The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation.
Principal Investment Strategies†
Under normal market conditions, the fund invests at least 80% of its assets in a blended portfolio of growth and value stocks of small-cap companies. The fund's manager generally defines a small-cap company as one having a market capitalization, at the time of acquisition, within the range of market capitalizations of companies constituting the Russell 2000 Index.
Principal Investment Risks
There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. Please see the Risk Glossary for additional information about the Fund’s risks.
Performance & Expenses
|Fund/Benchmark Name||Qtr||YTD||1-Yr||3-Yr||5-Yr||10-Yr||Since Inception|
|ASTON Small Cap Na||-3.11%||-3.11%||-16.09%||-0.56%||2.65%||4.39%||8.78%|
|Russell 2000 Indexa,b||-1.52%||-1.52%||-9.76%||6.84%||7.20%||5.26%||N/A|
|Morningstar Small Growtha,c||-4.33%||-4.33%||-11.66%||6.34%||6.48%||5.38%||N/A|
Fund past performance, as shown, is no guarantee of how the fund will perform in the future. The performance shown has been annualized for periods greater than one year. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For current performance, visit www.icmarc.org.
Fund performance is shown comparing it to a "benchmark" which may be a (i) broad-based securities market index (ii) a group of mutual funds with similar investment objectives, or (iii) a short term government backed debt obligation such as a U.S. Treasury Bill. An index is not available for direct investment, is unmanaged, and does not reflect the costs of portfolio management or trading. A fund's portfolio may differ from the securities held in an index.
a. Returns and/or expenses provided by Morningstar, Inc. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. ICMA-RC does not independently verify Morningstar data.
b. The Russell 2000® Index measures the performance of the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe. The Russell 2000® Index is a subset of the Russell 3000® Index, and includes approximately 2,000 of the smallest securities based on a combination of their market cap and current index membership.
c. The Morningstar Category Average is the equal-weighted average return of all funds per category, as identified by Morningstar, Inc.
|Record Date||Ex/Payable Date||Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share|
|Dec 30, 2015||Dec 30, 2015||$11.967200000|
|Dec 30, 2014||Dec 30, 2014||$2.744300000|
|Dec 30, 2013||Dec 30, 2013||$2.162400000|
|Dec 28, 2012||Dec 28, 2012||$1.976700000|
|Dec 29, 2011||Dec 29, 2011||$2.016900000|
For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, fee waivers, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For funds with loads, the Morningstar rating on a load-waived basis is provided, when available. Load-waived ratings do not include any front- or back-end sales loads and are intended for investors that have access to such purchase terms. Funds with loads are waived for plans administered by ICMA-RC. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
|Type of Asset||Percent|
Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.
Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.
Exposure reflects equity securities only and will sum to the equity exposure of the fund.
|Bank of the Ozarks Inc||3.3%|
|BofI Holding Inc||3.2%|
|ICU Medical Inc||2.9%|
|INC Research Holdings Inc Class A||2.9%|
|Medidata Solutions Inc||2.7%|
|The Advisory Board Co||2.6%|
|Texas Roadhouse Inc||2.5%|
Please read the fund's prospectus carefully for a complete summary of all fees, expenses, investment objectives and strategies, risks, financial highlights, and performance information. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of the amount invested. Investors should carefully consider the information contained in the prospectus before investing. You may contact us to obtain a prospectus or to answer questions by calling 800-669-7400, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting www.icmarc.org.
Effective February 1, 2016, the ASTON/TAMRO Small Cap Fund is now known as the ASTON Small Cap Fund.
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Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on the fund's historical portfolio holdings. Placement of a fund in a particular Morningstar category does not mean that the fund will remain in that category or that it will invest primarily in securities consistent with its Morningstar category. A fund's investment strategy and portfolio holdings are governed by its prospectus, guidelines or other governing documents, not its Morningstar category.