ASTON/Silvercrest Small Cap Fund
|Share Class Inception||12/27/2011||12/27/2011|
|Gross Exp Ratio (%)||1.61||1.36|
|Net Exp Ratio (%)||1.40||1.15|
|NAV Change (%)||0.39||0.45|
|Benchmark||Russell 2000 Value Index|
|Morningstar Category||Small Blend|
Overall Morningstar Rating™
Among 645 Small Blend funds derived from a weighted average of the Fund’s 3-, 5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 9/30/15.
Roger W. Vogel, CFA
Roger W. Vogel, CFA
Mr. Vogel is a Managing Director of Silvercrest, and has been the Portfolio Manager of the Fund since its December 2011 inception. Prior to joining the firm in 2002, he was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse Asset Management owing of that firm’s merger with Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette (DLJ), where he had worked in a similar capacity since 1993. Previously, he was a portfolio manager at Chemical Bank and Manufacturers Hanover Trust.
The ASTON/Silvercrest Small Cap Fund seeks to invest in quality companies identified by strong financial statements and transparent businesses trading at a discount to relative or intrinsic value.
The Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation.
Small- and mid-cap stocks are considered riskier than large-cap stocks due to greater potential volatility and less liquidity. Value investing often involves buying the stocks of companies that are currently out of favor that may decline further. Securities of REITs may be affected by changes in the value of their underlying properties and by defaults by borrowers or tenants.
|Fund Stats (as of 9/30/15)||N Shares||I Shares|
|Origin Of Information||FactSet||FactSet|
|Total Net Assets (11/30/15)||$19,788,782.87||$150,454,183.64|
|Alpha (3 yr.)||2.15||2.44|
|Beta (3 yr.)||1.03||1.03|
|R-Squared (3 yr.)||94.56||94.57|
|Standard Dev (3 yr.)||13.76||13.76|
|Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.)||0.87||0.89|
|Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing)||19.30||19.30|
|Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing)||2.10||2.10|
|Median Mkt Cap ($Mil)||1,741||1,741|
|Average Wtd Coupon||N/A||N/A|
|Sector Breakdown (as of 10/31/15)|
|Cash Equivalents & Other||1.05%|
|Top 10 Holdings (as of 10/31/15)|
|Company||Ticker||CUSIP||Number of Shares||Market Value||% of Net Assets|
|HORACE MANN EDUCATORS CORP||HMN||440327104||139,234||$4,767,372.16||2.89%|
|LANCASTER COLONY CORP||LANC||513847103||39,344||$4,474,199.68||2.72%|
|INDEPENDENT BANK CORP/ROCKLAND MA||INDB||453836108||87,243||$4,077,737.82||2.48%|
|CVB FINANCIAL CORP||CVBF||126600105||216,140||$3,771,643.00||2.29%|
|EMCOR GROUP INC||EME||29084Q100||76,686||$3,702,400.08||2.25%|
|MENTOR GRAPHICS CORP||MENT||587200106||132,560||$3,605,632.00||2.19%|
|US ECOLOGY INC||ECOL||91732J102||91,129||$3,573,168.09||2.17%|
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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