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Touchstone Anti-Benchmark® US Core Equity Fund

Overview

Overview

Actively Managed and Sub-Advised by TOBAM S.A.S.

Objective

The Fund seeks capital appreciation by primarily investing in U.S. equity securities.

Anti-Benchmark® US Core Equity Fund Commentary

Investment Style

  • Pursues its objective by seeking to track the net total return, before fees and expenses, of the TOBAM Anti-Benchmark® US Core Equity Index1 (the “Index”).
  • The Index is a proprietary rules-based index created by the Fund’s sub–advisor, TOBAM S.A.S. (“TOBAM”) which is designed to create a more diversified portfolio of U.S. equity securities relative to traditional market capitalization weighted benchmarks.
    • The Index is based on TOBAM’s proprietary quantitative model, which selects and weights companies to maximize diversification. TOBAM quantitatively selects securities, subject to certain constraints, that maximize the portfolio’s Diversification Ratio®, a patented, proprietary mathematical metric based on the volatility of the Index constituents and their correlation to the other Index constituents. Constraints include a minimum and maximum weight for any given stock. TOBAM’s Anti-Benchmark® strategy seeks to avoid the concentration risk that exists in traditional market capitalization-weighted indices through its quantitative approach to diversification. The Index will typically hold approximately 70 to 100 securities. The Index typically is reconstituted (i.e. Index constituents are added or deleted and weights are reset) monthly. The Fund will be rebalanced following the same schedule as the Index.
  • The Fund intends to fully replicate the Index to achieve its investment objective, meaning the Fund will generally invest in all of the component securities of the Index in the same approximate proportions as the Index.
  • The equity securities that comprise the Index primarily include common and preferred stock.
A WORD ABOUT RISK

The Fund invests in equities which are subject to market volatility and loss. The Fund invests in preferred stocks which are relegated below bonds for payment should the issuer be liquidated. The fixed dividend may be less attractive in a rising interest rate market. As the Fund is intended to track the Index, portfolio managers do not attempt to take defensive positions under any market conditions, including during declining markets. TOBAM uses proprietary statistical analyses and models to construct the Index, which the Fund seeks to track. A securities portfolio selected using TOBAM’s proprietary models can perform differently than the market as a whole as a result of the correlation factors used in the analysis to construct the models, the weight placed on each factor, and changes in the factors’ historical trends. As a result, the Fund may be more or less exposed to a risk factor than its individual holdings. The performance of the Fund and its Index may differ from each other for a variety of reasons. The Advisor engages a sub-advisor to make investment decisions for the Fund’s portfolio; it may be unable to identify and retain a sub-advisor who achieves superior investment returns relative to other similar sub-advisors.

Fund Facts

Fund Facts for Share Class
Symbol
CUSIP
Share Class Inception Date
Total Share Class Net Assets as of 09/30/2019
Total Fund Net Assets as of 09/30/2019 $26,699,560
Asset Class US Equity
Morningstar Category Large Blend
Benchmark Russell 1000® Index
Distribution Frequency Annually
Portfolio Turnover Rate
Fiscal Year End
Prospectus Date 01/30/2019

Performance

HISTORICAL DAILY NAV
Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. From time to time, the investment advisor may waive some fees and/or reimburse expenses, which if not waived or reimbursed, will lower performance. Returns are not annualized for periods of less than one year. Assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. Class Y Shares are sold at net asset value (NAV), without an initial sales charge and are not subject to a 12b-1 fee or contingent deferred sales charges.
Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. From time to time, the investment advisor may waive some fees and/or reimburse expenses, which if not waived or reimbursed, will lower performance. Returns are not annualized for periods of less than one year. Assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. Class INST Shares are sold at net asset value (NAV), without an initial sales charge and are not subject to a 12b-1 fee or contingent deferred sales charges.
Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. From time to time, the investment advisor may waive some fees and/or reimburse expenses, which if not waived or reimbursed, will lower performance. Returns are not annualized for periods of less than one year. Assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. Class Y Shares are sold at net asset value (NAV), without an initial sales charge and are not subject to a 12b-1 fee or contingent deferred sales charges.
Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. From time to time, the investment advisor may waive some fees and/or reimburse expenses, which if not waived or reimbursed, will lower performance. Returns are not annualized for periods of less than one year. Assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. Class INST Shares are sold at net asset value (NAV), without an initial sales charge and are not subject to a 12b-1 fee or contingent deferred sales charges.

