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ASTON/Pictet International Fund

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CUSIP 00080Y42100080Y439
Ticker APINXAPCTX
Share Class Inception 4/14/20144/14/2014
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 3.263.01
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.401.15
NAV0.000.00
NAV Change (%) 0.00 0.00
Benchmark MSCI EAFE Index
Morningstar Category Foreign Large Blend

Portfolio Managers

Fabio  Paolini, CFA, CFPI/AZEK
Fabio Paolini, CFA, CFPI/AZEK

Fabio Paolini, CFA, CFPI/AZEK

Fabio  Paolini, CFA, CFPI/AZEK

Fabio Paolini is Head of EAFE Equities at Pictet Asset Management, and has been the Lead Portfolio Manager of the Fund since its April 2014 inception. He joined the asset management group at the firm in 1997, after beginning his career in Pictet & Cie’s Financial Research Department. He graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of Siena (Italy), obtained a CFPI/AZEK designation in 1996, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Swee-Kheng  Lee, PhD
Swee-Kheng Lee, PhD

Swee-Kheng Lee, PhD

Swee-Kheng  Lee, PhD

Ms. Lee is a Senior Investment Manager at Pictet Asset Management, and has been a Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund since its April 2014 inception. Before joining the firm in 2007, she was a portfolio manager for Norwich Union (now Morley Fund Management, part of Aviva) and employed at Phillips and Drew (now part of UBS). She has a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and a PhD in Economics from Oxford University.

Benjamin  Beneche, CFA
Benjamin Beneche, CFA

Benjamin Beneche, CFA

Benjamin  Beneche, CFA

Mr. Beneche is a Senior Investment Manager at Pictet Asset Management, and has been a Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund since its April 2014 inception. He joined the firm in 2008 and is in the EAFE Equities team with a specific focus on Japanese Equities. Mr. Beneche began his career as a graduate within PAM Equities then as a Junior Investment Manager on the Global Equities fund with an emphasis on the energy sector. He graduated with a first class honors degree in Economics and Economic History from the University of York. He is also Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

Investment Strategy

The ASTON/Pictet International Fund builds a diversified portfolio of companies based outside of the U.S. through bottom up fundamental analysis. The focus is on growth in cash flow, and value creation with the aim of buying stocks at a price below a conservative estimate of intrinsic value.

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Objective

The Fund seeks to provide capital appreciation.

Risk Considerations

Investing in foreign markets involves the risk of social and political instability, market illiquidity, and currency volatility.

Fund Stats (as of 12/31/15) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information N/AN/A
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (2/9/16)$0.00$0.00
Turnover 53%53%
Minimum Investment 2,5001,000,000
Alpha (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Beta (3 yr.) N/AN/A
R-Squared (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Standard Dev (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 13.3113.31
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 1.511.51
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 7,4227,422
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Sector Breakdown (as of 12/31/15)
Cash Equivalents & Other
19.40%
Financials
15.81%
Industrials
15.56%
Health Care
11.00%
Consumer Discretionary
7.75%
Information Technology
7.60%
Telecommunication Services
7.60%
Consumer Staples
6.88%
Energy
5.06%
Materials
2.29%
Utilities
1.04%
Top 10 Holdings (as of 12/31/15)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
SOFTBANK GROUP CORP 9984 6770620 52,600 $2,654,743.29 2.57%
NESTLE SA NESN 7123870 32,037 $2,378,274.82 2.31%
NOKIA OYJ NOKIA 5902941 327,007 $2,313,430.33 2.24%
GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC GSK 925288 113,793 $2,298,158.95 2.23%
BG GROUP PLC BG/ 876289 151,398 $2,194,654.10 2.13%
BBA AVIATION PLC BBA B1FP891 739,162 $2,062,821.31 2.00%
ORPEA ORP 7339451 23,494 $1,881,081.17 1.82%
SOMPO JAPAN NIPPONKOA HOLDINGS INC 8630 B62G7K6 52,800 $1,733,671.86 1.68%
CK HUTCHISON HOLDINGS LTD 1 BW9P816 128,248 $1,723,900.43 1.67%
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC HSBA 540528 214,944 $1,696,824.33 1.64%
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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