GRAHAM ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT FUND I LLC filed on May 15 10-Q Form

GRAHAM ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT FUND I LLC files 10-Q in a filing on Wed, May 15 accessible here.

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, D.C. 20549 FORM 10-Q ☒ QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d) of the SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2019 OR ☐ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 For the transition period from          to           Commission File Number 0-53965 GRAHAM ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT FUND I LLC BLENDED STRATEGIES PORTFOLIO (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) c/o GRAHAM CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P. 40 Highland Avenue Rowayton, CT  06853 (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code) Brian Douglas Graham Capital Management, L.P. 40 Highland Avenue Rowayton, CT  06853 (203) 899-3400 (Registrant’s telephone number, including area code) Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☒  No  ☐ Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes ☒  No  ☐ Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or emerging growth company. See the definitions of ‘large accelerated filer’, ‘accelerated filer,’ ‘smaller reporting company,’ and ’emerging growth company’ in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one): If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐ Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes  ☐  No ☒ Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: As of May 1, 2019, 240,127.062 Units of the Blended Strategies Portfolio were outstanding. GRAHAM ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT FUND I LLC BLENDED STRATEGIES PORTFOLIO FORM 10-Q INDEX Index PART I Item 1. Financial Statements Graham Alternative Investment Fund I LLC Blended Strategies Portfolio Statements of Financial Condition See accompanying notes and the attached financial statements of Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC. 1 Index Graham Alternative Investment Fund I LLC Blended Strategies Portfolio Unaudited Statements of Operations See accompanying notes and the attached financial statements of Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC. 2 Index Graham Alternative Investment Fund I LLC Blended Strategies Portfolio Unaudited Statements of Changes in Members’ Capital For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 See accompanying notes and the attached financial statements of Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC. 3 Index Graham Alternative Investment Fund I LLC Blended Strategies Portfolio Unaudited Statements of Cash Flows See accompanying notes and the attached financial statements of Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC. 4 Index Graham Alternative Investment Fund I LLC Blended Strategies Portfolio Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements March 31, 2019 1. Organization and Business The Blended Strategies Portfolio (the ‘Fund’) is a series of Graham Alternative Investment Fund I LLC (‘GAIF I’), a Delaware Series Limited Liability Company established through an amendment to the certificate of formation, effective March 28, 2013. Prior to March 28, 2013, GAIF I was organized as a Delaware Limited Liability Company which was formed on May 16, 2006 and commenced operations on August 1, 2006. GAIF I has one other active series in addition to the Fund, the Systematic Strategies Portfolio. GAIF I is registered as a commodity pool and as such is subject to the oversight and jurisdiction of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘CFTC’). As a Series Limited Liability Company each series is legally segregated, and the assets associated with each series are held separately and accounted for in separate and distinct records from the assets of any other series of GAIF I. The debts, liabilities, obligations and expenses incurred, contracted for or otherwise existing with respect to a particular series are enforceable against the assets of such series only, and not against the assets of GAIF I generally or any other series thereof. Further, none of the debts, liabilities, obligations and expenses incurred, contracted for or otherwise existing with respect to GAIF I are enforceable against the assets of any other series. The Fund offers investors Class 0 and Class 2 Units (collectively the ‘Units’). The Fund invests all of its assets dedicated to trading in Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC (‘GAIT’), a Delaware Limited Liability Company which was formed on May 18, 2006 and commenced operations on August 1, 2006. GAIT invests in various master trading vehicles (‘Master Funds’) and Graham Cash Assets LLC (‘Cash Assets’), all of which are managed by Graham Capital Management, L.P. (the ‘Advisor’ or ‘Manager’). The Manager is the manager and the sole investment advisor of GAIT and the Fund. The Manager is registered as a Commodity Pool Operator and Commodity Trading Advisor with the CFTC and is a member of the National Futures Association. The Manager is also registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an investment adviser. The Fund’s Units are registered under Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve long-term capital appreciation through professionally managed trading in both U.S. and foreign markets primarily in futures contracts, forwards contracts, spot currency contracts, and associated derivative instruments, such as options and swaps, through its investment in GAIT, which in turn invests in various Master Funds. The Master Funds seek to profit from opportunities in the global financial markets, including interest rate futures, foreign exchange, global stock indices and energy, metals and agricultural futures, as professionally managed multi-strategy investment vehicles. Each of the investment programs consists of multiple trading strategies of the Manager, which the Manager has combined in an effort to diversify the Fund’s investment exposure and to make the Fund’s performance returns less volatile and more consistently profitable. SEI Global Services, Inc. (‘SEI’) is the Fund’s independent administrator and transfer agent. SEI is responsible for certain matters pertaining to the administration of the Fund. The Fund will terminate on December 31, 2050 or at an earlier date if certain conditions occur as outlined in the Limited Liability Company Agreement (‘LLC Agreement’). The performance of the Fund is directly affected by the performance of GAIT; therefore, these financial statements should be read in conjunction with the attached financial statements of GAIT, including the condensed schedules of investments. See attached financial statements of Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC. 5 Index Graham Alternative Investment Fund I LLC Blended Strategies Portfolio Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements (continued) 1. Organization and Business (continued) Duties of the Manager Subject to the terms and