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Touchstone Ohio Tax-Free Bond Fund

Daily NAV
$
Overall Morningstar Rating™
Muni Ohio

Overview

Overview

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

Objective

The fund seeks the highest level of interest income exempt from federal income and Ohio personal income taxes, consistent with the protection of capital by investing primarily in high-quality, long-term Ohio municipal obligations.

Ohio Tax-Free Bond Fund Commentary

Investment Style

  • Reviews various economic reports, yield-curve analysis and other market indicators in an effort to identify trends and relative value in the marketplace
  • Conducts macroeconomic analysis and yield-curve analysis in an effort to gain insight into the current trends and future expectations
  • Assesses municipal market variables—including supply and demand, cash flows, yield spreads and credit spreads—in an effort to identify which sectors represent the most potential value
A WORD ABOUT RISK

The Fund invests in fixed-income securities which can lose their value as interest rates rise and are subject to credit risk which is the risk of deterioration in the financial condition of an issuer and/or general economic conditions that can cause the issuer to not make timely payments of principal and interest also causing the securities to decline in value and an investor can lose principal. When interest rates rise, the price of debt securities generally falls. Longer term securities are generally more volatile. The Fund is subject to prepayment risk which is when a debt security may be paid off and proceeds invested earlier than anticipated. The Fund invests in investment grade debt securities which may be downgraded by a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO) to below investment grade status. The Fund invests in municipal securities which may be affected by uncertainties in the municipal market related to legislation or litigation involving the taxation of municipal securities or the rights of municipal security holders in the event of bankruptcy and may not be able to meet their obligations. Political and economic conditions in the State of Ohio may impact the value of Ohio municipal obligations which may lose value due to decreased economic growth, increased unemployment and decreased tax revenue. 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 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 $51,043,515
Asset Class Income
Morningstar Category Muni Ohio
Benchmark Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond Index
Distribution Frequency Monthly
Portfolio Turnover Rate
Fiscal Year End
Prospectus Date 10/30/2019

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 Fixed Income Funds including Touchstone Flexible Income Fund is 2.00%.
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, 04/01/85, with the performance since the inception date of each share class.
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 Fixed Income Funds including Touchstone Flexible Income Fund is 2.00%.
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, 04/01/85, with the performance since the inception date of each share class.

Consider Touchstone Ohio Tax-Free Bond Fund for Your Portfolio

Touchstone Ohio Tax-Free Bond Fund seeks the highest level of interest income exempt from federal income and Ohio personal income taxes, consistent with the protection of capital by investing primarily in high-quality, long-term Ohio municipal obligations. 
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Morningstar Rating™

Portfolio

as of 09/30/2019
Number of Holdings
69
Weighted Average Effective Maturity
13.1 Years
Weighted Average Effective Duration
4.6 Years
as of 09/30/2019
Credit Quality % of Portfolio
AAA/Aaa 8.6
AA/Aa 69.1
A/A 14.6
BBB/Baa 6.9
Not Rated 0.8
Data may not total due to rounding. The ratings agencies that provided the ratings are Standard & Poor's and Moody's Investors Service. When ratings vary, the highest rating is used. Credit ratings of A or better are considered to be high credit quality; credit ratings of BBB are good credit quality, and the lowest category of investment grade; credit ratings BB and below are lower-rated securities ("junk bonds"); and credit ratings of CCC or below have high default risk. Where no rating has been assigned, it could be for reasons unrelated to the creditworthiness of the issuer. The credit quality ratings apply only to the credit worthiness of the issuers of the underlying securities and not the fund or its shares.  Ratings are subject to change.  
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 09/30/2019
Sector % of Portfolio
Education 24.5
General Obligations 21.5
Hospital/Healthcare 21.3
IDR/EDR 9.0
Miscellaneous 8.5
Prerefunded/Escrowed to Maturity 6.9
Lease Revenue 5.0
Water and Sewer 2.1
Transportation 1.2
Housing 0.0
Utilities 0.0
Insured 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 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 09/30/2019
Security Description % of Portfolio
CITY OF CINCINNATI OH 5.00% 11/01/2033 4.2
CINCINNATI CITY SCHOOL DISTRIC 5.00% 06/01/2031 3.0
BRECKSVILLE-BROADVIEW HEIGHTS 5.00% 12/01/2038 2.8
COUNTY OF BUTLER OH 5.00% 05/15/2030 2.6
CITY OF CINCINNATI OH 5.00% 11/01/2035 2.5
STATE OF OHIO 5.00% 12/01/2036 2.5
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI 5.00% 06/01/2037 2.5
COUNTY OF HAMILTON OH 5.00% 05/15/2033 2.4
COUNTY OF HAMILTON OH 5.00% 12/01/2037 2.4
COUNTY OF HAMILTON OH 5.00% 06/01/2033 2.3
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 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 09/30/2019
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Coupon Rate (%)
Maturity Date
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 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 Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.
John Goetz

John J. Goetz, CFA

Investment Experience since 1981

Career Summary 
Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.
Countrywide Investments, Inc.
Leshner Financial Services, Inc. 

Education 
BS - University of Cincinnati
Richard A. Ellensohn

Richard A. Ellensohn

Investment Experience since 1997

Career Summary 
Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.
BISYS Fund Services 

Education 
MBA - Xavier University
BBA - Ohio 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 0.85% for Class A Shares, 1.60% for Class C Shares, 0.60% for Class Y Shares and 0.55% for Class INST Shares. These expense limitations will remain in effect until at least 10/30/2020.

Distributions

Resources

Consider Touchstone Ohio Tax-Free Bond Fund for Your Portfolio

Touchstone Ohio Tax-Free Bond Fund seeks the highest level of interest income exempt from federal income and Ohio personal income taxes, consistent with the protection of capital by investing primarily in high-quality, long-term Ohio municipal obligations.
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.

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