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ASTON/Guardian Capital Global Dividend Fund

CUSIP 00080Y39700080Y413
Share Class Inception 4/14/20144/14/2014
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 5.154.90
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.301.05
30 Day Yield (01/31/15) 5.59 5.84
NAV Change (%) 0.37 0.37
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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The Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation and current income.

Fund Stats (as of 12/31/14) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information N/AN/A
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (2/26/15)$1,089,214.95$3,416,023.86
Turnover N/AN/A
Minimum Investment 2,5001,000,000
Alpha (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Beta (3 yr.) N/AN/A
R-Squared (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Standard Dev (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 15.6915.69
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 1.731.73
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 55,73855,738
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Sector Breakdown (as of 1/31/15)
Consumer Staples
Health Care
Information Technology
Telecommunication Services
Consumer Discretionary
Office Properties
Cash Equivalents & Other
Top 10 Holdings (as of 1/31/15)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
APPLE INC AAPL 37833100 1,054 $123,486.64 2.86%
SWISSCOM AG SCMN 5533976 200 $117,263.69 2.71%
FERROVIAL SA FER B038516 5,367 $106,474.78 2.46%
JOHNSON & JOHNSON JNJ 478160104 1,030 $103,144.20 2.39%
NOVARTIS AG NVS 66987V109 910 $88,634.00 2.05%
LORILLARD INC LO 544147101 1,330 $87,261.30 2.02%
AT&T INC T 00206R102 2,566 $84,472.72 1.95%
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC TXN 882508104 1,570 $83,916.50 1.94%
SSE PLC SSE 790873 3,400 $82,275.68 1.90%
ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV NV BUD 03524A108 660 $80,566.20 1.86%
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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