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ASTON/Pictet International Fund

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CUSIP 00080Y42100080Y439
Ticker APINXAPCTX
Share Class Inception 4/14/20144/14/2014
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 2.472.22
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.401.15
NAV9.239.24
NAV Change (%) 0.44 0.33
Benchmark MSCI EAFE Index
Morningstar Category Foreign Large Blend

Portfolio Managers

Fabio  Paolini, CFA, CFPI/AZEK
Fabio Paolini, CFA, CFPI/AZEK

Fabio Paolini, CFA, CFPI/AZEK

Fabio  Paolini, CFA, CFPI/AZEK

Fabio Paolini joined Pictet Asset Management in 1997 and is Head of EAFE Equities in the Developed Equities team, with a focus on European Equities. He began his career in Pictet & Cie’s Financial Research Department in 1994, initially in the Economics team and then in the European equities research team.

Mr. Paolini graduated with a degree in Economics from the Univer¬sity of Siena in Italy. He obtained a CFPI/AZEK in 1996 and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

Swee-Kheng  Lee, PhD
Swee-Kheng Lee, PhD

Swee-Kheng Lee, PhD

Swee-Kheng  Lee, PhD

Swee-Kheng Lee joined Pictet Asset Management in 2007 as a Senior Investment Manager in the Developed Equities team with specific responsibility for EAFE and Asian Equities. She began her fund management career at Norwich Union in 1995 (now Morley Fund Management, part of AVIVA) as a fund man¬ager focusing on Asian/Emerging Markets. She has previously worked for Phillips and Drew (now part of UBS), The Central Bank of Malaysia and the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Ms. Lee has a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and a PhD in Economics from Oxford University. She is also an as¬sociate member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals.

Benjamin  Beneche, CFA
Benjamin Beneche, CFA

Benjamin Beneche, CFA

Benjamin  Beneche, CFA

Benjamin Beneche joined Pictet Asset Management in 2008 as a graduate and is an investment manager in the EAFE Equities team. He supports the team’s senior investment managers in their research and selection of Asian (including Japan) equities.

Mr. Beneche graduated from York University with a first class honors degree in Economics and Economic History. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and is a CFA charterholder.

Investment Strategy

The ASTON/Pictet International Fund builds a portfolio of companies based outside of the U.S. using bottom-up fundamental analysis focused on growth in cash generation and stocks trading at a discount to intrinsic value.

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Objective

The Fund seeks to provide capital appreciation.

Fund Stats (as of 9/30/14) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information N/AN/A
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (11/21/14)$971,376.37$20,243,826.53
Turnover N/AN/A
Minimum Investment 2,5001,000,000
Alpha (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Beta (3 yr.) N/AN/A
R-Squared (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Standard Dev (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 19.5819.58
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 2.092.09
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 7,3857,385
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Sector Breakdown (as of 10/31/14)
Financials
22.17%
Consumer Discretionary
15.23%
Industrials
13.38%
Consumer Staples
11.51%
Health Care
10.07%
Telecommunication Services
9.59%
Energy
6.75%
Information Technology
4.97%
Utilities
3.51%
Materials
2.45%
Cash Equivalents & Other
0.36%
Top 10 Holdings (as of 10/31/14)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
SOMPO JAPAN NIPPONKOA HOLDINGS INC 8630 B62G7K6 11,600 $292,094.99 3.09%
NESTLE SA NESN 7123870 3,537 $259,382.85 2.74%
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC HSBA 540528 24,146 $246,185.25 2.60%
CARLSBERG A/S CARLB 4169219 2,564 $226,141.36 2.39%
ROCHE HOLDING AG ROG 7110388 755 $222,801.73 2.35%
INPEX CORP 1605 B10RB15 17,100 $218,716.55 2.31%
SOCIETE GENERALE SA GLE 5966516 4,414 $212,715.11 2.25%
JAPAN TOBACCO INC 2914 6474535 6,200 $211,538.14 2.23%
GALP ENERGIA SGPS SA GALP B1FW751 14,281 $207,052.40 2.19%
BAYER AG BAYN 5069211 1,370 $195,939.61 2.07%
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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