CINCINNATI, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Touchstone Investments announced
it is expanding its product offering with the introduction of the
Touchstone Mazama Institutional Growth Fund (The Fund). The Fund will rely
on its sub- advisor, Mazama Capital Management, Inc., to manage its
investments and make daily portfolio decisions.
"We are delighted to offer Mazama's management's experience within a
mutual fund," said Jim Grifo, president of Touchstone Investments.
"Touchstone's distinctive strategy of using a sub-advised approach to
portfolio management offers investors access to institutional money
managers whose management strategies otherwise would not be available to
The Mazama Institutional Growth Fund uses a fundamental, bottom-up
research process, primarily focusing on companies with market
capitalizations represented by the Russell Midcap Growth Index and seeks to
outperform the Index over the long term. Mazama's investment team uses its
proprietary Price Performance Model to identify and track the growth
companies believed to represent the best opportunities in the market.
Mazama believes that people are the most important factor in determining
the success of any business.
This strategy has been available since 2004 through Mazama to
institutions investing at least $50 million. The Touchstone Mazama
Institutional Growth Fund is available to institutional investors including
registered investment advisors, private banks, endowments, foundations and
consultants for a minimum initial investment of $500,000.
Headquartered in Portland, Ore., Mazama Capital Management is an
independent investment management firm specializing in growth equity
investing for large institutional clients. Ronald A. Sauer, president, CEO
and chief investment officer of Mazama Capital Management will lead a team
of 11 sector specialists that includes portfolio manager, Gretchen Novak,
CFA and associate portfolio manager, Joel Rubenstein.
"We're pleased to partner with Touchstone to bring the Touchstone
Mazama Institutional Growth Fund to market," said Sauer. "While midcap
focused, the strategy retains some flexibility to opportunistically buy
small, mid and large cap growth companies as deemed timely in the
About Touchstone Investments
Touchstone Investments is a mutual fund company committed to selecting
proven institutional money managers as sub-advisors to its funds.
Recognizing that the mastery of all investment disciplines is beyond the
scope of any one firm, the use of sub-advisors allows Touchstone to offer a
variety of strategically focused investment solutions across investment
styles and asset classes. The Touchstone Funds are advised by Touchstone
Advisors, a registered investment advisor, and are distributed nationally
through registered investment advisors, private banks, institutions,
broker-dealers, financial planners and financial institutions by Touchstone
Securities, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio. Touchstone Advisors and Touchstone
Securities are each a part of the Western & Southern Financial Group(R),
whose heritage dates to 1888 and whose assets owned or under management now
exceed $39 billion. Touchstone, Touchstone Investments, and Touchstone
Family of Funds are registered trademarks of Western & Southern Financial
Group. For more information please visit
About Mazama Capital Management, Inc.
Mazama Capital Management is a leading investment advisory firm
focusing exclusively on the management of growth equity portfolios for
large institutional clients including public and private pension plans,
registered investment companies, foundations and endowments. At the heart
of Mazama's investment philosophy is the belief that people are the most
important factor in determining a company's success. The Portland,
Oregon-based firm was founded in 1997.
A Word About Risk
The Touchstone Mazama Institutional Growth Fund invests primarily in
stocks of mid-cap companies, which tend to be more volatile and can be less
liquid than stocks of large-cap companies. The Fund invests in a limited
number of securities which may involve greater risks and more price
volatility than funds that do not limit the number of securities in which
An investor should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks,
charges, and expenses found in the prospectus. For a prospectus containing
complete information about the Touchstone Mazama Institutional Growth Fund
call 1.866.610.6673 or visit our website at
Please read the prospectus before investing or sending money. For
performance information current to the most recent month end, visit
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