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Touchstone Sustainability and Impact Equity Fund

Touchstone Sustainability and Impact Equity Fund

Daily NAV
$
Overall Morningstar Rating™
World Large Stock

Morningstar

Overall Morningstar Rating™ is calculated against 732 funds in the World Large Stock category.

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating,” is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds and separate accounts) with at least a 3-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The Morningstar Rating™ does not include any adjustment for sales load. The top 10% of products in each product category receive five stars, the next 22.5% receive four stars, the next 35% receive three stars, the next 22.5% receive two stars, and the bottom 10% receive one star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5- and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% 3-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% 5-year rating/40% 3-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% 5-year rating/20% 3-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent 3-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.
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Class A Shares star ratings do not include any front-end sales load and are intended for those investors who have access to such purchase terms.

Active Share
86 %

Active Share

Active Share measures the percentage of the Fund’s holdings that differ from those of the benchmark. It is calculated by taking the sum of the absolute difference between all of the holdings and weights in the portfolio and those of the benchmark holdings and weights and dividing the results by two.

Active
Closet Index
Passive
 100%-80%  80%-60%  60%-40% 40%-20%   20%-0%
Generally, a Fund with an active share of more than 60% is considered actively managed. Active Share is not a performance measurement. A high degree of Active Share does not assure outperformance of a fund relative to its benchmark index. 
 

Overview

Overview

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

Objective

The fund seeks long-term growth of capital.

Sustainability and Impact Equity Fund Commentary

Investment Style

  • Invests primarily in equity securities of U.S. and 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 market 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 differences in accounting standards. 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 03/31/2019
Total Fund Net Assets as of 03/31/2019 $711,993,956
Asset Class International / Global Equity
Morningstar Category World Large Stock
Benchmark MSCI All Country World Index
Distribution Frequency Annually
Portfolio Turnover Rate
Fiscal Year End
Prospectus Date 07/30/2018

Performance

Daily Returns as of
NAV NAV $ Change
Touchstone Sustainability and Impact Equity Fund -
HISTORICAL DAILY NAV
as of 04/30/2019
1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Touchstone Sustainability and Impact Equity Fund -
Including Sales Charge
Touchstone Sustainability and Impact Equity Fund -
Excluding Sales Charge
MSCI All Country World Index 3.38% 7.48% 15.96% 5.06% 11.36% 6.96% 11.11% --
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/Alternative 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.
The performance presented for Class C and Y shares combines the performance since inception of an older class of shares (A shares) from the Fund’s inception 12/19/97 with the performance since the inception date of each share class. The performance for Institutional Class shares combines the performance of Class A shares from 12/ 19/97 to 11/9/04 with the performance of Class Y shares since its inception 11/10/04 until the inception date of the Institutional Class shares.
as of 03/31/2019
1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Touchstone Sustainability and Impact Equity Fund -
Including Sales Charge
Touchstone Sustainability and Impact Equity Fund -
Excluding Sales Charge
MSCI All Country World Index 2.60% 10.67% 6.45% 11.98% --
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/Alternative 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.
The performance presented for Class C and Y shares combines the performance since inception of an older class of shares (A shares) from the Fund’s inception 12/19/97 with the performance since the inception date of each share class. The performance for Institutional Class shares combines the performance of Class A shares from 12/ 19/97 to 11/9/04 with the performance of Class Y shares since its inception 11/10/04 until the inception date of the Institutional Class shares.

Consider Touchstone Sustainability and Impact Equity Fund for Your Portfolio

Touchstone Sustainability and Impact Equity Fund seeks long-term growth of capital by investing primarily in equity securities of U.S. and 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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Morningstar Rating™

Portfolio

as of 03/31/2019
Number of Holdings
67
Active Share
86%

Active Share

Active Share measures the percentage of the Fund’s holdings that differ from those of the benchmark. It is calculated by taking the sum of the absolute difference between all of the holdings and weights in the portfolio and those of the benchmark holdings and weights and dividing the results by two.

