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Income Opportunities Fund

Our Income Opportunities Fund seeks to provide investors exposure to the multisector bond market through an active value investment process.

Overall Morningstar rating as of January 31, 2024. Based on risk-adjusted returns. Category: Multisector Bond out of 320 funds.

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$9.62
2/29/2024

1.08%
2/29/2024
at NAV

NAV Disclosure

Why This Fund?

  • Yield: Offers income opportunities, comparable to high-yield bonds with less duration risk.
  • Market inefficiency: Non-indexed sectors are generally more inefficient since they are not subject to the persistent, price-insensitive demand of passive investors, which can enhance the opportunity in the secondary trading markets.
  • Diversification: The asset class has low correlation to other fixed income asset classes due to its lack of overlap and exposure to different risk factors such as consumer credit vs. corporate credit.
  • Lack of ETF options: Structured credit is a sector generally not included in fixed income indices due to its diversity and analytical complexity and is therefore not available in a standalone ETF vehicle.

Fund Facts

INCEPTION DATE
08/21/2018
NET ASSETS
$318.4MM
ASSET CLASS
Fixed Income
MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY
Multisector Bond
BENCHMARK
Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Index
GROSS EXPENSES
1.61% View Disclosure
NET EXPENSES
1.55% View Disclosure
CUSIP
470258773

Monthly Returns

1.33%1.33%5.62%1.18%5.08%5.11%
-0.24%0.18%6.68%0.07%2.36%-

Performance data quoted is historical.

The performance data shown represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that investors’ shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. See performance data current to the most recent quarter end, which may be higher or lower than that cited. Performance figures assume that all distributions are reinvested. Performance shown is for the share class indicated only. The performance of other share classes will vary. For performance information current to the most recent month-end, please call 888.814.8180.

The fund’s Morningstar category average is a group of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies and is the equal-weighted return of all funds per category. Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on their historical portfolio holdings.

Inception date was August 21, 2018. Returns for the fund’s first year are since fund inception.

All returns are quoted as annualized if over 1 year. Returns for the fund’s first year are since fund inception. Calendar year returns do not reflect the maximum sales charge; otherwise, returns would vary.

The Fund’s management has contractually waived a portion of its management fees until March 31, 2024 for I, A, C and R6 Shares. The performance shown reflects the waivers without which the performance would have been lower. Total annual operating expenses before the expense reduction/reimbursement are 1.61%, 1.86%, 2.61%, and 1.61%, respectively; total annual operating expenses after the expense reduction/reimbursement are 1.55%, 1.80%, 2.55%, and 0.96%, respectively. 2.00% is the maximum sales charge on purchases of A Shares.

The Fund’s investment adviser has contractually agreed to reduce and/or absorb expenses until at least March 31, 2024 for I, A, C and R6 Shares, to ensure that net annual operating expenses of the fund (excluding front-end and contingent deferred sales loads, leverage, interest and tax expenses, dividends and interest on short positions, brokerage commissions, expenses incurred in connection with any merger, reorganization or liquidation, extraordinary or non-routine expenses and the indirect costs of investing in other investment companies) will not exceed 1.48%, 1.73%, 2.48%, and 0.89%, respectively, subject to possible recoupment from the Fund in future years. For more information, please refer to the Fund’s summary prospectus and prospectus.

Daily Pricing and Returns

$9.62 0.10 1.08

Performance data quoted is historical.

The performance data shown represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that investors’ shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. See performance data current to the most recent quarter end, which may be higher or lower than that cited. Performance figures assume that all distributions are reinvested. Performance shown is for the share class indicated only. The performance of other share classes will vary. For performance information current to the most recent month-end, please call 888.814.8180.

The fund’s Morningstar category average is a group of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies and is the equal-weighted return of all funds per category. Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on their historical portfolio holdings.

Inception date was August 21, 2018. Returns for the fund’s first year are since fund inception.

All returns are quoted as annualized if over 1 year. Returns for the fund’s first year are since fund inception. Calendar year returns do not reflect the maximum sales charge; otherwise, returns would vary.

The Fund’s management has contractually waived a portion of its management fees until March 31, 2024 for I, A, C and R6 Shares. The performance shown reflects the waivers without which the performance would have been lower. Total annual operating expenses before the expense reduction/reimbursement are 1.61%, 1.86%, 2.61%, and 1.61%, respectively; total annual operating expenses after the expense reduction/reimbursement are 1.55%, 1.80%, 2.55%, and 0.96%, respectively. 2.00% is the maximum sales charge on purchases of A Shares.

The Fund’s investment adviser has contractually agreed to reduce and/or absorb expenses until at least March 31, 2024 for I, A, C and R6 Shares, to ensure that net annual operating expenses of the fund (excluding front-end and contingent deferred sales loads, leverage, interest and tax expenses, dividends and interest on short positions, brokerage commissions, expenses incurred in connection with any merger, reorganization or liquidation, extraordinary or non-routine expenses and the indirect costs of investing in other investment companies) will not exceed 1.48%, 1.73%, 2.48%, and 0.89%, respectively, subject to possible recoupment from the Fund in future years. For more information, please refer to the Fund’s summary prospectus and prospectus.

