ASTON/M.D. Sass Enhanced Equity Fund featured on TheStreet.com
ASTON/MD Sass Enhanced Equity Fund featured on TheStreet.com
On March 6, 2012 – Ronald Altman, portfolio manager of the ASTON/MD Sass Enhanced Equity Fund was interviewed by Greg Greenberg of TheStreet.com.
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|Annualized Total Returns|
|as of 12/31/11||1 Year||3 Year||Since Inception||Inception Date|
|ASTON/M.D. Sass Enhanced Equity Fund N Class||4.60%||13.40%||3.36%||1/15/2008|
|ASTON/M.D. Sass Enhanced Equity Fund I Class||4.74%||—||7.30%||3/3/2010|
|S&P 500 Index||2.09%||14.11%||-1.63%||1/1/2008|
The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, upon redemption, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. For performance data current to the most recent month-end, please visit our website at www.astonfunds.com. The Fund’s Class N and Class I gross expense ratios are 1.24% and 0.99% respectively.
On January 31, 2012 the holdings percentage in the portfolio was as follows: Microsoft 1.07% and Intel .87%.
Mention of stocks is not a recommendation to buy or sell securities.
Note: By selling covered call options, the Fund limits its opportunity to profit from an increase in the price of the underlying stock above the exercise price, but continues to bear the risk of a decline in the stock. A liquid market may not exist for options held by the Fund. If the Fund is not able to close out an options transaction, it will not be able to sell the underlying security until the option expires or is exercised. While the Fund receives premiums for writing the call options, the price it realizes from the exercise of an option could be substantially below a stock’s current market price. Premiums from the Fund’s sale of call options typically will result in short-term capital gain taxes, making it ill-suited for investors seeking a tax efficient investment.
The use of derivatives by the Fund to hedge risk may reduce the opportunity for gain by offsetting the
positive effect of favorable price movements. There is no guarantee that derivatives, to the extent employed, will have the intended effect, and their use could cause lower returns or even losses to the Fund.
Parameters set by the Subadviser are not a fundamental policy of the Fund and are subject to change at any time.
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