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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
NAV13.4813.58
NAV Change (%) 0.44 0.37
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 633 Small Growth funds derived from a weighted average of the Fund’s 3-, 5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 3/31/14.

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.

Merger update:  At a special meeting of shareholders of the ASTON Small Cap Fund held on April 16, 2013, shareholders of that fund voted in favor of the merger of the ASTON Small Cap Fund with and into the  ASTON/LMCG Small Cap Growth Fund. The merger was completed on April 22, 2013. For information on NAVs and per share conversion ratios please click here (182 KB, PDF).

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 3/31/14) N SharesI Shares
Total Net Assets (4/23/14)$31,572,913.50$7,705,003.50
Sector Breakdown (as of 3/31/14)
Information Technology
30.13%
Consumer Discretionary
22.03%
Health Care
15.95%
Industrials
13.71%
Financials
4.89%
Materials
4.48%
Energy
3.85%
Consumer Staples
3.19%
Telecommunication Services
1.11%
Cash Equivalents & Other
0.65%
Top 10 Holdings (as of 3/31/14)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
LITHIA MOTORS INC LAD 536797103 26,368 $1,752,417.28 4.21%
SYNCHRONOSS TECHNOLOGIES INC SNCR 87157B103 51,039 $1,750,127.31 4.20%
VANTIV INC VNTV 92210H105 57,281 $1,731,031.82 4.16%
COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS INC CYH 203668108 40,955 $1,604,207.35 3.85%
INTERNAP NETWORK SERVICES CORP INAP 45885A300 210,356 $1,489,320.48 3.58%
GEO GROUP INC/THE GEO 36159R103 45,737 $1,474,560.88 3.54%
KFORCE INC KFRC 493732101 62,908 $1,341,198.56 3.22%
BOISE CASCADE CO BCC 09739D100 43,607 $1,248,904.48 3.00%
EXLSERVICE HOLDINGS INC EXLS 302081104 37,515 $1,159,588.65 2.78%
RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS INC RRGB 75689M101 15,763 $1,129,891.84 2.71%
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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