CINCINNATI, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Touchstone Investments announced today that James Investment Research, Inc. ("JIR") has been named an additional sub- advisor for the Touchstone Small Cap Value Opportunities Fund (the "Fund"). The change is effective today. JIR joins Turner Investment Partners, Inc. and Diamond Hill Capital Management, Inc. as sub-advisors. The Fund primarily invests in common stock of companies with small market capitalizations that the sub-advisors believe have the potential for growth and appear to be trading below their perceived value. The Fund has a five-star rating from Morningstar. "We believe our decision to add James Investment Research as a Fund sub- advisor reflects our commitment of providing excellence in investment management to our shareholders," said James H. Grifo, president of Touchstone Investments. "JIR is a highly regarded institutional investment management firm with a proven track record, which characterizes Touchstone's philosophy. We believe we have a winning combination with these three veteran management teams." The portion of the fund managed by JIR will be managed by its seven-member investment committee. Frank James, Ph.D., team leader of the investment committee, is joined by Barry R. James, CFA, CIC; David W. James, CFA; Ann M. Shaw, CFP; Thomas Mangan, MBA; R. Brian Culpepper, MBA; and Brian Shepardson, CFA, CIC. "We are pleased to partner with Touchstone as sub-advisor to its Small Cap Value Opportunities Fund. We will utilize the same investment philosophy as we do in all of our strategies employing our proprietary research and statistical expertise," said James. "We are eager to see the synergies generated though an established mutual fund distributor like Touchstone." An investor should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses found in the prospectus. For a prospectus containing complete information about a Fund, contact your financial professional, call Touchstone at 1.800.638.8194 or visit our website at http://www.touchstoneinvestments.com. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money. About Touchstone Investments(R) With more than $8.3 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, 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, managed and under care now exceed $47 billion. For more information, please visit http://www.touchstoneinvestments.com. (1) A registered broker-dealer and member NASD/SIPC (2) A registered investment advisor About James Investment Research James Investment Research, with $2 billion in assets under management, has been serving both retail and institutional investors from its campus in Alpha, Ohio (a suburb of Dayton) since 1972. The firm is known for doing all of its own innovative research and the success of its long-term conservative investment discipline. Although located far away from Wall Street, James is no stranger to the financial world with recognition in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Barron's, Forbes, Business Week and Smart Money. Barry James, the firm's CEO, is a regular guest on Bloomberg TV and CNBC. The James Advantage Funds are distributed by IFS Fund Distributors, Cincinnati, OH. For more information, please visit http://www.jir-inc.com, and http://www.jamesfunds.com.
SOURCE Touchstone Investments