UNITED STATES 
	          SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 
		        Washington, D.C. 20549

			     SCHEDULE 13G

	       Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
		       (Amendment No. ________)*


			Ellington Financial LLC
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			   (Name of Issuer)


		      Common Shares, no par value
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		     (Title of Class of Securities)


			      288522303
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			    (CUSIP Number)


			     Michael Anson 
			   BBR Partners, LLC 
			Two Grand Central Tower 
		     140 E. 45th Street, 26th Floor
			   New York, NY 10017
			     (212) 313-9871
	     (Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person 
	   Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

			   December 31, 2018
	(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)


Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule 
is filed:
[X]  Rule 13d-1(b)
[ ]  Rule 13d-1(c)
[ ]  Rule 13d-1(d)

* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's 
initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and
for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter 
disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be 
deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange 
Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of 
the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however see 
the Notes).

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1.	 	NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
		I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. (ENTITIES ONLY)

BBR Partners, LLC	 	 
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2.	 	CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(see instructions)
(a)    [ ]
(b)    [X]
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3.	 	SEC USE ONLY	 	 
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4.	 	CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

State of Delaware
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		5.	 	SOLE VOTING POWER

		BBR Partners, LLC - 1,658,466  (See Note 1 to Item 4 below)
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   NUMBER OF	6.	 	SHARED VOTING POWER
    SHARES 
 BENEFICIALLY 	0
 OWNED BY EACH 	--------------------------------------------------------------
  REPORTING 	7.	 	SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 PERSON WITH
		BBR Partners, LLC - 1,658,466 (See Note 1 to Item 4 below)
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	 	8.	 	SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 		
		0
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9.	 AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON 

		1,658,466 
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10.	 CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

(see instructions)    [ ]
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11.	 PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

5.53%	 	 
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12.	 TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions) 

IA	 	 
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Item 1.
 	(a)	Name of Issuer

	Ellington Financial LLC 
 		
 	(b)	Address of Issuers Principal Executive Offices

	53 Forest Ave., Old Greenwich, CT 06870
 		
Item 2.
 	(a)	Name of Person Filing

	BBR Partners, LLC
 		
 	(b)	Address of the Principal Office or, if none, residence

	Two Grand Central Tower 
	140 E. 45th Street, 26th Floor
	New York, NY 10017
	(212) 313-9871
 		
 	(c)	Citizenship

	Delaware
 		
 	(d)	Title of Class of Securities

	Common Shares, no par value
 		
 	(e)	CUSIP Number

	288522303
 		
Item 3.  If this statement is filed pursuant to Sections 240.13d-1(b) or 
	 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:
 	
	(a)	[ ] Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act 
		    (15 U.S.C. 78o).
 			
 	(b)	[ ] Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act 
		    (15 U.S.C. 78c).
 			
 	(c)	[ ] Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the 
		    Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
 			
 	(d)	[ ] Investment company registered under section 8 of the 
		    Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
 			
 	(e)	[ ] An investment adviser in accordance with Section 
		    240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
 			
 	(f)	[ ] An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance
		    with Section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);
 			
 	(g)	[ ] A parent holding company or control person in accordance 
		    with Section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);
 			
 	(h)	[ ] A savings associations as defined in Section 3(b) of the 
		    Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);
 			
 	(i)	[ ] A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an 
		    investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the 
		    Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);
 			
 	(j)	[ ] Group, in accordance with Section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).
 			
                                                                                
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Item 4.  Ownership.

Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage 
of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1.
				
 	(a)	 	Amount beneficially owned:  1,658,466 (See Note 1)
 				
 	(b)	 	Percent of class:  5.53%
 				
 	(c)	 	Number of shares as to which the person has:  
 				
 	 	 	(i)	Sole power to vote or to direct the vote 
				1,658.466 (See Note 1).
 				
 	 	 	(ii)	Shared power to vote or to direct the vote 0.
 				
 	 	 	(iii)	Sole power to dispose or to direct the 
				disposition of 1,658.466 (See Note 1).
 				
 	 	 	(iv)	Shared power to dispose or to direct the 
				disposition of 0.
 				
Note 1: BBR Partners, LLC (BBR), an investment adviser that is registered under 
the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, renders investment advice to, and manages 
onshore and offshore investment funds (such investment funds referred to 
hereinafter as, the Funds).  In its role as investment adviser, BBR possesses 
voting and/or investment power over the securities of the Issuer described in 
this schedule that are owned by the Funds.  All securities reported in this 
schedule are owned by the Funds. BBR disclaims beneficial ownership of such 
securities.

Item 5.  Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.

Not applicable.

Item 6.  Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.

All securities reported in this schedule are owned by the Funds - none of which
individually owns more than 5% of the class of securities reported in this 
schedule. BBR itself disclaims beneficial ownership of all such securities.

Item 7.  Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the 
Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company.

Not applicable.

Item 8.  Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.

Not applicable.

Item 9.  Notice of Dissolution of Group.

Not applicable.

Item 10.  Certification.
 	 	 	
	By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and 
belief, the securities referred to above were acquired and are held in the 
ordinary course of business and were not acquired and are not held for the 
purpose of or withthe effect of changing or influencing the control ofthe 
issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection 
with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect, 
other than activities solely in connection with a nomination under 
Sec. 240.14a-11.	
 				

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							     SIGNATURE

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify 
that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
		
	Dated: January 31, 2019

					BBR PARTNERS, LLC
					By:	 /s/ Michael Anson
 	 				Name: Michael Anson	 Marsha
 	 				Title: Chief Compliance Officer General