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Our Top Morningstar-Rated Funds

GLOBAL REAL ESTATE FUND

JARIX - I SHARES | JAREX - A SHARES | JACRX - C SHARES | JARSX - R6 SHARES

With a portfolio focused on higher-growth specialty and other property types, the Easterly Global Real Estate Fund seeks to provide a high level of diversification by both property type and geography.

The fund also is nimble enough to explore Small-, Mid- and Large-cap opportunities, whereas many of the largest REIT funds focus exclusively on the U.S. market and only the largest property portfolios. 1

Overall Morningstar rating as of March 31, 2022. Based on risk-adjusted returns. Category: Global Real Estate out of 197 funds.  

INCOME OPPORTUNITIES FUND

JSVIX - I SHARES | JASVX - A SHARES | JSVCX - C SHARES | JASSX - R6 SHARES

The Easterly Income Opportunities Fund is singularly focused on attempting to provide competitive yields to the High Yield (HY) market but with significantly lower volatility and risk. Concentrating on quality Residential Mortgage-Back Securities (RMBS), the goal is to provide consistent positive absolute returns in all market conditions.

Legacy mortgage sectors may provide attractive risk adjusted returns and some of the highest yield-to-duration ratios in the fixed income universe under current market conditions, potentially helping improve investor’s fixed income allocations.2

Overall Morningstar rating as of March 31, 2022. Based on risk-adjusted returns. Category: Multisector Bond out of 282 funds.

HEDGED EQUITY FUND

JDIEX - I SHARES | JDAEX - A SHARES | JDCEX - C SHARES | JDSEX - R6 SHARES

The Easterly Hedged Equity Fund is designed to reduce the depth and duration of drawdowns and seeks to help you manage clients’ emotions and keep them invested through market volatility.

By combining a long equity strategy with two options strategies, the Fund seeks to manage risk during equity market downturns.3

Overall Morningstar rating as of March 31, 2022. Based on risk-adjusted returns. Category: Options Trading out of 104 funds.

LONG/SHORT OPPORTUNITY FUND

SNOIX - I SHARES | SNOAX - A SHARES | SNOCX - C SHARES | SNORX - R6 SHARES

The Long/Short Opportunity Fund is an all-capitalization, contrarian value, liquid alternatives fund that uses a variety of hedging strategies in an effort to lower the overall volatility of its investment portfolio. The fund is advised by Easterly Investment Partners (EIP) and managed by co-PM’s Jessica Bemer and Anne Wickland.

The Fund employs a contrarian, fundamental, relative-value investment philosophy and applies a consistent investment process with a focus on valuation and fundamental analysis. It aims to provide active value equity exposure with lower volatility and has a primary investment objective of long-term capital appreciation and protection of investment principal.

Overall Morningstar rating as of March 31, 2022. Based on risk-adjusted returns. Category: Long-Short Equity out of 178 funds.4

Featured Insights

Global Real Estate Q1 2022 Commentary

Global real estate stocks posted losses in the first quarter of 2022, with macroeconomic uncertainty exacerbated by geopolitical tension driving a sell-off in listed real estate prices. The FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed Index (the “Index”) had a total return of -3.77% for the quarter, while the Easterly Global Real Estate Fund generated a total return of -3.15%, outperforming the Index by 62 basis points.

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Long/ Short Opportunity Fund Q1 2022 Commentary

Throughout the first quarter of 2022, media headlines and investor sentiment were as volatile as the markets themselves. 2022 began with the end of the pandemic and its restrictions in clear sight, strong backlogs across multiple sectors, optimistic business sentiment, low interest rates, pent-up consumer demand, and healthy corporate and consumer balance sheets.

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Hedged Equity Q1 2022 Commentary

The 1st quarter of 2022 was a powerful reminder that risk is an ever-present reality in the markets. The concerns in our Q4 2021 note, that the normalization of interest rates would be significant and could last for years, is coming to fruition.

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Easterly Funds is a mutual fund platform offering investors access to boutique managers and unique strategies with differentiated investment approaches. Our ambition is to bring innovative, alpha-generating mutual funds to investors, enabling them to better navigate need for income, capital appreciation and risk management to help smooth their investment journey.

The Easterly Funds family of mutual funds include portfolios focused on hedged equity, global REITs, structured credit, small cap value and long/short equity, which are intended to provide low volatility growth, alternative sources of income, quarterly or even monthly distributions.