conditions of the LLC Agreement, the Manager has complete and exclusive responsibility for managing and administering the affairs of the Fund and for directing the investment and reinvestment of the assets of the Fund and GAIT. 2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies These financial statements have been prepared in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (‘U.S. GAAP’) and all amounts are stated in U.S. dollars. The Fund is an investment company and applies specialized accounting guidance as outlined in Financial Accounting Standards Board (‘FASB’) Accounting Standards Codification Topic 946, Financial Services – Investment Companies. The preparation of these financial statements requires the Manager to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Investment in Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC The Fund records its investment in GAIT at fair value based upon the Fund’s proportionate share of GAIT’s reported net asset value in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In determining its net asset value, GAIT records its investments in Master Funds at fair value based upon GAIT’s proportionate share of the Master Funds’ reported net asset value. The Fund records its proportionate share of GAIT’s investment income and loss, expenses, fees, and realized and unrealized gains and losses on a monthly basis and includes them in the statements of operations. Purchases and sales of units in GAIT are recorded on a trade date basis. The accounting policies of GAIT are described in its attached financial statements. GAIT charges its investors, including the Fund, an advisory fee, sponsor fee, and incentive allocation, all of which are described in detail in Note 4. The Fund does not charge any additional fees; however each investor in the Fund indirectly bears a portion of the advisory fee, sponsor fee, and incentive allocation charged by GAIT. At March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the Fund owned 50.19% and 51.83%, respectively of GAIT. Fair Value The fair value of the assets and liabilities of the Fund and GAIT, which qualify as financial instruments under U.S. GAAP, approximates the carrying amounts presented in the statements of financial condition. Changes in these carrying amounts are included in the statements of operations. The Fund follows U.S. GAAP for fair value measurements, which defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value, and requires certain disclosures about fair value measurements. The Fund reports the fair value of its investment related assets and liabilities in accordance with the hierarchy established under U.S. GAAP. U.S. GAAP uses a three-level hierarchy for fair value measurement based on the activeness of the market and the transparency and independence of inputs used in the valuation of an asset or liability as of the measurement date. See attached financial statements of Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC. 6 Index Graham Alternative Investment Fund I LLC Blended Strategies Portfolio Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements (continued) 2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued) Fair Value (continued) The fair value hierarchy categorizes asset and liability positions into one of three levels, as summarized below, based on the inputs and assumptions used in deriving fair value. The Fund’s investment in GAIT has been valued at net asset value using the practical expedient. Accordingly, under U.S. GAAP, this investment is excluded from categorization in the fair value hierarchy. There were no Level 3 assets or liabilities held at any point during the three months ended March 31, 2019 or the year ended December 31, 2018 by the Fund, GAIT, the Master Funds or Cash Assets. Cash and Cash Equivalents The Fund classifies all highly liquid investments with a maturity of three months or less at the time of purchase as cash equivalents. Cash deposited with a bank is subject to credit risk. In the event of the bank’s insolvency, recovery of the Fund’s cash would be limited to account insurance or other protection afforded by such deposit. At March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the Fund did not have any cash or cash equivalents. Indemnifications In the normal course of business, the Master Funds, GAIT, Cash Assets and the Fund enter into contracts that contain a variety of indemnifications. Such contracts may include those by Cash Assets and the Master Funds with their brokers and trading counterparties. The Fund’s maximum exposure under these arrangements is unknown; however, the Fund has not had prior claims or losses with respect to such indemnifications and considers the risk of loss to be remote. At March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, no accruals have been recorded by the Fund for indemnifications. 3. Capital Accounts The Fund offers two classes (each a ‘Class’) of Units, being Class 0 Units and Class 2 Units. The Fund may issue additional Classes in the future subject to different fees, expenses or other terms, or to invest in other investment programs or combinations of investment programs managed by the Manager. See attached financial statements of Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC. 7 Index Graham Alternative Investment Fund I LLC Blended Strategies Portfolio Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements (continued) 3. Capital Accounts (continued) A separate capital account is maintained for each member with respect to each member’s Class of Units. The initial balance of each member’s capital account is equal to the initial subscription to the Fund by such member with respect to the Class to which such capital account relates. Each member’s capital account is increased by any additional subscription and decreased by any redemption by such member of Units of such Class to which the capital account relates. All income and expenses of the Fund are allocated among the members’ capital accounts in proportion to the balance that each capital account bears to the balance of all capital as of the beginning of such fiscal period. Subscriptions Units may be purchased at a price equal to the Net Asset Value per Unit of the relevant Class as of the immediately preceding Valuation Day, as defined in the LLC Agreement. The minimum initial subscription from each investor in each Class is $10,000. Members may subscribe for additional Units in a minimum amount of not less than $5,000. Units are available for subscription as of the first business day of each month upon written notice of at least three business days prior to the last business day of the preceding month. Redemption of Units Units are not subject to any minimum holding period. Members may redeem Units at the Net Asset Value thereof as of each Valuation Day, as defined in the LLC Agreement, upon not less than three business days’ prior written notice to the administrator. A partial redemption request for an amount less than $10,000 will not be accepted, nor will a redemption request be accepted to the extent