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N-CEN: Filer Information

Submission Contact Information

Name
 
Phone
 
E-Mail Address
 

Notification Information

Notify via Filing Website only?Checkbox not checked

N-CEN:Series/Class (Contract) Information

Series ID Record:1
Series ID
S000070608 
Series ID Record:2
Series ID
S000070607 
Series ID Record:3
Series ID
S000070605 

N-CEN:Part A: General Information

Item A.1. Reporting period covered.

a. Report for period ending:
2021-11-30 
b. Does this report cover a period of less than 12 months?Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

N-CEN:Part B: Information About the Registrant


Item B.1. Background information.

a. Full name of Registrant
James Alpha Funds Trust 
b. Investment Company Act file number ( e.g., 811-)
811-23611 
c. CIK
0001829774 
d. LEI
5493007JDS1R5QEQGK05 

Item B.2. Address and telephone number of Registrant.

a. Street 1
515 Madison Avenue 
Street 2
 
b. City
New York 
c. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
d. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
e. Zip code and zip code extension, or foreign postal code
10022 
f. Telephone number (including country code if foreign)
888-814-8180 
g. Public Website, if any
https://www.easterlyfunds.com/ 

Item B.3. Location of books and records.

Instruction. Provide the requested information for each person maintaining physical possession of each account, book, or other document required to be maintained by section 31(a) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-30(a)) and the rules under that section.
Location books Record: 1
a. Name of person (e.g., a custodian of records)
Ultimus Fund Solutions, LLC 
b. Street 1
4221 North 203rd Street, Suite 100 
Street 2
 
c. City
Elkhorn 
d. State, if applicable
NEBRASKA  
e. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
f. Zip code and zip code extension, or foreign postal code
68022 
g. Telephone number (including country code if foreign)
631-470-2600 
h. Briefly describe the books and records kept at this location:
Fund Accounting and Transfer Agent Records 

Item B.4. Initial of final filings.

Instruction. Respond "yes" to Item B.4.b only if the Registrant has filed an application to deregister or will file an application to deregister before its next required filing on this form.
a. Is this the first filing on this form by the Registrant? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Is this the last filing on this form by the Registrant? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.5. Family of investment companies.

Instruction. "Family of investment companies" means, except for insurance company separate accounts, any two or more registered investment companies that (i) share the same investment adviser or principal underwriter; and (ii) hold themselves out to investors as related companies for purposes of investment and investor services.In responding to this item, all Registrants in the family of investment companies should report the name of the family of investment companies identically.
Insurance company separate accounts that may not hold themselves out to investors as related companies (products) for purposes of investment and investor services should consider themselves part of the same family if the operational or accounting or control systems under which these entities function are substantially similar.
a. Is the Registrant part of a family of investment companies? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
i. Full name of family of investment companies
Easterly Funds 

Item B.6. Organization.

Instruction. For Item B.6.a.i., the Registrant should include all Series that have been established by the Registrant and have shares outstanding (other than shares issued in connection with an initial investment to satisfy section 14(a) of the Act).
Indicate the classification of the Registrant by checking the applicable item below.
Checkbox checked  a. Open-end management investment company registered under the Act on Form N-1A 
Checkbox not checked  b. Closed-end management investment company registered under the Act on Form N-2  
Checkbox not checked  c. Separate account offering variable annuity contracts which is registered under the Act as a management investment company on Form N-3 
Checkbox not checked  d. Separate account offering variable annuity contracts which is registered under the Act as a unit investment trust on Form N-4 
Checkbox not checked  e. Small business investment company registered under the Act on Form N-5 
Checkbox not checked  f. Separate account offering variable insurance contracts which is registered under the Act as a unit investment trust on Form N-6 
Checkbox not checked  g. Unit investment trust registered under the Act on Form N-8B-2 
i. Total number of Series of the Registrant
9 
ii. If a Series of the Registrant with a fiscal year end covered by the report was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following information:
Terminated Organization Record: 1
i. Name of the Series
James Alpha Event Driven Fund 
ii. Series identification number
S000070609 
iii. Date of termination (month/year)
07/2021 
ii. If a Series of the Registrant with a fiscal year end covered by the report was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following information:
Terminated Organization Record: 2
i. Name of the Series
James Alpha Relative Value Fund 
ii. Series identification number
S000070606 
iii. Date of termination (month/year)
07/2021 
ii. If a Series of the Registrant with a fiscal year end covered by the report was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following information:
Terminated Organization Record: 3
i. Name of the Series
James Alpha Family Office Fund 
ii. Series identification number
S000070610 
iii. Date of termination (month/year)
07/2021 

Item B.7. Securities Act registration.

