Touchstone Premium Yield Equity Fund
Sub-Advised by: Miller/Howard Investments Inc.


The Fund seeks long term growth of capital and high current income by investing primarily in equity securities of any size.

Investment Style

  • Utilizes quantitative screens to identify stocks of companies with above-average dividend yield plus a consistent history of dividend growth that offer financial strength and solid appreciation potential
  • Builds a portfolio using bottom-up stock selection with a preference for companies with monopoly-like characteristics and recurring revenues
  • Diversifies across capitalization ranges and economic sectors
  • Employs exclusionary social and environmental screens
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 foreign securities, including 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 Fund invests in emerging markets securities which are more likely to experience turmoil or rapid changes in market or economic conditions than developed countries. 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 REITs; the risks are similar to those associated with direct ownership of real estate. Shareholders will indirectly bear the additional expenses of investing in REITs. The Fund's investments in the real estate industry are subject to the risk that the industry will underperform the broader market, as well as the risk that issuers in the industry will be impacted by market conditions, legislative or regulatory changes, or competition. Dividend issuing companies may choose not to pay a dividend or the dividend may be less than anticipated. 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

Fund Facts

C Shares
Portfolio Turnover Rate139%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expense Ratio22.05%
Net Annual Fund Operating Expense Ratio21.95%
Total Net Assets as of 6/30/2018 $22,385,484
Inception Date12/3/2007
Fiscal Year EndSeptember 30th
BenchmarkRussell 3000® Value Index 3
Prospectus Date1/30/2018

1 Annualized as of 9/30/2017

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 1.20% for Class A Shares, 1.95% for Class C Shares and 0.95% for Class Y Shares. These expense limitations will remain in effect until at least 01/29/19.

3 The Russell 3000® Value Index measures the performance of those Russell 3000 companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower 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 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.