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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 (%) 0.00 0.18
Dividend Frequency Annual
Benchmark MSCI EAFE Index
Morningstar Category Foreign Large Blend

Overall Morningstar Rating

ASTON/Barings International  Shares received a Morningstar rating.

Among 720 Foreign Large Blend funds derived from a weighted average of the Fund’s 3-, 5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 6/30/16.

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.

Latest Update

At a meeting held June 23, 2016, the Fund's Board of Trustees approved a plan to liquidate and terminate the ASTON/Barings International Fund, which is expected to occur on or about July 28, 2016. Effective June 27, 2016, the Fund will no longer accept investments, except for investments made through existing asset allocation programs investing in the Fund, and shares purchased pursuant to automatic investment programs, such as automatic investments through 401(k) plans and reinvestments of any dividends and distributions. For more information on the closing and liquidation, please contact us at 1-800-992-8151, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. ET to 5 p.m. ET.

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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 6/30/16) N SharesI Shares
Total Net Assets (7/22/16)$370,827.43$131,427.41
Top 10 Holdings (as of 6/30/16)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
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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