Touchstone International Equity Fund

(formerly the Sentinel International Equity Fund)

Touchstone International Equity Fund

(formerly the Sentinel International Equity Fund)

Daily NAV
$
Overall Morningstar RatingTM
Foreign Large Blend

Morningstar

Overall Morningstar RatingTM is calculated against 655 funds in the Foreign Large Blend 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
95 %

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 Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.

Objective

The fund seeks long-term capital growth.

International Equity Fund Commentary

Investment Style

  • Invests primarily in common stocks of established companies across the capitalization spectrum located in or that conduct their business mainly in one or more foreign countries
  • Focuses on quality at a reasonable price, beginning with a regular quantitative screening in order to narrow the investable universe
  • Analyzes companies based on the following five fundamental factors: business quality, valuation, growth, management and balance sheet strength
  • Manages risk through portfolio diversification, by individual issuer, sector, and country
  • Index-agnostic portfolio construction approach typically results in a concentrated, high-conviction portfolio
A WORD ABOUT RISK

The Fund invests in equities which are subject to market volatility and loss. The Fund invests in foreign and emerging market securities, and depositary receipts such as ADRs, GDRs and EDRs, which carry the associated risks of economic and political instability, market liquidity, currency volatility and differences in accounting standards. The risks associated with investing in foreign markets are magnified in emerging markets due to their smaller economies. 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 $176,867,710
Asset Class International / Global Equity
Morningstar Category Foreign Large Blend
Benchmark MSCI EAFE® Index
Distribution Frequency Annually
Portfolio Turnover Rate
Fiscal Year End
Prospectus Date 10/30/2018

Performance 

Daily Returns as of
NAV NAV $ Change
Touchstone International Equity 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 International Equity Fund -
Including Sales Charge
Touchstone International Equity Fund -
Excluding Sales Charge
MSCI EAFE® Index 0.87% 1.35% -1.43% 2.74% 9.23% 4.42% 5.38% --
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, 03/01/93, 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 International Equity Fund.
as of 09/30/2018 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Touchstone International Equity Fund -
Including Sales Charge
Touchstone International Equity Fund -
Excluding Sales Charge
MSCI EAFE® Index 2.74% 9.23% 4.42% 5.38% --
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, 03/01/93, 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 International Equity Fund.

Consider Touchstone International Equity Fund for Your Portfolio

Touchstone International Equity Fund invests primarily in common stock of established companies across the capitalization spectrum located in or that conduct business mainly in one or more foreign countries. It seeks to provide long-term capital growth.
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Portfolio