Is the Registrant the issuer of a class of securities registered under the Securities Act of 1933 ("Securities Act")? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item B.8. Directors.

Provide the information requested below about each person serving as director of the Registrant (management investment companies only):
Director Record: 1
a. Full Name
Niel Medugno 
b. CRD number, if any
N/A 
c. Is the person an "interested person" of the Registrant as that term is defined in section 2(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-2(a)(19))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. Investment Company Act file number of any other registered investment company for which the person also serves as a director (e.g., 811-)
File Number Record: 1
File Number Record:
811-23325 
Director Record: 2
a. Full Name
Patricia Walker 
b. CRD number, if any
N/A 
c. Is the person an "interested person" of the Registrant as that term is defined in section 2(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-2(a)(19))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. Investment Company Act file number of any other registered investment company for which the person also serves as a director (e.g., 811-)
File Number Record: 1
File Number Record:
N/A 
Director Record: 3
a. Full Name
Darrell Crate 
b. CRD number, if any
N/A 
c. Is the person an "interested person" of the Registrant as that term is defined in section 2(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-2(a)(19))? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. Investment Company Act file number of any other registered investment company for which the person also serves as a director (e.g., 811-)
File Number Record: 1
File Number Record:
N/A 
Director Record: 4
a. Full Name
David Knowlton 
b. CRD number, if any
N/A 
c. Is the person an "interested person" of the Registrant as that term is defined in section 2(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-2(a)(19))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. Investment Company Act file number of any other registered investment company for which the person also serves as a director (e.g., 811-)
File Number Record: 1
File Number Record:
N/A 

Item B.9. Chief compliance officer.

Provide the information requested below about each person serving as chief compliance officer of the Registrant for purposes of rule 38a-1 (17 CFR 270.38a- 1):
Chief compliance officer Record: 1
a. Full Name
Emile Molineaux 
b. CRD Number, if any
N/A 
c. Street Address 1
4221 N 203rd St, Ste 100 
Street Address 2
 
d. City
Elkhorn 
e. State, if applicable
NEBRASKA  
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
g. Zip code and zip code extension, or foreign postal code
68022 
h. Telephone number (including country code if foreign)
XXXXXX 
i. Has the chief compliance officer changed since the last filing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
If the chief compliance officer is compensated or employed by any person other than the Registrant, or an affiliated person of the Registrant, for providing chief compliance officer services, provide:
CCO employer Record: 1
i. Name of the person
N/A 
ii. Person's IRS Employer Identification Number
N/A 

Item B.10. Matters for security holder vote.

Instruction. Registrants registered on Forms N-3, N-4 or N-6, should respond "yes" to this Item only if security holder votes were solicited on contract-level matters.
Were any matters submitted by the Registrant for its security holders' vote during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
a. If yes, and to the extent the response relates only to certain series of the Registrant, indicate the series involved:
1. Series name
2. Series identification number

Item B.11. Legal proceeding.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, the following proceedings should be described: (1) any bankruptcy, receivership or similar proceeding with respect to the Registrant or any of its significant subsidiaries; (2) any proceeding to which any director, officer or other affiliated person of the Registrant is a party adverse to the Registrant or any of its subsidiaries; and (3) any proceeding involving the revocation or suspension of the right of the Registrant to sell securities.
a. Have there been any material legal proceedings, other than routine litigation incidental to the business, to which the Registrant or any of its subsidiaries was a party or of which any of their property was the subject during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has any proceeding previously reported been terminated? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.12. Fidelity bond and insurance (management investment companies only).

a. Were any claims with respect to the Registrant filed under a fidelity bond (including, but not limited to, the fidelity insuring agreement of the bond) during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.13. Directors and officers/errors and omissions insurance (management investment companies only).

a. Are the Registrant's officers or directors covered in their capacities as officers or directors under any directors and officers/errors and omissions insurance policy owned by the Registrant or anyone else? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
i. If yes, were any claims filed under the policy during the reporting period with respect to the Registrant? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.14. Provision of financial support.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, a provision of financial support includes any (1) capital contribution, (2) purchase of a security from a Money Market Fund in reliance on rule 17a-9 under the Act (17 CFR 270.17a-9), (3) purchase of any defaulted or devalued security at fair value reasonably intended to increase or stabilize the value or liquidity of the Registrant's portfolio, (4) execution of letter of credit or letter of indemnity, (5) capital support agreement (whether or not the Registrant ultimately received support), (6) performance guarantee, or (7) other similar action reasonably intended to increase or stabilize the value or liquidity of the Registrant's portfolio. Provision of financial support does not include any (1) routine waiver of fees or reimbursement of Registrant's expenses, (2) routine inter-fund lending, (3) routine inter-fund purchases of Registrant's shares, or (4) action that would qualify as financial support as defined above, that the board of directors has otherwise determined not to be reasonably intended to increase or stabilize the value or liquidity of the Registrant's portfolio.
Did an affiliated person, promoter, or principal underwriter of the Registrant, or an affiliated person of such a person, provide any form of financial support to the Registrant during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.15. Exemptive orders.