that it would result in an investor owning less than $10,000. The redemption proceeds will normally be remitted within 15 days after the Valuation Day, without interest for the period from the Valuation Day to the payment date. 4. Fees and Related Party Transactions Advisory Fees Each Class of GAIT other than Class M paid the Manager an advisory fee (the ‘Advisory Fee’) at an aggregate annual rate of 1.50% of the Members’ Capital of such Class. The Advisory Fee is payable monthly in arrears calculated as of the last business day of each month and any other date the Manager may permit, in its sole and absolute discretion, as of which any subscription or redemption is effected with respect to Units of such Class during the month. For the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, the Advisory Fees allocated to the Fund by each Class of GAIT totaled $111,805 and $157,680, respectively. See attached financial statements of Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC. 8 Index Graham Alternative Investment Fund I LLC Blended Strategies Portfolio Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements (continued) 4. Fees and Related Party Transactions (continued) Sponsor Fees Each Class of GAIT other than Class M paid the Manager a sponsor fee (the ‘Sponsor Fee’) at an annual rate of the Members’ Capital specified in the table below. The Sponsor Fee is payable monthly in arrears calculated as of the last business day of each month in the same manner as the Advisory Fee. For the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, the Sponsor Fees allocated to the Fund by each Class of GAIT totaled $59,857 and $88,379, respectively. Incentive Allocation At the end of each calendar quarter, Graham Capital LLC, an affiliate of the Manager, will receive a special allocation of net profits (the ‘Incentive Allocation’) in an amount equal to 20% of the New High Net Trading Profits of each Class of GAIT, as defined in the LLC Agreement. The Incentive Allocation is also accrued and allocable on the date of redemption with respect to any Units that are redeemed prior to the end of a calendar quarter. Additionally, any loss carryforward attributable to any class of GAIT shall be proportionately reduced, effective as of the date of any redemption of any Units of such class, by multiplying the loss carryforward by the ratio that the amount of capital redeemed from such class bears to the capital of such class immediately prior to such redemption. The loss carryforward of a class must be recouped before any subsequent Incentive Allocation can be made to the Manager. There was no Incentive Allocation allocated to the Fund by GAIT for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018. Any portion of any of the above fees, including the Incentive Allocation, may be paid by the Manager to third parties as compensation for selling activities in connection with the Fund. Administrator’s Fee For the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, GAIT paid SEI a monthly administrator’s fee based on GAIT’s Members’ Capital, calculated as of the last business day of each month. In addition, GAIT reimbursed SEI for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred on behalf of GAIT. The total administrator’s fees, including out-of-pocket expenses, allocated to the Fund by GAIT for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 were $10,132 and $13,565, respectively. 5. Income Taxes No provision for income taxes has been made in the accompanying financial statements, as members are individually responsible for reporting income or loss based upon their respective share of the Fund’s revenues and expenses for income tax purposes. See attached financial statements of Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC. 9 Index Graham Alternative Investment Fund I LLC Blended Strategies Portfolio Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements (continued) 5. Income Taxes (continued) U.S. GAAP provides guidance for how uncertain tax positions should be recognized, measured, presented and disclosed in the financial statements. U.S. GAAP requires the evaluation of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in the course of preparing the Fund’s tax returns to determine whether the tax positions are ‘more-likely-than-not’ of being sustained by the applicable tax authority. Tax positions not deemed to meet a ‘more-likely-than-not’ threshold would be recorded as a tax expense in the current year. The Fund identifies its major tax jurisdictions as U.S. for federal tax purposes and Connecticut for state tax purposes. The Manager has evaluated the Fund’s tax positions and has concluded that there are no significant tax positions requiring recognition, measurement or disclosure in the financial statements for open tax years 2016 through 2018 or expected to be taken in the Fund’s 2019 tax returns. The Manager is not aware of any tax positions for which it is reasonably possible that the total amounts of unrecognized tax expense will change materially in the next twelve months. Tax years which are considered open by the relevant jurisdiction are subject to potential examination. Any assessment for interest or penalties on taxes related to uncertain tax positions, when present, would be included in interest and penalties on tax on the statements of operations. No such interest and/or penalties were assessed to the Fund. 6. Financial Highlights The following is the per Unit operating performance calculation for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018: See attached financial statements of Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC. 10 Index Graham Alternative Investment Fund I LLC Blended Strategies Portfolio Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements (continued) 6. Financial Highlights (continued) The following represents ratios to average members’ capital, excluding the managing member, and total return for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018: Total return is calculated for Class 0 and Class 2 Units taken as a whole. Total return is calculated as the change in total Members’ Capital adjusted for subscriptions or redemptions during the period. An individual member’s return may vary from these returns based on the timing of capital transactions. The net investment loss and total expense ratios (including Incentive Allocation) are calculated for Class 0 and Class 2 Units taken as a whole and include net amounts allocated from GAIT. The computation of such ratios is based on the amount of net investment loss, expenses and Incentive Allocation. Net investment loss and total expense ratios are computed based upon the weighted average of Members’ Capital for Class 0 and Class 2 Units of the Fund for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, and are not annualized. 