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Touchstone International ESG Equity Fund

(formerly the Premium Yield Equity Fund)

Overview

Overview

Actively Managed and Sub-Advised by Rockefeller & Co. LLC

Objective

The fund seeks long-term growth of capital.

Investment Style

  • Invests primarily in equity securities of non-U.S. companies of any size, but generally focuses on larger, more established companies
  • Selects investments based on an evaluation of a company's sustainability practices which considers and analyzes the potential environmental, social and governance impacts and risks of a company, how well the company manages these impacts and risks and ascertains the company's willingness and ability to take a leadership position in implementing best practices
  • Applies bottom-up security analysis that includes fundamental, sector-based research in seeking to identify businesses that have high or improving returns on capital, barriers to competition and compelling valuations
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 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. The Fund invests in convertible securities which are subject to the risks of both debt securities and equity securities. The Fund invests in foreign, emerging and frontier markets securities, and 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 risks associated with investing in foreign markets are magnified in emerging markets, and further magnified in frontier markets due to their smaller economies. The Fund's environmental, social and corporate governance criteria may cause the Fund to forgo opportunities to buy certain securities and/or gain exposure to certain industries, sectors, regions and countries. The Fund may be required to sell a security when it could be disadvantageous to do so. The Fund’s investments in other investment companies will be subject to substantially the same risks as those associated with the direct ownership of the securities comprising the portfolios of such investment companies, and the value of the Fund's investment will fluctuate in response to the performance of such portfolios. In addition, if the Fund acquires shares of investment companies, shareholders of the Fund will bear their proportionate share of the fees and expenses of the Fund and, indirectly, the fees and expenses of the investment companies. 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 $37,694,047
Asset Class International / Global Equity
Morningstar Category Foreign Large Blend
Benchmark MSCI All Country World Ex-U.S. Index
Distribution Frequency Annually
Portfolio Turnover Rate
Fiscal Year End
Prospectus Date 08/23/2019

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 Y and INST Shares combines the performance of an older class of shares (A Shares) from the Fund's inception, 12/03/07, with the performance since the inception date of each share class.
On August 23rd, 2019, the Fund changed its name, principal investment strategies and sub-advisor. Consequently, prior period performance may have been different if the Fund had not been managed by the prior sub-advisor using that sub-advisor’s equity income strategy.
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 Y and INST Shares combines the performance of an older class of shares (A Shares) from the Fund's inception, 12/03/07, with the performance since the inception date of each share class.
On August 23rd, 2019, the Fund changed its name, principal investment strategies and sub-advisor. Consequently, prior period performance may have been different if the Fund had not been managed by the prior sub-advisor using that sub-advisor’s equity income strategy.

Consider Touchstone International ESG Equity Fund For Your Portfolio

Touchstone International ESG Equity Fund seeks long-term growth of capital by investing primarily in equity securities of non-U.S. companies of any size, but generally focuses on larger, more established companies, based on evaluations of their sustainability practices.
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Management

Management

Actively Managed and Sub-Advised by Rockefeller & Co. LLC
David Harris

David P. Harris, CFA

Investment Experience since 1991 

Career Summary 
Rockefeller & Co. LLC
Stein Roe & Farnham  

Education 
MBA - Cornell University 
BA - University of Michigan 
Jimmy Chang

Jimmy C. Chang, CFA

Investment Experience Since 1994 

Career Summary 
Rockefeller & Co. LLC
U.S. Trust Company of New York 
International Business Machines Corp.  

Education 
MBA - New York University 
BS - The Cooper Union  

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 1.17% for Class A Shares, 1.95% for Class C Shares, 0.90% for Class Y Shares and 0.89% for Class INST Shares. These expense limitations will remain in effect until at least 08/30/2020.

Distributions

Resources

Consider Touchstone International ESG Equity Fund For Your Portfolio

Touchstone International ESG Equity Fund seeks long-term growth of capital by investing primarily in equity securities of non-U.S. companies of any size, but generally focuses on larger, more established companies, based on evaluations of their sustainability practices.
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 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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