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ASTON/Montag & Caldwell Balanced Fund

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CUSIP 00078H27300078H265
Ticker MOBAXMOBIX
Share Class Inception 11/2/199412/31/1998
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 1.531.28
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.351.10
30 Day Yield (09/30/14) 0.38 0.48
NAV23.9823.90
NAV Change (%) 0.71 0.72
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
Benchmark S&P 500/Barclays US Gov Cr 40
Morningstar Category Moderate Allocation

Overall Morningstar Rating

ASTON/Montag & Caldwell Balanced  Shares received a Morningstar rating.

Among 737 Moderate Allocation funds derived from a weighted average of the Fund’s 3-, 5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 9/30/14.

Portfolio Managers

Ronald Canakaris, CFA, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer
Ronald Canakaris, CFA, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer

Ronald Canakaris, CFA, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer

Ronald Canakaris, CFA, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Canakaris is Chairman of the Board and Chief Investment Officer of Montag & Caldwell. He joined the firm in 1972 and was responsible for the development of the firm's current investment process during the 1970s. He has a BS and BA from the University of Florida.

Helen M. Donahue, CFA
Helen M. Donahue, CFA

Helen M. Donahue, CFA

Helen M. Donahue, CFA

Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund since March 2013; Ms. Donahue is a portfolio manager of equities and fixed
income at Montag & Caldwell. Ms. Donahue joined Montag & Caldwell in 1997 and has over 20 years of
investment industry experience. Prior to joining Montag & Caldwell, she served as an Assistant Vice President and fixed income portfolio manager for Legg Mason Capital Management. Ms. Donahue holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Her professional affiliations include the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Atlanta.

Investment Strategy

The ASTON/Montag & Caldwell Balanced Fund invests primarily in a combination of equity, fixed-income, and short-term securities, with typically 50% to 70% of assets devoted to stocks and at least 25% to fixed-income to provide a stable flow of income.

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Objective

The Fund seeks long-term total return.

Risk Considerations

The Fund is subject to stock and bond risk, and its value can decline through either market volatility or a rise in interest rates.

Fund Stats (as of 9/30/14) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information FactsetFactset
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (10/20/14)$20,074,173.16$1,898,497.81
Turnover 34%34%
Minimum Investment 2,5001,000,000
Alpha (3 yr.) -1.05-0.97
Beta (3 yr.) 0.530.53
R-Squared (3 yr.) 82.8182.89
Standard Dev (3 yr.) 6.186.2
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) 1.671.68
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) N/AN/A
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) N/AN/A
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) N/AN/A
Average Wtd Coupon 3.43.4
Effective Maturity 6.376.37
Sector Breakdown (as of 9/30/14)
Corporate Bonds
21.46%
Health Care
15.31%
U.s. Government Obligations
13.63%
Consumer Staples
13.42%
Information Technology
8.13%
Industrials
6.07%
Consumer Discretionary
5.58%
Cash Equivalents & Other
5.39%
Financials
3.72%
Energy
3.09%
Materials
2.26%
U.s. Government Agency Obligations
1.71%
Mortgage-backed Securities
0.25%
Top 10 Holdings (as of 9/30/14)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
GILEAD SCIENCES INC GILD 375558103 6,100 $649,345.00 2.89%
PEPSICO INC PEP 713448108 6,420 $597,637.80 2.66%
BIOGEN IDEC INC BIIB 09062X103 1,780 $588,841.80 2.62%
MCKESSON CORP MCK 58155Q103 2,900 $564,543.00 2.52%
MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL INC MDLZ 609207105 15,750 $539,673.75 2.41%
MONSANTO CO MON 61166W101 4,500 $506,295.00 2.26%
ABBOTT LABORATORIES ABT 002824100 11,250 $467,887.50 2.08%
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC TMO 883556102 3,800 $462,460.00 2.06%
VISA INC V 92826C839 2,054 $438,261.98 1.95%
ESTEE LAUDER COS INC/THE EL 518439104 5,850 $437,112.00 1.95%
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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