FS Investment Corporation (FSIC) is going public

You may have recently received communication from FSIC that describes certain steps it is taking to enhance value and offer investor liquidity. This information, while helpful, may prompt further questions for you about your IRA holding.


As always, we encourage you to seek the guidance of your professional financial representative and/or tax advisor when making these important investment decisions.


Please return to our Listings page for answers to additional questions you may have.




Press Release


PHILADELPHIA, PA - FS Investment Corporation (“FSIC”) has applied to list its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) under the symbol “FSIC.” Subject to NYSE approval, market conditions and other factors, FSIC currently expects trading to commence in April 2014.

Following FSIC’s listing on a traded exchange, your available options are outlined below:


Do nothing.

You can keep your position and remain with First Trust Retirement. Enjoy the same benefits that you’ve always had.


Remain with First Trust Retirement, but select another alternative investment.

Please select from alternative investment sponsors listed below, complete the required paperwork, and enjoy the same great service at the same low cost.


Remain with First Trust Retirement, but sell your shares and move to another alternative investment or cash position.

To move to another investment, please select from alternative investment sponsors listed below, complete and submit the required paperwork. To move to a cash position, utilize the FSIC Liquidation Request Form by fax or mail to complete a sale order of your shares.


Transfer shares to another custodian or brokerage account.

To send sale proceeds to a different account other than the First Trust Retirement IRA, submit completed transfer paperwork from the new financial institution by mail. Please consult your financial representative. There may be fees associated with this option.


Alternative Investment Products Available

Stay with First Trust Retirement and move your IRA to another alternative investment. Complete the IRA Transfer/Rollover form, FTR IRA Application*, and the new Sponsor's subscription documentation. Sign all forms and mail to the appropriate address listed on the form.

*IRA Application only required if IRA account does not exist within Product Sponsor.