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Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility International Equity ETF

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Objective

Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility International Equity ETF ("LVIN") seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond to the total return performance of Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility International Equity Index (Bloomberg Ticker: LLVINX), which tracks the performance of companies located in both developed (ex-US) and emerging markets.

Overview

Focuses on delivering the performance potential of international equities with up to 25% less volatility

More About Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility International Equity ETF 

Our systematic, rules-based index methodology is designed to simultaneously address risks while seeking exposures to return-enhancing factors:

Set Risk Parameters

Seek to deliver exposure to the low volatility factor, balance risk across sectors, and seek neutral to positive exposure to value, momentum, and quality

Select Securities

Pursue equity-market return potential with up to 25% less volatility* through a combination of stock selection and portfolio construction

Reconstitute and Rebalance

Reapply the index methodology twice a year in March and September to maintain strategy consistency

*Risk objectives are measured over a complete market cycle against the underlying index’s eligible universe of securities, weighted by market capitalization.

Characteristics Allocations, exposures and holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.

Country Allocation(%)
(as of 3/31/2018)

LVIN
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Japan 16.19
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. United Kingdom 11.56
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Canada 8.71
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. China 6.67
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. South Korea 6.24
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Australia 5.41
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Hong Kong 4.55
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. France 3.58
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Switzerland 3.43
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Taiwan 3.42
Total of Top 10 Countries(%) 69.76
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Other (27 countries)
MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Japan 16.78
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. United Kingdom 11.77
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. China 7.64
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. France 7.38
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Germany 6.67
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Canada 6.16
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Switzerland 5.38
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Australia 4.49
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. South Korea 3.86
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Taiwan 3.01
Total of Top 10 Countries(%) 73.15
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Other (37 countries)
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 3/31/2018)
Fund
Price-to-Book 2.13
Price-to-Earnings 16.17
Return on Equity(%) 16.88
Debt to Equity 0.87
Dividend Yield(%) 2.83
Nominal Countries 37
Effective Countries 14
Nominal Companies 314
Effective Companies 237
Market Cap Distribution(%)
(as of 3/31/2018)
Fund MSCI AC (All Country) World ex USA Index
Less than $2B 6.8 1.9
$2B - $10B 34.7 23.4
$10B - $100B 51.6 59.5
Greater than $100B 7.0 15.1
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 3/31/2018)
Fund MSCI AC (All Country) World ex USA Index
Price-to-Book 2.13 1.69
Price-to-Earnings 16.17 15.94
Return on Equity(%) 16.88 11.63
Debt to Equity 0.87 1.18
Dividend Yield(%) 2.83 2.94
Nominal Countries 37 47
Effective Countries 14 14
Nominal Companies 314 1837
Effective Companies 237 403
Market Cap Distribution(%)
(as of 3/31/2018)
Fund MSCI AC (All Country) World ex USA Index
Less than $2B 6.8 1.9
$2B - $10B 34.7 23.4
$10B - $100B 51.6 59.5
Greater than $100B 7.0 15.1

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 4/20/2018)
Cspc Pharmaceutical Group Lt Common Stock 0.65
Daikin Industries Ltd Common Stock 0.65
Eni Spa Common Stock 0.64
Terumo Corp Common Stock 0.62
Lvmh Moet Hennessy Louis Vui Common Stock Eur.3 0.61
Itochu Corp Common Stock 0.61
Dbs Group Holdings Ltd Common Stock 0.61
Suncor Energy Inc Common Stock 0.61
Bp Plc Common Stock Usd.25 0.60
Total Sa Common Stock Eur2.5 0.60
Total of Top Ten Holdings 6.20
Sector Exposure (%)
Sectors 2/28/2018 Fund 3/31/2018 MSCI ACWI ex USA 3/31/2018 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -14 0 14
Industrials 17.0 17.5 11.8
Overweight 42.85714285714286%
Consumer Discretionary 15.2 14.5 11.4
Overweight 21.42857142857143%
Telecommunication Services 6.1 5.9 3.9
Overweight 14.285714285714286%
Health Care 9.7 9.6 7.7
Overweight 14.285714285714286%
Real-Estate 4.8 4.9 3.2
Overweight 14.285714285714286%
Materials 9.4 9.5 8.0
Overweight 14.285714285714286%
Utilities 4.0 3.9 3.0
Overweight 7.142857142857143%
Energy 6.0 6.3 6.7
Overweight 0.0%
Information Technology 11.2 11.1 11.8
Overweight 7.142857142857143%
Consumer Staples 8.0 7.8 9.5
Overweight 14.285714285714286%
Financials 8.7 9.1 23.1
Overweight 100.0%

Distribution and Capital Gains

Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payable Date Ordinary Income Short Term Capital Gains Long Term Capital Gains Total Distribution
-- -- -- -- -- -- --

Past Distributions are not indicative of future distributions

Sector Exposure (%)
Sectors 2/28/2018 Fund 3/31/2018 MSCI USA Index 3/31/2018 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -14 0 14
Industrials 17.0 17.5 11.8
Overweight 42.85714285714286%
Consumer Discretionary 15.2 14.5 11.4
Overweight 21.42857142857143%
Telecommunication Services 6.1 5.9 3.9
Overweight 14.285714285714286%
Health Care 9.7 9.6 7.7
Overweight 14.285714285714286%
Real-Estate 4.8 4.9 3.2
Overweight 14.285714285714286%
Materials 9.4 9.5 8.0
Overweight 14.285714285714286%
Utilities 4.0 3.9 3.0
Overweight 7.142857142857143%
Energy 6.0 6.3 6.7
Overweight 0.0%
Information Technology 11.2 11.1 11.8
Overweight 7.142857142857143%
Consumer Staples 8.0 7.8 9.5
Overweight 14.285714285714286%
Financials 8.7 9.1 23.1
Overweight 100.0%

Based on Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), which was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of MSCI Inc. (MSCI) and Standard & Poor’s, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (S&P). Excludes cash. May not total to 100% due to rounding and/or pooled vehicle allocations.

