Touchstone Sustainability and Impact Equity Fund

Touchstone Sustainability and Impact Equity Fund

Daily NAV
$
Overall Morningstar RatingTM
World Large Stock

Morningstar

Overall Morningstar RatingTM is calculated against 739 funds in the World Large Stock category.

The Morningstar RatingTM 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 RatingTM 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.

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
88 %

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 ADRs, GDRs and EDRs 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 invests in other investment companies such as closed-end funds and ETFs which are subject to substantially the same risks as those associated with the direct ownership of the securities comprising the portfolios; however, the price movements of the investment companies may not track the underlying securities or market index; the value of their shares may be lower than the value of the portfolio securities, and may be illiquid and shareholders will bear, indirectly, the additional expenses of investing in other investment companies. Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk. The advisor engages the sub-advisor to manage the Fund's portfolio; the sub-advisor's judgment may impact the Fund's performance.

Fund Facts

Symbol
CUSIP
Share Class Inception Date
Total Share Class Net Assets as of 09/30/2018
Total Fund Net Assets as of 09/30/2018 $805,372,089
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 11/30/2018 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 1.46% -5.73% -2.55% -0.98% 8.57% 6.16% 10.65% --
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 09/30/2018 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 9.77% 13.40% 8.67% 8.19% --
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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Portfolio