7. Subsequent Events The Fund had subscriptions of approximately $0.1 million and redemptions of approximately $0.8 million from April 1, 2019 through May 15, 2019, the date through which subsequent events were evaluated by management and financial statements were available for issuance. These amounts have not been included in the financial statements. See attached financial statements of Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC. 11 Index Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC Statements of Financial Condition See accompanying notes. 12 Index Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC Condensed Schedules of Investments See accompanying notes. 13 Index Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC Unaudited Statements of Operations and Incentive Allocation See accompanying notes. 14 Index Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC Unaudited Statements of Changes in Members’ Capital For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 See accompanying notes. 15 Index Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC Unaudited Statements of Cash Flows See accompanying notes. 16 Index Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements March 31, 2019 1. Organization and Business Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC (‘GAIT’) was formed on May 18, 2006, commenced operations on August 1, 2006 and is organized as a Delaware Limited Liability Company. Graham Capital Management, L.P. (the ‘Managing Member’ or ‘Manager’) is the Managing Member and the sole investment advisor. The Managing Member is registered as a Commodity Pool Operator and Commodity Trading Advisor with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘CFTC’) and is a member of the National Futures Association. The Managing Member is also registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an investment adviser. GAIT is a commodity pool, and as such is subject to the oversight and jurisdiction of the CFTC. The investment objective of GAIT is to achieve long-term capital appreciation through professionally managed trading through its investment in various master trading vehicles (‘Master Funds’). As more fully described in Notes 2 and 3, these Master Funds invest in a broad range of derivative instruments such as currency forward and futures contracts; bond, interest rate, and index futures contracts; commodity forward and futures contracts, and options and swaps thereon traded on U.S. and foreign exchanges, as well as over-the-counter (‘OTC’). Graham Alternative Investment Fund I LLC Blended Strategies Portfolio and Graham Alternative Investment Fund II LLC Blended Strategies Portfolio are the primary investors of GAIT. SEI Global Services, Inc. (‘SEI’) is GAIT’s independent administrator and transfer agent. SEI is responsible for certain matters pertaining to the administration of GAIT. GAIT will terminate on December 31, 2050 or at an earlier date if certain conditions occur as outlined in the Limited Liability Company Agreement (‘LLC Agreement’). Duties of the Managing Member Subject to the terms and conditions of the LLC Agreement, the Managing Member has complete and exclusive responsibility for managing and administering the affairs of GAIT and for directing the investment and reinvestment of the assets of GAIT. 2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies These financial statements have been prepared in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (‘U.S. GAAP’) and all amounts are stated in U.S. dollars. GAIT is an investment company and applies specialized accounting guidance as outlined in Financial Accounting Standards Board (‘FASB’) Accounting Standards Codification Topic 946, Financial Services – Investment Companies. The preparation of these financial statements requires the Manager to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Investments in Master Funds GAIT invests in various Master Funds which are managed by the Managing Member. These investments are valued in the accompanying statements of financial condition at fair value in accordance with U.S. GAAP based upon GAIT’s proportionate share of the Master Funds’ reported net asset values. Gains and losses are allocated monthly by each Master Fund to GAIT based upon GAIT’s proportionate share of the net asset value of each Master Fund and are included in the statements of operations and incentive allocation. 17 Index Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements (continued) 2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued) Due from/to Brokers Due from/to brokers on the Master Funds’ financial statements primarily consist of cash balances carried as margin deposits with clearing brokers for the purpose of trading in futures contracts, foreign currency contracts and other derivative financial instruments and securities, and receivables/payables for unsettled transactions. Substantially all of the Master Funds’ cash and investments are held as collateral by its brokers to secure derivative instruments and securities. Revenue Recognition All positions in financial instruments are recorded on the trade date at fair value. Net unrealized appreciation or depreciation on open derivative financial instruments is included in the Master Funds’ statements of financial condition as the difference between the original purchase price and the current market value at year end. Any change in net unrealized appreciation or depreciation from the preceding period is reported in the Master Funds’ statements of operations. Interest income and expense are recorded on the accrual basis. Dividends are recorded on the ex-dividend date and are net of applicable withholding taxes. All other expenses are recorded on the accrual basis. Realized gains and losses are calculated based on the specific identification method. Brokerage Commissions and Fees Brokerage commissions and fees on the Master Funds’ financial statements represent all brokerage commissions and other fees incurred in connection with the Master Funds’ trading activity and are recorded on the accrual basis. Foreign Currency Translation Assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are translated using the exchange rates at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018. Gains and losses resulting from foreign currency transactions are calculated using daily exchange rates prevailing on the transaction date. The Master Funds do not isolate the portion of results of operations from changes in foreign exchange rates on investments and cash from fluctuations arising from changes in market prices held. The Master Funds’ currency translation gains and losses are included in the statements of operations and incentive allocation within net realized (loss) gain and net increase (decrease) in unrealized appreciation on investments. Fair Value The fair value of GAIT’s assets and liabilities, which qualify as financial instruments under U.S. GAAP, approximates the carrying amounts presented in the statements of financial condition. Changes in these carrying amounts are included in the statements of operations and incentive allocation. GAIT follows U.S. GAAP for fair value measurements, which defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value, and requires certain disclosures about fair value measurements. GAIT reports