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ASTON/Silvercrest Small Cap Fund

CUSIP 00080Y54600080Y538
Share Class Inception 12/27/201112/27/2011
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 1.611.36
Net Exp Ratio (%) 1.401.15
NAV Change (%) 0.39 0.45
Dividend Frequency Annual
Benchmark Russell 2000 Value Index
Morningstar Category Small Blend

Overall Morningstar Rating

ASTON/Silvercrest Small Cap  Shares received a 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.

Portfolio Manager

Roger W. Vogel, CFA
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.

Investment Strategy

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.

Risk Considerations

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 SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information FactSetFactSet
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (11/30/15)$19,788,782.87$150,454,183.64
Turnover 32%32%
Minimum Investment 2,5001,000,000
Alpha (3 yr.) 2.152.44
Beta (3 yr.) 1.031.03
R-Squared (3 yr.) 94.5694.57
Standard Dev (3 yr.) 13.7613.76
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) 0.870.89
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) 19.3019.30
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) 2.102.10
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) 1,7411,741
Average Wtd Coupon N/AN/A
Effective Maturity N/AN/A
Sector Breakdown (as of 10/31/15)
Information Technology
Health Care
Consumer Discretionary
Consumer Staples
Cash Equivalents & Other
Top 10 Holdings (as of 10/31/15)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket 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%
LITTELFUSE INC LFUS 537008104 41,805 $4,177,573.65 2.54%
INDEPENDENT BANK CORP/ROCKLAND MA INDB 453836108 87,243 $4,077,737.82 2.48%
BANCORPSOUTH INC BXS 59692103 159,080 $3,965,864.40 2.41%
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%
KNOLL INC KNL 498904200 151,430 $3,519,233.20 2.14%
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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