a. During the reporting period, did the Registrant rely on any orders from the Commission granting an exemption from one or more provisions of the Act, Securities Act or Exchange Act? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
Release number Record: 1
i. If yes, provide below the release number for each order
IC-31447 

Item B.16. Principal underwriters.

a. Provide the information requested below about each principal underwriter:
Principal underwriter Record: 1
i. Full name
Ultimus Fund Distributors, LLC 
ii. SEC file number (e.g., 8-)
8-52643 
iii. CRD number
000104177 
iv. LEI, if any
N/A 
v. State, if applicable
OHIO  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Is the principal underwriter an affiliated person of the Registrant, or its investment adviser(s) or depositor? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Have any principal underwriters been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.17. Independent public accountant.

Provide the following information about eachthe independent public accountant:
Public accountant Record: 1
a. Full Name
Tait, Weller and Baker LLP 
b. PCAOB Number
445 
c. LEI, if any
N/A 
d. State, if applicable
PENNSYLVANIA  
e. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
f. Has the independent public accountant changed since the last filing?Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.18. Report on internal control (management investment companies only).

Instruction. Small business investment companies are not required to respond to this item.
For the reporting period, did an independent public accountant's report on internal control note any material weaknesses? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.19. Audit opinion.

For the reporting period, did an independent public accountant issue an opinion other than an unqualified opinion with respect to its audit of the Registrant's financial statements? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.20. Change in valuation methods.

Instruction. Responses to this item need not include changes to valuation techniques used for individual securities (e.g., changing from market approach to income approach for a private equity security). In responding to Item B.20.c., provide the applicable "asset type" category specified in Item C.4.a. of Form N-PORT. In responding to Item B.20.d., provide a brief description of the type of investments involved. If the change in valuation methods applies only to certain sub-asset types included in the response to Item B.20.c., please provide the sub-asset types in the response to Item B.20.d. The responses to Item B.20.c. and Item B.20.d. should be identical only if the change in valuation methods applies to all assets within that category.
Have there been material changes in the method of valuation (e.g., change from use of bid price to mid price for fixed income securities or change in trigger threshold for use of fair value factors on international equity securities) of the Registrant's assets during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.21. Change in accounting principles and practices.

Have there been any changes in accounting principles or practices, or any change in the method of applying any such accounting principles or practices, which will materially affect the financial statements filed or to be filed for the current year with the Commission and which has not been previously reported? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.22. Net asset value error corrections (open-end management investment companies only).

a. During the reporting period, were any payments made to shareholders or shareholder accounts reprocessed as a result of an error in calculating the Registrant's net asset value (or net asset value per share)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.23. Rule 19a-1 notice (management investment companies only).

During the reporting period, did the Registrant pay any dividend or make any distribution in the nature of a dividend payment, required to be accompanied by a written statement pursuant to section 19(a) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-19(a)) and rule 19a-1 thereunder (17 CFR 270.19a-1)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

N-CEN:Part C: Additional Questions for Management Investment Companies

General Instruction.

Management investment companies that offer multiple series must complete Part C as to each series separately, even if some information is the same for two or more series. To begin this section or add an additional series(s), click on the bar labeled "Add a New Series" below.
Management Investment Record: 1

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

Easterly Total Hedge Portfolio 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000070608 

c. LEI

549300D1RC3VJ4PBMC77 

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

2 

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0 

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

2 

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
Easterly Total Hedge Portfolio Class I Shares 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000224289 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

JTHIX 

Shares Outstanding Record: 2
i. Full name of Class
Easterly Total Hedge Portfolio Class R6 Shares 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000224290 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

