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ASTON/River Road Select Value Fund

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CUSIP 00080Y80100080Y884
Ticker ARSMXARIMX
Share Class Inception 3/29/20076/28/2007
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 1.461.21
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.451.20
NAV7.857.97
NAV Change (%) 1.51 1.48
Dividend Frequency Annual
Benchmarks Russell 2500 Value Index
Russell 2000 Value Index
Morningstar Category Small Blend

Overall Morningstar Rating

ASTON/River Road Select Value  Shares received a Morningstar rating.

Among 620 Small Blend funds derived from a weighted average of the Fund’s 3-, 5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 3/31/15.

Portfolio Managers

James C.  Shircliff, CFA
James C. Shircliff, CFA

James C. Shircliff, CFA

James C.  Shircliff, CFA

Mr. Shircliff is the Chief Investment Officer of River Road Asset Management, and has been a Portfolio Manager of the Fund since its inception. Prior to co-founding the firm in 2005, he was a portfolio manager and Director of Research for Commonwealth SMC (SMC Capital, Inc.) Previously, he was a Partner, Portfolio Manager, and Director of Research for Southeastern Asset Management (Longleaf Funds). He received his BS in Finance from the University of Louisville and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

R. Andrew Beck
R. Andrew Beck

R. Andrew Beck

R. Andrew Beck

Mr. Beck is Chief Executive Officer and President of River Road Asset Management, and has been a Portfolio Manager of the Fund since its inception. Prior to co-founding the firm in 2005, was a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Commonwealth SMC (SMC Capital, Inc.). He received his BS in Finance from the University of Louisville and his MBA from the F.W. Olin School at Babson College.

J. Justin  Akin
J. Justin Akin

J. Justin Akin

J. Justin  Akin

Mr. Akin is a portfolio manager at River Road Asset Management, and has served as a Portfolio Manager on the fund since March 2012. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as an Equity Research Analyst at Commonwealth SMC (SMC Capital, Inc.). He received his BS in Economics from Centre College.

Investment Strategy

The ASTON/River Road Select Value Fund employs a bottom-up, absolute-value driven fundamental approach in selecting from small- and mid-cap stocks.

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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.  Value investing often involves buying the stocks of companies that are currently out of favor that may decline further.

Fund Stats (as of 3/31/15) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information FactsetFactset
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (4/17/15)$7,400,500.47$129,777,225.76
Turnover 64%64%
Minimum Investment 2,5001,000,000
Alpha (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Beta (3 yr.) N/AN/A
R-Squared (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Standard Dev (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 20.1920.19
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 1.601.60
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 1,6571,657
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Sector Breakdown (as of 3/31/15)
Industrials
21.99%
Information Technology
21.18%
Financials
18.85%
Consumer Discretionary
18.37%
Health Care
5.02%
Telecommunication Services
3.53%
Cash Equivalents & Other
3.25%
Materials
2.61%
Energy
2.60%
Consumer Staples
2.11%
Utilities
0.48%
Top 10 Holdings (as of 3/31/15)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
ADT CORP/THE ADT 00101J106 150,015 $6,228,622.80 4.50%
WHITE MOUNTAINS INSURANCE GROUP LTD WTM 2339252 8,233 $5,635,653.16 4.07%
UNIFIRST CORP/MA UNF 904708104 42,960 $5,055,962.40 3.65%
CSG SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL INC CSGS 126349109 152,436 $4,632,530.04 3.35%
INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY CORP ISCA 460335201 127,065 $4,143,589.65 2.99%
BLACKHAWK NETWORK HOLDINGS INC HAWKB 9.24E+206 101,302 $3,601,286.10 2.60%
ALLEGHANY CORP Y 17175100 6,885 $3,352,995.00 2.42%
DOLBY LABORATORIES INC DLB 25659T107 86,410 $3,297,405.60 2.38%
BIGLARI HOLDINGS INC BH 08986R101 7,928 $3,282,984.80 2.37%
BROWN & BROWN INC BRO 115236101 92,614 $3,066,449.54 2.21%
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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