Quarterly Returns

2.66%5.91%5.91%1.33%4.95%4.93%
5.68%8.13%8.13%0.10%2.93%-

Performance data quoted is historical.

The performance data shown represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that investors’ shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. See performance data current to the most recent quarter end, which may be higher or lower than that cited. Performance figures assume that all distributions are reinvested. Performance shown is for the share class indicated only. The performance of other share classes will vary. For performance information current to the most recent month-end, please call 888.814.8180.

The fund’s Morningstar category average is a group of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies and is the equal-weighted return of all funds per category. Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on their historical portfolio holdings.

Inception date was August 21, 2018. Returns for the fund’s first year are since fund inception.

All returns are quoted as annualized if over 1 year. Returns for the fund’s first year are since fund inception. Calendar year returns do not reflect the maximum sales charge; otherwise, returns would vary.

The Fund’s management has contractually waived a portion of its management fees until March 31, 2024 for I, A, C and R6 Shares. The performance shown reflects the waivers without which the performance would have been lower. Total annual operating expenses before the expense reduction/reimbursement are 1.61%, 1.86%, 2.61%, and 1.61%, respectively; total annual operating expenses after the expense reduction/reimbursement are 1.55%, 1.80%, 2.55%, and 0.96%, respectively. 2.00% is the maximum sales charge on purchases of A Shares.

The Fund’s investment adviser has contractually agreed to reduce and/or absorb expenses until at least March 31, 2024 for I, A, C and R6 Shares, to ensure that net annual operating expenses of the fund (excluding front-end and contingent deferred sales loads, leverage, interest and tax expenses, dividends and interest on short positions, brokerage commissions, expenses incurred in connection with any merger, reorganization or liquidation, extraordinary or non-routine expenses and the indirect costs of investing in other investment companies) will not exceed 1.48%, 1.73%, 2.48%, and 0.89%, respectively, subject to possible recoupment from the Fund in future years. For more information, please refer to the Fund’s summary prospectus and prospectus.

Calendar Year Performance

20232022202120202019
INCOME OPPORTUNITIES FUND I (JSVIX)5.91%-6.27%4.79%14.05%7.31%
Morningstar Multisector Bond Category8.13%-9.85%2.49%4.84%9.80%

Performance data quoted is historical.

The performance data shown represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that investors’ shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. See performance data current to the most recent quarter end, which may be higher or lower than that cited. Performance figures assume that all distributions are reinvested. Performance shown is for the share class indicated only. The performance of other share classes will vary. For performance information current to the most recent month-end, please call 888.814.8180.

The fund’s Morningstar category average is a group of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies and is the equal-weighted return of all funds per category. Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on their historical portfolio holdings.

Inception date was August 21, 2018. Returns for the fund’s first year are since fund inception.

All returns are quoted as annualized if over 1 year. Returns for the fund’s first year are since fund inception. Calendar year returns do not reflect the maximum sales charge; otherwise, returns would vary.

The Fund’s management has contractually waived a portion of its management fees until March 31, 2024 for I, A, C and R6 Shares. The performance shown reflects the waivers without which the performance would have been lower. Total annual operating expenses before the expense reduction/reimbursement are 1.61%, 1.86%, 2.61%, and 1.61%, respectively; total annual operating expenses after the expense reduction/reimbursement are 1.55%, 1.80%, 2.55%, and 0.96%, respectively. 2.00% is the maximum sales charge on purchases of A Shares.

The Fund’s investment adviser has contractually agreed to reduce and/or absorb expenses until at least March 31, 2024 for I, A, C and R6 Shares, to ensure that net annual operating expenses of the fund (excluding front-end and contingent deferred sales loads, leverage, interest and tax expenses, dividends and interest on short positions, brokerage commissions, expenses incurred in connection with any merger, reorganization or liquidation, extraordinary or non-routine expenses and the indirect costs of investing in other investment companies) will not exceed 1.48%, 1.73%, 2.48%, and 0.89%, respectively, subject to possible recoupment from the Fund in future years. For more information, please refer to the Fund’s summary prospectus and prospectus.

Sector Breakdown

RMBS

40.03% 

CMBS

29.30% 

ABS

4.68% 

CLO/CDO

3.98% 

CORP

11.72% 

GOVT

3.65% 

Cash

6.64% 

View Glossary

Fund Statistics - Since Inception

Alpha

3.11% 

Beta

0.34 

Sharpe Ratio

0.63 

Sortino Ratio

0.93 

Standard Deviation

4.57% 

Effective Duration

2.36% 

Spread Duration

3.11% 

View Glossary

Distribution Yield

12 Month Distribution Rate1,3,4Trailing 12 Month YieldSEC 30 Day Yield Unsubsidized2,3SEC 30 Day Yield Subsidized2,3
5.52%5.52%5.36%5.44%
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Distribution History

