Touchstone Growth Opportunities Fund

Touchstone Growth Opportunities Fund

Daily NAV
$
Overall Morningstar RatingTM
Large Growth

Morningstar

Overall Morningstar RatingTM is calculated against 1258 funds in the Large Growth category.

The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or “star rating,” is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds and separate accounts) with at least a 3-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive five stars, the next 22.5% receive four stars, the next 35%receive three stars, the next 22.5% receive two stars, and the bottom 10%receive one star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5- and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% 3-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% 5-year rating/40% 3-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% 5-year rating/20% 3-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent 3-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Class A Shares star ratings do not include any front-end sales load and are intended for those investors who have access to such purchase terms.
Active Share
61 %

Active Share

Active Share measures the percentage of the Fund’s holdings that differ from those of the benchmark. It is calculated by taking the sum of the absolute difference between all of the holdings and weights in the portfolio and those of the benchmark holdings and weights and dividing the results by two.

Active
Closet Index
Passive
 100%-80%  80%-60%  60%-40% 40%-20%   20%-0%
Generally, a Fund with an active share of more than 60% is considered actively managed. Active Share is not a performance measurement. A high degree of Active Share does not assure outperformance of a fund relative to its benchmark index. 
 

Overview

Overview

Actively Managed and Sub-Advised by Westfield Capital Management Company, L.P.

Objective

The fund seeks long-term growth of capital by investing primarily in stocks of U.S. companies of any size.

Growth Opportunities Fund Commentary

Investment Style

  • Seeks to invest in stocks of U.S. companies that span the capitalization spectrum
  • Has the ability to shift assets to the most attractive segments of the market based on fundamental research and current market and economic conditions
  • Focuses on companies that are believed to have demonstrated records of achievement with excellent prospects for earnings growth over a 1- to 3-year period
  • Looks for companies believed to be reasonably priced with high forecasted earnings potential
  • Evaluates companies by analyzing financial statements, interviews with management, operations and product development, with consideration of a company's industry
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 stocks of small- and mid-cap companies, which may be subject to more erratic market movements than stocks of larger, more established companies. The Fund invests in growth stocks which may be more volatile than investing in other stocks and may underperform when value investing is in favor. 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. The Fund is non-diversified, which means that it may invest a greater percentage of its assets in the securities of a limited number of issuers and may be subject to greater risks. Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk. The advisor engages the sub-advisor to manage the Fund's portfolio; the sub-advisor's judgment may impact the Fund's performance.

Fund Facts

Symbol
CUSIP
Share Class Inception Date
Total Share Class Net Assets as of 09/30/2018
Total Fund Net Assets as of 09/30/2018 $318,676,375
Asset Class US Equity
Morningstar Category Large Growth
Benchmark Russell 3000® Growth Index
Distribution Frequency Annually
Portfolio Turnover Rate
Fiscal Year End
Prospectus Date 07/30/2018

Performance

Daily Returns as of
NAV NAV $ Change
Touchstone Growth Opportunities Fund -
HISTORICAL DAILY NAV
as of 09/30/2018 1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Touchstone Growth Opportunities Fund -
Including Sales Charge
Touchstone Growth Opportunities Fund -
Excluding Sales Charge
Russell 3000® Growth Index 0.33% 8.88% 16.99% 25.89% 20.36% 16.23% 14.18% --
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/Alternative 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.
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.
The performance presented for Class C, Y, and INST Shares combines the performance of an older class of shares (A Shares) from the Fund's inception, 09/29/95, with the performance since the inception date of each share class.
as of 09/30/2018 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Touchstone Growth Opportunities Fund -
Including Sales Charge
Touchstone Growth Opportunities Fund -
Excluding Sales Charge
Russell 3000® Growth Index 25.89% 20.36% 16.23% 14.18% --
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/Alternative 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.
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.
The performance presented for Class C, Y, and INST Shares combines the performance of an older class of shares (A Shares) from the Fund's inception, 09/29/95, with the performance since the inception date of each share class.

Consider Touchstone Growth Opportunities Fund for Your Portfolio

Touchstone Growth Opportunities Fund invests in stocks of U.S. companies of any size that are believed to be reasonably priced with high forecasted earnings potential. It seeks to provide long-term growth of capital.
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Portfolio

as of 09/30/2018
Number of Holdings
55
Active Share
61%

Active Share

Active Share measures the percentage of the Fund’s holdings that differ from those of the benchmark. It is calculated by taking the sum of the absolute difference between all of the holdings and weights in the portfolio and those of the benchmark holdings and weights and dividing the results by two.

Active
Closet Index
Passive
 100%-80%  80%-60%  60%-40% 40%-20%   20%-0%
Generally, a Fund with an active share of more than 60% is considered actively managed. Active Share is not a performance measurement. A high degree of Active Share does not assure outperformance of a fund relative to its benchmark index. 
 
