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ASTON/TCH Fixed Income Fund

CUSIP 00078H32300078H331
Share Class Inception 12/13/19937/31/2000
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 1.130.88
Net Exp Ratio (%) 0.940.69
30 Day Yield (01/31/15) 2.01 2.25
NAV Change (%) 0.21 0.22
Dividend Frequency Monthly
Benchmark Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond
Morningstar Category Intermediate-Term Bond

Overall Morningstar Rating

ASTON/TCH Fixed Income  Shares received a Morningstar rating.

Among 913 Intermediate-Term Bond funds derived from a weighted average of the Fund’s 3-, 5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 1/31/15.

Portfolio Managers

Tere Alvarez  Canida, CFA
Tere Alvarez Canida, CFA

Tere Alvarez Canida, CFA

Tere Alvarez  Canida, CFA

Ms. Canida is President and Managing Principal of TCH. She has more than 29 years of investment experience, having previously served as Vice President and Senior Investment Officer of Southeast Banks Trust Company. She received her BS from Georgetown University in 1975, and her MBA from The George Washington University in 1976.

William J. Canida, CFA
William J. Canida, CFA

William J. Canida, CFA

William J. Canida, CFA

Co-Portfolio Manager of each Fund since December 1, 2006 and Principal of Taplin. Mr. Canida has over 31 years of investment experience. Prior to joining Taplin, he served as Vice President and Senior Investment Officer for Harris Trust Company of Florida. He also was Vice President and Treasurer of AmeriFirst Florida Trust Company and Southeast Bank. Mr. Canida received his BA in 1973 and his MBA in 1975, both from Indiana University. He has also attended the National Graduate Trust School of Northwestern University, and became a Chartered Financial Analyst in 1982.

Scott Kimball, CFA
Scott Kimball, CFA

Scott Kimball, CFA

Scott Kimball, CFA

Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund since February 2013 and portfolio manager at TCH. Mr. Kimball joined TCH in 2007 and the TCH portfolio management team in 2011. In his current role he is responsible for implementing the team’s strategies and monitoring the return objectives and guidelines set forth for client accounts. He has over eight years of investment experience and has previously worked with Merrill Lynch and Charles D. Hyman and Company. Mr. Kimball graduated from Stetson University in 2003 and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Investment Strategy

The ASTON/TCH Fixed Income Fund seeks to maximize current income consistent with prudent risk by focusing on independent fundamental security research to gain from inefficiencies in various bond market sectors.

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The Fund seeks high current income consistent with prudent risk of capital.

Risk Considerations

Bond funds are subject to interest rate and credit risk similar to individual bonds. As interest rates rise or credit quality suffers, an investor is susceptible to loss of principal.

Fund Stats (as of 12/31/14) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information N/AN/A
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (2/27/15)$37,306,419.48$18,421,387.66
Turnover 36%36%
Minimum Investment 2,5001,000,000
Alpha (3 yr.) 1.812.00
Beta (3 yr.) 1.121.12
R-Squared (3 yr.) 75.7975.92
Standard Dev (3 yr.) 3.423.42
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) 1.381.43
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) N/AN/A
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) N/AN/A
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) N/AN/A
Average Wtd Coupon 4.404.40
Effective Maturity 8.498.49
Sector Breakdown (as of 1/31/15)
Corporate Bonds
Mortgage-backed Securities
U.s. Government Obligations
Foreign Corporate Bonds
Cash Equivalents & Other
Top 10 Holdings (as of 1/31/15)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
UNITED STATES TREASURY INFLATION INDEXED 912828JE1 1,642,680 $1,758,180.12 3.23%
UNITED STATES TREASURY NOTE/BOND 912828RR3 1,500,000 $1,553,320.50 2.85%
UNITED STATES TREASURY NOTE/BOND 912828PS3 1,500,000 $1,526,718.00 2.80%
UNITED STATES TREASURY INFLATION INDEXED 912810PV4 1,127,230 $1,342,724.81 2.46%
FANNIE MAE POOL 3138Y9EJ3 989,144 $1,024,027.08 1.88%
UNITED STATES TREASURY NOTE/BOND 912828DV9 1,000,000 $1,011,543.00 1.86%
UNITED STATES TREASURY NOTE/BOND 912828NF3 1,000,000 $1,006,758.00 1.85%
L BRANDS INC 532716AN7 865,000 $983,937.50 1.80%
FANNIE MAE POOL 3138W9LM0 936,184 $969,365.35 1.78%
FANNIE MAE POOL 31417FSD1 933,401 $966,988.28 1.77%
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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