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Touchstone Balanced Fund

Daily NAV
$
Overall Morningstar Rating™
Allocation--50% to 70% Equity

Overview

Overview

Actively Managed and Sub-Advised by Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.

Objective

The fund seeks to provide investors with capital appreciation and current income.

Balanced Fund Commentary

Investment Style

  • Primarily invests in a diversified portfolio of fixed-income and equity securities. Under normal circumstances, the fund generally expects to allocate its assets as follows:
    - 60% equity securities
    - 40% fixed-income securities
  • Allocates assets based on relative attractiveness
    - Equity/fixed income weights
    - Sector/industry weights
    - Active duration management and yield curve positioning
  • Fundamentally driven equity and credit analysis
  • Strategic long-term execution of asset class allocation
A WORD ABOUT RISK

The Fund invests in equities which are subject to market volatility and loss. The Fund invests in stocks of large-cap companies which may be unable to respond quickly to new competitive challenges. The Fund invests in foreign securities, including depositary receipts, such as American Depositary Receipts, Global Depositary Receipts, and European Depositary Receipts, which carry the associated risks of economic and political instability, market liquidity, currency volatility and accounting standards that differ from those of U.S. markets and may offer less protection to investors. The Fund invests in emerging markets securities which are more likely to experience turmoil or rapid changes in market or economic conditions than developed countries. The Fund invests in fixed-income securities which can lose their value as interest rates rise and are subject to the risk of deterioration in the financial condition of an issuer and/or general economic conditions that can cause the issuer to not make timely payments of principal and interest also causing the securities to decline in value and an investor can lose principal. The Fund invests in investment grade debt securities which may be downgraded by a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO) to below investment grade status. The Fund invests in non-investment grade debt securities which are considered speculative with respect to the issuers' ability to make timely payments of interest and principal, may lack liquidity and has had more frequent and larger price changes than other debt securities. The Fund invests in U.S. government agency securities which are neither issued nor guaranteed by the U.S. Treasury and are not guaranteed against price movements due to changing interest rates. The Fund invests in mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities which are subject to the risks of prepayment, defaults, changing interest rates and at times, the financial condition of the issuer. The Fund invests in derivatives and securities such as futures contracts, options and swap agreements. Derivatives can be highly volatile, illiquid and difficult to value, subject to counterparty and leverage risks and there is risk that changes in the value of a derivative held by the Fund will not correlate with the Fund’s other investments. Leverage can create an interest expense that may lower the Fund's overall returns. There can be no guarantee that a leveraging strategy will be successful. Gains or losses from speculative positions in a derivative may be much greater than the original cost and potential losses may be substantial. The Fund invests in mortgage dollar rolls which involve increased risk and volatility, as the securities the Fund is required to repurchase may be worth less than the securities that the Fund originally held. The Fund may experience higher portfolio turnover which may lead to increased fund expenses, lower investment returns and higher short-term capital gains taxable to shareholders. Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk. 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 $347,729,832
Asset Class Multi-Asset
Morningstar Category Allocation--50% to 70% Equity
Benchmark S&P 500 Index
Benchmark 2 Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index
Distribution Frequency Quarterly
Portfolio Turnover Rate
Fiscal Year End
Prospectus Date 10/30/2019

