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ASTON/River Road Long-Short Fund

CUSIP 00080Y62900080Y462
Share Class Inception 5/4/20113/4/2013
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 2.622.37
Net Exp Ratio Excluding Div. & Int. Exp on Short Sales and Acq. Fund Fees 1 1.701.45
NAV Change (%) 0.35 0.26
Dividend Frequency Annual
Benchmark Russell 3000 Index
Morningstar Category Long/Short Equity


Overall Morningstar Rating

ASTON/River Road Long-Short  Shares received a Morningstar rating.

Among 180 Long/Short Equity funds derived from a weighted average of the Fund’s 3-, 5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 9/30/15.

Portfolio Managers

Matthew Moran, CFA
Matthew Moran, CFA

Matthew Moran, CFA

Matthew Moran, CFA

Mr. Moran is a portfolio manager at River Road Asset Management, and has been the Lead Portfolio Manager on the Fund since its May 2011 inception. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, he was an equity analyst at Morningstar. He received his BS in Finance from Bradley University, his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Daniel  Johnson, CFA
Daniel Johnson, CFA

Daniel Johnson, CFA

Daniel  Johnson, CFA

Mr. Johnson serves as a Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining River Road, Mr. Johnson served as a public accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He received his B.S. in Accounting and Masters of Accountancy from the University of Kentucky. Mr. Johnson holds the Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst designations.

Investment Strategy

The ASTON/River Road Long-Short Fund seeks to provide equity-like returns with reduced volatility and emphasis on capital preservation by taking long and short equity positions using a value-driven, bottom-up approach.

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The Fund seeks to provide absolute return while minimizing volatility over a full market cycle.

Risk Considerations

Short sales may involve the risk that the fund will incur a loss by subsequently buying a security at a higher price than the price at which the fund previously sold the security short. A loss incurred on a short sale results from increases in the value of the security, losses on a short sale are theoretically unlimited. Value investing often involves buying the stocks of companies that are currently out of favor 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. Convertible preferred securities are subject to the risks of equity securities and fixed income securities. Derivatives can be highly volatile and involve risk in addition to the risk of the underlying reference security. Investing in the securities of foreign issuers involves special risks and considerations not typically associated with investing in U.S. companies.

Note: Please see profile sheet for Sector Breakdown and Top Ten Holdings.

Long Holdings

Fund Stats (as of 9/30/15) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information BNY Mellon/ FactSetBNY Mellon/ FactSet
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (11/24/15)$24,487,400.69$41,310,114.46
Turnover 303%303%
Minimum Investment N/AN/A
Alpha (3 yr.) -1.68-1.43
Beta (3 yr.) 0.530.53
R-Squared (3 yr.) 50.3250.42
Standard Dev (3 yr.) 7.40-
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) 0.65-
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) N/AN/A
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) N/AN/A
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 11,35011,350
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Sector Breakdown (as of 9/30/2015)
Cash Equivalents & Other
Consumer Discretionary
Information Technology
Consumer Staples
Health Care
Telecommunication Services
Top 10 Holdings (as of 9/30/2015)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
PAYPAL HOLDINGS INC PYPL 70450Y103 147,595 $4,581,348.80 5.66%
COMCAST CORP CMCSA 20030N101 58,947 $3,352,905.36 4.14%
BROWN & BROWN INC BRO 115236101 102,699 $3,180,588.03 3.93%
UNIFIRST CORP/MA UNF 904708104 28,235 $3,015,780.35 3.72%
GEO GROUP INC/THE GEO 36162J106 100,605 $2,991,992.70 3.69%
CUBIC CORP CUB 229669106 69,768 $2,926,069.92 3.61%
WEYERHAEUSER CO WY 962166104 105,244 $2,877,370.96 3.55%
NEWS CORP NWSA 65249B109 216,994 $2,738,464.28 3.38%
PRAXAIR INC PX 74005P104 26,489 $2,698,169.54 3.33%
VENTAS INC VTR 92276F100 46,940 $2,631,456.40 3.25%
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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