the fair value of its investment related assets and liabilities in accordance with the hierarchy established under U.S. GAAP. U.S. GAAP uses a three-level hierarchy for fair value measurement based on the activeness of the market and the transparency and independence of inputs used in the valuation of an asset or liability as of the measurement date. 18 Index Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements (continued) 2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued) Fair Value (continued) The fair value hierarchy categorizes asset and liability positions into one of three levels, as summarized below, based on the inputs and assumptions used in deriving fair value. GAIT’s investments in the Master Funds and Graham Cash Assets LLC (‘Cash Assets’) have been valued at net asset value using the practical expedient. Accordingly, under U.S. GAAP, these investments are excluded from categorization in the fair value hierarchy. GAIT’s investments in the Master Funds and Cash Assets are discussed in Notes 3 and 4. There were no Level 3 assets or liabilities held at any point during the three months ended March 31, 2019 or the year ended December 31, 2018 by GAIT, the Master Funds, or Cash Assets. Derivative Instruments In the normal course of business, the Master Funds utilize derivative financial instruments in connection with their trading activities. Derivative instruments derive their value from underlying assets, indices, reference rates or a combination of these factors. Investments in derivative financial instruments are subject to additional risks that can result in a loss of all or part of an investment. The Master Funds’ derivative financial instruments are classified by the following primary underlying risks: interest rate, foreign currency exchange rate, commodity price, and equity price risks. These risks can be in excess of the amounts recognized in the statements of financial condition. In addition, the Master Funds are also subject to additional counterparty risk should their counterparties fail to meet the terms of their contracts. Management of counterparty risk involves a number of considerations, such as the financial profile of the counterparty, specific terms and duration of the contractual agreement, and the value of collateral held, if any. The Master Funds have established initial credit approval, credit limits, and collateral requirements and may reduce their exposure to any counterparties they deem necessary. Trading in non-U.S. dollar denominated derivative instruments may subject the value of, and gains and losses associated with, such contracts to additional risks related to adverse changes in the applicable exchange rates. Unrealized appreciation and depreciation from derivative financial instruments are recorded based on changes in their fair value. Realized gains and losses are recorded when the positions are closed. All unrealized and realized gains and losses related to derivative financial instruments are included in net gain (loss) on investments in the Master Funds’ statements of operations. Futures Contracts The Master Funds use futures contracts in an attempt to take advantage of changes in the value of equities, commodities, interest rates, bonds and foreign currencies. Futures contracts are valued based upon the closing price as of the valuation date established by the primary exchange upon which they are traded. 19 Index Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements (continued) 2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued) Derivative Instruments (continued) Futures Contracts (continued) A futures contract represents a commitment for the future purchase or sale of an asset or cash settlement based on the value of an asset on a specified date. The purchase and sale of futures contracts are executed on an exchange which requires margin deposits with a Futures Commission Merchant (‘FCM’). Subsequent payments are made or received by the Master Funds each day, depending on the daily fluctuations in the value of the contract. These changes in valuation are recorded for financial statement purposes as unrealized appreciation and depreciation by the Master Funds. Relative to over-the-counter derivative financial instruments, futures contracts provide reduced counterparty risk to the Master Funds since futures are exchange-traded and the exchanges’ clearing house guarantees the futures against default. However, some non-U.S. exchanges are ‘principals’ markets’ in which no common clearing facility exists, and the Master Funds may look only to the clearing broker for performance of the contract. The U.S. Commodity Exchange Act requires an FCM to segregate all funds received from such FCM’s customers in respect of regulated futures transactions. If the FCM were not to do so to the full extent required by law, the assets of the Master Funds might not be fully protected in the event of the bankruptcy or insolvency of the FCM. In that case, the Master Funds would be limited to recovering only a pro rata share of all available funds segregated on behalf of the FCM’s combined customer accounts, even though certain property specifically traceable to the Master Funds was held by the FCM. In addition, in the event of bankruptcy or insolvency of an exchange or an affiliated clearing house, the Master Funds might experience a loss of funds deposited through its FCM as margin with such exchange or affiliated clearing house, the loss of unrealized profits on its open positions, and the loss of funds owed to it as realized profits on closed positions. Forward Contracts The Master Funds enter into foreign currency forward contracts in an attempt to take advantage of changes in exchange rates. Forward currency transactions are contracts or agreements for delivery of specific currencies or the cash equivalent value at a specified future date and an agreed upon price. Forward contracts are not guaranteed by an exchange or clearing house and therefore the risks include the inability of counterparties to meet their obligations under the terms of the contracts as well as the risks associated with movements in fair value. Exchange traded forward contracts are valued based upon the settlement prices as of the valuation date, established by the primary exchange upon which they are traded. All other forward contracts are valued based upon a forward curve constructed using independently quoted forward points. Changes in fair value of each forward contract are recognized as unrealized appreciation and depreciation. 