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Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility US Equity ETF

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Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility US Equity ETF ("LVUS") seeks to provide investment returns that, before fees and expenses, correspond to the total return performance of Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility US Equity Index (Bloomberg Ticker: LLVUSX), which tracks the performance of exchange traded U.S. equity securities.


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

More About Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility US Equity ETF 

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

Set Risk Parameters

Seeks 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.

Holdings Characteristics
(as of 6/30/2018)
Price-to-Book 3.58
Price-to-Earnings 22.94
Return on Equity(%) 16.13
Debt to Equity 1.63
Dividend Yield(%) 2.20
Nominal Countries 1
Effective Countries 1
Nominal Companies 256
Effective Companies 147
Market Cap Distribution(%)
(as of 6/30/2018)
Less than $2B 5.9 3.7
$2B - $10B 25.4 13.3
$10B - $100B 41.3 41.4
Greater than $100B 27.5 40.8
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 6/30/2018)
Price-to-Book 3.58 3.15
Price-to-Earnings 22.94 22.14
Return on Equity(%) 16.13 12.82
Debt to Equity 1.63 2.47
Dividend Yield(%) 2.20 1.84
Nominal Countries 1 5
Effective Countries 1 1
Nominal Companies 256 2421
Effective Companies 147 166

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 7/20/2018)
Unitedhealth Group Inc Common Stock Usd.01 1.66
At+t Inc Common Stock Usd1.0 1.62
Chevron Corp Common Stock Usd.75 1.56
Mcdonald S Corp Common Stock Usd.01 1.54
Exxon Mobil Corp Common Stock 1.52
Verizon Communications Inc Common Stock Usd.1 1.52
Johnson + Johnson Common Stock Usd1.0 1.41
Honeywell International Inc Common Stock Usd1.0 1.36
Intl Business Machines Corp Common Stock Usd.2 1.21
Phillips 66 Common Stock 1.16
Total of Top Ten Holdings 14.56
Market Cap Distribution(%)
(as of 6/30/2018)
Less than $2B 5.9 3.7
$2B - $10B 25.4 13.3
$10B - $100B 41.3 41.4
Greater than $100B 27.5 40.8
Sector Exposure (%)
Sectors 5/31/2018 Fund 6/30/2018 MSCI ACWI ex US 6/30/2018 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -13 0 13
Industrials 18.0 17.6 10.0
Overweight 61.53846153846154%
Materials 9.3 8.4 3.1
Overweight 38.46153846153846%
Telecommunication Services 5.2 5.9 1.8
Overweight 30.76923076923077%
Consumer Discretionary 16.7 16.3 13.3
Overweight 23.076923076923077%
Utilities 5.1 5.2 2.9
Overweight 15.384615384615385%
Real-Estate 4.8 5.0 3.9
Overweight 7.6923076923076925%
Consumer Staples 6.5 6.8 6.3
Overweight 7.6923076923076925%
Energy 6.0 6.0 6.1
Overweight 0.0%
Health Care 10.6 10.8 13.7
Overweight 23.076923076923077%
Financials 5.7 5.6 13.9
Overweight 61.53846153846154%
Information Technology 12.1 12.3 24.8
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 Gains Long Term Capital Gains Total Distribution
6/21/2018 6/22/2018 6/26/2018 $0.125000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.125000
3/22/2018 3/23/2018 3/27/2018 $0.094204 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.094204
12/21/2017 12/22/2017 12/29/2017 $0.162514 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.162514
9/25/2017 9/26/2017 9/28/2017 $0.100000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.100000
6/23/2017 6/27/2017 6/29/2017 $0.070405 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.070405

Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.


Performance (%)
% (as of 6/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 6/30/2018)
Multifactor Low Volatility US Equity ETF (LVUS, NAV) 1.81 9.04 --- --- 8.69
Multifactor Low Volatility US Equity ETF (LVUS, Market Price) 2.10 9.59 --- --- 9.21
Underlying Index (Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility US Equity Index - LLVUSX) 1.90 9.31 --- --- 10.27
MSCI USA IMI 3.33 14.93 11.65 13.34 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 6/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 6/30/2018)
Multifactor Low Volatility US Equity ETF (LVUS, NAV) 1.81 9.04 --- --- 8.69
Multifactor Low Volatility US Equity ETF (LVUS, Market Price) 2.10 9.59 --- --- 9.21
Underlying Index (Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility US Equity Index - LLVUSX) 1.90 9.31 --- --- 10.27
MSCI USA IMI 3.33 14.93 11.65 13.34 ---

SI = Since Inception.
Fund Inception: 05/10/2017
Operating Expenses:  
Net  0.22%  |   Gross  0.22%

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 7/20/2018)
Ticker LVUS
Inception May 10, 2017
Underlying Index LLVUSX
Net Assets $5,525,646.88
Shares Outstanding 200,000
Distributor ALPS Distributors, Inc.
Trading Details  (as of 7/20/2018)
Ticker LVUS
CUSIP 518416706
Stock Exchange BATS
Close $27.67
Change $0.00
Change % 0.00%
Net Asset Value(NAV) $27.63
NAV Change $-0.05
NAV Change % -0.16%
Premium/Discount 0.15%

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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. ● 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.

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