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ASTON/Barings International Fund

CUSIP 00080Y67800080Y785
Share Class Inception 3/3/201011/2/2007
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 2.111.86
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.401.15
NAV Change (%) 0.68 0.68
Dividend Frequency Annual
Benchmark MSCI EAFE Index
Morningstar Category Foreign Large Blend

Overall Morningstar Rating

ASTON/Barings International  Shares received a Morningstar rating.

Among 712 Foreign Large Blend funds derived from a weighted average of the Fund’s 3-, 5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 4/30/16.

Portfolio Manager

David  Bertocchi, CFA
David Bertocchi, CFA

David Bertocchi, CFA

Mr. Bertocchi is a Divisional Director of Baring International Investment Ltd, a subsidiary of Baring Asset Management (Barings), and has been the Portfolio Manager of the Fund since April 2008. In 2010, he was appointed to the Strategic Policy Group at Barings, the company’s global macro research and asset allocation team. He is a past member of the Barings European and UK equity teams. Mr. Bertocchi holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary (Canada), an MBA from London Business School, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Investment Strategy

The ASTON/Barings International Fund invests in companies of all sizes primarily outside of the US that the portfolio managers expect to exceed consensus growth expectations over the medium-term, and that appear fairly-priced relative to their industry peers and historic valuations.

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The Fund seeks to provide total return.

Risk Considerations

Investing in foreign markets involves the risk of social and political instability, market illiquidity, and currency volatility.

Fund Stats (as of 3/31/16) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information FactsetFactset
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (5/25/16)$448,996.06$19,813,927.82
Turnover 38%38%
Minimum Investment 2,5001,000,000
Alpha (3 yr.) 0.450.68
Beta (3 yr.) 0.870.87
R-Squared (3 yr.) 92.4291.97
Standard Dev (3 yr.) 12.3612.34
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) 0.250.27
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 17.4817.48
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 2.242.24
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 30,33630,336
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Top 10 Holdings (as of 4/30/16)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
Actelion Ltd ATLN B1YD5Q2 2,825 $457,876.30 2.29%
KDDI Corp 9433 6248990 14,900 $429,205.43 2.14%
CSL Ltd CSL 6185495 5,355 $426,732.29 2.13%
Daikin Industries Ltd 6367 6250724 5,300 $420,708.83 2.10%
Mediclinic International PLC MDC B8HX8Z8 30,596 $404,815.58 2.02%
Koninklijke Ahold NV AH BKWP5S5 18,380 $400,232.37 2.00%
Amcor Ltd AMC 6066608 33,726 $393,208.85 1.96%
TOTAL SA FP B15C557 7,517 $379,916.95 1.90%
Prudential PLC PRU 709954 19,228 $379,553.12 1.89%
Fresenius SE & Co KGaA FRE 4352097 5,114 $372,905.68 1.86%
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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