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ASTON/Fairpointe Mid Cap Fund

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CUSIP 00078H31500078H158
Ticker CHTTXABMIX
Share Class Inception 9/19/19947/6/2004
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 1.110.86
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.110.86
NAV35.9536.78
NAV Change (%) 0.22 0.22
Dividend Frequency Annual
Benchmark S&P MidCap 400 Index
Morningstar Category Mid-Cap Blend

Overall Morningstar Rating

ASTON/Fairpointe Mid Cap  Shares received a Morningstar rating.

Among 383 Mid-Cap Blend funds derived from a weighted average of the Fund’s 3-, 5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 3/31/16.

Portfolio Managers

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.

Marie L.  Lorden
Marie L. Lorden

Marie L. Lorden

Marie L.  Lorden

Ms. Lorden is a co-founder of Fairpointe Capital, and has served as Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund since March 2009. Prior experience includes Optimum Investment Advisors from September 2003 to April 2011, Zurich Insurance Group, Driehaus Capital Management, and The Burridge Group. Ms. Lorden received her BS from Elmhurst College and her MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

Mary L. Pierson
Mary L. Pierson

Mary L. Pierson

Mary L. Pierson

Ms. Pierson is a co-founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Fairpointe Capital, and has served as Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund since March 2009. Prior experience includes Optimum Investment Advisors from May 2004 to April 2011, as well as 15 years with Harris Bankcorp and Harris Futures Corp. Ms. Pierson received her BA in Economics from DePauw University, her MA in Economics from Northwestern University, and her MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.

Brian M. Washkowiak, CFA
Brian M. Washkowiak, CFA

Brian M. Washkowiak, CFA

Brian M. Washkowiak, CFA

Mr. Washkowiak is a member of the Mid-Cap Investment Team of Fairpointe Capital and has served as Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund since February 2016. Prior experience includes managing a hedge fund at BW Opportunity Partners, LP, and thirteen years as a research analyst and portfolio manager at Talon Asset Management, Inc. where he was a member of the investment committee. He started his career at Duff & Phelps, LLC as an analyst in its consulting group. Mr. Washkowiak received a B.A. in Finance from Illinois State University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Investment Strategy

The ASTON/Fairpointe Mid Cap Fund invests in mid-sized companies with strong franchises that management views as priced inefficiently relative to their earnings growth potential.

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Objective

The fund seeks long-term total return through capital appreciation by investing primarily in common and preferred stocks, and convertible securities.

Risk Considerations

Small- and mid-cap stocks are considered riskier than large-cap stocks due to greater potential volatility and less liquidity.

 

Top 25 Holdings

Fund Stats (as of 3/31/16) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information FactsetFactset
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (5/2/16)$1,554,707,356.68$2,235,880,255.90
Turnover 32%32%
Minimum Investment 2,5001,000,000
Alpha (3 yr.) -1.56-1.32
Beta (3 yr.) 1.121.12
R-Squared (3 yr.) 82.1182.07
Standard Dev (3 yr.) 15.5415.55
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) 0.600.62
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 15.7215.72
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 1.561.56
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 4,3874,387
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Sector Breakdown (as of 3/31/2016)
Consumer Discretionary
31.75%
Information Technology
22.76%
Materials
12.49%
Industrials
11.66%
Financials
8.24%
Energy
6.73%
Health Care
5.58%
Consumer Staples
0.48%
Cash Equivalents & Other
0.32%
Top 10 Holdings (as of 3/31/2016)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
Juniper Networks Inc JNPR 48203R104 6,115,600 $156,008,956.00 4.14%
Copa Holdings SA CPA B0TNJH9 2,209,035 $149,662,121.30 3.97%
Alcoa Inc AA 13817101 13,207,400 $126,526,892.00 3.36%
FMC Technologies Inc FTI 30249U101 4,500,892 $123,144,405.10 3.27%
New York Times Co NYT 650111107 9,841,854 $122,629,500.80 3.25%
Teradata Corp TDC 88076W103 4,625,100 $121,362,624.00 3.22%
Mattel Inc MAT 577081102 3,567,700 $119,946,074.00 3.18%
Raymond James Financial Inc RJF 754730109 2,486,800 $118,396,548.00 3.14%
Varian Medical Systems Inc VAR 92220P105 1,476,700 $118,165,534.00 3.14%
Cree Inc CREE 225447101 4,052,192 $117,918,787.20 3.13%
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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