Jackson Variable Series Trust Sample Contracts

Jackson Variable Series TrustJoint Fidelity Bond Agreement (January 15th, 2020)

This Agreement is made as of the close of business 29th day of June, 2018, by and among JNL Series Trust, JNL Variable Fund LLC, JNL Investors Series Trust, and Jackson Variable Series Trust (collectively referred to as the “Funds,” with each referred to individually as a “Fund”), each of which are named insureds on a certain fidelity bond policy covering certain acts relating to the Funds (“Joint Fidelity Bond”).

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to Transfer Agency Agreement Between Jackson Variable Series Trust And Jackson National Asset Management, LLC (December 23rd, 2019)

This Amendment is made by and between Jackson Variable Series Trust, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”) and Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company (“JNAM”).

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to Master Custodian Agreement (December 19th, 2019)

This Amendment, effective as June 24, 2019, to the Master Custodian Agreement dated as of December 30, 2010, (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified and in effect from time to time, the “Agreement”) is by and among each management investment company, and each Cayman Islands entity identified on Appendix A attached thereto (each a “Fund” and collectively, the “Funds”), and State Street Bank and Trust Company, a Massachusetts trust company (the “Custodian”).

Jackson Variable Series Trustto the Investment Sub-Advisory Agreement Among (December 19th, 2019)

This Amendment is made by and among Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company and registered investment adviser (the “Adviser”), and Nicholas Investment Partners, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership and registered investment adviser (the “Sub-Adviser”), and Jackson Variable Series Trust, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”).

Jackson Variable Series TrustJoint Fidelity Bond Agreement (September 25th, 2019)

This Agreement is made as of the close of business 29th day of June, 2018, by and among JNL Series Trust, JNL Variable Fund LLC, JNL Investors Series Trust, and Jackson Variable Series Trust (collectively referred to as the "Funds," with each referred to individually as a "Fund"), each of which are named insureds on a certain fidelity bond policy covering certain acts relating to the Funds ("Joint Fidelity Bond").

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to (April 26th, 2019)

This Amendment is made by and between Jackson Variable Series Trust, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”), and Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company (the “Administrator”).

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to the Investment Sub-Advisory Agreement Among Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, Mellon Investments Corporation (April 26th, 2019)

This Amendment is made by and among Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company and registered investment adviser (the “Adviser”), and Mellon Investments Corporation (originally, The Boston Company Asset Management, LLC), a Massachusetts limited liability company and registered investment adviser (the “Sub-Adviser”), and Jackson Variable Series Trust, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”).

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to Investment Advisory and Management Agreement between Jackson Variable Series Trust and Jackson National Asset Management, LLC (April 26th, 2019)

This Amendment is made by and between Jackson Variable Series Trust, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”), and Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company (the “Adviser”).

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to Master Custodian Agreement (April 26th, 2019)

This Amendment, effective as of April 29, 2019, to the Master Custodian Agreement dated as of December 30, 2010, (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified and in effect from time to time, the “Agreement”) is by and among each management investment company, and each Cayman Islands entity identified on Appendix A attached thereto (each a “Fund” and collectively, the “Funds”), and State Street Bank and Trust Company, a Massachusetts trust company (the “Custodian”).

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to Investment Sub-Advisory Agreement among Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, BNY Mellon Asset Management North America Corporation (April 26th, 2019)

This Amendment is made by and among Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company and registered investment adviser (the “Adviser”), BNY Mellon Asset Management North America Corporation (formerly Mellon Capital Management Corporation), a corporation organized under the laws of Delaware and registered investment adviser (the “Sub-Adviser”), and Jackson Variable Series Trust, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”).

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to Master Global Custody Agreement (April 26th, 2019)

This Amendment to the Master Global Custody Agreement between the Customer and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. dated June 16, 2011, as amended (the “Agreement”), is by and among JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (the “Custodian”) and the undersigneds, as listed on Schedule A.

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to Master Global Custody Agreement (April 26th, 2019)

This Amendment to the Master Global Custody Agreement between the Customer and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. dated June 16, 2011, as amended (the “Agreement”), is by and among JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (the “Custodian”) and the undersigneds, as listed on Schedule A.

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to Investment Sub-Advisory Agreement among Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, Mellon Investments Corporation (April 26th, 2019)

This Amendment is made by and among Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company and registered investment adviser (the “Adviser”), Mellon Investments Corporation (originally, Mellon Capital Management Corporation), a corporation organized under the laws of Delaware and registered investment adviser (the “Sub-Adviser”), and Jackson Variable Series Trust, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”).

