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ASTON/Montag & Caldwell Mid Cap Growth Fund

CUSIP 00080Y81900080Y389
Share Class Inception 11/2/20075/14/2014
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 1.861.61
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.251.00
NAV Change (%) 0.42 0.34
Dividend Frequency Annual
Benchmark Russell Midcap Growth Index
Morningstar Category Mid-Cap Growth

Overall Morningstar Rating

ASTON/Montag & Caldwell Mid Cap Growth  Shares received a Morningstar rating.

Among 647 Mid-Cap Growth funds derived from a weighted average of the Fund’s 3-, 5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 1/31/15.

Portfolio Managers

M. Scott Thompson, CFA
M. Scott Thompson, CFA

M. Scott Thompson, CFA

M. Scott Thompson, CFA

Mr. Thompson is a Vice President and Co-Director of Research with Montag & Caldwell. He joined the firm in 1992 upon graduating from the University of the South with a BA in Economics. He has an MBA from Emory University.

Andrew Jung, CFA
Andrew Jung, CFA

Andrew Jung, CFA

Andrew Jung, CFA

Mr. Jung is a Vice President with Montag & Caldwell, which he joined as a research analyst in 2001. Previously, he was an analyst at Strong Capital Management, following the financial services sector for several large cap growth funds, and at the Robinson-Humphrey Company in Atlanta, where he researched banks and thrifts. He has a BA from Marquette University and an MBA from Emory University.

Jeffrey Wilson, CFA, CPA
Jeffrey Wilson, CFA, CPA

Jeffrey Wilson, CFA, CPA

Jeffrey Wilson, CFA, CPA

Mr. Wilson is a Vice President and Security Analyst with Montag & Caldwell. He also serves as Co-Chairman of the Mid Cap Growth Investment Policy Group. He joined the firm in 2005 upon graduation from Wake Forest University with a BS in Finance and a Masters Degree in Accounting. He holds the Chartered Analyst designation and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Investment Strategy

The ASTON/Montag & Caldwell Mid Cap Growth Fund invests in high-quality mid-cap growth companies that are growing near-term earnings faster than the market and trading at a discount to their intrinsic value.

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The Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation and, secondarily, current income, by investing primarily in common stocks and convertible securities.

Risk Considerations

Small-and Mid-cap stocks are considered riskier than large-cap stocks due to greater potential volatility and less liquidity. Investing in foreign markets involves the risk of social and political instability, market illiquidity, and currency volatility.

Fund Stats (as of 12/31/14) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information FactsetN/A
Sales Load NoneN/A
Total Net Assets (2/26/15)$5,158,326.08$5,148,222.55
Turnover 33%N/A
Minimum Investment 2,500N/A
Alpha (3 yr.) -3.25N/A
Beta (3 yr.) 0.91N/A
R-Squared (3 yr.) 88.86N/A
Standard Dev (3 yr.) 10.59N/A
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) 1.36N/A
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 25.23N/A
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 4.39N/A
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 10,531N/A
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Sector Breakdown (as of 1/31/15)
Consumer Discretionary
Health Care
Information Technology
Consumer Staples
Cash Equivalents & Other
Top 10 Holdings (as of 1/31/15)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS INC FDS 303075105 2,080 $298,667.20 3.06%
DOLLAR TREE INC DLTR 256746108 4,060 $288,666.00 2.96%
AMPHENOL CORP APH 32095101 5,180 $278,217.80 2.85%
HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES INC HAR 413086109 2,110 $273,519.30 2.80%
MEAD JOHNSON NUTRITION CO MJN 582839106 2,690 $264,938.10 2.72%
AMERISOURCEBERGEN CORP ABC 3.07E+108 2,700 $256,635.00 2.63%
STERICYCLE INC SRCL 858912108 1,920 $252,076.80 2.58%
WABTEC CORP/DE WAB 929740108 3,010 $251,184.50 2.57%
SIGNATURE BANK/NEW YORK NY SBNY 82669G104 2,100 $245,973.00 2.52%
DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP INC DNKN 265504100 5,150 $243,646.50 2.50%
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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