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ASTON/LMCG Emerging Markets Fund

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CUSIP 00080Y45400080Y447
Ticker ALEMXALMEX
Share Class Inception 3/28/20133/28/2013
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 7.317.06
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.651.40
NAV10.0310.05
NAV Change (%) 0.70 0.70
Benchmark MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Morningstar Category Diversified Emerging Mkts

Portfolio Managers

Gordon  Johnson, PhD, CFA
Gordon Johnson, PhD, CFA

Gordon Johnson, PhD, CFA

Gordon  Johnson, PhD, CFA

Gordon Johnson, PhD, CFA, Lead Portfolio Manager of the Fund, is the lead portfolio manager for the LMCG Emerging Markets strategy. Prior to joining LMCG in August 2006, Mr. Johnson spent six years at Evergreen Investments Group, where he served as senior portfolio manager and Senior Vice President/Director for the firm's Global Structured Products group. Prior to joining Evergreen, Mr. Johnson spent seven years at Colonial Management, where he served as portfolio manager for a quantitative/fundamentally managed global mid-cap balanced fund and was Director and Vice President of Quantitative Research. Mr. Johnson has also held teaching positions at the University of Massachusetts and California State University.

Shannon Ericson, CFA
Shannon Ericson, CFA

Shannon Ericson, CFA

Shannon Ericson, CFA

Shannon Ericson, CFA, Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund, is a portfolio manager and analyst for the LMCG Emerging Markets strategy. Prior to joining LMCG in August 2006, Ms. Ericson spent six years at Evergreen Investments Group, where she served as Vice President, Quantitative Equities Analyst for the firm's Global Structured Products group. Ms. Ericson had previously spent six years at Independence International Associates, Inc., where she served as Vice President, Quantitative International Equities, and four years at Mellon Trust Company.

Vikram  Srimurthy, PhD, CFA
Vikram Srimurthy, PhD, CFA

Vikram Srimurthy, PhD, CFA

Vikram  Srimurthy, PhD, CFA

Vikram Srimurthy, PhD, CFA, Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund, is a portfolio manager and analyst for the LMCG Emerging Markets strategy. Prior to joining LMCG in August 2006, Mr. Srimurthy spent six years at Evergreen Investments Group, where he served as Vice President for the firm's Global Structured Products group and was primarily responsible for quantitative research and developing custom portfolio construction tools.

Investment Strategy

The ASTON/LMCG Emerging Markets Fund seeks attractive investment opportunities in foreign emerging markets using a proprietary, fundamentals-based quantitative process focused on market dynamics, value, and quality.

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Objective

The Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation.

Risk Considerations

Note: Foreign securities involve risks related to adverse political and economic developments unique to a country or a region, currency fluctuations or controls. In particular, Emerging Markets securities tend to be more volatile and less liquid than securities traded in developed countries. Emerging Market securities are subject to risks associated with less diverse or mature economic structures, less stable or developed political and legal systems, national policies that restrict foreign investment, and wide fluctuations in the value of investments.

 

Fund Stats (as of 6/30/14) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information FactsetFactset
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (8/19/14)$735,250.55$3,343,373.81
Turnover 106%106%
Minimum Investment N/AN/A
Alpha (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Beta (3 yr.) N/AN/A
R-Squared (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Standard Dev (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 11.411.4
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 1.41.4
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 7,0227,022
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Sector Breakdown (as of 7/31/14)
Financials
22.45%
Information Technology
15.70%
Materials
10.38%
Consumer Staples
9.57%
Consumer Discretionary
8.40%
Industrials
7.70%
Energy
6.66%
Telecommunication Services
6.03%
Cash Equivalents & Other
4.66%
Cash Equivalents & Other
3.69%
Utilities
2.76%
Health Care
1.98%
Top 10 Holdings (as of 7/31/14)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 005930 6771720 103 $133,304.08 3.34%
ISHARES MSCI EMERGING MARKETS ETF EEM 464287234 2,550 $111,741.00 2.80%
INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA LT 1398 B1G1QD8 111,000 $75,703.95 1.90%
ISHARES MSCI INDIA ETF INDA 46429B598 2,485 $73,978.45 1.85%
AMERICA MOVIL SAB DE CV AMXL 2667470 62,500 $73,799.17 1.85%
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO LTD 2317 6438564 20,000 $68,533.78 1.72%
HYUNDAI MOTOR CO 005380 6451055 287 $67,941.25 1.70%
BANK OF CHINA LTD 3988 B154564 139,000 $66,426.56 1.66%
MTN GROUP LTD MTN 6563206 3,033 $62,781.23 1.57%
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 700 BMMV2K8 3,800 $61,711.09 1.54%
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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