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Touchstone Ultra Short Duration Fixed Income Fund

Daily NAV
$
Overall Morningstar Rating™
Ultrashort Bond

Overview

Overview

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

Objective

The fund seeks maximum total return consistent with the preservation of capital by investing primarily in fixed income securities.

Ultra Short Duration Fixed Income Fund Commentary

Investment Style

  • Selects fixed income securities believed to be attractively priced relative to the market or to similar securities
  • Conducts a disciplined approach focused on security selection and research
  • Invests only in investment grade debt securities
  • Avoids higher risk strategies, such as non-dollar currencies and lower quality credits
  • While the fund may invest in securities with any maturity or duration, interest rate risk is managed by maintaining an effective duration of one year or less under normal market conditions
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 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 U.S. government agency securities which are neither issued nor guaranteed by the U.S. Treasury and are not guaranteed against price movements due to changing interest rates. The Fund invests in mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities which are subject to the risks of prepayment, defaults, changing interest rates and at times, the financial condition of the issuer. The Fund invests in foreign securities 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 Fund invests in repurchase agreements which are considered loans by the Fund and may suffer a loss of principal and interest in the event of counterparty defaults. 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. The Fund may experience higher portfolio turnover which may lead to increased fund expenses, lower investment returns and higher short-term capital gains taxable to shareholders. 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 $1,008,048,126
Asset Class Income
Morningstar Category Ultrashort Bond
Benchmark ICE BofA Merrill Lynch 3-Month U.S. Treasury Bill Index
Benchmark 2 ICE BofA Merrill Lynch 1-Year U.S. Treasury Note Index
Distribution Frequency Monthly
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 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 Z Shares are sold at Net Asset Value (NAV), without an initial sales charge and may be subject to a shareholder service fee. Class Z Shares are available through a financial intermediary or through financial institutions such as retirement plans, fee-based platforms, and brokerage accounts (who may impose transaction charges in addition to those described in the prospectus). Class Z Shares are not available directly from Touchstone and may not be available through certain financial intermediaries who do not have appropriate agreements in place with Touchstone.
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. Class S Shares are sold at net asset value (NAV), without an initial sales charge and are not subject to contingent deferred sales charges, but do contain an embedded 12b-1 fee.
The performance presented for Class A, C, Y, INST and S Shares combines the performance of an older class of shares (Z Shares) from the Fund's inception, 03/01/94, 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 Z Shares are sold at Net Asset Value (NAV), without an initial sales charge and may be subject to a shareholder service fee. Class Z Shares are available through a financial intermediary or through financial institutions such as retirement plans, fee-based platforms, and brokerage accounts (who may impose transaction charges in addition to those described in the prospectus). Class Z Shares are not available directly from Touchstone and may not be available through certain financial intermediaries who do not have appropriate agreements in place with Touchstone.
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. Class S Shares are sold at net asset value (NAV), without an initial sales charge and are not subject to contingent deferred sales charges, but do contain an embedded 12b-1 fee.
The performance presented for Class A, C, Y, INST and S Shares combines the performance of an older class of shares (Z Shares) from the Fund's inception, 03/01/94, with the performance since the inception date of each share class.

Consider Touchstone Ultra Short Duration Fixed Income Fund for Your Portfolio

Touchstone Ultra Short Duration Fixed Income Fund invests primarily in fixed income securities believed to be attractively priced relative to the market or similar securities. It seeks a maximum total return consistent with the preservation of capital.
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Morningstar Rating™

Portfolio

as of 09/30/2019
Number of Holdings
363
Weighted Average Effective Maturity
1.24 Years
Weighted Average Effective Duration
0.48 Years
as of 09/30/2019
Credit Quality % of Portfolio
AAA/Aaa 32.4
AA/Aa 13.2
A/A 14.8
BBB/Baa 22.5
B/B 0.0
< B/B 0.1
Cash Equivalents 9.8
Not Rated 7.3
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
Asset Backed Securities 32.8
U.S. Corporate 27.2
Non-Agency CMBS 11.7
Cash Equivalents 9.8
Non-Agency MBS 6.7
International 5.9
U.S. Agency/MBS/CMBS 5.1
Municipal 0.8
U.S. Treasury Obligations 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
NISMOT 10/02/19 CP 10/02/2019 1.5
OCP CLO 2015-8 LTD 3.15% 04/17/2027 1.5
DRIVE AUTO RECEIVABLES TRUST 2 5.30% 07/15/2024 1.3
CWEPP 10/01/19 CP 10/01/2019 1.3
DOMINO'S PIZZA MASTER ISSUER L 3.53% 07/25/2047 1.2
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
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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.
Scott Weston

Scott D. Weston

Investment Experience since 1992 

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

Education 
MBA - Finance, University of Cincinnati
BS - Finance, University of Utah
Brent Miller

Brent A. Miller, CFA

Investment Experience since 1999 

Career Summary 
Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.
The Integrity Companies

Education 
BS - Mathematics, University of Evansville

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 0.69% for Class A Shares, 1.19% for Class C Shares, 0.44% for Class Y Shares, 0.39% for Class INST Shares, 0.69% for Class Z Shares and 0.94% for Class S Shares. These expense limitations will remain in effect until at least 01/29/2020.

Distributions

Resources

Consider Touchstone Ultra Short Duration Fixed Income Fund for Your Portfolio

Touchstone Ultra Short Duration Fixed Income Fund invests primarily in fixed income securities believed to be attractively priced relative to the market or similar securities. It seeks a maximum total return consistent with the preservation of capital.
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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 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.

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*A registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.

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