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Effective October 1, 2016, the Aston Funds family has been integrated into the AMG Funds family of mutual funds. We are excited about the opportunity to serve you with more than 100 investment options spanning the asset class spectrum.

To learn more about the Aston Funds integration into AMG Funds, please visit Individual Investors can phone us at 800.548.4539. Investment professionals please call us at 800.368.4197.

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ASTON/Fairpointe Focused Equity Fund

CUSIP 00080Y36300080Y371
Share Class Inception 12/24/201412/24/2014
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 3.022.77
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.150.9
NAV Change (%) 1.21 1.11
Benchmark Russell 1000 Index
Morningstar Category Large Value

Portfolio Managers

Robert S. Burnstine
Robert S. Burnstine

Robert S. Burnstine

Robert S. Burnstine

Mr. Burnstine is President of Fairpointe Capital, and has been as the Lead Portfolio Manager of the Fund since its December 2014 inception. Prior to co-founding the firm in 2011, he served as a portfolio manager and investment analyst at Harris Associates LP for 10 years. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Talon Asset Management. He earned his BBA from the University of Michigan and a JD from Harvard Law School.

Thyra E.  Zerhusen
Thyra E. Zerhusen

Thyra E. Zerhusen

Thyra E.  Zerhusen

Ms. Zerhusen is the founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of Fairpointe Capital, and has served as Lead Portfolio Manager of the ASTON/Fairpointe Mid Cap Fund since April 1999. Prior to founding Fairpointe Capital, Ms. Zerhusen was the Chief Investment Officer for Mid-Cap Equities at Optimum Investment Advisors. From April 1999 to September 2003, she was on the investment team of Talon Asset Management. Ms. Zerhusen received her Diploma Ingenieur from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and an MA in Economics from the University of Illinois. She is a member of the Financial Analysts Federation, and is fluent in English, French, and German.

Investment Strategy

Management utilizes a disciplined, bottom-up valuation approach to select stocks that it believes are inefficiently priced relative to their fundamental value, and earnings growth outlook for the next three to five years.

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The ASTON/Fairpointe Focused Equity Fund seeks long-term total return through capital appreciation.

Risk Considerations

Value investing involves buying stocks that are out of favor and/or undervalued that may decline further.

Fund Stats (as of 6/30/16) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information FactsetFactset
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (4/24/17)$0.00$0.00
Turnover 1%1%
Minimum Investment N/AN/A
Alpha (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Beta (3 yr.) N/AN/A
R-Squared (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Standard Dev (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 12.3912.39
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 1.461.46
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 12,50612,506
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Top 10 Holdings (as of 8/31/16)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co HPE 42824C109 15,700 $337,236.00 4.77%
Kennametal Inc KMT 489170100 11,100 $310,356.00 4.39%
Teradata Corp TDC 88076W103 9,600 $304,608.00 4.31%
Discovery Communications Inc DISCK 25470F302 12,000 $297,840.00 4.21%
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, Class A FOXA 90130A101 11,400 $279,756.00 3.96%
Wal-Mart Stores Inc WMT 931142103 3,900 $278,616.00 3.94%
Northern Trust Corp NTRS 665859104 3,900 $275,301.00 3.89%
FMC Corp FMC 302491303 5,800 $272,252.00 3.85%
BP PLC ADR BP 055622104 8,000 $270,880.00 3.83%
Varian Medical Systems Inc VAR 92220P105 2,800 $269,164.00 3.81%
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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