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Touchstone Small Cap Fund

Daily NAV
$
Overall Morningstar Rating™
Small Blend
Active Share
98 %

Overview

Overview

Actively Managed and Sub-Advised by The London Company

Objective

The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in stocks of small-cap U.S. companies.

Small Cap Fund Commentary

Investment Style

  • Emphasizes investments in small-cap companies
  • Utilizes a bottom-up security selection process that screens potential investments against a proprietary quantitative model for return on capital, earnings to value ratio, free cash flow and return on equity
  • Looks at a company's corporate governance structure and management incentives to try to ascertain whether or not management's interests are aligned with shareholder interests
  • Seeks to identify the sources of a company's competitive advantage as well as what levers management has at its disposal to increase shareholder value
  • Seeks to purchase generally profitable, financially stable companies that consistently generate high returns on unleveraged operating capital, are run by shareholder-oriented management, and are trading at a discount to their private market value
A WORD ABOUT RISK

The Fund invests in equities which are subject to market volatility and loss. The Fund invests in stocks of small-cap companies, which may be subject to more erratic market movements than stocks of larger, more established companies. 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 $78,873,143
Asset Class US Equity
Morningstar Category Small Blend
Benchmark Russell 2000® Index
Distribution Frequency Annually
Portfolio Turnover Rate
Fiscal Year End
Prospectus Date 01/30/2019

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 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.
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.
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.
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.

Consider Touchstone Small Cap Fund for Your Portfolio

Investing primarily in stocks of small-cap U.S. companies, Touchstone Small Cap Fund utilizes a bottom-up security selection process to purchase generally profitable, financially stable companies. It seeks to build a small-cap core portfolio that may provide long-term capital appreciation.
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Morningstar Rating™

Portfolio

as of 09/30/2019
Number of Holdings
32
Active Share
98%
Weighted Average Market Capitalization
$3.5 B
Median Market Capitalization
$3.0 B
Price To Earnings Ratio
(Weighted Harmonic Average)
18.6x
Price to Book Ratio
(Weighted Harmonic Average)
2.7x
as of 09/30/2019
Composition % of Portfolio
Equities 96.6
Cash Equivalents 3.4
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
Sector % of Portfolio
Industrials 25.8
Consumer Discretionary 15.7
Financials 15.1
Materials 14.0
Real Estate 9.8
Information Technology 7.6
Consumer Staples 4.7
Energy 2.8
Communication Services 2.6
Healthcare 2.2
Utilities 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 10/31/2019
Security Description % of Portfolio
NEWMARKET CORP 6.3
LANDSTAR SYSTEM INC 5.7
FIRST INDUSTRIAL REALTY TRUST 5.2
CHURCHILL DOWNS INC 4.8
INGEVITY CORP 4.2
ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES INC 4.2
WHITE MOUNTAINS INSURANCE GROU 4.2
GATX CORP 4.0
PENSKE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC 3.9
ENTEGRIS INC 3.9
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
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 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 The London Company
Stephen M. Goddard, CFA

Stephen M. Goddard, CFA

Investment Experience since 1985 

Career Summary 
The London Company
Flippin, Bruce & Porter
CFB Advisory
Scott & Stringfellow 

Education 
MBA - University of Richmond
BA - Virginia Military Institute
Jonathan Moody

Jonathan T. Moody, CFA

Investment Experience since 1987 

Career Summary 
The London Company
Primary Research Group
BB&T Capital Markets
Crestar Asset Management
Piedmont Capital
Woodward and Associates


Education 
BS -Virginia Military Institute

J Bryan Campbell

J. Brian Campbell, CFA

Investment Experience since 2000 

Career Summary 
The London Company
Hilliard Lyons Capital Management
INVESCO-National Asset Management

Education 
MBA - Indiana University
BBA in Finance (with Honors) -University of Kentucky
Mark Devauls

Mark E. DeVaul, CFA, CPA

Investment Experience since 1998 

Career Summary 
The London Company
Nuveen Investments
Salomon Smith Barney
First Union Securities

Education 
MBA - University of Notre Dame
BS in Accounting -Liberty 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 1.24% for Class A Shares, 1.99% for Class C Shares, 0.99% for Class Y Shares and 0.91% for Class INST Shares. These expense limitations will remain in effect until at least 05/30/2020.

Distributions

Resources

Consider Touchstone Small Cap Fund for Your Portfolio

Investing primarily in stocks of small-cap U.S. companies, Touchstone Small Cap Fund utilizes a bottom-up security selection process to purchase generally profitable, financially stable companies. It seeks to build a small-cap core portfolio that may provide long-term capital appreciation.
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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