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ASTON/Montag & Caldwell Growth Fund

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CUSIP 00078H29900078H28100078H414
Ticker MCGFXMCGIXMCRGX
Share Class Inception 11/2/19946/28/199612/31/2002
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 1.060.811.31
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.050.81.30
30 Day Yield (08/31/16) 0.28 0.53 0.04
NAV19.9620.0919.53
NAV Change (%) 0.55 0.54 0.56
Dividend Frequency Annual
Benchmark Russell 1000 Growth Index
Morningstar Category Large Growth

Overall Morningstar Rating

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

Among 1482 Large Growth 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.

Andrew Jung, CFA
Andrew Jung, CFA

Andrew Jung, CFA

Andrew Jung, CFA

Mr. Jung is Senior Vice President, Co-Director of Research at Montag & Caldwell LLC, and has been Co-Portfolio Manager to the Fund since February 2015. Prior to joining the firm as a research analyst in 2001, he was an analyst at Strong Capital Management and at the Robinson-Humphrey Company in Atlanta. He has a BA from Marquette University and an MBA from Emory University, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Investment Strategy

The ASTON/Montag & Caldwell Growth Fund invests in high-quality growth companies that are growing near-term earnings faster than the market and trading at a discount to their intrinsic value.

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Objective

The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation and, secondarily, current income, by investing primarily in common stocks and convertible securities.

Risk Considerations

Growth stocks are generally more sensitive to market moves and thus may be more volatile than other stocks.

Fund Stats (as of 6/30/16) N SharesI SharesR Shares
Origin Of Information FactsetFactsetFactset
Sales Load NoneNoneNone
Total Net Assets (9/23/16)$551,637,399.93$872,732,384.35$5,779,406.37
Turnover 12%12%12%
Minimum Investment 2,5001,000,0002,500
Alpha (3 yr.) -1.78-1.53-2.03
Beta (3 yr.) 0.830.830.83
R-Squared (3 yr.) 88.0087.8987.99
Standard Dev (3 yr.) 10.4210.4210.42
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) 0.860.880.84
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 22.7122.7122.71
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 3.653.653.65
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 78,69078,69078,690
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/AN/A
Top 10 Holdings (as of 8/31/16)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
Alphabet Inc, Class A GOOGL 02079K305 90,151 $71,205,767.35 4.86%
Facebook Inc, Class A FB 30303M102 530,300 $66,881,436.00 4.56%
Visa Inc V 92826C839 776,800 $62,843,120.00 4.29%
United Parcel Service Inc, Class B UPS 911312106 546,000 $59,634,120.00 4.07%
PepsiCo Inc PEP 713448108 554,400 $59,182,200.00 4.04%
Mondelez International Inc, Class A MDLZ 609207105 1,310,700 $59,007,714.00 4.03%
Medtronic PLC MDT BTN1Y11 636,900 $55,429,407.00 3.78%
Honeywell International Inc HON 438516106 458,400 $53,499,864.00 3.65%
Kraft Heinz Co KHC 500754106 587,600 $52,584,324.00 3.59%
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc WBA 931427108 632,102 $51,016,952.42 3.48%
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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