Touchstone Investments Names Additional Sub-Advisor for Touchstone Small Cap Value Opportunities Fund James Investment Research Is New Fund Manager



    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

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