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3 / 5 Stars
U.S. News evaluated 215 Small Blend Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.
The fund has returned 30.74 percent over the past year, 16.76 percent over the past three years, and 15.15 percent over the past five years.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||25.2%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||16.8%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||15.1%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||N/A|
The investment seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation. Under normal conditions, the fund invests at least 80% of its assets in common stocks and other equity securities of small-cap companies with market capitalizations of less than $6 billion at the time of acquisition which the portfolio managers believe are undervalued. It may also invest in common stock of companies with market capitalizations that exceed $6 billion, real estate investment trusts ("REITs"), convertible securities and foreign securities (directly and through depositary receipts).
Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
ASTON/River Road Select Value Fund has an expense ratio of 1.18 percent.
Risk is Low compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.