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Touchstone Anti-Benchmark® US Core Equity Fund utilizes a quantitative approach to diversification of its portfolio holdings. It seeks to provide capital appreciation.
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Portfolio

as of 09/30/2019
Number of Holdings
85
Active Share
92%
Weighted Average Market Capitalization
$29.3 B
Median Market Capitalization
$15.6 B
Price To Earnings Ratio
(Weighted Harmonic Average)
20.7x
Price to Book Ratio
(Weighted Harmonic Average)
2.6x
as of 09/30/2019
Composition % of Portfolio
Equities 99.1
Cash Equivalents 0.9
Data may not total due to rounding.
For the data illustrated for Touchstone Domestic Equity Funds, Morningstar is the source. For the data illustrated for Touchstone Fixed Income Funds,  International/Global Equity Funds and Multi-Asset Funds, the fund’s sub-advisor is the source. All holdings data is sourced from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing.
as of 09/30/2019
Sector % of Portfolio
Consumer Discretionary 17.4
Consumer Staples 16.4
Financials 14.4
Utilities 14.0
Healthcare 11.0
Real Estate 7.5
Information Technology 4.8
Communication Services 4.7
Industrials 4.4
Materials 3.9
Energy 1.4
There is no guarantee that the Fund will continue to hold any one particular security or stay invested in any one particular sector. Holdings are subject to change. Calculations for sectors and top holdings exclude cash equivalents. Data may not total due to rounding. 
For the data illustrated for Touchstone Domestic Equity Funds, Morningstar is the source. For the data illustrated for Touchstone Fixed Income Funds,  International/Global Equity Funds and Multi-Asset Funds, the fund’s sub-advisor is the source. All holdings data is sourced from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing.
as of 10/31/2019
Security Description % of Portfolio
NEWMONT GOLDCORP CORP 3.1
CONSOLIDATED EDISON INC 3.0
CBOE GLOBAL MARKETS INC 3.0
AUTOZONE INC 2.9
EVERSOURCE ENERGY 2.9
EXTRA SPACE STORAGE INC 2.9
BIOGEN INC 2.7
PUBLIC STORAGE 2.7
CAMPBELL SOUP CO 2.7
MARKETAXESS HOLDINGS INC 2.7
There is no guarantee that the Fund will continue to hold any one particular security or stay invested in any one particular sector. Holdings are subject to change. Calculations for sectors and top holdings exclude cash equivalents. Data may not total due to rounding. 
For the data illustrated for Touchstone Domestic Equity Funds, Morningstar is the source. For the data illustrated for Touchstone Fixed Income Funds,  International/Global Equity Funds and Multi-Asset Funds, the fund’s sub-advisor is the source. All holdings data is sourced from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing.
as of 09/30/2019
Security Description
Country
Shares Par Value
Current Price ($)
Market Value ($)
% of Portfolio
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There is no guarantee that the Fund will continue to hold any one particular security or stay invested in any one particular sector. Holdings are subject to change. Calculations for sectors and top holdings exclude cash equivalents. Data may not total due to rounding. 
For the data illustrated for Touchstone Domestic Equity Funds, Morningstar is the source. For the data illustrated for Touchstone Fixed Income Funds,  International/Global Equity Funds and Multi-Asset Funds, the fund’s sub-advisor is the source. All holdings data is sourced from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing.

Management

Management

Actively Managed and Sub-Advised by TOBAM S.A.S.
Ayazz Allymun

Ayazz Allymun

Investment Experience since 2004

Career Summary 
TOBAM
Credit Agricole Asset Management (“CAAM”)
Credit Lyonnais Asset Management (“CLAM”)

Education 
DESS (equivalent to MSc) - Pierre & Marie Curie University (Paris VI)

Mara Maccagnan

Mara Maccagnan

Investment Experience since 2011

Career Summary 
TOBAM
ANIMA Asset Management Ltd
Banca IMI

Education 
Post MSc – University of Bologna
BA - University of Udine

Guillaume Toison

Guillaume Toison

Investment Experience since 2006

Career Summary 
TOBAM
Credit Agricole Asset Management (“CAAM”)