Distribution DateDistribution NAVLong-Term Capital GainShort-Term Capital GainReturn of CapitalDividend IncomeDistribution Total
1/26/20249.61---0.050.05
12/26/20239.59---0.050.05
11/27/20239.49---0.050.05
10/26/20239.42---0.050.05
9/26/20239.52---0.040.04
8/28/20239.62---0.050.05
7/26/20239.62---0.050.05
6/27/20239.65---0.040.04
5/25/20239.62---0.040.04
4/25/20239.69---0.040.04
3/28/20239.62---0.040.04
2/23/20239.66---0.040.04
1/26/20239.69---0.020.02
12/22/20229.58---0.200.20
11/25/20229.76---0.040.04
10/26/20229.79---0.030.03
9/27/20229.90---0.030.03
8/26/202210.09---0.030.03
7/27/202210.10---0.030.03
6/27/202210.14---0.030.03
5/26/202210.29---0.020.02
4/26/202210.38---0.030.03
3/29/202210.49---0.030.03
2/23/202210.65---0.030.03
1/26/202210.71---0.030.03
12/23/202110.770.090.08-0.030.21
11/23/202111.00---0.030.03
10/26/202111.03---0.030.03
9/27/202111.03---0.030.03
8/26/202111.04---0.040.04
7/27/202111.06---0.040.04
06/28202111.06---0.030.03
5/25/202111.06---0.030.03
4/27/202111.06---0.030.03
3/26/202111.03---0.040.04
2/23/202111.01---0.030.03
1/26/202110.96---0.030.03
12/28/202010.81---0.040.04
12/23/202010.84-0.31--0.31
11/24/202011.06---0.040.04
10/27/202010.97---0.040.04
9/25/202010.95---0.040.04
8/26/202010.79---0.040.04
7/28/202010.79---0.040.04
6/25/202010.59---0.040.04
5/26/202010.23---0.040.04
4/27/20209.93---0.030.03
3/26/20209.55---0.060.06
12/23/201910.150.010.17-0.170.35
9/24/201910.36---0.110.11
6/27/201910.38---0.110.11
3/27/201910.24---0.070.07
12/27/201810.10-0.01-0.090.10

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Easterly Funds


Orange Investment Advisors

Orange Investment Advisors takes a value-based approach to the multisector bond market. With decades of experience in securitized product, they pursue bonds below their intrinsic value to help deliver strong, long-term risk-adjusted results. Orange is different than other fixed income managers – they have an absolute return philosophy, which translates into a low volatility strategy not reliant on market movements.


2017

Winter Park, FL

Portfolio Manager(s)

Jay Menozzi

Jay Menozzi

CIO, Orange Investment Advisors
36 Years of Industry Experience


CIO, Semper Capital
PM, Atlantic Portfolio Analytics

Boris Peresechensky

Boris Peresechensky, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Orange Investment Advisors
17 Years of Industry Experience


Senior PM, Semper Capital
Risk Manager, Bayview Financial Trading
Risk Analyst & PM, HSBC & Lazard

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Overall 3-Year 5-Year
Morningstar Star Rating 5 4 5
# Funds in Category 320 320 266

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Morningstar Rating is for the I share class only; other classes may have different performance characteristics.

12-Month Distribution Rate is calculated by adding each fund’s trailing 12-month income distributions, and dividing the sum by the fund’s most recent month ended NAV. A fund may pay distributions in excess of its net investment company taxable income and, to the extent this occurs, the distribution yield quoted will include a return of capital. However, please note that distributions are subject to recharacterization for tax purposes and the final tax treatment of these distributions will be reported to shareholders after the close of each calendar year on form 1099-DIV.

2 The SEC yield is calculated by dividing annualized net investment income per share during a 30-day period by the maximum offering price per share as of the close of that period. SEC yield reflects the rate at which the fund is earning income on its current portfolio of securities. Since certain distributions received by the funds from real estate investment trusts (REITs) may consist of dividend income, return of capital and capital gains, and the character of these distributions cannot be determined until after the end of the year, the SEC yield has been adjusted for the funds that invest significantly in REITs based on estimates of return of capital and capital gains. The SEC 30-Day Yield is computed under an SEC standardized formula and is based on the maximum offer price per share. Subsidized (Sub.) yields reflect fee waivers in effect. Without such waivers, yields would be reduced. Unsubsidized yields do not reflect fee waivers in effect. The Fund’s management has contractually waived a portion of its management fees until March 19, 2023.

3 12-Month Distribution Rate will fluctuate from month to month and is not equivalent to the subsidized or unsubsidized 30-day SEC yield of the fund. You should consult each fund’s prospectus for additional information about the Fund’s dividends and distributions policy.

4 12-Month Distribution Rate for the Fund may vary significantly year-over-year due to tax adjustments and are subject to change from the yields quoted. No distribution is guaranteed by the Fund.

The Fund’s distribution rate may be affected by numerous factors, including changes in realized and projected market returns, Fund performance and other factors. There can be no assurance that an unanticipated change in market conditions or other unforeseen factors will not result in a change in the Fund’s distribution rate at a future time. The distribution rate does not reflect other non-income items.

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