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Fund Price: $8.31 (as at July 28, 2014)  1-day chg: $-.0111 -0.13%  YTD: 7.52%

Returns as at June 30, 2014

  Fund Group Avg Index*
1 Month 1.81% 2.02% 4.07%
3 Months 3.49% 3.25% 6.41%
6 Months 7.65% 7.21% 12.86%
1 Year 20.54% 14.47% 28.66%
2 Year Avg 17.77% 7.84% 17.82%
3 Year Avg 13.43% 1.35% 7.60%
4 Year Avg 14.82% 4.49% 10.78%
5 Year Avg 16.79% 6.37% 11.01%
10 Year Avg - 7.10% 8.77%
15 Year Avg - 10.93% 7.75%
20 Year Avg - - 9.26%
Since Inception - - -
 
2013 18.83% 6.41% 12.99%
2012 16.89% 1.54% 7.19%
2011 2.57% -6.37% -8.71%
 
3 year risk 6.29 13.45 10.26
3 year beta 0.44 0.49 1.00

*S&P/TSX Total Return

Growth of $10,000

This graph shows how a $10,000 investment in this fund would have changed in value compared with the S&P/TSX Total Return.

Risk Measures as at June 30, 2014

Best/Worst 12 months (since inception)
Best (ending Feb 10): 61.36 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
Worst (ending Feb 09): -32.27 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
Volatility meter (Based on 3 year standard deviation from GlobeInvestor.com)
Low VOLATILITY METER: 6 High

Fund Objectives

The fund's investment objectives are to: (i) pay unitholders monthly cash distributions, and (ii) preserve the NAV per unit, by investing primarily in equity and debt securities of issuers located in Canada and around the world. The fund may invest in Canadian income funds, convertible bonds, debentures, high yield debt instruments, listed equity securities, and cash or cash equivalents and may also invest in any other yield-based security or asset class that develops over time. The investment objective cannot be changed unless unitholders of the fund approve the change at a meeting.

Fund Facts

Fund Sponsor: Aston Hill Asset Management Inc.
Managed by: Aston Hill Asset Management Inc.
Fund Type: MF Trust
Inception Date: August 2008
Asset Class: Alternative Strategies
Quartile Rank: 1 (3YR ending June 30, 2014)
Total Assets: N/A
Mgmt Exp. Ratio (MER): 1.40%
Management Fee: 1.00%
Load Type: No Load
Globe 5-Star Rating:
RRSP Eligible:
Canadian
Min. Invest (initial):
$500
Subsequent:
$50
Min. Invest (initial RRSP):
$500
Subsequent RRSP:
$50
Closed:
No
Restricted:
No
Restriction:
 
 

Asset Allocation December 31, 2013

Equity Sector Weightings December 31, 2013

Fund Geography December 31, 2013

Top Holdings as at December 31, 2013

Symbol Company Name Sector Geographic
Area
Asset
Type
% of
Total Assets
  Performance as at July 28, 2014
1 Year Performance (%)
  Gov't of Canada, 0.00%, JAN/07/14 Bond 3.35   - bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
  Gov't of Canada, 0.00%, JAN/03/14 Bond 2.51   - bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
  ELETSON INC, 9.63%, JAN/15/22 Bond 1.28   - bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
CUS-T Canexus Corporation Chemicals Canada Stock 1.14   -45.7 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
ARMK-N Aramark Other United States Stock 1.13   - bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
UPS-N United Parcel Service Transportation United States Stock 1.11   18.01 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
  Stackpole Ltd., 7.75%, OCT/15/21 Bond 1.08   - bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
EFN-T Element Financial Finance and Leasing Canada Stock 1.07   11.72 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
  Gibson Brands, 8.88%, AUG/01/18 Bond 1.06   - bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)

Distribution Report (18 months up to July 28, 2014)

Frequency of Income Distributions: Annually

Frequency of Capital Gain Distributions: None

Date Income Dividend Capital Gain Total (Current Period) Trailing 12-Months Total Reinvestment Price
Jun 30, 2014 0.0300 0.0300 0.3600 8.323
May 30, 2014 0.0300 0.0300 0.3300 8.204
Apr 30, 2014 0.0300 0.0300 0.3000 8.115
Mar 31, 2014 0.0300 0.0300 0.3000 8.131
Feb 28, 2014 0.0300 0.0300 0.3000 8.032
Jan 31, 2014 0.0300 0.0300 0.3000 7.835
Dec 31, 2013 0.0300 0.0300 0.3000 7.905
Nov 29, 2013 0.0300 0.0300 0.3000 7.715
Oct 31, 2013 0.0300 0.0300 0.3000 7.599
Sep 30, 2013 0.0300 0.0300 0.3000 7.409
Aug 30, 2013 0.0300 0.0300 0.3000 7.279
Jul 31, 2013 0.0300 0.0300 0.3000 7.359
Apr 30, 2013 0.0300 0.0300 0.3600 7.261
Mar 28, 2013 0.0300 0.0300 0.3600 7.195
Feb 28, 2013 0.0300 0.0300 0.3600 7.121
Jan 31, 2013 0.0300 0.0300 0.3600 7.076

Portfolio Manager(s)

Andrew LB Hamlin, MBA, MA

Aston Hill Financial Inc.

Start Date: November, 2010

Fund Return: 13.56%

Andrew LB Hamlin, MBA is a Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Aston Hill Asset Management Inc. Mr. Hamlin has extensive experience in managing portfolio investments in high yield, convertible debentures, equities, preferred shares. He manages the Aston Hill Growth & Income Fund as well as holding lead manager roles in the Aston Hill Global Agribusiness Fund, and the Aston Hill Global Resource Fund. Mr. Hamlin joined Aston Hill in May 2007, after spending over 5 years in the equity research departments of TD Newcrest (TD Securities), CIBC World Markets, and GMP Securities. Previous experience includes working as a political analyst at the Privy Council Office in Ottawa and in the microfinance industry in Brazil. Mr. Hamlin holds an M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Business, an M.A. International Relations from Sussex University, UK, and a B.A. Economics & History.

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Vivian Lo MBA, CFA

Aston Hill Financial Inc.

Start Date: November, 2011

Fund Return: 18.43%

Vivian Lo, CFA, MBA is a Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Aston Hill Asset Management Inc. Ms. Lo has extensive experience in managing portfolio investments across various asset classes including equities, high yield bonds, convertible debentures, and preferred shares. She manages the Aston Hill Growth & Income Fund as well as holding lead manager role for the Aston Hill Money Market Fund. Ms. Lo joined Aston Hill in January 2007. Prior to that, Ms. Lo spent approximately four years in the equity research department at CIBC World Markets covering various industries. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. Ms. Lo was awarded the CFA designation in 2006.

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