20 Index Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements (continued) 2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued) Derivative Instruments (continued) Swap Contracts The Master Funds may enter into various swap contracts in an attempt to take advantage of changes in interest rates and asset values. Exchange traded interest rate swap contracts are executed on an exchange which requires margin deposits with a Central Clearing Counterparty (‘CCP’). Subsequent payments are made or received by the Master Funds each day, depending on the daily fluctuations in the value of the contract. These changes in valuation are recorded for financial statement purposes as unrealized appreciation or depreciation by the Master Funds. Relative to over-the-counter interest rate swap contracts, exchange-traded interest rate swap contracts provide reduced counterparty risk since they are exchange-traded and the exchange’s clearinghouse guarantees against default. The Commodity Exchange Act requires a CCP to segregate all funds received from such CCP’s customers in respect of exchange traded interest rate swaps. If the CCP were not to do so to the full extent required by law, the assets of the Master Funds might not be fully protected in the event of the bankruptcy or insolvency of the CCP. In that case, the Master Funds would be limited to recovering only a pro rata share of all available funds segregated on behalf of the CCP’s combined customer accounts, even though certain property specifically traceable to the Master Funds is held by the CCP. In addition, in the event of bankruptcy or insolvency of an exchange or an affiliated clearing house, the Master Funds could experience a loss of funds deposited through its CCP as margin with such exchange or affiliated clearing house, the loss of unrealized profits on its open positions, and the loss of funds owed to it as realized profits on closed positions. All funds deposited with both U.S. and non-U.S. CCPs are included in due from brokers on the statements of financial condition. Over the counter swap contracts are not guaranteed by an exchange or an affiliated clearing house or regulated by any U.S. or foreign government authorities. Failure of a counterparty to meet its obligation under the terms of the swap contract could result in the loss of any unrealized appreciation on open positions. It may not be possible to dispose of or close out a swap position without the consent of the counterparty, and the Master Funds may not be able to enter into an offsetting contract in order to cover its risk. An interest rate swap contract is an agreement that obligates two parties to exchange a series of cash flows at specified intervals based upon or calculated by reference to changes in specified rates for a specified notional amount of the underlying assets. The payment flows are usually netted against each other, with the difference being paid by one party to another. Interest rate swap positions are generally valued as the present value of the net future cash flows as estimated by the Manager using a discount curve constructed from independently obtained future interest rate assumptions. A total return swap contract is an agreement that obligates two parties to exchange cash flows calculated by reference to changes in specified prices for a specified notional amount of the underlying assets. The payment flows are usually netted against each other, with the difference being paid by one party to another. Total return swaps are generally valued based upon the value of the underlying instruments as determined by the primary exchange on which they are traded. Exchange traded swaps are valued based upon the closing prices established by the primary exchange upon which they are traded. Changes in fair value of each swap are recognized as unrealized appreciation or depreciation. The Master Funds record realized gains or losses when a swap contract is terminated. 21 Index Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements (continued) 2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued) Derivative Instruments (continued) Options The Master Funds may buy and sell covered and uncovered exchange traded and over-the-counter options on futures, foreign currencies, commodities, interest rates and equities to take advantage of the price movements of the financial instrument underlying the option or to hedge positions in the underlying assets. Option contracts give one party the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell within a limited time or on a specified date, a financial instrument, commodity or currency at a contracted price. Options may also be settled in cash, based on differentials between specified indices or prices. When purchasing options, the Master Funds are exposed to counterparty risk to the extent that a seller of an over-the-counter option does not meet its obligations under the terms of the option contract. The maximum risk of loss to the Master Funds is the unrealized appreciation of the contracts and the premiums paid to purchase its open option contracts. Relative to over-the-counter options, exchange traded options provide reduced counterparty risk to the Master Funds since the exchanges’ clearinghouse guarantees the option against default. Selling uncovered options may subject the Master Funds to unlimited risk of loss. As the writer of an option, the Master Funds bear the market risk of an unfavorable change in the price of the underlying instrument. Exchange traded options are valued based upon the settlement prices published as of the valuation date by the principal exchange upon which they are traded. In the absence of an exchange published settlement price, the option will be valued using the last reported sales price reported on the exchange for the valuation date. Over-the-counter options and exchange traded options with no reported sales price on the valuation date will generally be valued at the average of the last reported bid and offer quotes from independent brokers or from the exchange, respectively. Credit Risk Related Contingent Features OTC derivative instruments are subject to ISDA Master Agreements which generally require among other things, that the Master Funds maintain a predetermined level of net assets or rate of return and provide limits with respect to any decline in value over 1-month, 3-month and 12-month periods. If the Master Funds were to violate such provisions, the counterparty to these instruments could demand liquidation of the outstanding positions. There were no events that occurred throughout three month period ended March 31, 2019 and the year ended December 31, 2018 which caused any counterparty to demand liquidation of any outstanding positions. Graham K4D Trading Ltd. had derivative instruments subject to credit risk related contingent features in a net liability position in the amount of $1,128,560 and $3,714,582 at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. Graham Commodity Strategies LLC had derivative instruments subject to credit risk related contingent features in a net liability position in the amount of $0 and $1,049 at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. New York Mercantile Exchange Corporate Membership Graham Commodity Strategies LLC, a Master Fund in which GAIT invests, is a member of the New York Mercantile Exchange (‘NYMEX’). As a result of its membership, Graham Commodity Strategies LLC owns two NYMEX seats and 30,000 shares of the CME Group. Graham Commodity Strategy LLC’s policy is to value the NYMEX seats and the shares of the CME Group at fair value. As of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the two NYMEX seats were valued at $170,500 and $220,000, respectively, and the 30,000 shares of CME Group were valued at $4,937,400 and $5,643,600, respectively, both of which are contained within Exchange Memberships on Graham Commodity Strategies LLC’s statements of financial condition. The NYMEX seats and CME Group shares are considered Level 1 assets as described in the Fair Value section of Note 2. 