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ASTON/LMCG Small Cap Growth Fund

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CUSIP 00080Y65200080Y587
Ticker ACWDXACWIX
Share Class Inception 11/3/20106/1/2011
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 1.541.29
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.351.10
NAV11.9412.08
NAV Change (%) 1.40 1.47
Dividend Frequency Annual
Benchmark Russell 2000 Growth Index
Morningstar Category Small Growth

Overall Morningstar Rating

ASTON/LMCG Small Cap Growth  Shares received a Morningstar rating.

Among 658 Small Growth funds derived from a weighted average of the Fund’s 3-, 5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 3/31/16.

Portfolio Manager

Andrew Morey, CFA
Andrew Morey, CFA

Andrew Morey, CFA

Mr. Morey is a portfolio manager at LMCG Investments, LLC, and has been the Portfolio Manager of the Fund since its November 2010 inception. Prior to joining LMCG, he served as a portfolio manager at Crosswind Investments, LLC. Previous experience includes roles at State Street Research & Management as a portfolio manager and as a research analyst at Gabelli & Co. He received his BA from Vanderbilt University, his MBA from Columbia Business School, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Investment Strategy

The ASTON/LMCG Small Cap Growth Fund seeks small-capitalization stocks with unrecognized growth potential using a bottom up fundamental selection process.

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Objective

The Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation.

Risk Considerations 

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

Fund Stats (as of 3/31/16) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information FactsetFactset
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (5/4/16)$82,862,833.65$59,069,283.48
Turnover 79%79%
Minimum Investment N/AN/A
Alpha (3 yr.) -2.73-2.46
Beta (3 yr.) 0.970.97
R-Squared (3 yr.) 87.2287.27
Standard Dev (3 yr.) 17.2917.29
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) 0.340.36
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 27.3227.32
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 3.303.30
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 2,1202,120
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Sector Breakdown (as of 3/31/16)
Information Technology
34.79%
Health Care
26.65%
Consumer Discretionary
15.06%
Industrials
8.05%
Consumer Staples
4.36%
Materials
4.34%
Cash Equivalents & Other
3.49%
Financials
3.25%
Energy
Top 10 Holdings (as of 3/31/16)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
Synchronoss Technologies Inc SNCR 87157B103 284,684 $9,206,680.56 5.69%
Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc, Class A NXST 65336K103 139,745 $6,186,511.15 3.82%
Premier Inc, Class A PINC 74051N102 177,763 $5,930,173.68 3.66%
HealthSouth Corp HLS 421924309 154,036 $5,796,374.68 3.58%
Microsemi Corp MSCC 595137100 150,246 $5,755,924.26 3.56%
Summit Materials Inc, Class A SUM 86614U100 271,517 $5,281,005.65 3.26%
Casey's General Stores Inc CASY 147528103 45,152 $5,116,624.64 3.16%
WNS Holdings Ltd ADR WNS 92932M101 150,531 $4,612,269.84 2.85%
Media General Inc MEG 58441K100 248,589 $4,054,486.59 2.50%
SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc SSNC 78467J100 60,490 $3,836,275.80 2.37%
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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