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Touchstone Sands Capital International Growth Fund



Actively Managed and Sub-Advised by Sands Capital Management, LLC


The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in companies in foreign countries.

Investment Style

  • Seeks to identify leading growth businesses that meet the following criteria:
    - Sustainable, above-average earnings growth
    - Leadership position in a promising business space
    - Significant competitive advantage/unique business franchise
    - Clear mission and value-added focus
    - Financial strength
    - Rational stock market valuation relative to the market and business prospects 
  • Concentrated, conviction-weighted portfolio will typically hold 25-40 issuers
  • Country and sector exposures are primarily a by-product of individual stock selection

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. If interest rates rise, the fixed dividend on preferred stocks may be less attractive, causing their price to decline. 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 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 in frontier markets due to their smaller and less developed economies. 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. Events affecting the financial markets, such as a health crisis, 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. 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

Fund Facts for Share Class
Share Class Inception Date
Total Share Class Net Assets as of 12/31/2020
Total Fund Net Assets as of 12/31/2020
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 03/08/2021



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Touchstone Sands Capital International Growth Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in companies in foreign countries.
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Actively Managed and Sub-Advised by Sands Capital Management, LLC
Ashraf A. Haque

Ashraf A. Haque

Investment Experience since 2007

Career Summary 
Sands Capital Management, LLC
Chesapeake Partners
McKinsey & Company
GH Smart & Company 

MBA - Harvard Business School
BA - Northwestern University 
Sunil Thakor

Sunil H. Thakor, CFA

Investment Experience since 2004

Career Summary 
Sands Capital Management, LLC 
Charles River Associates, Inc.

MBA – Columbia University 
BA – Colby College



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 0.98% for Class Y Shares, 0.88% for Class INST Shares and 0.82% for Class R6 Shares. These expense limitations will remain in effect until at least 04/29/2022.


Consider Touchstone Sands Capital International Growth Fund for Your Portfolio

Touchstone Sands Capital International Growth Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in companies in foreign countries.
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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.

Not FDIC Insured | No Bank Guarantee | May Lose Value

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