Education 
BA - ENST Paris

sub-advisor-tobam-tarik

Tarik Allouache

Investment Experience since 2016

Career Summary 
TOBAM
Société Générale

Education
Master of Quantitative Finance - UTS Sydney
BA - ESILV Paris

Fees

Expense Fees for Share Class
Total Annual Fund Operating Expense Ratio
Net Annual Fund Operating Expense Ratio
Touchstone Advisors, Inc. has contractually agreed to waive a portion of its fees and/or reimburse certain Fund expenses in order to limit certain annual Fund operating expenses (excluding Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses “AFFE” and other expenses, if any) to 0.54% for Class Y Shares and 0.44% for Class INST Shares. These expense limitations will remain in effect until at least 1/29/20.

Distributions

Resources

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1TOBAM Anti-Benchmark® US Core Equity Index data copyright ©2018, TOBAM S.A.S. All rights reserved. Anti-Benchmark® is a registered trademark and service mark of TOBAM S.A.S. or its affiliates (“TOBAM”) and is used under license for certain purposes by Touchstone Advisors, Inc. Reproduction of the TOBAM data and information in any form is prohibited except with the prior written permission of TOBAM S.A.S. Touchstone Anti-Benchmark® US Core Equity Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by TOBAM and TOBAM makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in such fund. TOBAM DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED BY LICENSEE, OWNERS OR PROSPECTIVE OWNERS OF SECURITIES OF THE FUND OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FROM THE USE OF THE ANTI-BENCHMARK® US CORE EQUITY INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN.

Solactive AG is the third-party calculation agent of the TOBAM Anti-Benchmark® US Core Equity Index and received compensation in that capacity. Solactive AG does not sponsor, endorse, sell, or promote any investment vehicle that is offered by any third party that seeks to provide an investment return based on the performance of any index. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

The financial instrument is not sponsored, promoted, sold or supported in any other manner by Solactive AG nor does Solactive AG offer any express or implicit guarantee or assurance either with regard to the results of using the Index and/or Index trademark or the Index Price at any time or in any other respect. The Index is calculated and published by Solactive AG. Solactive AG uses its best efforts to ensure that the Index is calculated correctly. Irrespective of its obligations towards the Issuer, Solactive AG has no obligation to point out errors in the Index to third parties including but not limited to investors and/or financial intermediaries of the financial instrument. Neither publication of the Index by Solactive AG nor the licensing of the Index or Index trademark for the purpose of use in connection with the financial instrument constitutes a recommendation by Solactive AG to invest capital in said financial instrument nor does it in any way represent an assurance or opinion of Solactive AG with regard to any investment in this financial instrument.

TOBAM’s quantitative investment process is supported by extensive proprietary computer code. TOBAM’s researchers, software developers, and IT teams follow a structured design, development, testing, change control, and review processes during the development of its systems and the implementation within TOBAM’s investment process. These controls and their effectiveness are subject to regular internal reviews. However, despite these extensive controls it is possible that errors may occur in coding and within the investment process, as is the case with any complex software or data-driven model, and no guarantee or warranty can be provided that any quantitative investment model is completely free of errors. Any such errors could have a negative impact on investment results.

Touchstone Anti-Benchmark® US Core Equity Fund is distributed by Touchstone Securities, Inc., a registered broker-dealer and member FINRA and SIPC and advised by Touchstone Advisors, Inc., a registered investment advisor. TOBAM S.A.S. is sub-advisor of the Fund and Solactive AG is a third party calculation agent of the TOBAM Anti-Benchmark® US Core Equity Index. Both TOBAM S.A.S. and Solactive AG are independent of Touchstone Securities, Inc. and Touchstone Advisors, Inc.

Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. The prospectus and the summary prospectus contain this and other information about the Fund. To obtain a prospectus or a summary prospectus, contact your financial advisor or download and/or request one on the resources section or call Touchstone at 800-638-8194. Please read the prospectus and/or summary prospectus carefully before investing.

Investment return and principal value of an investment in a Fund will fluctuate so that investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. All investing involves risk.

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