JTHSX 


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
 a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
      i.   Checkbox not checked   Exchange-Traded Fund 
      ii.  Checkbox not checked   Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
 b.  Checkbox not checked  Index Fund 

 c.  Checkbox not checked   Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark 
 d.  Checkbox not checked   Interval Fund 
 e.  Checkbox not checked   Fund of Funds 
 f.   Checkbox not checked   Master-Feeder Fund 
 g.  Checkbox not checked   Money Market Fund 
 h.  Checkbox not checked   Target Date Fund 
 i.   Checkbox not checked   Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract 
      Checkbox checked   N/A 

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
i. Full name of securities lending agent
ii. LEI, if any

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
1. Name of person providing indemnification
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked  i. Revenue sharing split 
Checkbox not checked  ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)  
Checkbox not checked  iii. Administrative fee 
Checkbox not checked  iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee 
Checkbox not checked  v. Indemnification fee 
Checkbox not checked  vi. Other  
Checkbox checked   N/A  
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

0.00000000 

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

0.00000000 


Item C.7. Reliance on certain statutory exemption and rules.

Did the Fund rely on the following statutory exemption or any of the rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox not checked  a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)  
Checkbox checked  b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1) 
Checkbox not checked  c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)  
Checkbox not checked  d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)  
Checkbox not checked  e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7) 
Checkbox not checked  f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8) 
Checkbox not checked  g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1) 
Checkbox not checked  h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1) 
Checkbox not checked  i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)  
Checkbox checked  j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4) 
Checkbox not checked  k. Rule 6c-11 (17 CFR 270.6c-11) 
Checkbox not checked  l. Rule 12d1-4 (17 CFR 270.12d1-4) 
Checkbox not checked  m. Section 12(d)(1)(G) of the Act (15 USC 80a-12(d)(1)(G)) 
Checkbox not checked  n. Rule 18f-4 (17 CFR 270.18f-4) 
Checkbox not checked  i. Is the Fund excepted from the rule 18f-4 (17 CFR 270.18f-4) program requirement and limit on fund leverage risk under rule 18f-4(c)(4) (17CFR 270.18f-4(c)(4))? 
Checkbox not checked  ii. Is the Fund a leveraged/inverse fund that, under rule 18f-4(c)(5) (17 CFR 270.18f-4(c)(5)), is excepted from the requirement to comply with the limit on fund leverage risk described in rule 18f-4(c)(2) (17 CFR 270.18f-4(c)(2))? 
Checkbox not checked  iii. Did the Fund enter into any reverse repurchase agreements or similar financing transactions under rule 18f-4(d)(i) (17 CFR 270.18f-4(d)(i))? 
Checkbox not checked  iv. Did the Fund enter into any reverse repurchase agreements or similar financing transactions under rule 18f-4(d)(ii) (17 CFR 270.18f-4(d)(ii))? 
Checkbox not checked  v. Did the Fund enter into any unfunded commitment agreements under rule 18f-4(e) (17 CFR 270.18f-4(e))? 
Checkbox not checked  vi. Did the Fund invest in a security on a when-issued or forward-settling basis, or with a non-standard settlement cycle, in reliance on rule 18f-4(f) (17 CFR 270.18f-4(f))? 
Checkbox not checked  N/A 

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
Easterly Funds LLC 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-106805 

iii.CRD number
000281785 
iv. LEI, if any

N/A 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Ultimus Fund Solutions, LLC 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

84-05829 

iii. LEI, if any

N/A 

iv. State, if applicable
OHIO  
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
ICE Data Services 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

N/A 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
BNY Mellon Corp. 
ii. LEI, if any

4EP6JBYBTPTQ47LZOB67 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 2
i. Full name
BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Ultimus Fund Solutions, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

84-05829 

Description of other identifying number

N/A 

iii. State, if applicable
OHIO  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
Ultimus Fund Solutions, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

84-05829 

Description of other identifying number

N/A 

iii. State, if applicable
OHIO  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
a. Full name
b. SEC file number

c. CRD number
d. LEI, if any

e. State, if applicable
f. Foreign country, if applicable
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
Brokers Record: 1
i. Full name of broker
GOLDMAN SACHS 
ii. SEC file number

8-129 

iii. CRD number
000000361 
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

5,269.66000000 

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
KNIGHT CAPITAL GROUP 
ii. SEC file number

8-68193 

iii. CRD number
000149823 
iv. LEI, if any

549300RA02N3BNSWBV74 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

8,124.85000000 

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

13,394.51000000 


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
GOLDMAN SACHS 
ii. SEC file number

8-129 

iii. CRD number
000000361 
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

260,973.06000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
BNY MELLON 
ii. SEC file number

8-51710 

iii. CRD number
000047268 
iv. LEI, if any

4EP6JBYBTPTQ47LZOB67 

v. State, if applicable
PENNSYLVANIA  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

