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Touchstone International Growth Fund

(formerly the International Small Cap Fund)

Daily NAV
$
Overall Morningstar Rating™
Foreign Large Growth
Active Share
96 percent 96 %

Overview

Overview
Actively Managed and Sub-Advised by DSM Capital Partners LLC

Objective

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Investment Style

  • Invests primarily in international equity securities of large capitalization companies believed to offer the best opportunity for reliable growth at attractive stock valuations
  • Utilizes a bottom-up idea-driven growth style with a long-term investment horizon, coupled with a distinct valuation discipline
  • Seeks to identify companies which are believed to exhibit certain quality characteristics, including:
    - Predictable growth
    - Solid fundamentals
    - Attractive profitability
    - Successful managements
A WORD ABOUT RISK

The Fund invests in equities which are subject to market volatility and loss. 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 invests in convertible securities which are subject to the risks of both debt securities and equity securities. The Fund invests in preferred stocks which are relegated below bonds for payment should the issuer be liquidated. If interest rates rise, the fixed dividend on preferred stocks may be less attractive, causing their price to decline. 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 may focus its investments in specific sectors and therefore is subject to the risk that adverse circumstances will have greater impact on the fund than on the fund that does not do so. 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 than a diversified fund and may be subject to greater risks. Events in the U.S. and global financial markets, including actions taken to stimulate or stabilize economic growth 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. Banks and financial services companies could suffer losses if interest rates rise or economic conditions deteriorate. 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
Fund Facts for Share Class
Symbol
CUSIP
Inception Date
Total Share Class Net Assets as of 03/31/2022
Total Fund Net Assets as of 03/31/2022 $73,719,560
Asset Class International / Global Equity
Morningstar Category Foreign Large Growth
Benchmark MSCI All Country World Ex-U.S. Index
Distribution Frequency Annually
Portfolio Turnover Rate
Fiscal Year End
Prospectus Date 10/30/2021

Performance

Performance
HISTORICAL DAILY NAV
Historical Daily NAV on
NAV POP
Touchstone International Growth 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. Class R6 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. 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.
The performance presented for Class A, C and Y Shares combines the performance of an older class of shares (INST Shares) from the Fund's inception, 03/28/12, with the performance since the inception date of each share class.
Effective September 12, 2020, the Fund changed its name, principal investment strategies, and sub-advisor. Prior to September 12, 2020, the performance history is that of the Touchstone International Growth Opportunities 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 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.
The performance presented for Class A, C and Y Shares combines the performance of an older class of shares (INST Shares) from the Fund's inception, 03/28/12, with the performance since the inception date of each share class.
Effective September 12, 2020, the Fund changed its name, principal investment strategies, and sub-advisor. Prior to September 12, 2020, the performance history is that of the Touchstone International Growth Opportunities Fund.
 

Consider Touchstone International Growth Fund for Your Portfolio

Touchstone International Growth Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in international equity securities of large capitalization companies believed to offer the best opportunity for reliable growth at attractive stock valuations.
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Morningstar Rating™

Morningstar Rating™

Portfolio

Portfolio
as of 03/31/2022
Number of Holdings
34
Weighted Average Market Capitalization
$161.6 B
Median Market Capitalization
$45.7 B
Price To Earnings Ratio
(Weighted Harmonic Average)
28.4x
Price to Book Ratio
(Weighted Harmonic Average)
2.9x
as of 03/31/2022
Composition % of Portfolio
Equities Non-U.S. Developed Markets 65.9
Equities Emerging Markets 19.4
Cash Equivalents 7.8
Equities U.S. 6.8
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 03/31/2022
Country % of Portfolio
France 14.1
Canada 13.1
India 10.7
United Kingdom 9.2
United States 6.8
Switzerland 5.8
Germany 4.9
Singapore 3.9
Japan 3.9
Taiwan 3.6
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 03/31/2022
Sector % of Portfolio
Information Technology 24.9
Financials 23.9
Health Care 15.1
Communication Services 12.5
Consumer Discretionary 11.6
Industrials 10.0
Consumer Staples 2.0
Utilities 0.0
Real Estate 0.0
Materials 0.0
Energy 0.0
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 details regarding country code abbreviations, please visit this page.
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 04/30/2022
Security Description % of Portfolio
CAPGEMINI SE 8.7
ASTRAZENECA PLC 7.2
HDFC BANK LTD 4.7
ICICI BANK LTD 4.6
DBS GROUP HOLDINGS LTD 4.2
NICE LTD 3.8
EVOLUTION AB 3.7
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTU 3.7
BANK OF MONTREAL 3.5
TORONTO-DOMINION BANK/THE 3.5
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 details regarding country code abbreviations, please visit this page.
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 03/31/2022
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 details regarding country code abbreviations, please visit this page.
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 DSM Capital Partners LLC
Dan Strickberger

Daniel Strickberger

Investment Experience since 1979

Career Summary 
DSM Capital Partners LLC
W.P. Stewart & Co.
Lazard Freres & Co.
Oppenheimer & Co.
Bank of Tokyo
Morgan Guaranty 

Education 
MBA – New York University
BS – University of Delaware
David McVey

David McVey

Investment Experience since 1992

Career Summary 
DSM Capital Partners LLC
J.P. Morgan
Furman Selz Capital Management LLC
Hambrecht & Quist (H&Q)

Education 
BS  New Hampshire College

Eric Woodworth

Investment Experience since 1994

Career Summary 
DSM Capital Partners; PricewaterhouseCoopers

Education 
BA – Williams College
MBA - New York University

 

Fees

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 1.24% 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 10/29/2022.

Distribution

Distribution

Resources

Consider Touchstone International Growth Fund for Your Portfolio

Touchstone International Growth Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in international equity securities of large capitalization companies believed to offer the best opportunity for reliable growth at attractive stock valuations.
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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.

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