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ASTON/LMCG Emerging Markets Fund

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CUSIP 00080Y45400080Y447
Ticker ALEMXALMEX
Share Class Inception 3/28/20133/28/2013
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 6.316.06
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.431.18
NAV7.177.19
NAV Change (%) 0.00 0.00
Benchmark MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Morningstar Category Diversified Emerging Mkts

Overall Morningstar Rating

ASTON/LMCG Emerging Markets  Shares received a Morningstar rating.

Among 590 Diversified Emerging Mkts funds derived from a weighted average of the Fund’s 3-, 5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 6/30/16.

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.

Latest Update

At a meeting held June 23, 2016, the Fund's Board of Trustees approved a plan to liquidate and terminate the ASTON/LMCG Emerging Markets 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/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.

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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 6/30/16) N SharesI Shares
Total Net Assets (7/22/16)$598,707.52$452,931.84
Top 10 Holdings (as of 6/30/16)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
Mr Price Group Ltd MRP BYXW419 596 $8,373.97 0.69%
Bidvest Group Ltd BVT 6100089 351 $3,311.35 0.27%
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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