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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/Guardian Capital Global Dividend Fund

CUSIP 00080Y39700080Y413
Share Class Inception 4/14/20144/14/2014
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 3.553.30
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.301.05
30 Day Yield (08/31/16) 2.54 2.80
NAV Change (%) 0.61 0.61
Benchmark MSCI World Index
Morningstar Category World Stock

Portfolio Managers

Srikanth Iyer
Srikanth Iyer

Srikanth Iyer

Srikanth Iyer

Mr. Iyer is a Managing Director and Head of Systematic Strategies for Guardian Capital LP, and has been a Portfolio Manager on the Fund since its April 2014 inception. He joined Guardian Capital in 2001 to help lead the development and implementation of its proprietary systematic equity portfolio management strategy. Prior to joining Guardian, he was with Global Value Investors of Princeton, New Jersey, responsible for a variety of portfolio management and financial engineering roles. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Bombay in 1989, earned his Chartered Cost and Works Accountant (India) designation in 1990, and his MBA (Applied Finance) from Rutgers Graduate School of Management in 1994.

Fiona  Wilson, CFA
Fiona Wilson, CFA

Fiona Wilson, CFA

Fiona  Wilson, CFA

Ms. Wilson is a portfolio manager for Systematic Strategies for Guardian Capital LP, and has been a Portfolio Manager on the Fund since its April 2014 inception. Prior to joining the firm, she owned and operated an independent financial consulting practice. Previous experience includes roles as an options trader and a portfolio manager of global derivative instruments. She received a BA from the University of Western Ontario, obtained her Honours Bachelor of Commerce and MBA from the University of Windsor, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Investment Strategy

The ASTON/Guardian Capital Global Dividend Fund invests primarily in the dividend-paying stocks of both U.S. and non-U.S. companies. It employs bottom-up analysis to look for firms with the ability to grow earnings and a willingness to increase dividends.

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The Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation and current income.

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
Origin Of Information FactsetFactset
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (4/24/17)$0.00$0.00
Turnover 28%28%
Minimum Investment 2,5001,000,000
Alpha (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Beta (3 yr.) N/AN/A
R-Squared (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Standard Dev (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 18.0318.03
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 2.692.69
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 55,22555,225
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
Illinois Tool Works Inc ITW 452308109 883 $104,944.55 2.46%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 478160104 776 $92,607.84 2.17%
Statoil ASA ADR STO 85771P102 5,904 $92,397.60 2.17%
Apple Inc AAPL 037833100 869 $92,200.90 2.16%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Class A RDSA B03MLX2 3,770 $92,137.50 2.16%
British American Tobacco PLC ADR BTI 110448107 735 $91,279.65 2.14%
Altria Group Inc MO 02209S103 1,376 $90,939.84 2.13%
Reynolds American Inc RAI 761713106 1,797 $89,077.29 2.09%
Philip Morris International Inc PM 718172109 886 $88,537.98 2.08%
Broadcom Ltd AVGO BD9WQP4 494 $87,151.48 2.05%
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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