as of 09/30/2018
Number of Holdings
44
Active Share
95%

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
$48.9 B
Median Market Capitalization
$7.2 B
Price Earnings Ratio
(Weighted Harmonic Average)
16.4x
Price to Book Ratio
(Weighted Harmonic Average)
2.7x
as of 09/30/2018
Composition % of Portfolio
Equities Non-U.S. Developed Markets 77.0
Equities Emerging Markets 11.1
Cash Equivalents 6.3
Equities U.S. 5.6
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
Country % of Portfolio
United Kingdom 30.4
Switzerland 9.0
France 8.4
Germany 6.7
United States 5.6
Canada 4.5
Japan 4.2
India 4.2
Denmark 3.2
Spain 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
Sector % of Portfolio
Communication Services 20.7
Consumer Discretionary 19.5
Industrials 14.6
Information Technology 10.2
Consumer Staples 9.9
Health Care 8.5
Materials 5.3
Real Estate 3.7
Financials 3.0
Utilities 2.7
Energy 1.8
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
Nestle SA 3.8
ITV PLC 3.7
SAP SE 3.5
Brenntag AG 3.4
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC 3.4
ISS A/S 3.3
WPP PLC 3.2
Novartis AG 3.1
Uni Select Inc. 3.1
Medtronic PLC 3.0
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
Country
Shares Par Value
Current Price ($)
Market Value ($)
% of Portfolio
ADECCO GROUP AG-REG CH 72,000 52.57 3,784,850 2.15
AUTO TRADER GROUP PLC GB 705,000 5.82 4,101,182 2.32
AVEVA GROUP PLC GB 80,000 37.72 3,017,648 1.71
BAIDU INC - SPON ADR CN 15,000 228.68 3,430,200 1.94
BCA MARKETPLACE PLC GB 1,616,766 2.66 4,298,900 2.44
BLACKBERRY LTD CA 419,000 11.38 4,768,220 2.70
BRENNTAG AG DE 93,000 61.67 5,735,443 3.25
COMPASS GROUP PLC GB 209,615 22.23 4,660,462 2.64
CORE LABORATORIES N.V. NL 26,000 115.83 3,011,580 1.71
DREYFUS GOV'T CASH MANAGEMENT US 9,430,029 1.00 9,430,029 5.34
EDENRED FR 43,000 38.11 1,638,621 0.93
EUTELSAT COMMUNICATIONS FR 185,000 23.64 4,373,207 2.48
EXPERIAN PLC GB 167,000 25.66 4,285,254 2.43
FANUC CORP JP 18,700 188.13 3,518,082 1.99
FOXTONS GROUP PLC GB 1,750,000 0.69 1,213,472 0.69
GRUMA S.A.B.-B MX 346,000 12.71 4,398,678 2.49
INDIAN ENERGY EXCHANGE LTD IN 43,000 22.16 953,071 0.54
INDIVIOR PLC GB 431,000 2.40 1,033,695 0.59
INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROU GB 61,000 62.25 3,797,097 2.15
ISS A/S DK 156,000 35.13 5,480,788 3.11
ITV PLC GB 3,010,000 2.05 6,177,659 3.50
JCDECAUX SA FR 111,000 36.57 4,059,608 2.30
MASTERCARD INC - A US 12,500 222.61 2,782,625 1.58
MEDTRONIC PLC US 51,000 98.37 5,016,870 2.84
MELEXIS NV BE 10,000 77.41 774,095 0.44
NAVER CORP KR 5,800 645.46 3,743,666 2.12
NESTLE SA-REG CH 77,000 83.24 6,409,220 3.63
NORTHERN STAR RESOURCES LTD AU 400,000 6.00 2,401,426 1.36
NOVARTIS AG-REG CH 60,000 86.08 5,164,708 2.93
OPAP SA GR 415,000 10.50 4,355,791 2.47
PC JEWELLER LTD IN 2,600,000 0.86 2,238,124 1.27
PRETIUM RESOURCES INC CA 389,000 7.61 2,960,290 1.68
QUALICORP CONS E CORR SEG SA BR 740,000 4.02 2,972,057 1.68
RANDGOLD RESOURCES LTD JE 50,000 70.73 3,536,451 2.00
RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP PLC GB 62,500 91.35 5,709,407 3.24
RED ELECTRICA CORPORACION SA ES 212,000 20.91 4,431,972 2.51
RENAULT SA FR 51,000 86.50 4,411,596 2.50
SAP SE DE 47,000 122.96 5,779,283 3.28
SAVILLS PLC GB 490,000 10.18 4,988,048 2.83
SHRIRAM TRANSPORT FINANCE IN 255,000 15.88 4,049,624 2.30
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD CN 80,000 40.83 3,266,466 1.85
UNI-SELECT INC CA 300,000 17.02 5,107,421 2.89
USS CO LTD JP 202,000 18.56 3,749,892 2.13
WPP PLC GB 370,000 14.64 5,418,520 3.07
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 Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.
Andrew Boczek

Andrew Boczek

Investment Experience since 1987 

Career Summary 
Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.
Sentinel Asset Management Inc.
Legend Capital Management LLC
Artisan Partners LP 

Education 
MBA - University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with honors
BA - Cornell University, Phi Beta Kappa

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 1.36% for Class A Shares, 2.49% 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 10/29/2019.
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 International Equity Fund for Your Portfolio

Touchstone International Equity Fund invests primarily in common stock of established companies across the capitalization spectrum located in or that conduct business mainly in one or more foreign countries. It seeks to provide long-term capital growth.
Contact Us Now
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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