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ASTON/Silvercrest Small Cap Fund

 NI
CUSIP 00080Y54600080Y538
Ticker ASCTXACRTX
Share Class Inception 12/27/201112/27/2011
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 2.061.81
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.401.15
NAV14.6814.74
NAV Change (%) 1.14 1.14
Dividend Frequency Annual
Benchmark Russell 2000 Value Index
Morningstar Category Small Blend

Portfolio Manager

Roger W. Vogel, CFA
Roger W. Vogel, CFA

Roger W. Vogel, CFA

Managing Director of Research at Silvercrest, Mr. Vogel has as 32 years of investment experience. Prior to Silvercrest, Mr. Vogel was Managing Director at Credit Suisse Asset Management co-managing both small-cap and large-cap portfolios. He arrived at Credit Suisse as a result of the DLJ merger where he worked since 1993 in a similar capacity. Previously, Mr. Vogel was a portfolio manager at Chemical Bank and Manufacturers Hanover Trust.

Investment Strategy

The ASTON/Silvercrest Small Cap Fund seeks to invest in quality companies identified by strong financial statements and transparent businesses trading at a discount to relative or intrinsic value.

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. Securities of REITs may be affected by changes in the value of their underlying properties and by defaults by borrowers or tenants.

 

Fund Stats (as of 6/30/14) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information FactSetFactSet
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (7/25/14)$4,245,743.24$51,112,405.88
Turnover 41%41%
Minimum Investment 2,5001,000,000
Alpha (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Beta (3 yr.) N/AN/A
R-Squared (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Standard Dev (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 20.920.9
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 2.32.3
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 2,0492,049
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Sector Breakdown (as of 6/30/14)
Financials
22.41%
Industrials
22.11%
Information Technology
14.24%
Health Care
10.75%
Energy
7.07%
Utilities
6.53%
Consumer Discretionary
5.86%
Materials
4.92%
Consumer Staples
3.99%
Cash Equivalents & Other
2.11%
Top 10 Holdings (as of 6/30/14)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
US ECOLOGY INC ECOL 91732J102 31,799 $1,556,561.05 2.77%
HORACE MANN EDUCATORS CORP HMN 440327104 48,074 $1,503,273.98 2.68%
LITTELFUSE INC LFUS 537008104 14,445 $1,342,662.75 2.39%
PEBBLEBROOK HOTEL TRUST PEB 70509V100 35,480 $1,311,340.80 2.34%
LANCASTER COLONY CORP LANC 513847103 13,584 $1,292,653.44 2.30%
INDEPENDENT BANK CORP/ROCKLAND MA INDB 453836108 33,483 $1,285,077.54 2.29%
EASTGROUP PROPERTIES INC EGP 277276101 19,248 $1,236,299.04 2.20%
M/A-COM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS HOLDINGS IN MTSI 55405Y100 54,980 $1,235,950.40 2.20%
BANCORPSOUTH INC BXS 59692103 48,510 $1,191,890.70 2.12%
ALTRA INDUSTRIAL MOTION CORP AIMC 02208R106 32,685 $1,189,407.15 2.12%
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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