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ASTON/Silvercrest Small Cap Fund

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CUSIP 00080Y54600080Y538
Ticker ASCTXACRTX
Share Class Inception 12/27/201112/27/2011
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 1.611.36
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.401.15
NAV15.4215.50
NAV Change (%) 0.52 0.52
Dividend Frequency Annual
Benchmark Russell 2000 Value Index
Morningstar Category Small Blend

Overall Morningstar Rating

ASTON/Silvercrest Small Cap  Shares received a Morningstar rating.

Among 624 Small Blend funds derived from a weighted average of the Fund’s 3-, 5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 1/31/15.

Portfolio Manager

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

Roger W. Vogel, CFA

Mr. Vogel is a Managing Director of Silvercrest, and has been the Portfolio Manager of the Fund since its December 2011 inception. Prior to joining the firm in 2002, he was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse Asset Management owing of that firm’s merger with Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette (DLJ), where he had worked in a similar capacity since 1993. Previously, he 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 12/31/14) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information FactSetFactSet
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (3/27/15)$5,357,510.08$80,987,039.73
Turnover 32%32%
Minimum Investment 2,5001,000,000
Alpha (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Beta (3 yr.) N/AN/A
R-Squared (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Standard Dev (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 20.6020.60
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 2.102.10
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 1,8981,898
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Sector Breakdown (as of 2/28/15)
Financials
23.69%
Information Technology
19.11%
Industrials
18.52%
Health Care
10.04%
Consumer Discretionary
8.93%
Utilities
6.86%
Materials
5.19%
Consumer Staples
4.06%
Energy
3.52%
Cash Equivalents & Other
0.08%
Top 10 Holdings (as of 2/28/15)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
PEBBLEBROOK HOTEL TRUST PEB 70509V100 54,640 $2,654,411.20 3.11%
M/A-COM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS HOLDINGS IN MTSI 55405Y100 72,690 $2,451,106.80 2.87%
HORACE MANN EDUCATORS CORP HMN 440327104 74,034 $2,386,115.82 2.79%
US ECOLOGY INC ECOL 91732J102 48,449 $2,365,280.18 2.77%
LITTELFUSE INC LFUS 537008104 22,235 $2,230,615.20 2.61%
INDEPENDENT BANK CORP/ROCKLAND MA INDB 453836108 51,543 $2,155,528.26 2.52%
ICU MEDICAL INC ICUI 44930G107 22,234 $1,976,824.94 2.31%
LANCASTER COLONY CORP LANC 513847103 20,914 $1,911,539.60 2.23%
EASTGROUP PROPERTIES INC EGP 277276101 29,638 $1,867,194.00 2.18%
INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES HOLDINGS CORP IART 457985208 30,880 $1,853,108.80 2.17%
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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