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ASTON/LMCG Small Cap Growth Fund

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CUSIP 00080Y65200080Y587
Ticker ACWDXACWIX
Share Class Inception 11/3/20106/1/2011
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 2.041.79
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.351.10
NAV13.9414.06
NAV Change (%) 1.75 1.74
Dividend Frequency Annual
Benchmark Russell 2000 Growth Index
Morningstar Category Small Growth

Overall Morningstar Rating

ASTON/LMCG Small Cap Growth  Shares received a Morningstar rating.

Among 648 Small Growth funds derived from a weighted average of the Fund’s 3-, 5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 9/30/14.

Portfolio Manager

Andrew Morey, CFA
Andrew Morey, CFA

Andrew Morey, CFA

Mr. Morey, lead portfolio manager for LMCG’s small and small/mid cap growth investment strategies, joined LMCG in January 2012. Mr. Morey has 19 years of investment management experience and prior to joining LMCG he served as portfolio manager at Crosswind Investments, LLC, for Crosswind’s small and small/mid cap investment strategies. Previously, Mr. Morey was the founder and portfolio manager of Tartan Partners, LLC, from 2005 to 2007. Prior to Tartan Partners, Mr. Morey worked at State Street Research & Management as a portfolio manager, and at Gabelli & Co. as a research analyst. Mr. Morey holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Investment Strategy

The ASTON/LMCG Small Cap Growth Fund seeks small-capitalization stocks with unrecognized growth potential using a bottom up fundamental selection process.

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Objective

The Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation.

Risk Considerations 

Small- and mid-cap stocks are considered riskier than large-cap stocks due to greater potential volatility and less liquidity.

Fund Stats (as of 9/30/14) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information FactsetFactset
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (10/23/14)$34,087,861.26$14,090,846.02
Turnover 179%179%
Minimum Investment N/AN/A
Alpha (3 yr.) 4.925.17
Beta (3 yr.) 0.890.89
R-Squared (3 yr.) 87.8887.79
Standard Dev (3 yr.) 15.2915.32
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) 1.551.56
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 25.325.3
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 3.13.1
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 2,3922,392
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Sector Breakdown (as of 9/30/14)
Information Technology
28.82%
Health Care
21.20%
Industrials
14.64%
Consumer Discretionary
13.61%
Cash Equivalents & Other
10.00%
Energy
3.57%
Materials
2.86%
Financials
1.56%
Exchange Traded Funds
1.39%
Telecommunication Services
1.29%
Consumer Staples
1.07%
Top 10 Holdings (as of 9/30/14)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
SYNCHRONOSS TECHNOLOGIES INC SNCR 87157B103 40,076 $1,834,679.28 4.36%
INTERNAP NETWORK SERVICES CORP INAP 45885A300 246,696 $1,702,202.40 4.05%
COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS INC CYH 203668108 29,128 $1,595,923.12 3.80%
PAREXEL INTERNATIONAL CORP PRXL 699462107 23,517 $1,483,687.53 3.53%
MAXIMUS INC MMS 577933104 34,031 $1,365,664.03 3.25%
KFORCE INC KFRC 493732101 63,974 $1,251,971.18 2.98%
HEARTLAND PAYMENT SYSTEMS INC HPY 42235N108 25,490 $1,216,382.80 2.89%
BOISE CASCADE CO BCC 09739D100 39,854 $1,201,199.56 2.86%
SOTHEBY'S BID 835898107 32,945 $1,176,795.40 2.80%
CARDTRONICS INC CATM 14161H108 30,647 $1,078,774.40 2.56%
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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