- -----------------
MACQUARIE/FIRST TRUST                   11                 9                 3                 6                 4
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE/
UTILITIES DIVIDEND &
INCOME FUND(1)
-------------------------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- -----------------
FIRST TRUST ENERGY INCOME               11                 9                 3                 6                 4
AND GROWTH FUND(1)
-------------------------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- -----------------
FIRST TRUST ENHANCED                    11                10                 3                 6                 4
EQUITY INCOME FUND(2)
-------------------------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- -----------------
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN                    13                11                 8                 6                 4
GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY INCOME
FUND(2)
-------------------------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- -----------------
FIRST TRUST MORTGAGE                    10                10                10                 6                 4
INCOME FUND(3)
-------------------------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- -----------------
FIRST TRUST/ABERDEEN                    11                10                 3                 6                 4
EMERGING OPPORTUNITY
FUND(2)
-------------------------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- -----------------
FIRST TRUST SPECIALTY                   11                 9                 3                 6                 4
FINANCE AND FINANCIAL
OPPORTUNITIES FUND(1)
-------------------------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- -----------------
FIRST TRUST ENERGY                      11                 9                 9                 6                 4
INFRASTRUCTURE FUND(1)
-------------------------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- -----------------
FIRST TRUST MLP AND                     10                10                 3                 6                 4
ENERGY INCOME FUND(3)
-------------------------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- -----------------
FIRST TRUST INTERMEDIATE                10                10                10                 6                 4
DURATION PREFERRED &
INCOME FUND(3)
-------------------------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- -----------------
FIRST TRUST NEW                         10                10                 3                 6                 4
OPPORTUNITIES MLP &
ENERGY FUND(3)
-------------------------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- -----------------
FIRST TRUST DYNAMIC                     11                10                 8                 6                 4
EUROPE EQUITY INCOME
FUND(2)
-------------------------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- -----------------
(1)   For fiscal year ended November 30, 2020.
(2)   For fiscal year ended December 31, 2020.
(3)   For fiscal year ended October 31, 2020.


[BLANK BACK COVER]


FORM OF PROXY CARD

EVERY SHAREHOLDER'S VOTE IS IMPORTANT

EASY VOTING OPTIONS:

VOTE BY MAIL
Vote, sign and date this Proxy
Card and return in the
postage-paid envelope

VOTE IN PERSON
Attend Shareholder Meeting
scheduled to be held at
120 E. Liberty Drive, Suite 400
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
on April 26, 2021

Please detach at perforation before mailing.

PROXY

[NAME OF FUND]
ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
TO BE HELD ON APRIL 26, 2021
PROXY SOLICITED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The undersigned holder of shares of the [NAME OF FUND], a Massachusetts business trust, hereby appoints W. Scott Jardine, Kristi A. Maher, James M. Dykas, Donald P. Swade and Erin E. Klassman as attorneys and proxies for the undersigned, with full powers of substitution and revocation, to represent the undersigned and to vote on behalf of the undersigned all shares of the Fund that the undersigned is entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Fund (the "Meeting") that is scheduled to be held at the Wheaton, Illinois offices of First Trust Advisors L.P., 120 E. Liberty Drive, Suite 400, Wheaton, Illinois 60187, at 12:00 Noon Central Time on the date indicated above, and any adjournments or postponements thereof.

The undersigned hereby acknowledges receipt of the Notice of Joint Annual Meetings of Shareholders and Joint Proxy Statement, each dated March 17, 2021, and hereby instructs said attorneys and proxies to vote said shares as indicated hereon. In their discretion, the proxies are authorized to vote upon such other business as may properly come before the Meeting and any adjournments or postponements thereof (including, but not limited to, any questions as to adjournments of the Meeting). A majority of the proxies present and acting at the Meeting in person or by substitute (or, if only one shall be so present, then that one) shall have and may exercise all of the power and authority of said proxies hereunder. The undersigned hereby revokes any proxy previously given. This proxy, if properly executed, will be voted in the manner directed by the undersigned shareholder. IF NO DIRECTION IS MADE, THIS PROXY WILL BE VOTED FOR THE ELECTION OF THE NOMINEES SET FORTH.

-----------------------      -------------------

-----------------------      -------------------

                                   XXX_XXXXX_XXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXX


EVERY SHAREHOLDER'S VOTE IS IMPORTANT

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE
ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON APRIL 26, 2021
THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT AND PROXY CARD FOR THIS MEETING ARE AVAILABLE AT:
https://www.proxy-direct.com/fir-31901

Please detach at perforation before mailing.

THIS PROXY WILL BE VOTED AS DIRECTED, OR IF NO DIRECTION IS INDICATED, WILL BE VOTED "FOR" THE ELECTION OF THE NOMINEES SET FORTH.

TO VOTE, MARK BLOCKS BELOW IN BLUE OR BLACK INK AS SHOWN IN THIS EXAMPLE: [X]

A PROPOSAL

1. Election of two Class II Trustees.

The Board of Trustees recommends that you vote FOR the election of the two Class II Nominees for a three-year term.

FOR WITHHOLD
01. Richard E. Erickson [ ] [ ]
02. Thomas R. Kadlec [ ] [ ]

B AUTHORIZED SIGNATURES -- THIS SECTION MUST BE COMPLETED FOR YOUR VOTE TO BE COUNTED. -- SIGN AND DATE BELOW

NOTE: Please sign exactly as your name(s) appear(s) on this Proxy Card, and date it. When shares are held jointly, each holder should sign. When signing as attorney, executor, guardian, administrator, trustee, officer of corporation or other entity or in another representative capacity, please give the full title under the signature.

DATE (mm/dd/yyyy)--        SIGNATURE 1--Please keep     SIGNATURE 2--Please keep
Please print date below    signature within the box     signature within the box
-----------------------    ------------------------     ------------------------
       /      /
-----------------------    ------------------------     ------------------------


Scanner bar code

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx ___ 31901 xxxxxxxx