ASTON/Lake Partners LASSO Alternatives Fund featured on CNBC’s Closing Bell
How to Play Low Volatility
On March 23, 2012 – Rick Lake, portfolio manager of the ASTON/Lake Partners LASSO Alternatives Fund was interviewed on CNBC’s Closing Bell.
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|Average Annual Total Returns|
|as of 3/31/12||1 Year||Since Inception||Inception Date|
|ASTON/Lake Partners LASSO Alternatives Fund I Class||-0.13%||8.76%||4/1/2009|
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The stocks discussed in the video, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson and Kraft are not held in the ASTON/Lake Partners LASSO Alternatives Fund. Mention of a stock is not a recommendation to buy or sell securities.
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