22 Index Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements (continued) 2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued) Chicago Board of Trade Membership Graham K4D Trading Ltd., a Master Fund in which GAIT invests, is a member of the Chicago Board of Trade (‘CBOT’) under Rule 106.S and owns two B-1/Full seats and one B‑2/Associate seat (‘collectively, ‘CBOT memberships’). Graham K4D Trading Ltd.’s policy is to value the CBOT memberships at fair value. As of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the two B-1/Full seats were valued at a total of $538,000 and $560,000, respectively, and the B-2/Associate seat was valued at $48,000 and $51,000, respectively, all of which are included in Exchange Memberships on the statements of financial condition. Additionally, Graham K4D Trading Ltd. owns a Chicago Mercantile Exchange (‘CME’) seat valued at $90,000 and $145,500 at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively, which is also included in Exchange Memberships on the statements of financial condition. The CBOT memberships and CME seat are considered Level 1 assets as described in the Fair Value section of Note 2. Fixed Income Securities The fixed income securities positions are valued at the mean between the last reported bid and ask quotations received from independent brokers. GAIT is exposed to credit risk relating to whether the issuers will meet their obligations when they come due until the fixed income securities are sold or reach maturity. Indemnifications In the normal course of business, the Master Funds, Cash Assets, and GAIT enter into contracts that contain a variety of indemnifications. Such contracts may include those by Cash Assets and the Master Funds with their brokers and trading counterparties. GAIT’s maximum exposure under these arrangements is unknown; however, GAIT has not had prior claims or losses with respect to such indemnifications and considers the risk of loss to be remote. At March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, no accruals have been recorded by GAIT for indemnifications. Cash and Cash Equivalents GAIT classifies all highly liquid investments with a maturity of three months or less at the time of purchase as cash equivalents. Cash deposited with a bank is subject to credit risk. In the event of the bank’s insolvency, recovery of the GAIT’s cash would be limited to account insurance or other protection afforded by such deposit. At March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, GAIT did not have any cash or cash equivalents. 23 Index Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements (continued) 3. Investments in Master Funds As of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, GAIT invested in various Master Funds, all of which were managed by the Manager. GAIT’s investments in these Master Funds, as well as the investment objectives of each Master Fund, are summarized below. Master Funds in which GAIT invested 5% or more of its Members’ Capital are individually identified. All of the Master Funds and GAIT are related parties. The Master Funds do not charge management or incentive allocation, and all offer monthly subscriptions and redemptions. The following table summarizes the financial position of each Master Fund as of March 31, 2019: 24 Index Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements (continued) 3. Investments in Master Funds (continued) The following schedules display the condensed schedules of investments for the Master Funds as of March 31, 2019: 25 Index Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements (continued) 3. Investments in Master Funds (continued) The following schedules display the condensed schedules of investments for the Master Funds as of March 31, 2019: 26 Index Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements (continued) 3. Investments in Master Funds (continued) The following schedules display the condensed schedules of investments for the Master Funds as of March 31, 2019: 27 Index Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements (continued) 3. Investments in Master Funds (continued) The following schedules display the condensed schedules of investments for the Master Funds as of March 31, 2019: 28 Index Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements (continued) 3. Investments in Master Funds (continued) The following schedules display the condensed schedules of investments for the Master Funds as of March 31, 2019: 29 Index Graham Alternative Investment Trading LLC Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements (continued) 3. Investments in Master Funds (continued) The following table shows the fair value classification of each investment type by Master Fund as of March 31, 2019: * See each Master Fund’s condensed schedule of investments for breakout of industry and geographic region.

At March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the Fund owned 50.19% and 51.83%, respectively of GAIT.

Each Class of GAIT other than Class M paid the Manager an advisory fee (the ‘Advisory Fee’) at an aggregate annual rate of 1.50% of the Members’ Capital of such Class. The Advisory Fee is payable monthly in arrears calculated as of the last business day of each month and any other date the Manager may permit, in its sole and absolute discretion, as of which any subscription or redemption is effected with respect to Units of such Class during the month. For the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, the Advisory Fees allocated to the Fund by each Class of GAIT totaled $111,805 and $157,680, respectively.

At the end of each calendar quarter, Graham Capital LLC, an affiliate of the Manager, will receive a special allocation of net profits (the ‘Incentive Allocation’) in an amount equal to 20% of the New High Net Trading Profits of each Class of GAIT, as defined in the LLC Agreement. The Incentive Allocation is also accrued and allocable on the date of redemption with respect to any Units that are redeemed prior to the end of a calendar quarter. Additionally, any loss carryforward attributable to any class of GAIT shall be proportionately reduced, effective as of the date of any redemption of any Units of such class, by multiplying the loss carryforward by the ratio that the amount of capital redeemed from such class bears to the capital of such class immediately prior to such redemption. The loss carryforward of a class must be recouped before any subsequent Incentive Allocation can be made to the Manager. There was no Incentive Allocation allocated to the Fund by GAIT for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018.

