March 25, 2020

 

VIA EDGAR

 

Securities and Exchange Commission

100 F Street, NE

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Re: Rule 17g-1 Fidelity Bond Filing Information with Respect to Joint Fidelity Bond filing under Investment Company Act Rule 17g-1, Bond No 99516120B for the following management investment companies:

 

Fund Name File No. SEC Registration No.
Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure/
     Utilities Dividend & Income Fund
811-21496 333-112202
First Trust Senior Floating Rate Income Fund II 811-21539 333-113978, 333-115414, 333-184182 and 333-115878
First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund 811-21549 333-114131, 333-120853, 333-131771,
333-154254, 333-123460, 333-173334, 333-179878, 333-173335, 333-187192 and 333-217580
First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund 811-21586 333-116023 and 333-118593
First Trust/Aberdeen Global Opportunity Income Fund 811-21636 333-119081
First Trust Mortgage Income Fund 811-21727 333-123262 and 333-170228
First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund 811-21774 333-125751
First Trust/Aberdeen Emerging Opportunity Fund 811-21905 333-134540
First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial
     Opportunities Fund
811-22039 333-141457, 333-200618, 333-143713 and 333-143268
First Trust Exchange-Traded AlphaDEX® Fund 811-22019 333-140895
First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund II 811-21944 333-143964; 333-231299
First Trust High Income Long/Short Fund 811-22442 333-168186, 333-225853 and 333-223803
First Trust Exchange-Traded AlphaDEX® Fund II 811-22519 333-171759
First Trust Series Fund 811-22452 333-168727
First Trust Energy Infrastructure Fund 811-22528 333-172439 and 333-177037
First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI 811-22717 333-182308
First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund IV 811-22559 333-174332
First Trust Variable Insurance Trust 811-22652 333-178767
First Trust MLP and Energy Income Fund 811-22738 333-183396, 333-185172 and 333-217581
First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund III 811-22245 333-176976
First Trust Intermediate Duration Preferred & Income Fund 811-22795 333-186412 and 333-188816
First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund V 811-22709 333-181507
First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VII 811-22767 333-184918
First Trust New Opportunities MLP & Energy Fund 811-22902 333-191808, 333-194835 and 333-212884
First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund 811-23072 333-205681 and 333-207118
First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VIII 811-23147 333-210186
First Trust Senior Floating Rate 2022 Target Term Fund 811-23199 333-214125
First Trust High Yield Opportunities 2027 Term Fund 811-23565 333-237878
 

 

Dear Sir or Madam:

 

Enclosed for filing, pursuant to Rule 17g-1 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, please find a copy of the Joint Insured Fidelity Bond for the period October 9, 2020 to October 9, 2021, for the First Trust complex of funds referenced above. Please note for the Commission’s records, the following:

(i) The Joint Insured Fidelity Bond;

(ii) a Certificate of Assistant Secretary containing the form of resolutions of the Board of Trustees approving the amount, type, form and coverage of the Fidelity Bond, the amount of the single insured bond which the registrant would have provided had it not been named as an insured under the Fidelity Bond, and a statement as to the period for which premiums have been paid; and

(iii) a copy of the Blanket Bond Insurance Agreement.

 

Very truly yours,  
First Trust Portfolios L.P.  
/s/ Kristi A. Maher  
Deputy General Counsel  

 

 

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