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ASTON/Montag & Caldwell Mid Cap Growth Fund

CUSIP 00080Y81900080Y389
Share Class Inception 11/2/20075/14/2014
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 2.171.92
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.251.00
NAV Change (%) 0.50 0.50
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 Co-Director of Research at Montag & Caldwell LLC, and is Lead Portfolio Manager of the Fund and served as a portfolio manager on the Fund since its November 2007 inception. 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 and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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 LLC, and has been Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund since February 2014. He joined the firm in 2005 upon graduating from Wake Forest University with a BS in Finance and a Masters Degree in Accounting. He holds the Chartered Financial 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 (3/31/15)$5,167,917.96$5,257,592.85
Turnover 33%N/A
Minimum Investment 2,500N/A
Alpha (3 yr.) -3.25N/A
Beta (3 yr.) 0.91N/A
R-Squared (3 yr.) 88.86N/A
Standard Dev (3 yr.) 10.59N/A
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) 1.36N/A
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 25.23N/A
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 4.39N/A
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 10,531N/A
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Sector Breakdown (as of 2/28/15)
Consumer Discretionary
Health Care
Information Technology
Consumer Staples
Cash Equivalents & Other
Top 10 Holdings (as of 2/28/15)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS INC FDS 303075105 2,100 $326,655.00 3.16%
DOLLAR TREE INC DLTR 256746108 4,060 $323,500.80 3.13%
AMPHENOL CORP APH 32095101 5,190 $293,027.40 2.83%
HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES INC HAR 413086109 2,110 $291,158.90 2.82%
WABTEC CORP/DE WAB 929740108 3,030 $287,516.70 2.78%
MEAD JOHNSON NUTRITION CO MJN 582839106 2,700 $282,852.00 2.74%
AMERISOURCEBERGEN CORP ABC 3.07E+108 2,720 $279,507.20 2.70%
WEX INC WEX 96208T104 2,550 $272,824.50 2.64%
MONSTER BEVERAGE CORP MNST 611740101 1,920 $270,950.40 2.62%
O'REILLY AUTOMOTIVE INC ORLY 67103H107 1,269 $264,116.97 2.55%
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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