AMG Funds


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.

To learn more about the Aston Funds integration into AMG Funds, please visit Individual Investors can phone us at 800.548.4539. Investment professionals please call us at 800.368.4197.

Mutual Funds
Prospectuses & Reports
Shareholder Services


Skip to navigation

ASTON/River Road Focused Absolute Value Fund

CUSIP 00080Y33000080Y322
Share Class Inception 11/3/201511/3/2015
Gross Exp Ratio (%) N/AN/A
Net Exp Ratio (%) N/AN/A
NAV Change (%) 1.12 1.11
Morningstar Category Large Value

Portfolio Managers

R. Andrew Beck
R. Andrew Beck

R. Andrew Beck

R. Andrew Beck

Mr. Beck is Chief Executive Officer and President 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, was a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Commonwealth SMC (SMC Capital, Inc.). He received his BS in Finance from the University of Louisville and his MBA from the F.W. Olin School at Babson College.

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.

Investment Strategy

The ASTON/River Road Focused Absolute Value Fund is a concentrated, all-cap strategy that focuses on a limited number of securities representing the subadviser’s “best ideas” across all of its core strategies.

If you are an investment professional, login or register here for access to Aston’s research content. Discover the unique qualities that differentiate our Subadvisers at both the firm and strategy levels.  


The Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation.

Risk Considerations

The Fund is newly formed and does not have an operating history. You could lose money by investing in the Fund. The Fund is classified as non-diversified and may be more susceptible to risk than funds that invest more broadly. 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. Investing in exchange traded and closed end funds are subject to additional risk that shares of the underlying fund may trade at a premium or discount to their net asset value per share. Exposures to real estate markets include declines from deteriorating economic conditions, changes in the value of the underlying property, and defaults by borrowers. Investing in foreign markets also entails the risk of social and political instability, market illiquidity, and currency volatility.

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$0.00
Turnover N/AN/A
Minimum Investment N/AN/A
Alpha (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Beta (3 yr.) N/AN/A
R-Squared (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Standard Dev (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) N/AN/A
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 17.2817.28
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 1.841.84
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 6,1976,197
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
Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Class B BRK/B 084670702 6,177 $929,576.73 7.96%
Liberty Ventures LVNTA 53071M880 13,352 $514,586.08 4.40%
Cubic Corp CUB 229669106 10,339 $484,071.98 4.14%
FNFV Group FNFV 31620R402 36,640 $472,289.60 4.04%
US Bancorp USB 902973304 10,583 $467,239.45 4.00%
Wells Fargo & Co WFC 949746101 9,064 $460,451.20 3.94%
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY 92342Y109 23,113 $459,024.18 3.93%
UniFirst Corp UNF 904708104 3,528 $452,959.92 3.88%
Time Warner Inc TWX 887317303 5,769 $452,347.29 3.87%
Liberty Broadband Corp LBRDK 530307305 6,494 $445,033.82 3.81%
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.


Designed and created by DDM Marketing & Communications.