Touchstone Ohio Tax-Free Bond Fund
Sub-Advised by: Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc.


The Fund seeks the highest level of interest income exempt from federal income and Ohio personal income taxes, consistent with the protection of capital by investing primarily in high-quality, long-term Ohio municipal obligations.

Investment Style

  • Reviews various economic reports, yield-curve analysis and other market indicators in an effort to identify trends and relative value in the marketplace
  • Conducts macroeconomic analysis and yield-curve analysis in an effort to gain insight into the current trends and future expectations
  • Assesses municipal market variables - including supply and demand, cash flows, yield spreads and credit spreads - in an effort to identify which sectors represent the most potential value
The Fund invests in debt 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 is subject to prepayment risk which is when a debt security may be paid off and proceeds invested earlier than anticipated. 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 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. Political and economic conditions in the State of Ohio may impact the value of Ohio municipal obligations which may lose value due to decreased economic growth, increased unemployment and decreased tax revenue. The Fund may focus its investments in the securities of a particular bond market sector which will have a greater impact on the Fund than a fund that does not focus its investments. 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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Select Share Class:A C Y INST

Fund Facts

C Shares
Portfolio Turnover Rate134%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expense Ratio22.03%
Net Annual Fund Operating Expense Ratio21.60%
Total Net Assets as of 6/30/2018 $5,964,312
Inception Date11/1/1993
Fiscal Year EndJune 30th
BenchmarkBloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond Index3
Prospectus Date10/30/2017

1 Annualized as of 6/30/2017

2 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 0.85% for Class A Shares, 1.60% for Class C Shares, 0.60% for Class Y Shares and 0.55% for Class INST Shares. These expense limitations will remain in effect until at least 10/29/18.

3 The Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond Index is a widely recognized unmanaged index of municipal bonds with maturities of at least one year. Investing in an index is not possible.

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 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.