As of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, GAIT invested in various Master Funds, all of which were managed by the Manager. GAIT’s investments in these Master Funds, as well as the investment objectives of each Master Fund, are summarized below. Master Funds in which GAIT invested 5% or more of its Members’ Capital are individually identified. All of the Master Funds and GAIT are related parties. The Master Funds do not charge management or incentive allocation, and all offer monthly subscriptions and redemptions.

GAIT invests a portion of its excess liquidity in Cash Assets, an entity for which the Manager is also the sole investment advisor. Cash Assets commenced operations on June 22, 2005 and was formed as a Delaware Limited Liability Company for the purpose of consolidating investment activity of multiple funds managed by the Manager. Its objective is to preserve capital while enhancing return on cash balances and providing daily liquidity. It invests in debt obligations guaranteed by the U.S. federal government which generally range in maturity from one to thirty months. Cash Assets also maintains cash and cash equivalents on deposit with major U.S. institutions. Cash Assets values all fixed income securities at amortized cost which approximates fair value. GAIT’s investment in Cash Assets is valued in the accompanying statements of financial condition at fair value in accordance with U.S. GAAP based upon GAIT’s proportionate share of Cash Assets’ reported net asset value. GAIT’s investment in GCA at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 is $52,734,578 and $55,501,064 which represents a percentage of GAIT’s members’ capital of 93.29% and 91.86%, respectively.

Each Class of GAIT other than Class M paid the Manager an advisory fee (the ‘Advisory Fee’) at an aggregate annual rate of 1.50% of the Members’ Capital of such Class. The Advisory Fee is payable monthly in arrears calculated as of the last business day of each month and any other date the Manager may permit, in its sole and absolute discretion, as of which any subscription or redemption is affected with respect to Units of such Class during the month. The Advisory Fees paid to the Manager for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 were $213,900 and $299,866, respectively.

At the end of each calendar quarter, Graham Capital LLC, an affiliate of the Manager, will receive a special allocation of net profits (the ‘Incentive Allocation’) in an amount equal to 20% of the New High Net Trading Profits of each Class as defined in the LLC Agreement. The Incentive Allocation is also accrued and allocable on the date of redemption with respect to any Units that are redeemed prior to the end of a calendar quarter. Additionally, any loss carryforward attributable to any class of GAIT shall be proportionately reduced effective as of the date of any redemption of any Units of such class by multiplying the loss carryforward by the ratio that the amount of assets redeemed from such class bears to the net assets of such class immediately prior to such redemption. The loss carryforward of a class must be recouped before any subsequent Incentive Allocation can be made. There was no Incentive Allocation for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018.

For the three months ended March 31, 2019, the Blended Strategies Portfolio’s Members’ Capital decreased by $2,943,411 or -9.4%. The net decrease in the Blended Strategies Portfolio was attributable to redemptions totaling $2,974,780 or -9.5% and a net loss of $43,631 or -0.1% offset by subscriptions of $75,000 or 0.2%, for the period.

For the three months ended March 31, 2018, the Blended Strategies Portfolio’s Members’ Capital decreased by $2,089,182 or -5.0%. The net decrease in the Blended Strategies Portfolio was attributable to redemptions totaling $2,866,160 or -6.8% offset by net income of $776,978 or 1.8%, for the period.

For the three months ended March 31, 2019, Advisory Fees decreased by $45,875 or -29.1%, Sponsor Fees decreased by $28,522 or -32.3%, and Administrator’s Fees decreased by $3,433 or -25.3% in the Fund over the corresponding period of the preceding year. These decreases are attributable to lower net assets of the portfolio resulting from redemptions and a net loss partially offset by subscriptions for the period. During the same period, interest income increased by $8,954 or 6.5%. Interest was earned on free cash at an average annualized yield of 1.97% for the three months ended March 31, 2019 compared to 1.31% for the same period in 2018.

For the three months ended March 31, 2018, Advisory Fees decreased by $148,721 or -48.5%, Sponsor Fees decreased by $158,161 or -64.2%, and Administrator’s Fees decreased by $10,028 or -42.5% in the Fund over the corresponding period of the preceding year. These decreases are attributable to lower net assets of the portfolio resulting from redemptions partially offset by net income for the period. The decrease in Sponsor Fees is also attributable to a reduction of the Class 2 Sponsor Fee rate from 2.75% in the first quarter of 2017 to 1.25% in the first quarter of 2018. The decrease in Sponsor Fees is also attributable to a reduction of the Class 0 Sponsor Fee rate from 0.75% in the first quarter of 2017 to 0.50% in the first quarter of 2018. The decrease in Advisory Fees is also attributable to a reduction of the Advisory Fee rate from 1.75% in the first quarter of 2017 to 1.50% in the first quarter of 2018. During the same period, interest income increased by $24,643 or 21.7%. Interest was earned on free cash at an average annualized yield of 1.31% for the three months ended March 31, 2018 compared to 0.68% for the same period in 2017.

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