Distributions and Capital Gains
Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payable Date Ordinary Income Short-Term Capital Gain Long-Term Capital Gain Total DIstribution
12/21/2017 12/22/2017 12/29/2017 $0.280880 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.280880
6/23/2017 6/27/2017 6/29/2017 $0.142110 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.142110

Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 3/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR SI1
Multifactor Low Volatility International Equity ETF (LVIN, NAV) -1.26 --- --- --- 11.47
Multifactor Low Volatility International Equity ETF (LVIN, Market Price) -1.07 --- --- --- 12.64
Underlying Index (Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility International Equity Index - LLVINX) -1.25 --- --- --- 12.00
MSCI AC (All Country) World ex USA Index -1.18 16.53 6.18 5.89 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 3/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR SI1
Multifactor Low Volatility International Equity ETF (LVIN, NAV) -1.26 --- --- --- 11.47
Multifactor Low Volatility International Equity ETF (LVIN, Market Price) -1.07 --- --- --- 12.64
Underlying Index (Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility International Equity Index - LLVINX) -1.25 --- --- --- 12.00
MSCI AC (All Country) World ex USA Index -1.18 16.53 6.18 5.89 ---

SI = Since Inception.
Fund Inception: 05/10/2017
Operating Expenses:  
Net  0.29%  |   Gross  0.29%

Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than actual data quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance quoted.

Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs, or expenses.

Hartford Multifactor ETF Shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Total returns are calculated using the daily 4:00pm Eastern Time net asset value (NAV). Market price returns reflect the midpoint of the bid/ask spread as of the close of trading on the exchange where Fund shares are listed. Market price returns do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. The Fund is new and has a limited operating history.

1 For comparison purposes, index "inception" return is based on the fund's inception date. 

Key Facts & Trading Details

Key Facts  (as of 4/20/2018)
Ticker LVIN
Inception May 10, 2017
Underlying Index LLVINX
Net Assets $5,561,084.24
Shares Outstanding 200,000
Distributor ALPS Distributors, Inc.
Trading Details  (as of 4/20/2018)
Ticker LVIN
CUSIP 518416607
IOPV TICKER LVIN.IV
Stock Exchange BATS
Close $28.03
Change $0.00
Change % 0.00%
Net Asset Value(NAV) $27.81
NAV Change $-0.22
NAV Change % -0.79%
Premium/Discount 0.81%

Insights & Literature

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The 5-Minute Forecast 

Wed Apr 18 11:24:00 EDT 2018
A concise summary of the Hartford Funds Multi-Asset Team’s views on the main challenges facing investors: Growth, Income, Volatility, Inflation, and Taxes.
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Market Volatility: Temporary Spike or a Fundamental Shift? 

Fri Mar 02 09:30:00 EST 2018
Three seasoned investment professionals from Wellington Management offer their views on what caused recent volatility.
pdf

3 Myths About ETF Liquidity 

Thu Mar 01 09:30:00 EST 2018
On the surface, ETFs and mutual funds generally share common characteristics. But underneath the surface, ETF liquidity is significantly different.

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A WORD ABOUT RISK

The fund is new and has a limited operating history. Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. There is no guarantee a fund will achieve its stated objective. Security prices fluctuate in value depending on general market and economic conditions and the prospects of individual companies. ● The fund may experience more than a minimum level of volatility as there is no guarantee that the underlying index’s strategy of seeking to lower volatility will be successful. ● Foreign investments may be more volatile and less liquid than U.S. investments and are subject to the risk of currency fluctuations and adverse political and economic developments. These risks may be greater for investments in emerging markets. ● Diversification does not eliminate the risk of experiencing investment losses. ● Due to its investment strategy, the fund may make higher capital gain distributions than other ETFs.

Transactions in ETF shares will result in brokerage commissions and will generate tax consequences. All regulated investment companies are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders.

IOPV, or Indicative Optimized Portfolio Value, is a calculation disseminated by the stock exchange that approximates the Fund’s NAV every fifteen seconds throughout the trading day.

Premium/discount reflects the relationship between an ETF’s market price and its net asset value (NAV). Because ETFs are traded on an exchange, their market prices are in part driven by supply and demand dynamics. The ETF’s market price may be above its NAV (reflecting a premium) or below its NAV (reflecting a discount).

Investors may acquire ETF Shares and tender them for redemption through the Fund in Creation Unit Aggregations only. Please see the prospectus for more details.

The MSCI information may only be used for your internal use, may not be reproduced or re-disseminated in any form and may not be used as a basis for or a component of any financial instruments or products or indices. None of the MSCI information is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such. Historical data and analysis should not be taken as an indication or guarantee of any future performance analysis, forecast or prediction. The MSCI information is provided on an “as is” basis and the user of this information assumes the entire risk of any use made of this information. MSCI, each of its affiliates and each other person involved in or related to compiling, computing or creating any MSCI information (collectively, the “MSCI Parties”) expressly disclaims all warranties (including, without limitation, any warranties or originality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) with respect to this information. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall any MSCI Party have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, consequential (including, without limitation, lost profits) or any other damages. (www. msci.com)

Sources for all data: Bloomberg, MSCI and Hartford Funds.

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