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Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund

Daily NAV
$
Overall Morningstar Rating™
Large Value
Active Share
85 percent 85 %

Overview

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

Objective

The Fund seeks a high level of current income and capital appreciation by investing primarily in a portfolio of dividend-paying large-capitalization equities.

Investment Style

Dividend-focused strategy invests primarily in U.S. large capitalization companies that

  • Have historically paid consistent, growing dividends
  • Have sustainable competitive advantages, which have the potential to support reliable, growing dividends along with reasonable valuations
  • Competitive advantages are evaluated by assessing a company's barriers to entry through
    • High customer loyalty
    • Economies of scale
    • Cost advantage
    • Government barrier (e.g., license or subsidy)
  • Trade at reasonable valuations compared to their intrinsic value
  • Active, high conviction portfolio typically holds 65-90 stocks
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 value stocks which may not appreciate in value as anticipated or may experience a decline in value. The Fund invests in dividend-paying companies. There is no guarantee that the companies in which the Fund invests will declare dividends in the future or that dividends, if declared, will remain at current levels or increase over time. Securities that pay dividends may be sensitive to changes in interest rates, and as interest rates rise or fall, the prices of such securities may fall. Events affecting the financial markets, such as a health crisis, may at times result in unusually high market volatility, which could negatively impact Fund performance and cause it to experience illiquidity, shareholder redemptions, or other potentially adverse effects. Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to change. 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 06/30/2021
Total Fund Net Assets as of 06/30/2021 $4,209,290,000
Asset Class US Equity
Morningstar Category Large Value
Benchmark Russell 1000® Value Index
Distribution Frequency Quarterly
Fiscal Year End
Prospectus Date 04/20/2021

Performance

HISTORICAL DAILY NAV
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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 Funds 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.
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.
Effective July 19, 2021 the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund and the AIG Select Dividend Growth Fund merged into the newly created Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund. The Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund adopted the performance and accounting history of the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund; however, the Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund has a new, separate and distinct investment strategy and sub-advisor. Prior to July 19, 2021 the Fund’s performance history is that of the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund.

AIG Funds Class W Shares became Touchstone Class Y Shares on 7/19/2021.
Effective July 19, 2021 the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund and the AIG Select Dividend Growth Fund merged into the newly created Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund. The Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund adopted the performance and accounting history of the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund; however, the Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund has a new, separate and distinct investment strategy and sub-advisor. Prior to July 19, 2021 the Fund’s performance history is that of the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund.

AIG Funds Class W Shares became Touchstone Class Y Shares on 7/19/2021.
Effective July 19, 2021 the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund and the AIG Select Dividend Growth Fund merged into the newly created Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund. The Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund adopted the performance and accounting history of the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund; however, the Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund has a new, separate and distinct investment strategy and sub-advisor. Prior to July 19, 2021 the Fund’s performance history is that of the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund.

AIG Funds Class W Shares became Touchstone Class Y Shares on 7/19/2021.
Effective July 19, 2021 the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund and the AIG Select Dividend Growth Fund merged into the newly created Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund. The Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund adopted the performance and accounting history of the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund; however, the Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund has a new, separate and distinct investment strategy and sub-advisor. Prior to July 19, 2021 the Fund’s performance history is that of the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund.

AIG Funds Class W Shares became Touchstone Class Y Shares on 7/19/2021.
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 Funds 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.
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.
Effective July 19, 2021 the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund and the AIG Select Dividend Growth Fund merged into the newly created Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund. The Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund adopted the performance and accounting history of the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund; however, the Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund has a new, separate and distinct investment strategy and sub-advisor. Prior to July 19, 2021 the Fund’s performance history is that of the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund.

AIG Funds Class W Shares became Touchstone Class Y Shares on 7/19/2021.
Effective July 19, 2021 the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund and the AIG Select Dividend Growth Fund merged into the newly created Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund. The Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund adopted the performance and accounting history of the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund; however, the Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund has a new, separate and distinct investment strategy and sub-advisor. Prior to July 19, 2021 the Fund’s performance history is that of the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund.

AIG Funds Class W Shares became Touchstone Class Y Shares on 7/19/2021.
Effective July 19, 2021 the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund and the AIG Select Dividend Growth Fund merged into the newly created Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund. The Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund adopted the performance and accounting history of the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund; however, the Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund has a new, separate and distinct investment strategy and sub-advisor. Prior to July 19, 2021 the Fund’s performance history is that of the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund.

AIG Funds Class W Shares became Touchstone Class Y Shares on 7/19/2021.
Effective July 19, 2021 the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund and the AIG Select Dividend Growth Fund merged into the newly created Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund. The Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund adopted the performance and accounting history of the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund; however, the Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund has a new, separate and distinct investment strategy and sub-advisor. Prior to July 19, 2021 the Fund’s performance history is that of the AIG Focused Dividend Strategy Fund.

AIG Funds Class W Shares became Touchstone Class Y Shares on 7/19/2021.

Morningstar Rating™

Morningstar Rating™

Management

Actively Managed and Sub-Advised by Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.
sub-advisor-fwia-kummer

Austin R. Kummer, CFA

Investment Experience since 2013

Career Summary 
Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.

Education 
MBA – Xavier University
BBA – Ohio University
Brendan White

Brendan M. White, CFA

Investment Experience since 1987

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

Education 
MBA - Xavier University
BS - The Ohio State University
Jaime WIlhelm

James E. 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 0.69% for Class A Shares, 1.69% for Class C Shares, 0.77% for Class Y Shares and 0.67% for Class INST Shares. These expense limitations will remain in effect until at least 07/16/2023.

Resources

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Touchstone Dividend Equity Fund invests primarily in a portfolio of dividend-paying large-capitalization equities.
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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 professional 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.

Not FDIC Insured | No Bank Guarantee | May Lose Value

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