Weighted Average Market Capitalization
$289.5 B
Median Market Capitalization
$46.6 B
Price Earnings Ratio
(Weighted Harmonic Average)
23.5x
Price to Book Ratio
(Weighted Harmonic Average)
5.0x
as of 09/30/2018
Composition % of Portfolio
Equities 99.1
Cash Equivalents 0.9
Data may not total due to rounding.
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.
For the data illustrated for Touchstone Domestic Equity Funds,  Morningstar is the source. For Russell index information,  the Frank Russell Company is the source and owner. For MSCI index information, the MSCI is the source and owner. For the data illustrated for Touchstone Fixed Income Funds,  International/Global Equity Funds and Multi-Asset & Alternative Funds, the fund’s sub-advisor is the source. Calculations for sectors and top holdings exclude cash equivalents. All holdings data is sourced from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing.
as of 09/30/2018
Sector % of Portfolio
Information Technology 30.3
Healthcare 17.6
Industrials 15.6
Consumer Discretionary 13.7
Communication Services 11.4
Financials 5.7
Energy 4.0
Consumer Staples 1.7
Real Estate 0.0
Materials 0.0
Utilities 0.0
Data may not total due to rounding.
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.
For the data illustrated for Touchstone Domestic Equity Funds,  Morningstar is the source. For Russell index information,  the Frank Russell Company is the source and owner. For MSCI index information, the MSCI is the source and owner. For the data illustrated for Touchstone Fixed Income Funds,  International/Global Equity Funds and Multi-Asset & Alternative Funds, the fund’s sub-advisor is the source. Calculations for sectors and top holdings exclude cash equivalents. All holdings data is sourced from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing.
as of 09/30/2018
Security Description % of Portfolio
Apple, Inc. 6.7
Amazon.com Inc. 5.4
Microsoft Corp. 4.3
Visa Inc. 3.6
Boeing Co. 3.5
Alphabet Inc. Class C 3.1
Alphabet Inc. Class A 2.9
Facebook Inc. 2.7
UnitedHealth Group Inc. 2.6
Union Pacific Corp. 2.6
Data may not total due to rounding.
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.
For the data illustrated for Touchstone Domestic Equity Funds,  Morningstar is the source. For Russell index information,  the Frank Russell Company is the source and owner. For MSCI index information, the MSCI is the source and owner. For the data illustrated for Touchstone Fixed Income Funds,  International/Global Equity Funds and Multi-Asset & Alternative Funds, the fund’s sub-advisor is the source. Calculations for sectors and top holdings exclude cash equivalents. All holdings data is sourced from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing.
as of 09/30/2018
Security Description
Country
Shares Par Value
Current Price ($)
Market Value ($)
% of Portfolio
ADOBE SYSTEMS INC US 12,030 269.95 3,247,499 1.02
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING-SP ADR CN 18,260 164.76 3,008,518 0.95
ALPHABET INC-CL A US 7,539 1,207.08 9,100,176 2.86
ALPHABET INC-CL C US 8,115 1,193.47 9,685,009 3.04
AMAZON.COM INC US 8,447 2,003.00 16,919,341 5.31
AMETEK INC US 67,760 79.12 5,361,171 1.68
ANDEAVOR US 46,200 153.50 7,091,700 2.23
APPLE INC US 93,590 225.74 21,127,007 6.64
BIOGEN INC US 10,397 353.31 3,673,364 1.15
BIO-RAD LABORATORIES-A US 12,935 312.99 4,048,526 1.27
BOEING CO/THE US 29,258 371.90 10,881,050 3.42
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO US 53,380 62.08 3,313,830 1.04
CELGENE CORP US 62,295 89.49 5,574,780 1.75
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC-A US 14,440 325.88 4,705,707 1.48
CME GROUP INC US 24,150 170.21 4,110,572 1.29
COMMVAULT SYSTEMS INC US 42,270 70.00 2,958,900 0.93
COOPER COS INC/THE US 18,495 277.15 5,125,889 1.61
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP US 22,430 234.88 5,268,358 1.65
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES PLC US 72,880 31.36 2,285,517 0.72
DREYFUS-GOV C-IN US 2,986,330 1.00 2,986,330 0.94
FACEBOOK INC-A US 51,225 164.46 8,424,464 2.65
FERGUSON PLC-ADR CH 458,604 8.49 3,893,548 1.22
GUIDEWIRE SOFTWARE INC US 29,810 101.01 3,011,108 0.95
HOME DEPOT INC US 34,885 207.15 7,226,428 2.27
IHS MARKIT LTD GB 58,370 53.96 3,149,645 0.99
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS US 44,090 141.12 6,221,981 1.95
INGERSOLL-RAND PLC US 67,570 102.30 6,912,411 2.17
INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP US 4,235 151.21 640,374 0.20
JACK IN THE BOX INC US 41,690 83.83 3,494,873 1.10
JAZZ PHARMACEUTI IE 26,550 168.13 4,463,852 1.40
LAM RESEARCH CORP US 29,040 151.70 4,405,368 1.38
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL -CL A US 38,100 132.03 5,030,343 1.58
MEDICINES COMPANY US 86,450 29.91 2,585,720 0.81
MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC US 62,700 45.23 2,835,921 0.89
MICROSOFT CORP US 118,750 114.37 13,581,438 4.27
ON SEMICONDUCTOR CORP US 140,260 18.43 2,584,992 0.81
PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES CO US 31,535 174.19 5,493,082 1.73
QUEST DIAGNOSTICS INC US 34,690 107.91 3,743,398 1.18
RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL INC US 51,180 92.05 4,711,119 1.48
RED HAT INC US 32,295 136.28 4,401,163 1.38
S&P GLOBAL INC US 20,800 195.39 4,064,112 1.28
SALESFORCE.COM INC US 44,325 159.03 7,049,005 2.21
SERVICENOW INC US 23,190 195.63 4,536,660 1.43
STERIS PLC GB 35,460 114.40 4,056,624 1.27
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC US 25,065 244.08 6,117,865 1.92
TOTAL SYSTEM SERVICES INC US 60,760 98.74 5,999,442 1.88
ULTA SALON COSMETICS & FRAGR US 18,450 282.12 5,205,114 1.63
UNION PACIFIC CORP US 49,450 162.83 8,051,944 2.53
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC US 31,139 266.04 8,284,220 2.60
UNIVAR INC US 157,230 30.66 4,820,672 1.51
VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC US 23,240 192.74 4,479,278 1.41
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES US 74,850 150.09 11,234,237 3.53
WALT DISNEY CO/THE US 35,370 116.94 4,136,168 1.30
WESTERN ALLIANCE BANCORP US 89,800 56.89 5,108,722 1.60
WORLDPAY INC-CLASS A US 78,300 101.27 7,929,441 2.49
Data may not total due to rounding.
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.
For the data illustrated for Touchstone Domestic Equity Funds,  Morningstar is the source. For Russell index information,  the Frank Russell Company is the source and owner. For MSCI index information, the MSCI is the source and owner. For the data illustrated for Touchstone Fixed Income Funds,  International/Global Equity Funds and Multi-Asset & Alternative Funds, the fund’s sub-advisor is the source. Calculations for sectors and top holdings exclude cash equivalents. All holdings data is sourced from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing.

