Skip to navigation
A A A

ASTON/LMCG Emerging Markets Fund

 NI
CUSIP 00080Y45400080Y447
Ticker ALEMXALMEX
Share Class Inception 3/28/20133/28/2013
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 6.316.06
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.431.18
NAV7.217.23
NAV Change (%) 0.41 0.41
Benchmark MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Morningstar Category Diversified Emerging Mkts

Overall Morningstar Rating

ASTON/LMCG Emerging Markets  Shares received a Morningstar rating.

Among 591 Diversified Emerging Mkts 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

Gordon  Johnson, PhD, CFA
Gordon Johnson, PhD, CFA

Gordon Johnson, PhD, CFA

Gordon  Johnson, PhD, CFA

Mr. Johnson is a lead portfolio manager at LMCG Investments, LLC, and has been the Lead Portfolio Manager of the Fund since its March 2013 inception. Prior to joining LMCG in August 2006, he served for six years as a senior portfolio manager and Director of Global Structured Products at Evergreen Investments Group. Prior to Evergreen, he spent seven years at Colonial Management as Director and Vice President of Quantitative Research. He is a graduate of California State University, holds an MBA from the University of Washington and a PhD in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, and holds the Charted Financial Analyst designation.

Shannon Ericson, CFA
Shannon Ericson, CFA

Shannon Ericson, CFA

Shannon Ericson, CFA

Ms. Ericson is a portfolio manager and analyst at LMCG Investments, LLC, and has been Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund since its March 2013 inception. Prior to joining LMCG in August 2006, she served for six years as a quantitative equities analyst for the Global Structured Products group at Evergreen Investments. She received a BS in Finance and an MBA from Bentley College, and holds the Charted Financial Analyst designation.

Vikram  Srimurthy, PhD, CFA
Vikram Srimurthy, PhD, CFA

Vikram Srimurthy, PhD, CFA

Vikram  Srimurthy, PhD, CFA

Mr Srimurthy is a portfolio manager and analyst at LMCG Investments, LLC, and has been Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund since its March 2013 inception. Prior to joining LMCG in August 2006, he provided quantitative research and developed custom portfolio construction tools for the Global Structured Products group at Evergreen Investments. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, earned a PhD in Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego, and holds the Charted Financial Analyst designation.

Investment Strategy

The ASTON/LMCG Emerging Markets Fund seeks attractive investment opportunities in foreign emerging markets using a proprietary, fundamentals-based quantitative process focused on market dynamics, value, and quality.

If you are an investment professional, login or register here for access to Aston’s research content. Discover the unique qualities that differentiate our Subadvisers at both the firm and strategy levels.  

Objective

The Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation.

Risk Considerations

Note: Foreign securities involve risks related to adverse political and economic developments unique to a country or a region, currency fluctuations or controls. In particular, Emerging Markets securities tend to be more volatile and less liquid than securities traded in developed countries. Emerging Market securities are subject to risks associated with less diverse or mature economic structures, less stable or developed political and legal systems, national policies that restrict foreign investment, and wide fluctuations in the value of investments.

 

Fund Stats (as of 3/31/16) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information FactsetFactset
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (5/5/16)$561,689.97$779,890.77
Turnover 64%64%
Minimum Investment N/AN/A
Alpha (3 yr.) -4.07-3.75
Beta (3 yr.) 0.910.91
R-Squared (3 yr.) 96.8296.72
Standard Dev (3 yr.) 15.3615.35
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) -0.46-0.44
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 10.2510.25
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 1.141.14
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 8,2918,291
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Sector Breakdown (as of 3/31/16)
Information Technology
23.69%
Financials
23.24%
Materials
10.00%
Consumer Staples
7.24%
Energy
7.18%
Consumer Discretionary
7.07%
Industrials
6.33%
Health Care
4.92%
Telecommunication Services
4.91%
Exchange Traded Funds
4.43%
Utilities
1.39%
Cash Equivalents & Other
-0.40%
Top 10 Holdings (as of 3/31/16)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 5930 6771720 78 $89,513.35 4.47%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Lt 2330 6889106 15,000 $74,817.51 3.73%
Tencent Holdings Ltd 700 BMMV2K8 3,400 $69,510.85 3.47%
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF EEM 464287234 1,897 $64,972.25 3.24%
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd 2317 6438564 15,120 $39,799.74 1.98%
China Mobile Ltd 941 6073556 3,000 $33,224.91 1.65%
Infosys Ltd ADR INFY 456788108 1,665 $31,668.30 1.58%
Itau Unibanco Holding SA ITUB4 B037HR3 3,180 $27,513.75 1.37%
Uni-President Enterprises Corp 1216 6700393 14,543 $25,538.41 1.27%
Reliance Industries Ltd 144A RIGD B16CYP9 811 $24,857.15 1.24%
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.

Designed and created by DDM Marketing & Communications.