Touchstone Small Cap Value Fund


The Fund seeks long-term capital growth by investing primarily in stocks of small-cap companies.

Investment Style

  • Utilizes a bottom-up security selection process that screens for small-cap companies that pay a dividend
  • Applies various valuation multiples such as price/earnings, price/book and price/cash flow to find companies believed to be trading at the low end of their historical valuation levels
  • Conducts rigorous fundamental analysis to identify an imminent catalyst which has the potential to lead to future price appreciation
  • Establishes relative price targets for those stocks that have an identifiable catalyst
  • Selects stocks believed to have the potential for growth which appear to be trading below their perceived value
The Fund invests in equities which are subject to market volatility and loss. The Fund invests in stocks of small-cap companies, which may be subject to more erratic market movements than stocks of larger, more established companies. The Fund invests in value stocks which may not appreciate in value as anticipated or may experience a decline in value. The Fund invests in foreign securities which carry the associated risks of economic and political instability, market liquidity, currency volatility and differences in accounting standards. Dividend issuing companies may choose not to pay a dividend or the dividend may be less than anticipated. 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 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

A Shares
Portfolio Turnover Rate1112%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expense Ratio21.60%
Net Annual Fund Operating Expense Ratio21.38%
Total Net Assets as of 3/31/2016 $24,334,841
Inception Date3/1/2011
Fiscal Year EndSeptember 30th
BenchmarkRussell 2000® Value Index 3
Prospectus Date1/30/2016

1 Annualized as of 9/30/2015

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", if any) to 1.38% for Class A Shares, 2.13% for Class C Shares, 1.13% for Class Y Shares and 0.98% for Class INST Shares. These expense limitations will remain in effect until at least 01/29/17.

3 The Russell 2000® Value Index measures the performance of those Russell 2000 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.