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ASTON/Barings International Fund

 NI
CUSIP 00080Y67800080Y785
Ticker ABARXABIIX
Share Class Inception 3/3/201011/2/2007
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 1.671.42
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.401.15
NAV7.007.02
NAV Change (%) 0.57 0.57
Dividend Frequency Annual
Benchmark MSCI EAFE Index
Morningstar Category Foreign Large Blend

Overall Morningstar Rating

ASTON/Barings International  Shares received a Morningstar rating.

Among 681 Foreign Large Blend funds derived from a weighted average of the Fund’s 3-, 5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 10/31/14.

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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Objective

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 9/30/14) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information BAM Quants Data/FactsetBAM Quants Data/Factset
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (11/21/14)$331,935.88$21,337,823.31
Turnover 58%58%
Minimum Investment 2,5001,000,000
Alpha (3 yr.) -2.16-1.79
Beta (3 yr.) 0.890.88
R-Squared (3 yr.) 91.1490.96
Standard Dev (3 yr.) 13.2713.17
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) 0.760.79
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 7.77.7
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 1.821.82
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 35,93835,938
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Sector Breakdown (as of 10/31/14)
Financials
22.98%
Health Care
15.97%
Consumer Discretionary
11.87%
Industrials
11.40%
Information Technology
10.00%
Consumer Staples
7.31%
Materials
6.43%
Energy
5.68%
Telecommunication Services
4.74%
Cash Equivalents & Other
3.63%
Top 10 Holdings (as of 10/31/14)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
SHIRE PLC SHP B2QKY05 6,904 $463,235.13 2.14%
ARM HOLDINGS PLC ARM 59585 31,492 $445,841.82 2.06%
BAYER AG BAYN 5069211 2,896 $414,190.58 1.91%
WPP PLC WPP B8KF9B4 21,129 $412,703.46 1.91%
BT GROUP PLC BT/A 3091357 68,094 $401,434.78 1.85%
JAPAN TOBACCO INC 2914 6474535 11,400 $388,957.22 1.80%
FRESENIUS SE & CO KGAA FRE 4352097 7,318 $376,554.88 1.74%
ASTELLAS PHARMA INC 4503 6985383 24,200 $375,596.03 1.73%
ACTELION LTD ATLN B1YD5Q2 3,146 $374,673.57 1.73%
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORP 6503 6597045 29,000 $373,920.19 1.73%
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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