Touchstone Investments Launches New Institutional Mid Cap Growth Fund
Mazama Capital Management's Acclaimed Strategy Now Available in a Mutual
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 them." 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 investment process." 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 http://www.touchstoneinvestments.com. 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 they invest. 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 https://www.touchstoneinvestments.com/institutional/pricingperformance/. Please read the prospectus before investing or sending money. For performance information current to the most recent month end, visit http://www.touchstoneinvestments.com. (1) A registered broker-dealer and member FINRA and SIPC (2) A registered investment advisor
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