Tim Ponstingle Joins Touchstone Investments

New national accounts director will act as contact for focused

Broker/Dealer relationships.

Mar 13, 2007, 01:00 ET from Touchstone Investments

    CINCINNATI, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Touchstone Investments has
 announced that Timothy D. Ponstingle has joined the company as a national
 accounts director. Ponstingle will be responsible for managing
 relationships with Broker-Dealer home office personnel including those in
 research, marketing, business development and sales management.
     Ponstingle, age 38, has more than 15 years of experience in the
 financial services industry. He joins Touchstone from Allegiant Funds where
 he worked as a regional vice president and sales director. Fluent in
 German, he negotiated sales commissions and new business development for
 G.T. Global Fondsservice, GmbH, in Germany and Austria prior to Allegiant.
     "Tim's broad range of experience and proven track record make him an
 excellent addition to the Touchstone team," said Jim Grifo, president of
 Touchstone. "We look forward to his continued success as he enhances
 Touchstone's relationships at the key account level."
     "Touchstone has a powerful fund line-up," added Ponstingle. "I am
 excited to tell the Touchstone story and use our sub-advised model as a
 differentiator in the marketplace."
     Ponstingle received an MBA in international management and finance from
 Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management, and a BA
 in political science from New York University. Tim holds Series 6, 7, and
 66 licenses.
     About Touchstone Investments(R)
     With more than $8.0 billion in assets under management, Touchstone
 provides a variety of mutual fund solutions across the investment spectrum.
 The company is adept at identifying investment professional needs,
 designing innovative products and delivering a selection of proven money
 managers who act in a sub-advisory capacity. Touchstone offers a
 disciplined approach with proven results focused on consistent performance.
 The Touchstone Funds are distributed nationally through broker-dealers,
 financial planners, registered investment advisors, consultants, private
 banks, 401(k) alliances and institutions by Touchstone Securities, Inc.(1)
 and advised by Touchstone Advisors, Inc.(2) Touchstone, Touchstone Funds
 and Touchstone Investments are federal service mark registrations and
 applications owned by IFS Financial Services, Inc. Touchstone Securities,
 Inc., Touchstone Advisors, Inc., and IFS Financial Services are members of
 Western & Southern Financial Group(R), whose heritage dates back to 1888
 and whose assets owned, under management and under our care now exceed $47
 billion. For more information, please visit www.touchstoneinvestments.com.
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 charges and expenses found in the prospectus. For a prospectus containing
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