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. The maximum front-end sales charge for Class A Shares of Touchstone U.S. Equity, International/Global Equity and Multi-Asset Investment Funds excluding Touchstone Flexible Income Fund is 5.00%.
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. Performance for Class C Shares is adjusted for the contingent deferred sales charges (CDSC) in effect at the end of the specified period. The CDSC for Class C Shares is 1.00% the first year you hold the shares and declines to 0% after the first year.
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.
The performance presented for Class C and Y Shares combines the performance of an older class of shares (A Shares) from the Fund's inception, 11/15/38, with the performance since the inception date of each share class.
Prior to October 30, 2017, the performance, rating and ranking history is that of the Sentinel Balanced Fund.
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. The maximum front-end sales charge for Class A Shares of Touchstone U.S. Equity, International/Global Equity and Multi-Asset Investment Funds excluding Touchstone Flexible Income Fund is 5.00%.
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. Performance for Class C Shares is adjusted for the contingent deferred sales charges (CDSC) in effect at the end of the specified period. The CDSC for Class C Shares is 1.00% the first year you hold the shares and declines to 0% after the first year.
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.
The performance presented for Class C and Y Shares combines the performance of an older class of shares (A Shares) from the Fund's inception, 11/15/38, with the performance since the inception date of each share class.
Prior to October 30, 2017, the performance, rating and ranking history is that of the Sentinel Balanced Fund.

Consider Touchstone Balanced Fund for Your Portfolio

Touchstone Balanced Fund primarily invests in fixed-income and equity securities. It seeks to provide investors with capital appreciation and current income.
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Morningstar Rating™

Portfolio

as of 09/30/2019
Number of Holdings
258
Weighted Average Market Capitalization
$263.3 B
Median Market Capitalization
$104.7 B
as of 09/30/2019
Composition % of Portfolio
Domestic Equity 55.2
U.S. Government Bonds 20.0
Corporate Bonds 15.5
Foreign Equity 5.3
Emerging Market Bonds 2.3
Cash Equivalents 1.7
Miscellaneous 0.0
Data may not total due to rounding.
For the data illustrated for Touchstone Domestic Equity Funds, Morningstar is the source. For the data illustrated for Touchstone Fixed Income Funds,  International/Global Equity Funds and Multi-Asset Funds, the fund’s sub-advisor is the source. All holdings data is sourced from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing.
as of 10/31/2019
Security Description % of Portfolio
MICROSOFT CORP 3.8
APPLE INC 3.6
AMAZON.COM INC 3.0
VISA INC 2.8
UNITED STATES TREASURY NOTE/BO 2.13% 03/31/2024 2.4
There is no guarantee that the Fund will continue to hold any one particular security or stay invested in any one particular sector. Holdings are subject to change. Calculations for sectors and top holdings exclude cash equivalents. Data may not total due to rounding. 
For the data illustrated for Touchstone Domestic Equity Funds, Morningstar is the source. For the data illustrated for Touchstone Fixed Income Funds,  International/Global Equity Funds and Multi-Asset Funds, the fund’s sub-advisor is the source. All holdings data is sourced from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing.
as of 09/30/2019
Security Description
Country
Shares Par Value
Current Price ($)
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 Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.
Timothy Policinski

Timothy J. (Tim) Policinski, CFA 

Investment Experience since 1978

Career Summary 
Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.
Lincoln Investment Management Company

Education 
MBA - Indiana University
BA - Indiana University

Daniel Carter

Daniel Carter, CFA 

Investment Experience since 1996

Career Summary
Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.
Ohio Casualty Corporation
Provident Bank

Education
BS - Miami University

Jaime WIlhelm

James Wilhelm

Investment Experience since 1993 

Career Summary 
Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.
Riggs Investment Management Incorporation
First Union Securities
Evergreen Funds
Salomon Smith Barney 

Education 
MBA - Johns Hopkins University
BS - Wingate University

Fees

Expense Fees for Share Class
Total Annual Fund Operating Expense Ratio
Net Annual Fund Operating Expense Ratio
Touchstone Advisors 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 1.01% for Class A Shares, 1.78% for Class C Shares and 0.81% for Class Y Shares. These expense limitations will remain in effect until at least 10/30/2020.

Distributions

Resources

Consider Touchstone Balanced Fund for Your Portfolio

Touchstone Balanced Fund primarily invests in fixed-income and equity securities. It seeks to provide investors with capital appreciation and current income.
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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.

Touchstone Funds are distributed by Touchstone Securities, Inc.*
*A registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.

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