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ASTON/River Road Dividend All Cap Value Fund

 NI
CUSIP 00078H13300080Y876
Ticker ARDEXARIDX
Share Class Inception 6/28/20056/28/2007
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 1.100.85
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.100.85
30 Day Yield (08/31/16) 2.33 2.58
NAV12.3312.32
NAV Change (%) 0.72 0.73
Dividend Frequency Monthly
Benchmark Russell 3000 Value Index
Morningstar Category Large Value

Overall Morningstar Rating

ASTON/River Road Dividend All Cap Value  Shares received a Morningstar rating.

Among 1173 Large Value 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

Henry W. Sanders, III, CFA
Henry W. Sanders, III, CFA

Henry W. Sanders, III, CFA

Henry W. Sanders, III, CFA

Mr. Sanders is an Executive Vice President of River Road Asset Management, and has been the Lead Portfolio Manager of the Fund since its inception. Prior to co-founding the firm, he was a Senior Vice President and portfolio manager for Commonwealth SMC Capital. He received his BS from Bellarmine University, his MBA from Boston College, and he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Thomas S.  Forsha, CFA
Thomas S. Forsha, CFA

Thomas S. Forsha, CFA

Thomas S.  Forsha, CFA

Mr. Forsha serves is Co-Chief Investment Officer of River Road Asset Management, and has been a Co-Portfolio Manager for River Road’s Dividend All-Cap strategies since June 2007. Prior to joining the firm, he served as an equity analyst and portfolio manager for ABN AMRO Asset Management, USA, where he was responsible for management of the North American equity allocation of the firm’s Global High Income Equity Fund. He received his BS in Finance from The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

James C.  Shircliff, CFA
James C. Shircliff, CFA

James C. Shircliff, CFA

James C.  Shircliff, CFA

Mr. Shircliff is the Chief Investment Officer of River Road Asset Management, and has been a Portfolio Manager of the Fund since its inception. Prior to co-founding the firm in 2005, he was a portfolio manager and Director of Research for Commonwealth SMC (SMC Capital, Inc.) Previously, he was a Partner, Portfolio Manager, and Director of Research for Southeastern Asset Management (Longleaf Funds). He received his BS in Finance from the University of Louisville and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Investment Strategy

The ASTON/River Road Dividend All Cap Value Fund invests in a diversified, multi-cap portfolio of income producing equity securities with yields that portfolio managers believe will exceed the Russell 3000 Value Index.

Objective

The Fund seeks to provide high current income and, secondarily, 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. Value investing involves buying stocks that are out of favor and/or undervalued that may decline further.

Fund Stats (as of 6/30/16) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information FactsetFactset
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (9/26/16)$294,264,139.09$558,960,001.77
Turnover 27%27%
Minimum Investment 2,5001,000,000
Alpha (3 yr.) 0.240.50
Beta (3 yr.) 0.870.87
R-Squared (3 yr.) 89.4689.49
Standard Dev (3 yr.) 10.5710.56
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) 0.830.85
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 19.0619.06
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 2.192.19
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 20,42320,423
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Top 10 Holdings (as of 8/31/16)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
Microsoft Corp MSFT 594918104 496,302 $28,517,512.92 3.31%
Iron Mountain Inc IRM 46284V101 684,324 $26,284,908.87 3.05%
PNC Financial Services Group Inc PNC 693475105 256,212 $23,084,701.20 2.68%
Verizon Communications Inc VZ 92343V104 431,530 $22,581,964.90 2.62%
Intel Corp INTC 458140100 607,243 $21,793,951.27 2.53%
Omnicom Group Inc OMC 681919106 250,521 $21,577,373.73 2.50%
US Bancorp USB 902973304 479,657 $21,176,856.55 2.45%
Wells Fargo & Co WFC 949746101 391,877 $19,907,351.60 2.31%
Motorola Solutions Inc MSI 620076307 257,322 $19,811,220.78 2.30%
Fastenal Co FAST 311900104 425,766 $18,354,772.26 2.13%
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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