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ASTON/Barings International Fund

CUSIP 00080Y67800080Y785
Share Class Inception 3/3/201011/2/2007
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 1.951.70
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.401.15
NAV Change (%) 1.38 1.55
Dividend Frequency Annual
Benchmark MSCI EAFE Index
Morningstar Category Foreign Large Blend

Overall Morningstar Rating

ASTON/Barings International  Shares received a Morningstar rating.

Among 683 Foreign Large Blend funds derived from a weighted average of the Fund’s 3-, 5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 8/31/15.

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 6/30/15) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information BAM Quants Data/FactsetBAM Quants Data/Factset
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (10/2/15)$378,030.29$19,262,441.99
Turnover 53%53%
Minimum Investment 2,5001,000,000
Alpha (3 yr.) -1.18-0.81
Beta (3 yr.) 0.840.84
R-Squared (3 yr.) 87.0986.23
Standard Dev (3 yr.) 9.519.49
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) 0.930.96
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 16.3016.30
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 2.402.40
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 36,18536,185
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Sector Breakdown (as of 8/31/15)
Health Care
Consumer Discretionary
Information Technology
Consumer Staples
Cash Equivalents & Other
Telecommunication Services
Top 10 Holdings (as of 8/31/15)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
FRESENIUS SE & CO KGAA FRE 4352097 6,688 $471,816.98 2.36%
TOKIO MARINE HOLDINGS INC 8766 6513126 10,300 $412,319.06 2.06%
KONINKLIJKE AHOLD NV AH BKWP5S5 20,589 $406,085.99 2.03%
MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP INC 8306 6335171 61,300 $404,345.87 2.02%
DEUTSCHE BOERSE AG DB1 7021963 4,426 $395,367.44 1.97%
UBS GROUP AG UBSG BRJL176 18,643 $385,642.37 1.93%
WPP PLC WPP B8KF9B4 18,242 $375,515.38 1.88%
ACTELION LTD ATLN B1YD5Q2 2,726 $370,096.40 1.85%
TOTAL SA FP B15C557 8,013 $369,448.96 1.84%
TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTD 4502 6870445 7,300 $358,098.86 1.79%
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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