First Trust New Opportunities MLP & Energy Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund's investment objective is to seek a high level of total return with an emphasis on current distributions paid to common shareholders. The Fund seeks to provide its common shareholders with a vehicle to invest in a portfolio of cash generating securities, with a focus on investing in master limited partnerships (MLPs) and MLP-related entities in the energy sector and energy utilities industries that are weighted towards non-cyclical, fee-for-service revenues. Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest approximately 85% of its managed assets in equity and debt securities of MLPs, MLP-related entities and other energy sector and energy utilities companies. The Fund invests in various industries, including pipelines, electric power, natural gas utility, coal, gathering and processing, and other. The Fund's investment advisor is First Trust Advisors L.P.