as of 09/30/2018
Number of Holdings
66
Active Share
88%

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
$163.6 B
Median Market Capitalization
$28.5 B
Price Earnings Ratio
(Weighted Harmonic Average)
16.0x
Price to Book Ratio
(Weighted Harmonic Average)
2.2x
as of 09/30/2018
Composition % of Portfolio
Equities U.S. 58.9
Equities Non-U.S. Developed Markets 33.0
Equities Emerging Markets 6.7
Cash Equivalents 1.3
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 09/30/2018
Country % of Portfolio
United States 58.9
Japan 9.5
United Kingdom 6.2
France 5.5
Netherlands 3.5
Germany 3.4
China 2.6
Switzerland 2.3
Sweden 2.1
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 09/30/2018
Sector % of Portfolio
Financials 20.3
Health Care 16.2
Consumer Discretionary 15.5
Communication Services 14.8
Industrials 11.2
Information Technology 8.1
Energy 5.9
Utilities 3.8
Materials 1.9
Real Estate 1.5
Consumer Staples 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 & Alternative Funds, the fund’s sub-advisor is the source. All holdings data is sourced from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing.
as of 11/30/2018
Security Description % of Portfolio
ALPHABET INC-CL A 3.6
COMCAST CORP-CLASS A 3.3
ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD 3.0
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO 3.0
TOTAL SA 3.0
FACEBOOK INC-CLASS A 3.0
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 2.9
AMAZON.COM INC 2.7
NOVARTIS AG-REG 2.6
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES 2.6
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 09/30/2018
Security Description
Country
Shares Par Value
Current Price ($)
Market Value ($)
% of Portfolio
ABN AMRO GROUP NV-CVA NL 362,836 27.23 9,878,790 1.23
ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS INC US 37,952 87.52 3,321,559 0.41
ALPHABET INC-CL A US 23,771 1,207.08 28,693,499 3.57
AMADA HOLDINGS CO LTD JP 618,300 10.68 6,601,382 0.82
AMAZON.COM INC US 11,758 2,003.00 23,551,274 2.93
AMERICAN WATER WORKS CO INC US 211,162 87.97 18,575,921 2.31
BANK RAKYAT INDONESIA PERSER ID 23,580,400 0.21 4,982,978 0.62
BECTON DICKINSON AND CO US 41,551 261.00 10,844,811 1.35
BIOGEN INC US 36,167 353.31 12,778,163 1.59
CEMEX SAB-SPONS ADR PART CER MX 792,768 7.04 5,581,087 0.70
CERNER CORP US 197,767 64.41 12,738,172 1.59
COMCAST CORP-CLASS A US 630,169 35.41 22,314,284 2.78
COMERICA INC US 167,552 90.20 15,113,190 1.88
COMPAGNIE DE SAINT GOBAIN FR 179,335 43.10 7,729,509 0.96
COMPASS GROUP PLC GB 574,085 22.23 12,763,884 1.59
CONOCOPHILLIPS US 138,942 77.40 10,754,111 1.34
CVS HEALTH CORP US 180,407 78.72 14,201,639 1.77
DEXCOM INC US 58,202 143.04 8,325,214 1.04
DREYFUS-GOV C-IN US 6,601,482 1.00 6,601,482 0.82
EOG RESOURCES INC US 125,589 127.57 16,021,389 2.00
FACEBOOK INC-A US 133,579 164.46 21,968,402 2.74
FIFTH THIRD BANCORP US 340,273 27.92 9,500,422 1.18
FIRST HORIZON NATIONAL CORP US 455,827 17.26 7,867,574 0.98
FOOT LOCKER INC US 146,036 50.98 7,444,915 0.93
FORD MOTOR CO US 545,648 9.25 5,047,244 0.63
GALAPAGOS NV BE 41,637 113.59 4,729,710 0.59
HEIDELBERGCEMENT AG DE 126,868 78.11 9,909,362 1.23
HEXCEL CORP US 110,503 67.05 7,409,226 0.92
ICICI BANK LTD-SPON ADR IN 588,914 8.49 4,999,880 0.62
ILLUMINA INC US 23,562 367.06 8,648,668 1.08
ING GROEP NV NL 1,401,267 12.98 18,187,169 2.27
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO US 189,812 112.84 21,418,386 2.67
KINDEN CORP JP 548,100 16.01 8,776,619 1.09
KION GROUP AG DE 91,538 61.40 5,620,523 0.70
KT CORP-SP ADR KR 764,295 14.85 11,349,781 1.41
KYOCERA CORP JP 198,400 60.02 11,908,288 1.48
LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC GB 20,628,937 0.77 15,865,555 1.98
MEDTRONIC PLC US 145,152 98.37 14,278,602 1.78
MICROSOFT CORP US 170,703 114.37 19,523,302 2.43
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORP JP 620,900 13.70 8,505,910 1.06
NCR CORPORATION US 234,226 28.41 6,654,361 0.83
NIKE INC -CL B US 118,386 84.72 10,029,662 1.25
NIPPON TELEGRAPH & TELEPHONE JP 447,800 45.13 20,209,368 2.52
NOVARTIS AG-REG CH 212,912 86.08 18,327,138 2.28
PRUDENTIAL PLC GB 463,627 22.93 10,630,119 1.32
REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS US 19,411 404.04 7,842,820 0.98
REINSURANCE GROUP OF AMERICA US 114,500 144.56 16,552,120 2.06
ROSS STORES INC US 169,753 99.10 16,822,522 2.10
ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD US 168,922 129.94 21,949,725 2.73
RUBIS FR 205,575 54.13 11,127,385 1.39
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SE FR 57,112 80.30 4,585,917 0.57
SHENZHOU INTERNATIONAL GROUP CN 477,000 12.83 6,120,449 0.76
SHIRE PLC-ADR US 59,422 181.27 10,771,426 1.34
SONY CORP JP 240,400 60.79 14,613,359 1.82
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO US 419,845 62.45 26,219,320 3.27
SPARK THERAPEUTICS INC US 55,746 54.55 3,040,944 0.38
START TODAY CO LTD JP 199,600 30.25 6,037,832 0.75
SWEDBANK AB - A SHARES SE 673,227 24.73 16,650,360 2.07
SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL US 358,223 31.08 11,133,571 1.39
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR-SP ADR TW 156,697 44.16 6,919,740 0.86
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD CN 349,000 40.83 14,249,959 1.78
TOKYO GAS CO LTD JP 34,100 24.60 838,792 0.10
TOTAL SA FR 318,650 65.02 20,718,846 2.58
UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS US 158,684 89.06 14,132,397 1.76
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES US 135,066 150.09 20,272,056 2.53
VONOVIA SE DE 245,346 48.91 11,999,424 1.49
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

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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