1,953,931.46000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
BROWN BROTHERS & HARRIMAN 
ii. SEC file number

8-69731 

iii. CRD number
000282732 
iv. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

v. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

5,241,000.00000000 

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

7,455,904.52000000 


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

21,287,183.22649310 

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period

 


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit?Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Management Investment Record: 2

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

Easterly Structured Credit Value Fund 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000070607 

c. LEI

549300OSYIG7ITWQOM42 

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

4 

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0 

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

0 

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
Easterly Structured Credit Value Fund Class R6 Shares 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000224287 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

JASSX 

Shares Outstanding Record: 2
i. Full name of Class
Easterly Structured Credit Value Fund Class A Shares 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000224285 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

JASVX 

Shares Outstanding Record: 3
i. Full name of Class
Easterly Structured Credit Value Fund Class C Shares 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000224286 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

JSVCX 

Shares Outstanding Record: 4
i. Full name of Class
Easterly Structured Credit Value Fund Class I Shares 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000224288 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

JSVIX 


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
 a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
      i.   Checkbox not checked   Exchange-Traded Fund 
      ii.  Checkbox not checked   Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
 b.  Checkbox not checked  Index Fund 

 c.  Checkbox not checked   Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark 
 d.  Checkbox not checked   Interval Fund 
 e.  Checkbox not checked   Fund of Funds 
 f.   Checkbox not checked   Master-Feeder Fund 
 g.  Checkbox not checked   Money Market Fund 
 h.  Checkbox not checked   Target Date Fund 
 i.   Checkbox not checked   Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract 
      Checkbox checked   N/A 

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
i. Full name of securities lending agent
ii. LEI, if any

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
1. Name of person providing indemnification
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked  i. Revenue sharing split 
Checkbox not checked  ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)  
Checkbox not checked  iii. Administrative fee 
Checkbox not checked  iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee 
Checkbox not checked  v. Indemnification fee 
Checkbox not checked  vi. Other  
Checkbox checked   N/A  
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

0.00000000 

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

0.00000000 


Item C.7. Reliance on certain statutory exemption and rules.

Did the Fund rely on the following statutory exemption or any of the rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox not checked  a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)  
Checkbox checked  b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1) 
Checkbox not checked  c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)  
Checkbox not checked  d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)  
Checkbox not checked  e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7) 
Checkbox not checked  f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8) 
Checkbox not checked  g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1) 
Checkbox not checked  h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1) 
Checkbox not checked  i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)  
Checkbox checked  j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4) 
Checkbox not checked  k. Rule 6c-11 (17 CFR 270.6c-11) 
Checkbox not checked  l. Rule 12d1-4 (17 CFR 270.12d1-4) 
Checkbox not checked  m. Section 12(d)(1)(G) of the Act (15 USC 80a-12(d)(1)(G)) 
Checkbox not checked  n. Rule 18f-4 (17 CFR 270.18f-4) 
Checkbox not checked  i. Is the Fund excepted from the rule 18f-4 (17 CFR 270.18f-4) program requirement and limit on fund leverage risk under rule 18f-4(c)(4) (17CFR 270.18f-4(c)(4))? 
Checkbox not checked  ii. Is the Fund a leveraged/inverse fund that, under rule 18f-4(c)(5) (17 CFR 270.18f-4(c)(5)), is excepted from the requirement to comply with the limit on fund leverage risk described in rule 18f-4(c)(2) (17 CFR 270.18f-4(c)(2))? 
Checkbox not checked  iii. Did the Fund enter into any reverse repurchase agreements or similar financing transactions under rule 18f-4(d)(i) (17 CFR 270.18f-4(d)(i))? 
Checkbox not checked  iv. Did the Fund enter into any reverse repurchase agreements or similar financing transactions under rule 18f-4(d)(ii) (17 CFR 270.18f-4(d)(ii))? 
Checkbox not checked  v. Did the Fund enter into any unfunded commitment agreements under rule 18f-4(e) (17 CFR 270.18f-4(e))? 
Checkbox not checked  vi. Did the Fund invest in a security on a when-issued or forward-settling basis, or with a non-standard settlement cycle, in reliance on rule 18f-4(f) (17 CFR 270.18f-4(f))? 
Checkbox not checked  N/A 

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
Easterly Funds LLC 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-106805 

iii.CRD number
000281785 
iv. LEI, if any

N/A 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
Sub Advisors Record: 1
i. Full name
Orange Investment Advisors, LLC 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

