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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.

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ASTON/Montag & Caldwell Balanced Fund

CUSIP 00078H27300078H265
Share Class Inception 11/2/199412/31/1998
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 1.601.35
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.351.10
30 Day Yield (08/31/16) 0.44 0.54
NAV Change (%) 0.35 0.35
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
Benchmark S&P 500/Barclays US Gov Cr 40
Morningstar Category Allocation--50% to 70% Equity

Overall Morningstar Rating

ASTON/Montag & Caldwell Balanced  Shares received a Morningstar rating.

Among 823 Allocation--50% to 70% Equity funds derived from a weighted average of the Fund’s 3-, 5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 7/31/16.

Portfolio Managers

Ronald Canakaris, CFA
Ronald Canakaris, CFA

Ronald Canakaris, CFA

Ronald Canakaris, CFA

Mr. Canakaris is the Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Montag & Caldwell LLC, and has been the Lead Portfolio Manager of the Fund since its inception in November 1994. He joined the firm in 1972 as a portfolio manager and research analyst. He has a BS and BA from the University of Florida, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Helen M. Donahue, CFA
Helen M. Donahue, CFA

Helen M. Donahue, CFA

Helen M. Donahue, CFA

Ms. Donahue is a portfolio manager of equities and fixed income at Montag & Caldwell, and has been a Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund since February 2013. She joined in 1997 and has more than 20 years of investment industry experience. Prior to joining Montag & Caldwell, she served as an Assistant Vice President and fixed income portfolio manager for Legg Mason Capital Management. Ms. Donahue holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Investment Strategy

The ASTON/Montag & Caldwell Balanced Fund invests primarily in a combination of equity, fixed-income, and short-term securities, with typically 50% to 70% of assets devoted to stocks and at least 25% to fixed-income to provide a stable flow of income.

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The Fund seeks long-term total return.

Risk Considerations

The Fund is subject to stock and bond risk, and its value can decline through either market volatility or a rise in interest rates.

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$0.00
Turnover 36%36%
Minimum Investment 2,5001,000,000
Alpha (3 yr.) 0.981.08
Beta (3 yr.) 0.500.50
R-Squared (3 yr.) 79.6479.48
Standard Dev (3 yr.) 6.346.35
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) 1.071.09
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 22.7022.70
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 3.723.72
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 78,69078,690
Average Wtd Coupon 2.852.85
Effective Maturity 6.556.55
Top 10 Holdings (as of 8/31/16)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
Facebook Inc, Class A FB 30303M102 8,700 $1,097,244.00 2.95%
Alphabet Inc, Class A GOOGL 02079K305 1,352 $1,067,877.20 2.87%
PepsiCo Inc PEP 713448108 9,300 $992,775.00 2.67%
Mondelez International Inc, Class A MDLZ 609207105 20,950 $943,169.00 2.53%
United Parcel Service Inc, Class B UPS 911312106 8,500 $928,370.00 2.49%
Kraft Heinz Co KHC 500754106 9,900 $885,951.00 2.38%
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc WBA 931427108 10,700 $863,597.00 2.32%
Medtronic PLC MDT BTN1Y11 9,800 $852,894.00 2.29%
Dollar Tree Inc DLTR 256746108 10,100 $835,270.00 2.24%
Amgen Inc AMGN 031162100 4,880 $829,892.80 2.23%
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.

The S&P 500 Index is used as a proxy for the benchmark in calculating the Fund’s modern portfolio statistics (MPT). 


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