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to the Investment Sub-Advisory Agreement Among Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, BNY Mellon Asset Management North America Corporation (April 26th, 2019)

This Amendment is made by and among Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company and registered investment adviser (the “Adviser”), and BNY Mellon Asset Management North America Corporation (formerly The Boston Company Asset Management, LLC), a Massachusetts limited liability company and registered investment adviser (the “Sub-Adviser”), and Jackson Variable Series Trust, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”).

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to Investment Sub-Advisory Agreement among Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, BNY Mellon Asset Management North America Corporation (April 26th, 2019)

This Amendment is made by and among Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company and registered investment adviser (the “Adviser”), BNY Mellon Asset Management North America Corporation (formerly Mellon Capital Management Corporation), a corporation organized under the laws of Delaware and registered investment adviser (the “Sub-Adviser”), and Jackson Variable Series Trust, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”).

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to (April 26th, 2019)

This Amendment is made by and between Jackson Variable Series Trust, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”), and Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company (the “Administrator”).

Jackson Variable Series TrustHSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (April 26th, 2019)

We have agreed to hold Bullion (as defined below) for you and to provide other services to you in connection with such Bullion. This Agreement sets out the terms under which we will provide those services to you and the arrangements which will apply in connection with those services.

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to Investment Sub-Advisory Agreement among Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, Mellon Investments Corporation (April 26th, 2019)

This Amendment is made by and among Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company and registered investment adviser (the “Adviser”), Mellon Investments Corporation (originally, Mellon Capital Management Corporation), a corporation organized under the laws of Delaware and registered investment adviser (the “Sub-Adviser”), and Jackson Variable Series Trust, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”).

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to Management Fee Waiver Agreement Between Jackson Variable Series Trust And Jackson National Asset Management, LLC (April 26th, 2019)

This Amendment is made by and between Jackson Variable Series Trust, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”), and Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company and registered investment adviser (the “Adviser”).

Jackson Variable Series TrustJoint Fidelity Bond Agreement (November 16th, 2018)

This Agreement is made as of the close of business 29th day of June, 2018, by and among JNL Series Trust, JNL Variable Fund LLC, JNL Investors Series Trust, and Jackson Variable Series Trust (collectively referred to as the "Funds," with each referred to individually as a "Fund"), each of which are named insureds on a certain fidelity bond policy covering certain acts relating to the Funds ("Joint Fidelity Bond").

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to Investment Advisory and Management Agreement between Jackson Variable Series Trust and Jackson National Asset Management, LLC (August 10th, 2018)
Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to Investment Sub-Advisory Agreement Among Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, Eaton Vance Management, and Jackson Variable Series Trust (August 10th, 2018)

This Amendment is made by and among Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company and registered investment adviser (the “Adviser”), and Eaton Vance Management, a Massachusetts business trust and registered investment adviser (the “Sub-Adviser”), and Jackson Variable Series Trust, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”).

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to Investment Sub-Advisory Agreement among Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, BNY Mellon Asset Management North America Corporation (August 10th, 2018)

This Amendment is made by and among Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company and registered investment adviser (the “Adviser”), BNY Mellon Asset Management North America Corporation (formerly Mellon Capital Management Corporation), a corporation organized under the laws of Delaware and registered investment adviser (the “Sub-Adviser”), and Jackson Variable Series Trust, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”).

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to Amended and Restated Contract Owner Information Agreement (August 10th, 2018)

This Amendment to the Amended and Restated Contract Owner Information Agreement dated April 1, 2016 (the “Agreement”), is by and among JNL Series Trust, JNL Variable Fund LLC, JNL Investors Series Trust, Jackson Variable Series Trust, and JNL Strategic Income Fund LLC (“collectively referred to as the “Funds”), Jackson National Asset Management, LLC (“JNAM”), and Jackson National Life Insurance Company (“Jackson”), and the Separate Accounts (the “Accounts”) sponsored Jackson, identified on the signature page of this Amendment.