801-111976 

iii. CRD number
000289406 
iv. LEI, if any

549300OVFGR3L64PUV52 

v. State, if applicable
FLORIDA  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Ultimus Fund Solutions, LLC 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

84-05829 

iii. LEI, if any

N/A 

iv. State, if applicable
OHIO  
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
ICE Data Services 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

N/A 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
Pricing Direct 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

N/A 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 3
i. Full name
Refinitiv 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

N/A 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 2
i. Full name
BNY Mellon Corp. 
ii. LEI, if any

4EP6JBYBTPTQ47LZOB67 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Ultimus Fund Solutions, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

84-05829 

Description of other identifying number

N/A 

iii. State, if applicable
OHIO  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
Ultimus Fund Solutions, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

84-05829 

Description of other identifying number

N/A 

iii. State, if applicable
OHIO  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
a. Full name
b. SEC file number

c. CRD number
d. LEI, if any

e. State, if applicable
f. Foreign country, if applicable
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
i. Full name of broker
ii. SEC file number

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

0 


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
CREDIT SUISSE 
ii. SEC file number

8-422 

iii. CRD number
000000816 
iv. LEI, if any

549300506SI9CRFV9Z86 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

15,233,016.08000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
CANTOR FITZGERALD 
ii. SEC file number

8-00201 

iii. CRD number
000159296 
iv. LEI, if any

549300DWZ3YOKJO5X179 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

41,303,430.21000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
BROWNSTONE INVESTMENT GROUP 
ii. SEC file number

8-50460 

iii. CRD number
000043884 
iv. LEI, if any

549300EBC8OHVQMGF416 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

11,926,693.31000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 4
i. Full name of dealer
BAIRD PATRICK & CO 
ii. SEC file number

8-18029 

iii. CRD number
000001149 
iv. LEI, if any

N/A 

v. State, if applicable
NEW JERSEY  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

205,364,212.42000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 5
i. Full name of dealer
JPMORGAN CHASE 
ii. SEC file number

8-35008 

iii. CRD number
000000079 
iv. LEI, if any

ZBUT11V806EZRVTWT807 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

99,415,756.31000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 6
i. Full name of dealer
BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH 
ii. SEC file number

8-7221 

iii. CRD number
000007691 
iv. LEI, if any

8NAV47T0Y26Q87Y0QP81 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

14,474,398.72000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 7
i. Full name of dealer
INCAPITAL 
ii. SEC file number

8-52081 

iii. CRD number
000101420 
iv. LEI, if any

254900XF92VANF1UCI97 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

15,966,332.50000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 8
i. Full name of dealer
FIRST BALLANTYNE 
ii. SEC file number

8-65792 

iii. CRD number
000125393 
iv. LEI, if any

254900PCL35VMQYM1R50 

v. State, if applicable
NORTH CAROLINA  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

17,971,463.47000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 9
i. Full name of dealer
BARCLAYS 
ii. SEC file number

8-41342 

iii. CRD number
000019714 
iv. LEI, if any

AC28XWWI3WIBK2824319 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

17,456,205.22000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 10
i. Full name of dealer
MESIROW FINANCIAL 
ii. SEC file number

8-28816 

iii. CRD number
000002764 
iv. LEI, if any

549300BIV46SUHPOFE54 

v. State, if applicable
ILLINOIS  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

29,778,344.18000000 

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

588,572,527.22000000 


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

250,719,418.44928800 

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period

 


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit?Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
If yes, for each line of credit, provide the information requested below:

Line of Credit details Record: 1
i. Is the line of credit a committed or uncommitted line of credit? Radio button not checked Committed Radio button checked Uncommitted
ii. What size is the line of credit?

22,000,000.00000000 

iii. With which institution(s) is the line of credit?
Line Institutions Record: 1
Name of institution
Cogent Bank 
iv. Is the line of credit just for the Fund, or is it shared among multiple funds? Radio button checked Sole Radio button not checked Shared
v. Did the Fund draw on the line of credit this period?Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Management Investment Record: 3

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

Easterly EHS Fund 

b. Series identication number, if any

S000070605 

c. LEI

5493000BMR73TP4PX019 

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

2 

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0 

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

2 

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
Easterly EHS Fund Class R6 Shares 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000224281 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

JAHSX 

Shares Outstanding Record: 2
i. Full name of Class
Easterly EHS Fund Class I Shares 
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000224282 

