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ASTON/Guardian Capital Global Dividend Fund

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CUSIP 00080Y39700080Y413
Ticker AGCNXAGCDX
Share Class Inception 4/14/20144/14/2014
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 5.154.90
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.301.05
30 Day Yield (08/31/14) 5.37 5.62
NAV10.5010.51
NAV Change (%) 0.48 0.57
Benchmark MSCI World Index
Morningstar Category World Stock

Portfolio Managers

Srikanth Iyer
Srikanth Iyer

Srikanth Iyer

Srikanth Iyer

Sri Iyer, serves as Managing Director – Head of Systematic Strategies for Guardian Capital. Mr. Iyer joined Guardian Capital in 2001 to help lead the development and implementation of our proprietary systematic equity portfolio management strategy. Prior to joining Guardian, he was with Global Value Investors in Princeton, New Jersey responsible for a variety of portfolio management and financial engineering roles. Mr. Iyer graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Bombay in 1989, earned his Chartered Cost and Works Accountant (In¬dia) designation in 1990 and his MBA (Applied Finance) from Rutgers Graduate School of Management in 1994.

Fiona  Wilson, CFA
Fiona Wilson, CFA

Fiona Wilson, CFA

Fiona  Wilson, CFA

Fiona Wilson, CFA, serves as Portfolio Manager – Systematic Strategies for Guardian Capital. Ms. Wilson joined Guardian Capi¬tal in 2011 as a Portfolio Manager in our systematic strate¬gies team. She began her career as an options trader at CIBC and progressed to become Head of Currency Options Marketing, South East Asia for Societe Generale with postings in Tokyo, Singapore and London. Her experiences included structuring classical and exotic option trading and hedging strategies for central banks, corporate and institutional cli¬ents throughout Asia. She subsequently took on the role of Portfolio Manager, Global Derivative Instruments with Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS). Ms. Wilson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of West¬ern Ontario in 1985 and obtained her Honours Bachelor of Commerce and MBA from the University of Windsor in 1987 and 1989 respectively. Fiona is also a CFA Charterholder.

Investment Strategy

The ASTON/Guardian Capital Global Dividend Fund invests primarily in the dividend-paying stocks of both U.S. and non-U.S. companies. It employs bottom-up analysis to look for firms with the ability to grow earnings and a willingness to increase dividends.

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Objective

The Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation and current income.

Fund Stats (as of 6/30/14) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information Thomson ReutersThomson Reuters
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (9/16/14)$1,050,078.92$3,165,109.95
Turnover N/AN/A
Minimum Investment 2,5001,000,000
Alpha (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Beta (3 yr.) N/AN/A
R-Squared (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Standard Dev (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 18.0118.01
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 2.592.59
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 43,03843,038
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Sector Breakdown (as of 8/31/14)
Financials
16.91%
Consumer Staples
14.12%
Industrials
13.33%
Health Care
12.30%
Information Technology
10.91%
Energy
10.41%
Consumer Discretionary
8.10%
Utilities
6.07%
Materials
4.57%
Telecommunication Services
3.57%
Cash Equivalents & Other
-0.30%
Top 10 Holdings (as of 8/31/14)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
JOHNSON & JOHNSON JNJ 478160104 900 $93,357.00 2.19%
FERROVIAL SA FER B038516 4,067 $82,776.43 1.95%
LORILLARD INC LO 544147101 1,330 $79,401.00 1.87%
WELLS FARGO & CO WFC 949746101 1,540 $79,217.60 1.86%
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY PLC STX B58JVZ5 1,250 $78,225.00 1.84%
NESTLE SA NESN 7123870 1,000 $77,610.15 1.82%
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC TXN 882508104 1,570 $75,642.60 1.78%
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC ITW 452308109 850 $74,978.50 1.76%
DOW CHEMICAL CO/THE DOW 260543103 1,390 $74,434.50 1.75%
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO JPM 46625H100 1,230 $73,123.50 1.72%
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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