Jackson Variable Series TrustJNL/Eaton Vance Global Macro Absolute Return Advantage Fund Ltd. INVESTMENT ADVISORY AGREEMENT (August 10th, 2018)

This Agreement is effective this 13th day of August 2018, by and between Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company and registered investment adviser (“Adviser”), and JNL/Eaton Vance Global Macro Absolute Return Advantage Fund Ltd., an exempt company organized under the Companies law of the Cayman Islands (the “Company”), and a wholly-owned subsidiary of JNL/Eaton Vance Global Macro Absolute Return Advantage Fund (the “Fund”), a series of the Jackson Variable Series Trust (the “Trust”), an open-end management investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (“1940 Act”);

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to Administration Agreement Between Jackson Variable Series Trust and Jackson National Asset Management, LLC (August 10th, 2018)

This Amendment is made by and between Jackson Variable Series Trust, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”), and Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company (the “Administrator”).

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to Amended and Restated Contract Owner Information Agreement (August 10th, 2018)

This Amendment to the Amended and Restated Contract Owner Information Agreement dated April 1, 2016 (the “Agreement”), is by and among JNL Series Trust, JNL Variable Fund LLC, JNL Investors Series Trust, Jackson Variable Series Trust, and JNL Strategic Income Fund LLC (“collectively referred to as the “Funds”), Jackson National Asset Management, LLC (“JNAM”), and Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York (“Jackson NY”), and the Separate Accounts (the “Accounts”) sponsored Jackson NY, identified on the signature page of this Amendment.

Jackson Variable Series Trustto the Investment Sub-Advisory Agreement Among Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, DoubleLine Capital LP, and Jackson Variable Series Trust (August 10th, 2018)
Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to Master Custodian Agreement (August 10th, 2018)

This Amendment, effective as August 13, 2018, to the Master Custodian Agreement dated as of December 30, 2010, (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified and in effect from time to time, the “Agreement”) is by and among each management investment company, and each Cayman Islands entity identified on Appendix A attached thereto (each a “Fund” and collectively, the “Funds”), and State Street Bank and Trust Company, a Massachusetts trust company (the “Custodian”).

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to Jackson Variable Series Trust Amended and Restated Distribution Plan (August 10th, 2018)

This Amendment is made by the Jackson Variable Series Trust (formerly, Curian Variable Series Trust), a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”), to its Amended and Restated Distribution Plan dated July 1, 2017 (the “Plan”).

Jackson Variable Series TrustSecond Amended and Restated Distribution Agreement (August 10th, 2018)

This Amendment is made by and between Jackson Variable Series Trust, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”), and Jackson National Life Distributors LLC (“JNLD”), a broker-dealer registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Jackson Variable Series TrustSECOND AMENDMENT TO PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT (August 10th, 2018)

This AMENDMENT (the “Amendment”) to the Participation Agreement (the “Agreement”), dated January 31, 2012, as amended April 27, 2015 and September 25, 2017, by and between among JACKSON VARIABLE SERIES TRUST (formerly, Curian Variable Series Trust) (“JVST”), a business trust organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on behalf of itself or its separate series listed on Schedule A thereto, severally and not jointly (each, an “Investing Fund”), and iShares Trust and iShares U.S. ETF Trust, business trusts organized under the laws of the State of Delaware, and iShares, Inc., iShares U.S. ETF Company, Inc. and iShares Sovereign Screened Global Bond Fund, Inc., corporations organized under the laws of the State of Maryland, each on behalf of its respective iShares series, severally and not jointly (each an “iShares Fund” and collectively, the “iShares Funds”), is made and entered into as of August 13, 2018.

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to (August 10th, 2018)

This Amendment to the Master Global Custody Agreement dated March 24, 2011, as amended (the “Agreement”), is by and between JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association (the “Custodian”), and Jackson Variable Series Trust (formerly, Curian Variable Series Trust) (“JVST” or the “Trust”).

Jackson Variable Series TrustAmendment to Master Custodian Agreement (August 10th, 2018)

This Amendment, effective as of close of business June 29, 2018, to the Master Custodian Agreement dated as of December 30, 2010, (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified and in effect from time to time, the “Agreement”) is by and among each management investment company, and each Cayman Islands entity identified on Appendix A attached thereto (each a “Fund” and collectively, the “Funds”), and State Street Bank and Trust Company, a Massachusetts trust company (the “Custodian”).

Jackson Variable Series Trustto the Investment Sub-Advisory Agreement Among Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, and Jackson Variable Series Trust (August 10th, 2018)

This Amendment is made by and among Jackson National Asset Management, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company and registered investment adviser (the “Adviser”), Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and registered investment adviser (the “Sub-Adviser”), and Jackson Variable Series Trust, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”).