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

JEHIX 


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
 a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
      i.   Checkbox not checked   Exchange-Traded Fund 
      ii.  Checkbox not checked   Exchange-Traded Managed Fund 
 b.  Checkbox not checked  Index Fund 

 c.  Checkbox not checked   Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark 
 d.  Checkbox not checked   Interval Fund 
 e.  Checkbox not checked   Fund of Funds 
 f.   Checkbox not checked   Master-Feeder Fund 
 g.  Checkbox not checked   Money Market Fund 
 h.  Checkbox not checked   Target Date Fund 
 i.   Checkbox not checked   Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract 
      Checkbox checked   N/A 

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
i. Full name of securities lending agent
ii. LEI, if any

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
1. Name of person providing indemnification
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked  i. Revenue sharing split 
Checkbox not checked  ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)  
Checkbox not checked  iii. Administrative fee 
Checkbox not checked  iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee 
Checkbox not checked  v. Indemnification fee 
Checkbox not checked  vi. Other  
Checkbox checked   N/A  
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

0.00000000 

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

0.00000000 


Item C.7. Reliance on certain statutory exemption and rules.

Did the Fund rely on the following statutory exemption or any of the rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox not checked  a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)  
Checkbox checked  b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1) 
Checkbox not checked  c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)  
Checkbox not checked  d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)  
Checkbox not checked  e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7) 
Checkbox not checked  f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8) 
Checkbox not checked  g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1) 
Checkbox not checked  h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1) 
Checkbox not checked  i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)  
Checkbox checked  j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4) 
Checkbox not checked  k. Rule 6c-11 (17 CFR 270.6c-11) 
Checkbox not checked  l. Rule 12d1-4 (17 CFR 270.12d1-4) 
Checkbox not checked  m. Section 12(d)(1)(G) of the Act (15 USC 80a-12(d)(1)(G)) 
Checkbox not checked  n. Rule 18f-4 (17 CFR 270.18f-4) 
Checkbox not checked  i. Is the Fund excepted from the rule 18f-4 (17 CFR 270.18f-4) program requirement and limit on fund leverage risk under rule 18f-4(c)(4) (17CFR 270.18f-4(c)(4))? 
Checkbox not checked  ii. Is the Fund a leveraged/inverse fund that, under rule 18f-4(c)(5) (17 CFR 270.18f-4(c)(5)), is excepted from the requirement to comply with the limit on fund leverage risk described in rule 18f-4(c)(2) (17 CFR 270.18f-4(c)(2))? 
Checkbox not checked  iii. Did the Fund enter into any reverse repurchase agreements or similar financing transactions under rule 18f-4(d)(i) (17 CFR 270.18f-4(d)(i))? 
Checkbox not checked  iv. Did the Fund enter into any reverse repurchase agreements or similar financing transactions under rule 18f-4(d)(ii) (17 CFR 270.18f-4(d)(ii))? 
Checkbox not checked  v. Did the Fund enter into any unfunded commitment agreements under rule 18f-4(e) (17 CFR 270.18f-4(e))? 
Checkbox not checked  vi. Did the Fund invest in a security on a when-issued or forward-settling basis, or with a non-standard settlement cycle, in reliance on rule 18f-4(f) (17 CFR 270.18f-4(f))? 
Checkbox not checked  N/A 

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
Easterly Funds LLC 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-106805 

iii.CRD number
000281785 
iv. LEI, if any

N/A 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
 
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

 

iii. CRD number
 
iv. LEI, if any

 

v. State, if applicable
 
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
 
vii. Termination date

 


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Ultimus Fund Solutions, LLC 
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

84-05829 

iii. LEI, if any

N/A 

iv. State, if applicable
OHIO  
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
ICE Data Services 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

N/A 

Description of other identifying number

 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN & Co. 
ii. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 2
i. Full name
BNY Mellon Corp. 
ii. LEI, if any

4EP6JBYBTPTQ47LZOB67 

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
Ultimus Fund Solutions, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

84-05829 

Description of other identifying number

N/A 

iii. State, if applicable
OHIO  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
Ultimus Fund Solutions, LLC 
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

84-05829 

Description of other identifying number

N/A 

iii. State, if applicable
OHIO  
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
a. Full name
b. SEC file number

c. CRD number
d. LEI, if any

e. State, if applicable
f. Foreign country, if applicable
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
Brokers Record: 1
i. Full name of broker
GOLDMAN SACHS 
ii. SEC file number

8-129 

iii. CRD number
000000361 
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

1,776.75000000 

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
KNIGHT CAPITAL GROUP 
ii. SEC file number

