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ASTON/TAMRO Small Cap Fund

CUSIP 00078H21600078H141
Share Class Inception 11/30/20001/4/2005
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 1.311.06
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.311.06
NAV Change (%) 0.71 0.69
Dividend Frequency Annual
Benchmark Russell 2000 Index
Morningstar Category Small Growth

Overall Morningstar Rating

ASTON/TAMRO Small Cap  Shares received a Morningstar rating.

Among 639 Small Growth funds derived from a weighted average of the Fund’s 3-, 5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 11/30/14.

Portfolio Managers

Philip D.  Tasho, CFA
Philip D. Tasho, CFA

Philip D. Tasho, CFA

Philip D.  Tasho, CFA

Mr. Tasho is the Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of TAMRO, and a co-founder of the firm. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund and is the architect of TAMRO's investment philosophy and process. Previously, Mr. Tasho served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Riggs Investment Management Corporation from 1995 to 2000. He began his investing career as a Trust Investment Officer for First American Bank is Washington D.C. in 1980, and has been recognized by the national media on such programs as Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser, CNBC's Power Lunch, Nightly Business Report, and Bloomberg News. He has more than 30 years of investment experience. Mr. Tasho earned a B.A. from Grinnell College and an MBA in Finance and Investments from George Washington University.

Timothy A.  Holland, CFA
Timothy A. Holland, CFA

Timothy A. Holland, CFA

Timothy A.  Holland, CFA

Mr. Holland is a Co-Portfolio Manager and Principal of TAMRO, covering companies within the Financial sector. He also monitors broad economic and political trends and analyzes the potential impact on portfolios at the sector level. Tim joined TAMRO in April 2005 after nearly five years with Manley Asset Management LP. Tim earned his BA from Drew University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Investment Strategy

The Fund is closed to new investors. Please see the Fund's prospectus for exceptions.

The ASTON/TAMRO Small Cap Fund focuses on bottom-up stock selection with the goal of identifying companies that possess a sustainable competitive advantage combined with an attractive valuation.


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.

Fund Stats (as of 9/30/14) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information FactSetFactSet
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (12/19/14)$346,411,103.70$435,471,648.62
Turnover 73%73%
Minimum Investment 2,5001,000,000
Alpha (3 yr.) -4.9-4.66
Beta (3 yr.) 1.011.01
R-Squared (3 yr.) 92.3892.38
Standard Dev (3 yr.) 15.9915.98
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) 0.991
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 23.6623.66
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 2.882.88
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 1,8971,897
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Sector Breakdown (as of 9/30/2014)
Information Technology
Consumer Discretionary
Health Care
Consumer Staples
Cash Equivalents & Other
Top 10 Holdings (as of 9/30/2014)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
BANK OF THE OZARKS INC OZRK 063904106 716,534 $22,585,151.68 2.71%
UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC UNFI 911163103 348,162 $21,398,036.52 2.57%
MANHATTAN ASSOCIATES INC MANH 562750109 608,503 $20,336,170.26 2.44%
DEXCOM INC DXCM 252131107 507,901 $20,310,960.99 2.44%
LANDSTAR SYSTEM INC LSTR 515098101 262,661 $18,961,497.59 2.28%
GRAND CANYON EDUCATION INC LOPE 38526M106 460,859 $18,789,221.43 2.26%
CEPHEID CPHD 15670R107 419,129 $18,454,249.87 2.21%
STIFEL FINANCIAL CORP SF 860630102 384,964 $18,050,961.96 2.17%
TREEHOUSE FOODS INC THS 89469A104 222,343 $17,898,611.50 2.15%
MONRO MUFFLER BRAKE INC MNRO 610236101 359,236 $17,433,723.08 2.09%
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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