Active
Closet Index
Passive
 100%-80%  80%-60%  60%-40% 40%-20%   20%-0%
Generally, a Fund with an active share of more than 60% is considered actively managed. Active Share is not a performance measurement. A high degree of Active Share does not assure outperformance of a fund relative to its benchmark index. 
 
Weighted Average Market Capitalization
$180.9 B
Median Market Capitalization
$29.4 B
Price To Earnings Ratio
(Weighted Harmonic Average)
14.7x
Price to Book Ratio
(Weighted Harmonic Average)
1.9x
as of 03/31/2019
Composition % of Portfolio
Equities U.S. 58.1
Equities Non-U.S. Developed Markets 34.3
Equities Emerging Markets 6.8
Cash Equivalents 0.8
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 & Alternative Funds, the fund’s sub-advisor is the source. All holdings data is sourced from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing.
as of 03/31/2019
Country % of Portfolio
United States 58.1
Japan 7.7
France 6.6
Germany 6.0
United Kingdom 5.3
Netherlands 3.3
China 3.0
Switzerland 2.7
Sweden 1.5
Korea 1.4
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 & Alternative Funds, the fund’s sub-advisor is the source. All holdings data is sourced from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing.
as of 03/31/2019
Sector % of Portfolio
Financials 19.6
Communication Services 16.1
Health Care 14.5
Consumer Discretionary 14.3
Information Technology 10.6
Industrials 10.3
Energy 6.1
Real Estate 2.8
Utilities 2.8
Materials 2.3
Consumer Staples 0.4
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 & Alternative Funds, the fund’s sub-advisor is the source. All holdings data is sourced from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing.
as of 04/30/2019
Security Description % of Portfolio
FACEBOOK INC-CLASS A 3.8
ALPHABET INC-CL A 3.6
COMCAST CORP-CLASS A 3.4
AMAZON.COM INC 3.3
TOTAL SA 3.1
ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD 3.0
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO 2.8
MICROSOFT CORP 2.6
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 2.4
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES 2.4
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 & Alternative Funds, the fund’s sub-advisor is the source. All holdings data is sourced from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing.
as of 03/31/2019
Security Description
Country
Shares Par Value
Current Price ($)
Market Value ($)
% of Portfolio
ABN AMRO GROUP NV-CVA NL 340,595 22.54 7,678,596 1.08
ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS INC US 53,659 93.45 5,014,434 0.71
ALPHABET INC-CL A US 22,311 1,176.89 26,257,593 3.70
AMADA HOLDINGS CO LTD JP 598,700 9.92 5,940,455 0.84
AMAZON.COM INC US 12,775 1,780.75 22,749,081 3.20
AMERICAN WATER WORKS CO INC US 74,996 104.26 7,819,083 1.10
APPLE INC US 79,968 189.95 15,189,922 2.14
BANK RAKYAT INDONESIA PERSER ID 21,443,400 0.29 6,226,315 0.88
BECTON DICKINSON AND CO US 38,002 249.73 9,490,239 1.34
BEIGENE LTD-ADR CN 25,454 132.00 3,359,928 0.47
BIOGEN INC US 25,558 236.38 6,041,400 0.85
CEMEX SAB-SPONS ADR PART CER MX 1,110,100 4.64 5,150,864 0.73
CERNER CORP US 181,628 57.21 10,390,938 1.46
COMCAST CORP-CLASS A US 583,830 39.98 23,341,523 3.29
COMERICA INC US 150,972 73.32 11,069,267 1.56
COMPAGNIE DE SAINT GOBAIN FR 173,955 36.26 6,307,458 0.89
COMPASS GROUP PLC GB 556,882 23.50 13,088,297 1.84
CONOCOPHILLIPS US 128,980 66.74 8,608,125 1.21
CONTINENTAL AG DE 44,409 150.86 6,699,523 0.94
COVETRUS INC US 164,635 31.85 5,243,625 0.74
CVS HEALTH CORP US 205,165 53.93 11,064,548 1.56
DEXCOM INC US 38,602 119.10 4,597,498 0.65
DREYFUS-GOV C-IN US 5,229,126 1.00 5,229,126 0.74
EOG RESOURCES INC US 117,490 95.18 11,182,698 1.57
