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ASTON/TCH Fixed Income Fund

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CUSIP 00078H32300078H331
Ticker CHTBXCTBIX
Share Class Inception 12/13/19937/31/2000
Gross Exp Ratio (%) 1.190.94
Net Exp Ratio (%) 0.940.69
30 Day Yield (04/30/16) 2.87 3.10
NAV10.3710.38
NAV Change (%) 0.10 0.00
Dividend Frequency Monthly
Benchmark Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond
Morningstar Category Intermediate-Term Bond

Overall Morningstar Rating

ASTON/TCH Fixed Income  Shares received a Morningstar rating.

Among 958 Intermediate-Term Bond funds derived from a weighted average of the Fund’s 3-, 5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 4/30/16.

Portfolio Managers

Janelle E.  Woodward, CFA
Janelle E. Woodward, CFA

Janelle E. Woodward, CFA

Janelle E.  Woodward, CFA

Ms. Woodward is the President and a Portfolio Manager at Taplin, Canida & Habacht (TCH), and she has served as Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund since January 2016. She joined TCH in 2007, holding holding prior roles as Chief Operating Officer, Director of Research, and Research Analyst. Prior to joining TCH, Ms. Woodward was an Assistant Vice President for Ashton Partners. Ms.Woodward earned a BS in Finance from Taylor University and she holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Frank J.  Reda, CMT
Frank J. Reda, CMT

Frank J. Reda, CMT

Frank J.  Reda, CMT

Mr. Reda is the Director of Trading and a Portfolio Manager at Taplin, Canida & Habacht (TCH), and he has served as Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund since January 2016. He joined TCH in 2001. Prior to joining TCH, he served as a trading clerk at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Mr. Reda earned a BS in Economics and Finance from Barry University and an MS in Finance from Florida International University. He holds the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation.

William J. Canida, CFA
William J. Canida, CFA

William J. Canida, CFA

William J. Canida, CFA

Mr. Canida is a Principal of Taplin, Canida & Habacht (TCH), and has served as Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund since December 2006. Prior to joining TCH, he served as Vice President and Senior Investment Officer for Harris Trust Company of Florida. He received his BA and MBA from Indiana University, and he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Scott Kimball, CFA
Scott Kimball, CFA

Scott Kimball, CFA

Scott Kimball, CFA

Mr. Kimball is a Portfolio Manager at Taplin, Canida & Habacht (TCH), and has served as Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund since February 2013. He has has previously worked with Merrill Lynch and Charles D. Hyman and Company. Mr. Kimball graduated from Stetson University, and he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Alan M.  Habacht
Alan M. Habacht

Alan M. Habacht

Alan M.  Habacht

Mr. Habacht is a Principal of Taplin, Canida & Habacht (TCH), and has served as Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund since December 2006. Before joining TCH, he served as a senior vice president and portfolio manager for INVESCO Capital Management. He received his BA in Finance from Boston University.

Daniela Mardarovici, CFA
Daniela Mardarovici, CFA

Daniela Mardarovici, CFA

Daniela Mardarovici, CFA

Ms. Mardarovici is a Portfolio Manager at Taplin, Canida & Habacht (TCH), and has served as a Co- Portfolio Manager of the Fund since February 2015. Prior to joining TCH, she was a portfolio manager at BMO Asset Management Corp. She has a BS in Economics and Finance from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Investment Strategy

The ASTON/TCH Fixed Income Fund seeks to maximize current income consistent with prudent risk by focusing on independent fundamental security research to gain from inefficiencies in various bond market sectors.

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Objective

The Fund seeks high current income consistent with prudent risk of capital.

Risk Considerations

Bond funds are subject to interest rate and credit risk similar to individual bonds. As interest rates rise or credit quality suffers, an investor is susceptible to loss of principal.

Fund Stats (as of 3/31/16) N SharesI Shares
Origin Of Information BondEdge / BloombergBondEdge / Bloomberg
Sales Load NoneNone
Total Net Assets (5/24/16)$30,157,800.01$7,604,913.09
Turnover 29%29%
Minimum Investment 2,5001,000,000
Alpha (3 yr.) -1.40-1.20
Beta (3 yr.) 1.021.03
R-Squared (3 yr.) 64.1964.73
Standard Dev (3 yr.) 3.823.85
Sharpe Ratio (3 yr.) 0.290.35
Current Wtd Average P/E (trailing) N/AN/A
Current Wtd Average P/B (trailing) N/AN/A
Median Mkt Cap ($Mil) N/AN/A
Average Wtd Coupon 3.963.96
Effective Maturity 8.048.04
Top 10 Holdings (as of 4/30/16)
CompanyTickerCUSIPNumber of SharesMarket Value% of Net Assets
United States Treasury Note/Bond Fixed 2 912828RR3 1,500,000 $1,547,842.50 3.79%
Fannie Mae Pool AS4474 Fixed 3.00% Feb 2 3138WD6L0 1,343,231 $1,378,298.18 3.37%
United States Treasury Inflation Indexed 912810PV4 1,131,810 $1,318,256.46 3.23%
United States Treasury Note/Bond Fixed 2 912828QF0 1,250,000 $1,250,000.00 3.06%
United States Treasury Note/Bond Fixed 2 912828PK0 1,000,000 $1,024,102.00 2.51%
United States Treasury Note/Bond Fixed 2 912828NK2 1,000,000 $1,021,328.00 2.50%
Fannie Mae Pool AS6815 Fixed 3.00% Mar 2 3138WGSD7 991,149 $1,017,024.22 2.49%
Freddie Mac Gold Pool G08686 Fixed 3.00% 3128MJXQ8 987,690 $1,012,837.67 2.48%
Freddie Mac Gold Pool G08666 Fixed 3.00% 3128MJW48 966,347 $990,950.90 2.42%
Fannie Mae Pool AS0331 Fixed 3.00% Aug 2 3138W9LM0 851,690 $875,071.44 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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