Touchstone Sands Capital Institutional Growth Fund Sub-Advised by: Sands Capital Management LLC

Objective

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in common stocks of U.S. companies believed to have above average potential for revenue and earnings growth.

Investment Style

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  • Identifies leading companies with dramatic wealth creation potential, focusing on six key investment criteria:
    • Sustainable, above-average earnings growth
    • Leadership position in a promising business space
    • Significant competitive advantages
    • Clear mission and value-added focus
    • Financial strength
    • Rational stock market valuation
  • Emphasizes investments in large-cap companies
  • Typically holds 25 - 30 stocks
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 growth stocks which may be more volatile than investing in other stocks and may underperform when value investing is in favor. The Fund may focus its investments in specific sectors and therefore be susceptible to positive or negative developments in the sector which may increase the Fund's volatility and magnify its effects on total return. 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 the sub-advisor to manage the Fund's portfolio; the sub-advisor's judgment may impact the Fund's performance.

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Fund Facts

INST Shares
NASDAQ SymbolCISGX
CUSIP89155J104
Portfolio Turnover Rate137%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expense Ratio20.80%
Net Annual Fund Operating Expense Ratio20.80%
Total Net Assets as of 9/30/2014$3,946,944,312
Inception Date1/21/2005
Fiscal Year EndDecember 31st
BenchmarkRussell 1000® Growth Index3
Prospectus Date4/30/2014

1 Annualized as of 12/31/2013

2 Touchstone Advisors has contractually agreed to waive a portion of its fees and/or reimburse certain Fund expenses in order to limit annual fund operating expenses (excluding Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses "AFFE") to 0.80% for Class INST Shares. These expense limitations will remain in effect until at east 04/29/15.

3 The Russell 1000® Growth Index measures the performance of those Russell 1000 companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values. Investing in an index is not possible.

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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 TouchstoneInvestments.com/literature-center 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.