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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 (%) 1.681.43
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.351.10
NAV15.9816.14
NAV Change (%) 0.06 0.06
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 665 Small Growth funds derived from a weighted average of the Fund’s 3-, 5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 4/30/15.

Portfolio Manager

Andrew Morey, CFA
Andrew Morey, CFA

Andrew Morey, CFA

Mr. Morey is a portfolio manager at LMCG Investments, LLC, and has been the Portfolio Manager of the Fund since its November 2010 inception. Prior to joining LMCG, he served as a portfolio manager at Crosswind Investments, LLC. Previous experience includes roles at State Street Research & Management as a portfolio manager and as a research analyst at Gabelli & Co. He received his BA from Vanderbilt University, his MBA from Columbia Business School, and 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 3/31/15) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information FactsetFactset
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (5/21/15)$87,939,551.84$41,790,588.37
Turnover 144%144%
Minimum Investment N/AN/A
Alpha (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Beta (3 yr.) N/AN/A
R-Squared (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Standard Dev (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 23.0023.00
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 3.403.40
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 2,7692,769
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Sector Breakdown (as of 4/30/15)
Information Technology
24.09%
Health Care
23.51%
Consumer Discretionary
17.23%
Industrials
12.39%
Cash Equivalents & Other
5.09%
Consumer Staples
4.75%
Materials
3.46%
Exchange Traded Funds
2.92%
Financials
2.60%
Energy
2.15%
Telecommunication Services
1.80%
Top 10 Holdings (as of 4/30/15)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS INC CYH 203668108 88,167 $4,732,804.56 4.07%
SOTHEBY'S BID 835898107 105,585 $4,509,535.35 3.88%
SYNCHRONOSS TECHNOLOGIES INC SNCR 87157B103 97,725 $4,483,623.00 3.86%
DEALERTRACK TECHNOLOGIES INC TRAK 242309102 89,377 $3,513,409.87 3.02%
ISHARES RUSSELL 2000 GROWTH ETF IWO 464287648 23,088 $3,395,090.40 2.92%
HEARTLAND PAYMENT SYSTEMS INC HPY 42235N108 63,340 $3,224,006.00 2.77%
UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC UNFI 911163103 46,525 $3,138,576.50 2.70%
INTERNAP CORP INAP 45885A300 290,344 $2,729,233.60 2.35%
AMSURG CORP AMSG 03232P405 39,257 $2,462,199.04 2.12%
BOSTON BEER CO INC/THE SAM 100557107 9,600 $2,378,880.00 2.04%
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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