Management

Management

Actively Managed and Sub-Advised by Westfield Capital Management Company, L.P.
William Muggia

William A. Muggia

Investment Experience since 1983

Career Summary
Westfield Capital Management Company, L.P.
Alex. Brown & Sons
Kidder Peabody & Co.

Education
Harvard Business School, MBA
Middlebury College, BA 

Richard Lee

Richard D. Lee, CFA

Investment Experience since 1994

Career Summary
Westfield Capital Management Company, L.P.
KL Financial Group
Wit Soundview Technology Group
Hambrecht & Quist, LLC
Smith Barney

Education
AB - Harvard College

Ethan Meyers

Ethan J. Meyers, CFA

Investment Experience since 1996

Career Summary
Westfield Capital Management Company, L.P.
Johnson Rice & Company LLC

Education
BS - A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University

John Montgomery

John M. Montgomery

Investment Experience since 1994

Career Summary
Westfield Capital Management Company, L.P.
Lehman Brothers
JP Morgan Securities
Morgan Stanley
P
rocter and Gamble

Education
MM - JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University
BA - 
Trinity College


Fees

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 1.24% for Class A Shares, 1.99% for Class C Shares, 0.99% for Class Y Shares and 0.89% for Class INST Shares. These expense limitations will remain in effect until at least 07/29/2019.
Data may not total due to rounding.
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.
For the data illustrated for Touchstone Domestic Equity Funds,  Morningstar is the source. For Russell index information,  the Frank Russell Company is the source and owner. For MSCI index information, the MSCI is the source and owner. For the data illustrated for Touchstone Fixed Income Funds,  International/Global Equity Funds and Multi-Asset & Alternative Funds, the fund’s sub-advisor is the source. Calculations for sectors and top holdings exclude cash equivalents. All holdings data is sourced from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing.

Distributions

Capital Gain and Income Distribution as of
Pay Date Income Distribution Short Term Capital Gains Per Share Long Term Capital Gains Per Share Total Capital Gains Per Share
Data may not total due to rounding.
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.
For the data illustrated for Touchstone Domestic Equity Funds,  Morningstar is the source. For Russell index information,  the Frank Russell Company is the source and owner. For MSCI index information, the MSCI is the source and owner. For the data illustrated for Touchstone Fixed Income Funds,  International/Global Equity Funds and Multi-Asset & Alternative Funds, the fund’s sub-advisor is the source. Calculations for sectors and top holdings exclude cash equivalents. All holdings data is sourced from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing.

Resources

Consider Touchstone Growth Opportunities Fund for Your Portfolio

Touchstone Growth Opportunities Fund invests in stocks of U.S. companies of any size that are believed to be reasonably priced with high forecasted earnings potential. It seeks to provide long-term growth of capital.
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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 at Resources & Tools. 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

Investment products offered are not FDIC insured, may lose value and have no bank guarantee.

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