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ASTON/Barings International Fund

CUSIP 00080Y67800080Y785
Share Class Inception 3/3/201011/2/2007
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 1.671.42
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.401.15
NAV Change (%) 0.16 0.16
Dividend Frequency Annual
Benchmark MSCI EAFE Index
Morningstar Category Foreign Large Blend

Overall Morningstar Rating

ASTON/Barings International  Shares received a Morningstar rating.

Among 643 Foreign Large Blend funds derived from a weighted average of the Fund’s 3-, 5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 1/31/15.

Portfolio Manager

David  Bertocchi, CFA
David Bertocchi, CFA

David Bertocchi, CFA

Mr. Bertocchi joined Baring International Investment Ltd in 2000, and was appointed Divisional Director in 2004. He is responsible for international equity focused on EAFE markets and global portfolios. Previously, he managed the Baring Global Equity Unit Trust and the Global Institutional Funds. He is a past member of Barings European and UK equity teams. Mr. Bertocchi holds an MBA from London Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary (Canada).

Investment Strategy

The ASTON/Barings International Fund invests in companies of all sizes primarily outside of the US that the portfolio managers expect to exceed consensus growth expectations over the medium-term, and that appear fairly-priced relative to their industry peers and historic valuations.

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The Fund seeks to provide total return.

Risk Considerations

Investing in foreign markets involves the risk of social and political instability, market illiquidity, and currency volatility.

Fund Stats (as of 12/31/14) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information BAM Quants Data/FactsetBAM Quants Data/Factset
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (2/25/15)$345,138.02$21,827,483.59
Turnover 53%53%
Minimum Investment 2,5001,000,000
Alpha (3 yr.) -2.60-2.36
Beta (3 yr.) 0.890.88
R-Squared (3 yr.) 92.0591.76
Standard Dev (3 yr.) 12.2112.16
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) 0.610.63
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 15.7015.70
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 2.282.28
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 32,91132,911
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Sector Breakdown (as of 1/31/15)
Health Care
Consumer Discretionary
Information Technology
Consumer Staples
Telecommunication Services
Cash Equivalents & Other
Top 10 Holdings (as of 1/31/15)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
SHIRE PLC SHP B2QKY05 6,904 $503,910.09 2.39%
ARM HOLDINGS PLC ARM 59585 30,205 $470,759.34 2.23%
WPP PLC WPP B8KF9B4 19,960 $438,933.36 2.08%
SABMILLER PLC SAB 483548 7,921 $431,428.47 2.05%
BT GROUP PLC BT/A 3091357 68,094 $427,199.29 2.03%
DAIKIN INDUSTRIES LTD 6367 6250724 6,100 $424,474.55 2.01%
FRESENIUS SE & CO KGAA FRE 4352097 7,318 $418,856.75 1.99%
BAYER AG BAYN 5069211 2,896 $417,113.07 1.98%
ACTELION LTD ATLN B1YD5Q2 3,751 $414,337.55 1.97%
DEUTSCHE BOERSE AG DB1 7021963 5,359 $410,930.81 1.95%
Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of mutual funds will vary with market conditions, so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

As the fund is actively managed, the securities as presented may not represent the current or future composition of the portfolio.

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