FACEBOOK INC-CLASS A US 147,343 166.69 24,560,605 3.46
FIFTH THIRD BANCORP US 319,183 25.22 8,049,795 1.13
FIRST HORIZON NATIONAL CORP US 424,408 13.98 5,933,224 0.84
FOOT LOCKER INC US 93,910 60.60 5,690,946 0.80
HEIDELBERGCEMENT AG DE 155,283 72.08 11,193,128 1.58
HEXCEL CORP US 103,369 69.16 7,149,000 1.01
ICICI BANK LTD-SPON ADR IN 536,095 11.46 6,143,649 0.87
ILLUMINA INC US 21,930 310.69 6,813,432 0.96
ING GROEP NV NL 1,314,350 12.12 15,926,441 2.24
ISHARES CORE MSCI EAFE ETF US 62,311 60.77 3,786,639 0.53
ISHARES CORE S&P 500 ETF US 17,918 284.56 5,098,746 0.72
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO US 155,990 101.23 15,790,868 2.22
KDDI CORP JP 604,100 21.54 13,010,682 1.83
KINDEN CORP JP 435,600 16.59 7,228,400 1.02
KION GROUP AG DE 88,115 52.33 4,610,916 0.65
KT CORP-SP ADR KR 805,327 12.44 10,018,268 1.41
KYOCERA CORP JP 187,700 58.88 11,052,312 1.56
LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC GB 19,299,774 0.81 15,636,336 2.20
MEDTRONIC PLC US 136,268 91.08 12,411,289 1.75
MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC US 171,841 41.33 7,102,189 1.00
MICROSOFT CORP US 146,099 117.94 17,230,916 2.43
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORP JP 582,200 12.90 7,511,773 1.06
NEUROCRINE BIOSCIENCES INC US 26,879 88.10 2,368,040 0.33
NOVARTIS AG-REG CH 196,257 96.12 18,864,132 2.66
PRUDENTIAL PLC GB 426,696 20.05 8,553,366 1.20
REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS US 13,474 410.62 5,532,694 0.78
REINSURANCE GROUP OF AMERICA US 105,972 141.98 15,045,905 2.12
ROSS STORES INC US 153,180 93.10 14,261,058 2.01
ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD US 184,723 114.62 21,172,950 2.98
RUBIS FR 218,793 54.54 11,932,911 1.68
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SE FR 71,744 78.49 5,631,110 0.79
SHENZHOU INTERNATIONAL GROUP CN 442,000 13.44 5,938,366 0.84
SONY CORP JP 235,600 42.22 9,947,318 1.40
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO US 381,304 51.91 19,793,491 2.79
SWEDBANK AB - A SHARES SE 748,903 14.13 10,580,320 1.49
SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL US 328,176 31.90 10,468,814 1.47
TE CONNECTIVITY LTD CH 87,269 80.75 7,046,972 0.99
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD CN 330,000 45.99 15,175,973 2.14
TOTAL SA FR 375,268 55.65 20,883,502 2.94
TREASURY WINE ESTATES LTD AU 278,646 10.62 2,957,889 0.42
UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS US 98,773 79.78 7,880,110 1.11
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES US 105,957 156.19 16,549,424 2.33
VONOVIA SE DE 381,406 51.90 19,793,370 2.79
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 & Alternative 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 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, 1.99% 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 10/26/2019.

Distributions

Capital Gain and Income Distribution as of
Pay Date Income Distribution Short Term Capital Gains Per Share Long Term Capital Gains Per Share Total Capital Gains Per Share

Resources

Consider Touchstone Sustainability and Impact Equity Fund for Your Portfolio

Touchstone Sustainability and Impact Equity Fund seeks long-term growth of capital by investing primarily in equity securities of U.S. and 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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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 at Resources & Tools. 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


Investment products offered are not FDIC insured, may lose value and have no bank guarantee.

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