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Aston Hill U.S. Conservative Growth Fund & ClassJanuary 31, 2017

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Investment Objectives

The Fund's investment objective is to achieve long-term capital growth by investing primarily in equity securities of U.S. companies. The Fund may also invest a lesser percentage of its assets in non-U.S. equity securities, as well as hold cash or fixed income securities for strategic reasons. The Fund combines a style and sector agnostic portfolio of U.S. dividend paying equities with alternative option-based strategies to protect capital, generate incremental returns and reduce volatility relative to long-only U.S. equity products.

 

Why Buy This Fund?

  • Long-biased alternative equity fund focused on mid and large cap U.S. dividend paying equities.
  • Capital preservation: option-based protection strategies to limit losses and reduce volatility.
  • Enhanced returns: combine disciplined buy/sell process with covered option writing strategies to generate incremental returns from premium income.
  • Pays a monthly distribution of $0.029/unit (~ 3.6% yield per annum)

Performance Review

Monthly Performance (%)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
20172.1           2.1
2016-2.6-1.81.4-0.91.1-0.41.5-0.5-0.4-2.02.12.4-0.3
2015   0.40.9-0.40.1-1.7-0.22.40.20.62.3

Performance is for Series A of Aston Hill U.S. Conservative Growth Fund.  The Fund's portfolio manager started managing the Fund in December 2016.  The Fund’s Benchmark is the S&P 500 Total Return Index.  Total returns in local currency.  Source: RBC IS, Bloomberg, PerTrac.

Compound Returns (%)

Fund/Index1 mo3 mo6 mo1 yrInception
U.S. Conservative Growth2.16.83.74.52.2
S&P 500 TR1.97.86.020.07.7
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Risk/Reward Analysis

FundBenchmark*
Annualized Compound ROR-6.0%
Annualized Std. Deviation5.0%11.4%
Winning Months54.5%68.2%
Average Monthly Gain1.3%2.2%
Average Monthly Loss-1.1%-2.7%
Sharpe Ratio (1.5%)0.20.6
Correlation0.8-
Alpha0.0%-
Beta0.3-
*Risk/Reward comparison shown against S&P 500 TR.

Portfolio Review

Asset Allocation

Equities
82.5%
Cash & Equivalents
12.6%
Cash Covered Ops
4.9%

Geographic Allocation

United States
%
Canada
%
International
%

Sector Allocation

Financials
28.7%
Information Technology
19.0%
Cash & Equivalents
17.5%
Industrials
11.7%
Consumer Staples
11.3%
Health Care
5.7%
Consumer Discretionary
3.0%
Energy
3.0%

Top Holdings

(Equities) 
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.5.2%
American Express Co.5.2%
Apple Inc.4.9%
IBM4.6%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.4.3%
Wells Fargo Company3.8%
Shopify Inc.3.8%
Visa Inc.3.6%
Stericycle Inc. .3.5%
CME Group Inc3.4%

Fund Facts

CIFSC Category:U.S. Equity
NAVPS:$9.69 (Fund, Series A)
Inception:April 1, 2015 (Series A)
AUM (Dec. 31, 2016):$5.3 million
Distribution:$0.0290/unit
Yield:~ 3.7% per annum
MER (Jun. 30, 2016):2.46% (Fund, Series A)
Minimum Purchase:$2,000 Initial, $50 Subsequent
Series UA & UF: $10,000 Initial

Fund Codes

CADUSDCorporate Class
Series A (FE) AHF160Series UA AHF162Series A (FE) AHF180
Series A (LSC) AHF161-Series A (LSC) AHF181
Series F AHF163Series UF AHF164Series F AHF182
T-Series units available  

Risk Rating

When you invest in a fund, the value of your investment can go down as well as up. Aston Hill Asset Management Inc. has rated this Fund’s risk as medium.
For a description of the specific risks of this Fund, see the Fund’s simplified prospectus.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

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Minimum Investment Requirements

The AHF Credit Opportunities Fund is generally available to investors that can meet a certain minimum amount of money to invest. The minimum initial investment for residents in any province or territory in accordance with applicable securities laws is set out below:

All provinces and territories $125,000 or $25,000(1)
BC, NB, NS and NL Only: $5,000(2)

Notes:

(1) A minimum purchase of $25,000 is available to residents who meet certain requirements.
(2) A minimum purchase of $5,000 is available to residents who meet certain requirements and reside in BC, NB, NS and NL by way of the prescribed OM.
Investors should contact their investment dealer or Financial Advisor for more information.

If you can comfortably invest the minimum dollar amount required in your province or territory, please accept the disclaimer below to learn more about the AHF Credit Opportunities Fund.


Disclaimer: Information pertaining to AHF Credit Opportunities Fund is not to be construed as a public offering of securities in any jurisdiction of Canada. The offering of units in the AHF Credit Opportunities Fund is made pursuant to its offering memorandum only to those investors in jurisdictions of Canada who meet certain eligibility requirements. Please read the offering memorandum carefully before investing.

Minimum Investment Requirements

The Aston Hill Opportunities Fund is generally available to investors that can meet a certain minimum amount of money to invest. The minimum initial investment for residents in any province or territory in accordance with applicable securities laws is set out below:

All provinces and territories $150,000 or $5,000(1)
BC, NB, NS and NL Only: $5,000(2)

Notes:

(1) A minimum purchase of $5,000 is available to residents who meet certain requirements.
(2) A minimum purchase of $5,000 is available to residents who meet certain requirements and reside in BC, NB, NS and NL by way of the prescribed OM.
Investors should contact their investment dealer or Financial Advisor for more information.

If you can comfortably invest the minimum dollar amount required in your province or territory, please accept the disclaimer below to learn more about the Aston Hill Opportunities Fund.


Disclaimer: Information pertaining to Aston Hill Opportunities Fund is not to be construed as a public offering of securities in any jurisdiction of Canada. The offering of units in the Aston Hill Opportunities Fund is made pursuant to its offering memorandum only to those investors in jurisdictions of Canada who meet certain eligibility requirements. Please read the offering memorandum carefully before investing.

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