8-68193 

iii. CRD number
000149823 
iv. LEI, if any

549300RA02N3BNSWBV74 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

1,548.62000000 

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

3,325.37000000 


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
BNY MELLON 
ii. SEC file number

8-51710 

iii. CRD number
000047268 
iv. LEI, if any

4EP6JBYBTPTQ47LZOB67 

v. State, if applicable
PENNSYLVANIA  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

267,203.28000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
GOLDMAN SACHS 
ii. SEC file number

8-129 

iii. CRD number
000000361 
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30 

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

4,124.75000000 

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
BROWN BROTHERS & HARRIMAN 
ii. SEC file number

8-69731 

iii. CRD number
000282732 
iv. LEI, if any

5493006KMX1VFTPYPW14 

v. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS  
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

983,846.68000000 

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

1,255,174.71198708 


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

3,659,107.86334247 

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period

 


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit?Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

N-CEN:Part G: Attachments

Item G.1a. Attachments.

Attachments applicable to all Registrants. All Registrants shall file the following attachments, as applicable, with the current report. Indicate the attachments filed with the current report by checking the applicable items below: Checkbox not checked   i. Legal proceedings  
Checkbox not checked  ii. Provision of financial support  
Checkbox checked  iii. Independent public accountant's report on internal control (management investment companies other than small business investment companies only)  
Checkbox not checked  iv. Change in accounting principles and practices  
Checkbox not checked  v. Information required to be filed pursuant to exemptive orders  
Checkbox not checked  vi. Other information required to be included as an attachment pursuant to Commission rules and regulations 

Instructions.

1. Item G.1.a.i. Legal proceedings.

(a) If the Registrant responded "YES" to Item B.11.a., provide a brief description of the proceedings. As part of the description, provide the case or docket number (if any), and the full names of the principal parties to the proceeding.
(b) If the Registrant responded "YES" to Item B.11.b., identify the proceeding and give its date of termination.

2. Item G.1.a.ii. Provision of financial support. If the Registrant responded "YES" to Item B.14., provide the following information (unless the Registrant is a Money Market Fund): (a) Description of nature of support.

(b) Person providing support.

(c) Brief description of relationship between the person providing support and the Registrant.

(d) Date support provided.

(e) Amount of support.

(f) Security supported (if applicable). Disclose the full name of the issuer, the title of the issue (including coupon or yield, if applicable) and at least two identifiers, if available (e.g., CIK, CUSIP, ISIN, LEI).
(g) Value of security supported on date support was initiated (if applicable).

(h) Brief description of reason for support.

(i) Term of support.

(j) Brief description of any contractual restrictions relating to support.

3. Item G.1.a.iii. Independent public accountant's report on internal control (management investment companies other than small business investment companies only). Each management investment company shall furnish a report of its independent public accountant on the company's system of internal accounting controls. The accountant's report shall be based on the review, study and evaluation of the accounting system, internal accounting controls, and procedures for safeguarding securities made during the audit of the financial statements for the reporting period. The report should disclose any material weaknesses in: (a) the accounting system; (b) system of internal accounting control; or (c) procedures for safeguarding securities which exist as of the end of the Registrant's fiscal year.

The accountant's report shall be furnished as an exhibit to the form and shall: (1) be addressed to the Registrant's shareholders and board of directors; (2) be dated; (3) be signed manually; and (4) indicate the city and state where issued.

Attachments that include a report that discloses a material weakness should include an indication by the Registrant of any corrective action taken or proposed.

The fact that an accountant's report is attached to this form shall not be regarded as acknowledging any review of this form by the independent public accountant.

4. Item G.1.a.iv. Change in accounting principles and practices. If the Registrant responded "YES" to Item B.21, provide an attachment that describes the change in accounting principles or practices, or the change in the method of applying any such accounting principles or practices. State the date of the change and the reasons therefor. A letter from the Registrant's independent accountants, approving or otherwise commenting on the change, shall accompany the description.

5. Item G.1.a.v. Information required to be filed pursuant to exemptive orders. File as an attachment any information required to be reported on Form N-CEN or any predecessor form to Form N-CEN (e.g., Form N-SAR) pursuant to exemptive orders issued by the Commission and relied on by the Registrant.

6. Item G.1.a.vi. Other information required to be included as an attachment pursuant to Commission rules and regulations. File as an attachment any other information required to be included as an attachment pursuant to Commission rules and regulations.

N-CEN: Signature

Pursuant to the requirements of the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Registrant
James Alpha Funds Trust 
Date
2022-02-05 
Signature
Erik Naviloff 
Title
Assistant Treasurer